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Festival Participation

Presenters :: Vending :: Barters and Volunteers

Babalon Rising encourages self-exploration, spontanious ritual, and lively magick. If you would like to be considered for a workshop or ritual presentation, please see our application for presenters.


Vending at the Festival

Vending is FREE with a regular paid admission to the festival. However, we ask that vendors contact us in advance, for promotional purposes, and to ensure that there is enough room on "vendor's row" at the festival grounds. Contact us at vendors@babalonrising.com with your details.


Barters and Volunteers

Are you looking for a partial barter or a full barter?

All barters are based off of the "gate rate" of $93. We can offer four levels of work barter -- $60/$40/$20/Full.

To get in for $60, we expect you to work 1-2 shifts of 2-3 hours each, depending on the nature of the work. For the $40 barter rate, you will do 2-3 shifts. For the $20 rate, you will be expected to work up to 4 shifts. (These are the Admin/gopher, Gate, Maintenance/Grounds, and Set-Up/Tear-Down positions.)

"Full barters" are available to those working Security, First Aid, Fire-Tending crews, and Drumming only.

We need to know your arrival and departure dates and times in order to schedule your work shifts. These shifts will not be finalized until just before the festival, and they will be available for you when you arrive.

We are currently seeking volunteers for the following positions during the festival.

  • SET-UP/TEAR-DOWN -- (moderate to heavy labor) builds/strikes carport shelters, moves temple furniture, etc
  • ADMIN -- (light to moderate labor) delivers messages, takes care of presenters, etc.
  • GATE -- (light labor) registers guests as they arrive, handles money, checks IDs
  • MAINTENANCE -- (light to moderate labor) picks up trash, neatens showers/port-a-johns
  • FEAST -- (light to moderate labor) prepares and transports food, decorates Feast of Flesh tent, assists in cleaning up after Feast
  • SECURITY -- (light to moderate labor) patrols grounds regularly, handles all manner of security issues (typically: vehicle violations, unregistered attendees, noise disturbances, substance abuse, minor harrassment; CAN INCLUDE: physical altercations, sexual misconduct, and contact of emergency services)
  • FIRST AID -- (light to moderate labor) provides basic care (typically: heat exhaustion, sunburn, sprains, minor cuts, ticks, excessive alcohol consumption, dehydration, etc; CAN INCLUDE: triage for major injury/illness and contact of emergency services)
  • FIRETENDING -- (moderate to heavy labor) pulls/cuts wood for, builds, and maintains safety of bonfire and attendees at fire circle
  • DRUMMING -- (light labor) must have proven drumming skills and experience and be available for 3-5 hours each night for bonfire drumming 
  • CAMPING TROLLS (light to moderate labor) assists attendees in finding camping spots in an efficient manner 
  • PARKING TROLLS (light to moderate labor) assists attendees in parking efficiently, assists in parking-related security (including light patrols of parking lot and finding vehicle owners as needed)
  • KITCHEN/CAFE (light to moderate labor) takes orders, makes change, expedites food prep
  • GNOSTIC MASS -- (light to moderate labor) officiating the Gnostic Mass, building/striking the temple (2 shifts of any type = $20 barter, 1 shift of any type = $40 barter
  • TRANSPORTATION -- (light to moderate labor) picking up and dropping off special guests from the Indianapolis airport (usually Wed/Thurs pick up and Sun drop off); car must be tidy, smoke-free, and able to accommodate 1-2 guests plus luggage; round-trip = $20 barter, one-way trip = $40 barter (To qualify for this barter, the festival directors MUST know you.)
  • NOTE: Certain barters require a specific/minimum arrival or departure date/time, due to their nature (eg, set-up and tear-down barters must be on site early on Wednesday and stay until Sunday afternoon). "Full barters" are available to those working Security, First Aid, Fire-Tending crews, and Drumming only.

    Each Section Head/Organizer will report missed work shifts for barters under their supervision. Please understand that we rely on your efforts for the festival to run smoothly. If you miss a shift or do not fulfill your barter obligations, you will be expected to pay the difference (approx. $20 per missed shift) toward your festival admission. In a worst case scenario (missed shifts plus non-payment), you may be banned from future Babalon Rising events -- which is not something any of us wants.

    We want you to enjoy the festival and all it has to offer, and we are thankful for your help in attending to all the "behind the scenes" tasks that make an event of this size happen.

    Please contact us at barters@babalonrising.com if you are interested in volunteering. Copy and paste the following (with your responses) into your reply:

    Legal Name:

    Email & phone number

    Work Area(s) of Interest: (Please be specific here. )

    Training/Experience/Cerifications:

    Number of shifts you're available to work:

    Arrival day/time:

    Departure day/time:

 
     
   
 


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