Becoming one of the presenters of Treehouse Sessions provides the audience with a stable, identifiable figure they can relate to. He or she typically interviews our amazing performers and will have distinct personalities. They tend to be artistic individuals, which means they’re creative, intuitive, sensitive, articulate, and expressive. They are unstructured, original, nonconforming, and innovative. Some of them are also enterprising, meaning they’re adventurous, ambitious, assertive, extroverted, energetic, enthusiastic, confident, and optimistic.
Where does the volunteering take place?
How many hours would I be expected to work?
There are volunteering positions with more sociable hours, but sound is a calling and the people you get to socialise with are probably those you want to be with anyway! There are long hours and often extremely hectic schedules, but that’s nothing to worry about if you’re making your favourite band tick, right? And, it’s only once a month for 10 months of the year.
How long would the volunteering last for?
What sort of work would I be doing if I volunteered?
Your daily tasks would depend on the type of show you present, but may include:
- meeting with the production team to go through the running order
- being briefed by researchers, or preparing your own scripts, links and interview questions
- presenting, which may include reading from an autocue, interviewing guests and working with studio audiences
- reacting to instructions given to you through an earpiece by the director or floor manager
- going through several ‘takes’ if necessary
- knowledge of media production and communication
- knowledge of English language
- excellent verbal communication skills
- the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- active listening skills
- the ability to use your initiative
- to be flexible and open to change
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently.