Whole Earth Festival: Chaos Control Coordinator (2)

Contact Information

Name: Madeline Dei Rossi

Email: directors@wef.ucdavis.edu

You can visit the Whole Earth Festival website to learn more about them.


Payrate: $15.50/hr

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: No

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A


Hours per Week: 5 hrs/wk (refer to budget for weeks paid)

Start Date: Jan. 9, 2023

End Date: June 1, 2023


Job Number: 0021-5068-2022

Last Date to Apply: Oct. 30, 2022


The Chaos Control Coordinator shall help publicize, recruit, and train volunteers for the festival, as well as acquire and provide the festival T-shirts for volunteers and staff.

The Whole Earth Festival began in 1969 as a small art class project (“Art Happening”) on the UC Davis Quad to teach community members about activism, wellness, and environmental sustainability in an interactive and creative way. Following the United Nations’ recognition of Earth Day in 1970, the event was renamed as the “Whole Earth Festival” and has since evolved into an enormous, free, student-run event, attracting over 30,000 visitors annually on Mother’s Day Weekend.  


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  • Actively publicize for volunteer recruitment of all positions in the festival
  • Host volunteer meetings, events, and trainings weekly during Spring Quarter
  • Secure all necessary equipment for the Festival Dome by providing your needs list to the Logistics Coordinators
  • Oversee the Festival Dome during the festival, providing customer service and volunteer check-in services
  • Create or facilitate purchase of all festival T-shirts for volunteers and staff
  • Collaborate with the Publicity Coordinator to find and attend tabling events, and print recruitment fliers
  • Actively update volunteer email list-serve

[Obligations for ALL WEF members]

  • Attend weekly meetings starting Fall Quarter until the festival
  • Must be available for the Weekend of the Festival: May 12-14, 2023
  • Must commit to helping set up and clean up the days leading up to the festival (May 10-11, 2023) and the day after the festival (May 15, 2023)
  • Must submit a monthly Volunteer Report to Directors online



  • Interested in leadership positions
  • Knowledge/familiar with Google Drive and its functions
  • Organizational skills
  • Punctual
  • Dependable and self-motivated
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Works well with others
  • Experience in leadership or event planning preferred
  • Experience in customer service preferred

Supplemental Questions

  1. Describe why you are qualified for this position and how it relates to your interests.
  2. Please list previous experience as it pertains to the position.
  3. Please briefly discuss the role of the UC Davis Principles of Community and your understanding of diversity and cultural competency.

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

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