Join the team!
Attend to Sat Nam Fest with a discounted 5-day festival pass, all meals & camping pass in exchange for serving on the Sat Nam Fest team.
Work Exchange Application Coming Soon!
Work exchange positions are available for Registration Team, Grounds/Admin Team, Sound Crew, Security Team, Set up / Breakdown, Spirit Voyage Store and Media Team.
In exchange for a discounted 5-day festival pass, which includes all meals and a camping pass we will require a 24 hour time commitment broken into 4 work shifts (no more than 6 hours each festival day). With the scholarship you pay a reduce fee for your festival pass. You are welcome to upgrade your accommodations if you don’t want to camp. Dorm accommodations can be added for an additional fee.
Outside of the work commitment hours, you are free to enjoy the festival! We will do our best to build your work schedule around the classes & concerts you would like to attend, so that you can have the best festival experience possible!
Please fill out an application here:
Application Coming Soon!
If you have any questions, email email@example.com. Once we have approved your application, our service exchange manager will contact you to go over job responsibilities and work schedule in more detail.
Work Exchange Teams
The registration team will help to welcome and check in guests when they arrive on site. As part of the registration team, you may be asked to help show guests to their rooms, answer questions and provide information about the event. A friendly and welcoming demeanor is very important! Familiarity with computers and ability to use excel, google docs, etc. is a must. Be prepared to serve each day of the festival on an AM or PM shift, working a few extra hours at the start of the festival when registration is busiest.
The Security Team is responsible for the physical safety and well-being of festival participants and the camp. The primary duty of the Security Team is to staff the camp entrance and monitor the flow of traffic, both pedestrian and vehicular, throughout the camp. Security Team members will also patrol the entire camp–specifically the bazaar, the dining area and the main yoga & music space to check that all participants have registered and are wearing wrist bands. You will be the first person that participants see as they arrive on-site, so the priority is to be friendly and welcoming while also giving direction and ensuring that all participants are registered attendees. Choose this team if you love being on the beautiful land of Joshua Tree! An awesome team – check out this story about the joys of serving on this team at last year’s festival: http://www.spiritvoyage.com/blog/index.php/sat-nam-fest-the-beauty-bliss-of-work-exchange/
The Sound Crew is a dynamic team of hard working people who help create the beautiful, quality sound Sat Nam Fest is known for. This is a full scholarship position which requires previous experience working with sound. Responsibilities include assisting with set-up and breakdown of stages and sound gear before, and after the festival. They report to the Head Audio Engineer and Stage Manager and assist in jobs assigned to them by the managers and engineers. They ensure smooth set-up and breakdown for artists’ sets, including sound checks, troubleshooting microphones, DIs, cables, amplifiers and other gear on stage during musical acts and keeping track of all equipment from set to set. Requires strong technical knowledge of sound gear, equipment and live audio for events. Professional sound experience a plus!
The Kitchen Crew will help to lovingly prepare the delicious and nourishing food Sat Nam Fest is known for! You may be asked to help chop vegetables, prepare food and juices, wash dishes, serve at the buffet. Whatever comes up in the kitchen, you’ll help with. A flexible, helpful and collaborative demeanor a must! Previous kitchen experience a PLUS! Be prepared for hard work and being on your feet for much of your service.
NEW! Green Team
The Green Team will help ensure Sat Nam Fest leaves no trace. This is a new team and we are looking for creative and passionate individuals that can help us make Sat Nam Fest an environmentally sustainable and responsible event. If you would like to apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Grounds / Admin
The grounds / admin team will help with daily operations throughout Sat Nam Fest. You may be asked to help in the main yoga hall, assist teachers and musicians, and/or run errands. Whatever comes up, you’ll help with. This is an integral role in helping our festival run as smoothly as possible. A flexible and helpful demeanor a must! Event management experience a plus, but not required!
Spirit Voyage Boutique
Love Spirit Voyage music and products? Help in the Spirit Voyage booth to set up the store and help customers pick out new CDs, books, clothing etc. Previous retail or sales experience requested!
The Media team captures the spirit of Sat Nam Fest by providing quality images, videos, and content to Spirit Voyage for its use in promotional/marketing efforts, products, etc. In accepting this position, you agree that all photographs and film footage taken during the festival are the property of Spirit Voyage with permission for use at its discretion in perpetuity. Professional photography or videography experience required. Photographers should be prepared to send a link to your portfolio online to be considered for the team.