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Christkindl Market work and volunteer opportunities

Believe it or not, the 2013 Denver Christkindl Market will begin next month. Since we have even more booths to set up, more decorations to hang and a new feature of the market to construct, we will need more help than usual.

Before I give you details of the volunteer work, I wanted to alert you to an employment opportunity. One of our new vendors from Germany is looking for help to man his booth. He is selling Weihnachtssterne, or paper Christmas stars, as seen here: http://www.hamburg-web.de/fotos/10547-weihnachtssterne.htm.

He will pay $10/hr plus 2% on turnover after sales tax. He is looking for an honest person 20 years or older with excellent salesmanship qualities. You will be supplied with a heater in you hut.

If you are interested, please contact me immediately (email below), as I am putting a candidate pool together now. He will be arriving sometime in the next week or two in order to interview the candidates and train the new hire(s). This is a great opportunity for short-term winter employment and you will undoubtedly have the opportunity to practice your German, as many visitors and other vendors are German.

So! Now to the volunteering:

Load-in/booth construction – November[masked]am-8pm. We’ll need several strong bodies to unload the trailers, stage the booths and put them together. This is hard but rewarding work.

Decorations – November[masked]am-8pm. The decorations team will assist our decorations coordinator, Laura Jacobson, with hanging lights and garland, dressing trees and adding detailed touches to make the market look beautiful!

Beverage Station, trash, crowd control – November 22 – December 21; Sun-Thurs 10am-7pm or later, Fri/Sat 10am-9pm or later. We need experienced (only), fast and accurate servers to pour beer, serve Glühwein, Schnapps, soda and water to market visitors.

Especially during the weekends, the trash accumulates very quickly. We need help on those days to keep things from overflowing.

On especially busy days (Parade of Lights and some weekends), we need people to make sure everyone is enjoying the event safely, and that people are not leaving the designated areas with alcohol.

Take-down/load-out – This is basically load-out and decorations in reverse. We’ll be taking down decorations, deconstructing booths and storing everything in the trailers.

Any time you can offer will be greatly appreciated. Lunch will be served on set-up/take-down days, and drink and food tickets will be distributed to volunteers for use at the market.

For load-in and load-out, please contact me directly with the days and hours you could commit to: Joshua Seeberg,[masked]

For decorations, please contact Laura Jacobson at [masked]

For full details on this year's market, visit our new and improved website.

I look forward to seeing you all for these crucial stages of the market. It’s going to be the biggest and brightest we’ve ever put on. Be a part of it!

Thank you!

Joshua Seeberg

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  • Lori

    Cannot come now, have a memorial service to attend that day. Will be able to come down during the week if someone can tell me whom to contact for more information.

    November 15, 2013

  • Elena H.

    Wish I could come, enjoy!

    November 5, 2013

  • Ina

    Hi! Ich wuerde gerne mit machen, bin aber zu der zeit noch aus den Staten. ='(

    October 27, 2013

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