Volunteer Registration

Volunteer Registration will open at 5PM on Friday, April 30, 2021.

If you volunteered for IFAM in 2019, please look at the top of the application form for a link to a shorter registration form.  You can copy and paste that link to your internet browser for a faster way to register.

Please visit our Volunteer FAQs for more information.

Poynt Cashiers

Poynt Cashiers are one of the most important volunteer roles at the Market. For this year’s Market, Cashiers will the volunteers working closest with the artists to assist them in sales. If you were an Artist Assistant in the past, this is the role for you. Friendly cashiers will use our brand new, handheld Poynt system to check out market shoppers from the booths. Team Notes: We welcome volunteers to this team who are comfortable working with electronic point-of-sale systems and managing a large volume of transactions. *One mandatory in-person training is required for all Poynt Cashiers. There will be onsite Cashier training available at the Market if you are coming from outside of New Mexico or if you did not make it for one of the above days. If you know you will need onsite training then please contact IFAM’s Finance Director, Susan Brown, at susan@folkartmarket.org. In Person Training Dates:

  • June 17 5PM-6:30PM
  • June 19 10AM-11:30AM
  • June 22 5PM-6:30PM
  • June 24 5PM-6:30PM
  • June 30th 5-6:30PM
  • July 6 4:30PM-6:00PM
  • July 7 10:30AM-12:00PM
Poynt Cashier

First Aid and Covid Safe Practices Team

At this year’s Market, health and safety will be a top priority.  IFAM is in need of medical volunteers to help with attending to people who need fIrst aid assistance as well as people to help ensure that we are having a healthy and safe event for the public, the volunteers and the artists.  We are specifically looking for people who are medically qualified (Nurses, EMTs, Paramedics, Medical Assistants, and Doctors).

First Aid and Covid Safe Practices Team

Front of House Team

Market Front of House volunteers are the face of the Market! They make sure that attendees make their way into and out of the market as seamlessly and comfortably as possible. As such, volunteers should have outgoing personalities and be physically able to move between positions in order to assist patrons, ensure their safety and solve any problems. Front of House volunteers need to be willing to spend time ahead of the market training either in person or by phone to ensure they are knowledgeable about how patrons enter the market, how to operate ticket scanners, and how guests will exit to avoid confusion. In addition to this, the Front of House team will also walk the line and make announcements as people wait to get into Market. Front of House is a very physical job; volunteers are often moving around a majority of the time. Some Front of House volunteers will operate as ticket scanners using a handheld device provided by HMT, our ticket vendor. Although we will provide training on how to use the devices, this job will require a level of technical familiarity. All Front of House volunteers should also feel comfortable helping guests navigate to their tickets on their phones.

Front of House Team

Interpreters

Interpreters provide language interpretation for artists during midweek training, International Folk Art Market panel discussions and demonstrations, and during the Market in their booth, all to help the artists tell their story and share information about their work and their culture.The Interpreters are having Zoom trainings on the 28th from 5:00-6:30pm and on the 2nd from 2:00pm-3:00pm. Volunteers will be asked to participate in one of those.

Interpreter  – Hindustani
Interpreter  – Spanish

Volunteer Coordination and Check-In Team

We are looking for a Volunteer Chair and volunteers for the Volunteer Coordination and Check-In Team. This team supports all volunteers behind the scenes with:

  • Volunteer Registration
  • Arranging pick up of vital volunteer items like t-shirts and badges
  • Coordinating volunteer trainings at the IFAM Center
  • Volunteer Check-In during the Market

If you love the Market and you love working with people, getting them oriented, and managing many moving parts, this may be the team for you!

Volunteer Coordination and Check-In Team

ABQ Airport Greeters

Albuquerque Airport Greeters welcome artists at the Albuquerque Sunport in early July. They help collect luggage,  ensure that the artists have encountered no problems, then assist them in getting to the correct shuttle to Santa Fe.

Schedule Notes: Artists begin arriving into Albuquerque up to two weeks before the Market, with the bulk of arrivals happening on the Monday and Tuesday of Market Week. We ask you to indicate your availability on those dates, in 4-hour shifts, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at midnight. Once we have flight information for all arriving artists, we will do our best to match your stated availability with artist flights. Please note that flights may be delayed or changed, so please be flexible. Because shifts are completed prior to the beginning of Market, you may opt to volunteer an additional shift during Market. Team Notes: All shifts for this team take place at the ABQ Sunport. Volunteers will need to provide their own transportation to the Sunport. IFAM will endeavor to secure free parking nearby for volunteers.

Airport Greeters

 

Art Valet

  We are looking for a Volunteer Chair and volunteers for the Art Valet Team. At this year’s Market, guests will have the opportunity to ‘coat check’ their purchases during their time at the event.  This gives guests who have made heavy purchases, or who have just made a lot of purchases, the chance to safely stash their items until they are getting ready to leave.  Volunteers on the Art Valet team will help to give itemized tickets to guests and will assist with safely storing their items until they come back to gather them before they leave the Market.

Art Valet

Bike Valet

Bike Valet volunteers check in and watch over bicycles belonging to guests who have pedaled to the event, returning the bike when the owner comes to pick it up. Scheduling note: This team volunteers on Thursday through Sunday.

Bike Valet

Booth Supplies

Booth Supplies volunteers provide critical assistance to the Market by packing and distributing supplies that are used by artists and artist assistants to properly display and sell art at the Market. Schedule Notes: This team works a few shifts in May and June, preparing for the Market, then begins shifts on each Wednesday before the Market opens..

Booth Supplies

Handypersons

Handyperson volunteers help make the artists’ booths retail-ready by hanging mirrors and delivering garment racks that these volunteers also help assemble. Duties might include attaching screws so artists can hang their work, moving tables and lifting boxes. Schedule Notes: This team has shifts that begin a few days before Market.  Team Notes: We ask these team members to bring a set of basic tools along for their shifts.

Handypersons

Market Signs

Market Signs volunteers work before the Market to assemble and install signs, and after the Market to take down and inventory signs. Many volunteers will be needed only during dedicated pre-Market weekend workdays. This team needs volunteers who are somewhat agile and relatively fit. Activity includes moving from station to station, climbing a step-ladder to attach signs (and later detach then), and performing basic handiwork–tying knots, inserting signs into holders, etc. Minimal lifting. Most shifts will be inside a tent or under a roof; a few tasks may be done outdoors in the sun.

Market Signs

Production Team

Assist the IFAM production team (Josh and Loni) with key market logistics before and during the event. Be available to help with a variety of tasks, including artist production needs, volunteer needs, onsite set up, delivery, offsite errands, etc. This team reports directly to the IFAM office on the hill.  We’re looking for people who don’t mind a dynamic work environment with quickly shifting responsibilities.

Production Team

To fill out a general volunteer form:

General Volunteer Form