News/Local Events: Volunteers Sought for SXSW 2013

Austin, Texas- January 7, 2013 – Every March it seems as if the whole world descends on downtown Austin.  What is this invasion of celebrities, techies and musicians? Find out firsthand by volunteering at South by Southwest (SXSW) Music, Film and Interactive Conferences and Festivals! See what happens behind the scenes, earn a chance to see informative panels, catch an up-and- coming band or stand-up comedian, question an emerging filmmaker or rub elbows with your favorite internet idol. It’s a great opportunity to network, socialize and most of all have fun.

SXSW Week, March 8 – 17, 2013, is offering a multitude of volunteer opportunities. Jobs range from festival production to conference activities including registration, information, trade show, technical support, and much more.  Day and night positions are available during the conference.  Volunteers must be able to work a minimum of 30 hours or 3 shifts during the event, depending on their crew type.

Applications are available online and crew shift selections will take place at the Volunteer Call on Saturday, January 19, 2013 between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, January 29, 2013 between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. at the Austin Convention Center, Ballroom ABC on the First Floor. If you are unable to attend the Volunteer Call or need any information about volunteering, please contact a SXSW Volunteer Coordinator at  or 512/467-7979 as soon as possible.

For more information, please visit the SXSW Volunteer website

The SXSW Film Festival runs from March 8 – 16, 2013; the Film Conference runs from March 8 – 12, 2013; the SXSW Interactive Festival runs from March 8 – 12, 2013; the SXSW Music Conference and Festival runs fromMarch 12 – 17, 2013.

SXSW is sponsored by Miller Lite, Monster Energy, Esurance, IFC, Yahoo!, Pepsi, Doritos,, The Austin Chronicle, Sonicbids, and American Express.


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