The purpose of this Code of Conduct is to inform all crew and volunteers on the standards of conduct required. Everyone is expected to act honestly, conscientiously, reasonably and in good faith at all times when carrying out their duties and in their relationships or interactions with others.
By accepting a volunteer or crew position at Wicked Woods Music Festival, you agree to our code of conduct.
At all times, we expect volunteers and crew to:
Be present at the agreed times
Carry out duties and responsibilities in a safe, efficient and competent way
Comply with lawful and/or reasonable direction, instructions and policies.
Abide by festival policies, procedures and CODE OF CONDUCT.
Respect the privacy of individuals and maintain the confidentiality of any information obtained
Satisfactorily perform assigned duties
Observe and comply with safety procedures including:
o keeping yourself and others safe, at all times
o notifying the organization about hazards or potential hazards in the working environment
o notifying the organization about any accident, incident or property damage
Volunteers and Crew will NOT:
Create any liability for the Wicked Woods organization, WW Music and Art Society or Land owners
Act in a way that may bring our organization into disrepute (including use of email, social media, zoom, twitter, instagram… and other internet sites, engaging with media)
Engage in any activity that may or causes physical or mental harm of another person (such as verbal abuse, physical abuse, assault, sexual or racial harassment, bullying, slandering, etc.) - Abide by Festival Terms and Conditionsat all times on-site including pre and post-festival
Act with misconduct, insubordination, or discrimination
Be affected by alcohol, medication or non-prescription drugs while on shift. Organizers and stage management are forbidden from consuming at all times on site.
Provide a false or misleading statement, declaration or claim
Falsify or change any documents or records
Engage in any activity that may damage property of the festival or others
Have unauthorized possession of property belonging to anyone else or misuse of festival materials
Engage in a criminal activity, this includes inviting unregistered guests on site to purchase illegal substances.
No unregistered guests are to be invited on-site at any time without the organizer's approval.
Abuse or mistreatment of festival guests, staff or other volunteers and crew.
Conflicts of Interest
Volunteers and Crew should avoid situations that may lead to conflicts of interest by:
Consulting with your manager/supervisor before undertaking other roles in organizations whose goals, purposes or activities conflict with our organization
Make sure your other commitments do not conflict with the performance of your duties at our organization
Advising your manager/supervisor immediately if a conflict of interest exists,
occurs or could possibly occur.
Team Leaders Code of Conduct - In addition to the aforementioned information.
Leaders are to always be kind and courteous. Leaders are to place returning volunteers in good standing, first. Team leaders may not form their teams based on past positions not related to Wicked Woods. Schedule stacking of friends or past favourites creates a conflict of interest but also a potential for discipline or morale problems and/or perceived favouritism, among other issues.
Wicked Woods Music Festival reserves the right to non-disclosure of any concerns received to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of those involved. As such, any actions are taken to keep Wicked Woods staff, vendors and/or patrons safe and in the alignment of our values will be carried out under our discretion.
Organizers and Festival Management / Stage Management are forbidden from consuming illegal drugs and alcohol at all times on site.
Pre and Post-show: Stage teams are not to operate stages at any time, except for authorized sound check. Loud music is forbidden at all times. Hours of work, unless otherwise instructed are between 10am-6pm. There is no work to be performed during long weekends.
Breaches of the Code of Conduct
Breaches of the Code of Conduct may lead to a notification of unacceptable behaviour and a warning or the immediate end to your services as a volunteer or crew. Repeated breaches of the Code of Conduct will lead to the immediate end of your services. All breaches will be documented and will affect future involvement in the festival community.
Beat the ground with your feet. Breath the warm mountain air. Look up to the stars. Just be...
We encourage you to take a deep breath and let it go as you are surrounded by a community of love and respect ... and oh yeah ... the music is exceptional.