Calling for Volunteer Entries

Mahindra Group proudly presents the 11th edition of the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) to be held in March 2016. Recognizing and rewarding all aspects of theatre production and stage craft, META is one of the Indian theatres premier awards.
META is a festival of esteem and celebration, where we expect the best from our team.
To help orchestrate an event of this scale and prestige we welcome willing and able volunteers to join our extended META family. Commitment, professionalism and enthusiasm are basic requirements to be a volunteer for META as we believe the spirit and effort of these volunteers is the backbone of our event.

Before applying to be a volunteer for META, please keep in mind

  1. Applicants must be between the ages 18-25 years
  2. Applicants should ideally be from Delhi and/or know their way around Delhi
  3. If selected, applicants will be required to work from the 1st-11th of March, 2016, preceded by one day of training
  4. Working hours will be from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm (tentative)
  5. Background experience in theatre is recommended, but not necessary, for application.

Departments and duties that volunteers will be allotted, but not restricted to, are listed below. Please read carefully.

Jury management: Volunteers will have to take care of the Jury Members which will include welcoming them at the airport, assisting them in checking in, escorting them to the play venues. This requires full knowledge about the schedule, the venues, the plays and information such as background of the play and artist. The hospitality and wellbeing of the Jury is of prime importance as they are eminent personalities from the theatre and arts
Artist liaison: Volunteers are considered the face of META to our Artists. They will receive the artists and assist them through the day. Offering hospitality is a prime responsibility for these Volunteers. The volunteer will be the communication line between Teamwork and the artist.
Venue management: Duties include making sure all venues are ready prior to every event that is to take place in that particular area. Volunteers will be required to ceaselessly exercise their prowess at organizing! The venues are prepared for the groups to get in and start setting up so volunteers must ensure all basic requirements are stocked up, cleanliness and management of all green rooms, managing the crowd during the shows assisting the artists to pack up and vacate the auditorium in time.
Box office management: Regarding box office duties, volunteers will be expected to manage the invite list, coordinate with the ticketing agency, update daily sales reports and ensure that the sale of tickets is tracked properly.
Transport: The most stimulating albeit one of the hardest tasks is Transport, requiring organization and skill. Volunteers will be in charge of taking care of the artists itinerary, having them picked up and dropped from and to their performance venue (LTG/ Kamani) and making sure their travel is ready and comfortable. Volunteers under this department will have to be quick on their feet to tackle any problem that may arise.
Blogging: Volunteer Bloggers will capture the essence of META through blogs. Volunteers will present throughout the entire festival and blog about the plays, get interviews from the artistes and crews and provide the written pieces for the website blog.
Once you have been allotted to a department, there will be no changes made to that decision. Please do respect the outcome of our Volunteer Selection process. We would appreciate a 10 day prior notice if a Volunteer wishes to back out after his/her selection.
Once selected, applicants will be called in for an interview and will be intimated for the same via email.The training and interview process is mandatory.
Those selected to be volunteers will receive honorarium which includes a certificate and letter of appreciation for their work after the event.
We hope you will take away from META as much as you give to it.


Volunteer applications for META 2016 are now closed.