2018 FALL INTERNATIONAL QUILT MARKET & FESTIVAL
WORKER'S GUIDE
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010

NOTE LATER DATES!

Quilt Market is Nov. 3-5 & Festival is Nov. 8-11, 2018
with Preview Night on Nov. 7

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

HANGING QUILTS FOR THE QUILT SHOW
To be a hanger, you should be able to climb a ladder (you will not climb more than 3 steps up) and be on your feet for long periods of time. This is a physically demanding job. If you are unable to do it, please do not sign-up for this position.

QUILT GUARDIANS
To be a guardian you will be on your feet for 4 or more hours. If you are unable to fill this requirement, please do not sign up for this position. You will be allowed bathroom breaks during your shift. If you need a break, find another guardian to watch your area and theirs until you get back.

GUARDIANS/DOOR
If you are working the 9:00am shift you will also be helping at the door for about an hour to get the crowd through the door. After the crowd is in, you will then go back to your designated area in Special Exhibits

PROGRAM SELLERS
To help relieve the Commemorative booth, program sellers will be stationed close to each of the doors. The programs are sold for $1 and you will be responsible for the money and programs.

COMMEMORATIVE BOOTH DUTIES
This is an exciting position as our wares and memorabilia are very popular with attendees. This is a very fast-paced position during Festival. You may work in this booth if you have worked it in the past or you work in the retail industry.  Experienced workers only.

BAG CHECK
For the convenience of the customers, we have a place for them to check in their purchases so they don’t have to carry them around all day. It will be located behind the main commemorative booth. You will need to be an organized person to keep track of the baggage. I prefer to use the same people daily in this booth. Only apply for this position if you can work it during all Festival days.

DOOR PEOPLE
This is an exciting position as you are at the entrance to the world's largest annual quilt show. The pace is often fast—particularly preview night and morning shifts. During lunchtime, as people leave to go to lunch, it will get busy. You will have a chance to sit for a spell after the lunch crowd dwindles and during the evening shift. Please do not sit more than 10 or 15 minutes at a time. It just looks better if you greet people while you are on your feet.

FOOD COURT DOOR
We have brought down a smaller version of the food court to the first floor. We are calling it “The Café” area. We will be using door people at the entrances of the Café. You are only to allow exhibitors out of the area with food and drinks and they MUST be covered. Attendees can have bottled drinks but they must be capped and put away before they leave the area. It is very important that you catch people leaving with food that are not allowed to do so. If you are at Main Street (the double aisle with red carpet and aisle signs) you may have limited opportunity to sit unless it is the very beginning of the day or the end. Some of the people working the 1st shift of the day will work at the front doors until the crowd rush has come in. Afterward they will proceed to their designated position.

DOOR PEOPLE at the DEAD DOORS
We have breakaway doors that people can go out but they can not come back in. These don’t always close and lock automatically, so they need to be watched. This is a sitting position. This is reserved for those that can not be on their feet any length of time.

TAKE DOWN
On Sunday of Festival, takedown begins as soon as the area is secure and taped off after the show closes at 4 p.m. You will be put into groups and given assignments by the staff and Piece Corps. Dinner will be provided if you are working until all take-down work is complete.