The WORT music department needs you! We have volunteer opportunities for people of all interests and abilities, with most tasks taking place here at the station Monday through Friday between 11 am and 8 pm. If you are new to WORT, click here to fill out a volunteer application and get started on a being a part of community radio!
Music library curators – Manage the current and archive sections of WORT’s library, moving dated items as needed and keeping different areas organized. Requires excellent alphabetization skills and good vision. An interest in library maintenance and knowledge of any specific genres are pluses. May involve supervising and/or working with other volunteers. You’ll learn the ins and outs of managing physical media libraries and a lot about all kinds of music.
New music cataloging – Enter incoming music into the database. Requires basic typing skills, good vision and attention to detail. Knowledge of specific music genres is a plus. May also include some sorting and labeling of new and older releases, reviewing incoming music, and more. You’ll be up to date on the latest new music in any genre, and learn skills useful in planning radio shows, working in record stores or other areas of the music business.
Record sale assistants – Help solicit, gather, assess, sort and prepare vinyl for our sales. No special skills are needed, but some knowledge of music and a passion for vinyl is helpful. Familiarity with specific music genres and record values is a plus. You’ll learn how to sort and prepare vinyl for sale or online auction.
Music calendar maintenance – Receive and enter information about upcoming music events of all genres into WORT’s online calendar. Typing and grammar skills are necessary, and any knowledge of local artists and venues is helpful. You may also help show people how to enter or upload their own events. This work can mostly be done online from anywhere.
Blogging and social media writers – Take assignments or come up with your own ideas for stories and blurbs to post on WORT’s web site and social media. Requires basic word processing skills and writing ability. Skills in social media, interviewing and using WordPress are pluses. Can work from home and online. You’ll get feedback on your writing, published clips for your resume and the freedom to choose topics that interest and engage you.
Live in-studio music assistants – Help set up live bands in our studios, coordinate equipment needs, do audio and/or video recording, live posts and tweets, post-production of recordings, etc. Willingness to take direction and an eye for detail is important. Experience with setting up and running live sound, audio or video recording, social media blasts and audio production is helpful, but not required. Hours for live sessions might be morning, afternoon, evening or later at night. You’ll learn skills useful as a sound mixer and engineer, studio producer, roadie, music journalist and more.
Digital download wizards – We’ll train you to download music for WORT’s digital library onto our computers, re-naming and saving it in the proper format. Requires basic computer skills and attention to detail. Interest in and knowledge of different kinds of music and cataloging systems a plus.
Tech trainers – Learn specific technical operations and teach them to other volunteers, one-on-one or in large or small groups. Requires an aptitude for fairly basic technical/computer operations, patience and clarity when teaching volunteers. A flexible schedule and the willingness to document training on paper and/or video are pluses. These can be broken down into easy, quick segments such as using digital promos, playing music from digital files, using WordPress, editing sound files, putting phone calls on the air, etc. Documentation of procedures and organizing training appointments and sessions can be done from home and online. You’ll learn various skills useful in broadcasting and managing volunteer projects