Depot Event Corps

The Depot Event Corps (DEC) focuses primarily on the implementing of Depot programming events such as concerts, tournaments, social events, etc. DECs are an integral part of Depot programming success and gives volunteers of many ages an opportunity to gain skills, work with youth, and have fun. Unlike the Board of Directors, there is no monthly quota for volunteering, nor is there a requirement to attend Sunday meetings. There are a number of DEC shifts every week, particularly for taking cover charges on Friday nights and assisting with general operation and supervision.

Questions? Contact John Guertin at jguertin@hopkinsmn.com or 952-999-1878.

Apply

Apply online or download the Depot Event Corps Application and mail it, fax it, or drop it off at the Depot.

DEC Shift Descriptions

Cover Taker Responsibilities

6–8:30pm shift

  • Count cover taking cash box and record amount on log under cash tray in cash box.
  • Write or print a list of the bands that will be playing that night for tallying purposes
  • Collect cover charges from attendees and tally the band attendees came to see (Cover taking should begin 15 min. before the first band is to begin)
  • Draw distinctive mark onto the top of the hands of paying attendees for reentry

8:30–11pm shift

  • Collect cover charges from attendees and tally the band attendees came to see (Cover taking will end 15 min. after the last band has started playing)
  • Draw distinctive mark onto the top of the hands of paying attendees for reentry
  • Pay bands their cut of cover charges following the nights performances ($1 per tally)
  • Count cash box and record amount on log under cash tray in cash box.

NOTE: Do not take any bill over $20, cash only, no guest list, only immediate band members get free access, consult Coordinator with any issues.

E&E Responsibilities

Both 6-8:30pm and 8:30-11pm shifts

  • Wear distinctive Depot staff clothing (NOTE: no cold weather gear currently exists)
  • Supervise activity within a 100 yard radius of The Depot including inside the building, parking lot, pavilion and trail.
  • Inform attendees not to sit/stand in bike trail or on railroad tracks. Be aware of smoking area in the pavilion and report likelihood of underage use.
  • Coordinate with sound tech. about band order and assist vehicles entering/exiting patio area for load-in.
  • Report any unsafe behavior/issues to coordinator.

NOTE: As with any position at The Depot, get assistance whenever necessary. Never engage anyone in attendance physically unless they are a danger to others or themselves (moshing, etc.) This position is NOT for those who want to be bouncers, but more for those who want to ensure a safe and fun atmosphere at The Depot.


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in which student involvement and youth development
are encouraged in a chemically-free environment