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  1. On 12/11/2014 at 5:14 PM, gotosy said:
    Rio 2016 looking for 2,000 ‘show business’ volunteers to work on Olympic and Paralympic Games ceremonies Make-up artists, costume designers and wardrobe assistants among the roles for opening and closing ceremonies and medal presentations

    Major international pop stars, hip-hop and ballet dancers mixing it up with circus performers, spectacular fireworks and the best athletes in the world. These are just some of the ingredients commonly seen at Olympic and Paralympic Games opening and closing ceremonies. With a worldwide audience of billions, they provide some of the most exciting moments of the Games – the athletes’ parade, arrival of the Olympic torch and lighting of the Olympic cauldron.

    It will be no different at the Rio 2016 Games, and behind the scenes 2,000 volunteers will ensure everything runs smoothly. They will fulfil various roles in costume design, make-up and hairstyling for a cast of thousands, along with providing support for guests and help with set assembly. (Want to play your part? Apply here.)

    “Volunteers will get a real taste of what it’s like to work on big events in show business,” said Rio 2016 ceremonies specialist Maria Ilka. “The Olympic and

    Paralympic Games opening and closing ceremonies bring together thousands of people on-stage and in the wings, working side-by-side with the great professionals of the entertainment industry.”

    Ceremonies volunteers will work in three areas – creative, technical and operations – with many roles to be played by aspiring producers during the opening, closing and medal ceremonies.

    Creative roles include costume designers, make-up artists, hair stylists and casting assistants. On the technical side, volunteers will help build and assemble stage sets and scenery, as well as helping the various teams communicate effectively. Operations assistants will ensure that everything runs smoothly, dealing with accreditations and making sure everyone involved is in the right place at the right time, both during rehearsals and the show itself.

    At the award ceremonies for winning athletes, volunteers will carry the medals and bouquets, and accompany athletes, helping to ensure they are prepared for their big moment.

    To be a volunteer, you need to be 18 years old by February 2016 and available to work during the period of the Games. Registrations close on 15 December so don’t miss out, sign up here.

    Be in the cast…

    Volunteers who are mad about performance art and want to show off their talents will have the opportunity to become members of the Rio 2016 ceremonies cast through a special process. Auditions are scheduled for 2015, but you can register now and we will let you know when we the auditions begin.


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