Summer Stage Crew in Eugene Oregon, USA!

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The experience

Are you a musician or music lover? A performer? Have you ever wanted to learn how to run a venue? This unique opportunity puts you at the heart of our brand new hostel stage venue. We've got 61 shows coming up this summer, live music 3 nights a week, and we'll teach you the ins and outs of stage management. Work alongside touring artists, sound engineers, and lighting experts to live and breathe the music with all of us! May - Sept preferred.

What you offer

24 hours of help per week

Arts: Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.

Social Work: Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.

What you get

4 days off per week

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Discounts on Accommodation: Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Free Parties: Get free entrance for the best parties in town.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Pub Crawls: Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Intermediate English

Between 21 and 80 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

The Eugene Lodge and Intl Hostel is opening up a 100-200 person venue this summer to really become closer to our art and hippie roots. Live music 3 nights a week, and you'll be at the heart of making it happen. We are looking for 3-4 people to join our team for this specific project!

All helpers receive free breakfast, room and board, bus passes to explore the local area (free buses to the mountains for skiing/hiking and the coast for the beach), 4 days off per week, staff parties/outings (we go skiing, camping, to hotsprings, and on group trips at least once per month!). Most of our helpers chose to stay for months at a time and we love it that way!

PLEASE NOTE: Preferred candidates will express their willingness to spend the whole summer period with us! Other shorter term travelers, please see our profile for our Main Traders program.

Activities & Shift

There are 4 major roles that you'll learn how to do:
- Door and Security
- Artist Support and Booking
- Sound/Lighting
- Bartending

You'll be paired and trained by professionals in the field, who can teach you the ins and outs of stage management, and be right alongside our touring musicians. A great way to understand the music industry as it unfolds right in front of you!

Any artistic/construction/event planning experience are welcome!

You'll work 3 days a week (days of our live shows), and all other days off are yours to enjoy the local area! Grab a bus to the mountains and go skiing or river rafting! Grab a friend and go antiquing or whale watching on the coast! Borrow a bike and go on one of the many great bike rides or trail hikes inside and outside Eugene. Grab a pair of climbing shoes and climb at the columns... just a 10-minute walk away!


We offer a traditional bunk in a trader only room, with a max of 3 roomies. This position needs to be 21+ for the bartending requirement.