SOURCE: Shiftboard

Online Scheduling by Shiftboard

September 30, 2009 06:05 ET

Online Scheduling by Shiftboard Launches Event Management in Australia

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - Shiftboard announces the launch of its first Australian customer for event scheduling: Peats Ridge Sustainable Arts and Music Festival.

Shiftboard understands event management with dozens of festivals, nonprofit events, and political events using the online scheduling software. Many popular festivals along the west coast use Shiftboard, including: Los Angeles Film Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Bumbershoot, and many more.

Like most festivals and seasonal events, many of Peats Ridge volunteers are new and need to be brought on-board quickly but in a productive manner. With a steep volunteer ramp-up prior to each event, online scheduling and recruiting tools that require minimal training are critical.

"As one of Australia's largest events, Peats Ridge has over 500 volunteers and paid staff that will use the online scheduling system for this year's festival. Volunteers are crucial to the festival and effective management is essential when running an event of this size," said Claire Macready, Peat Ridge's Marketing Manager.

Shiftboard's hosted software system provides Peat Ridge's round-the-clock scheduling and communications. The system includes:

--  Web registrations, group communications, and complete access to online
    scheduling 24 hours a day, seven days a week -- from any web browser.
--  Color-coded schedule views, sign in sheets, email reminders and
    confirmation for upcoming shifts.
--  Volunteers can directly update their personal information & email
    settings, pick up shifts, get reminders, and print their schedules.

About Shiftboard

Shiftboard serves a broad range of business services for online scheduling including event scheduling, nurse scheduling, and call center scheduling as well as municipal governments, educational institutions, and non-profits. Customers range from 25 to 10,000 users and conduct scheduling and people management operations in time zones around the globe.

For an event scheduling case study, visit

About Peats Ridge

Now in its sixth year Peats Ridge is an award-winning three-day music and arts festival that takes place over New Year in Glenworth Valley, just north of Sydney. The Festival is built around the concept of sustainability and as well as winning many national and international awards it is also formally recognized by the UN for its efforts in sustainability education. For more information go to

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    TJ McCue