Volunteer

 Come out and meet people, have fun, get a free t-shirt - and contribute to the happy vibes!

Come out and meet people, have fun, get a free t-shirt - and contribute to the happy vibes!

 

Get involved. Get inspired. 

We are looking for bright, energetic and enthusiastic people to be part of our volunteer team. Volunteers will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of roles and experience the festival from all sides of the operation. 

Volunteer Committees

+ ADMIN

The Administration crew is the Festival office onsite, the backstage go-to place for all things. The team directs people to the right person or place and helps answer any procedural or operational questions.

Requirements: Members of this team are required to have strong administrative and organizational skills.

+ BUSKER COORDINATION

Tasks include checking-in buskers, providing information packages, answering questions, handing out badges, directing buskers to performance location and busker site visits and coordination.

Requirements: Good organizational, problem solving and communications skills. Volunteers should expect to be on their feet and mobile throughout the festival.

+ COMMUNITY DANCE

Tasks and responsibilities include set-up/decoration/clean-up; silent auction set-up and coordination, raffle/liquor ticket sales at dance and beverage service.

Requirements: Experience in the hospitality industry or liquor service is an asset. Some members of this team should be equipped with a valid Serving It Right certification. Must be 19 years or older.

+ CUSTOMER SERVICE

Members of this team should be outgoing and ready to interact with festival guests. Team members answer general questions about the Festival (music program, buskers, artwalk and community dance) and the neighbourhood; distribute brochures; and operate lost & found, complaint department and message centre. Some members of the customer service team will conduct an online survey with festival guests.

Requirements: Volunteers on this team should have a good knowledge of Fort Langley and the Festival. A background in customer service or public relations is an asset.

+ HOSPITALITY, VIP AND ARTIST CHECK-IN

Tasks include overseeing the volunteer/artist green room area and accommodating talent needs. VIPs and performing artists come to this area to check in onsite. Volunteers answer their questions, hand out badges and help artists.

Requirements: Experience with public relations and guest services is an asset.

+ JAZZ EDUCATION WORKSHOP & JAM

The workshop team is responsible for activities related to the jazz education workshop and jam that will be held on Sunday, July 29 from noon-4pm This includes site set up and tear down, erecting signage, registration check-in and speaker assistance.

Requirements: Volunteers should have strong communications and organization skills and a basic knowledge of stage and performance requirements. Familiarity with sound equipment, microphones, etc. would be an asset.

+ LABOUR POOL

The labour pool team work together with Administration to fill gaps during the Festival, taking care of odd jobs, errands and important things that must be dealt with. The committee requires people who are willing to do something new at the drop of a hat, and to wait patiently while they are on duty.

Requirements: Volunteers should be able to lift up to 50 pounds and be prepared for any type of work.

+ MEDIA

The Media team greets and checks-in arriving media representatives, arranging interviews between them and performers on site as well as accompanying television crews when necessary. The team handles people from print, image, and broadcast who want interviews with performers, or who wish to record or broadcast from the site.

Requirements: Good communication skills. Experience dealing with the media.

+ MERCHANDISE

The place where all things music and memorabilia are sold. Team members will help with artist CD sales and festival merch sales.

Requirements: A friendly nature and comfort with the public are essential. Volunteers would ideally have cash handling, customer service, and sales experience.

+ PHOTOGRAPHY

We aim to capture the Festival from all angles – onstage, backstage, audience, sponsors, community vibe, volunteers, environment, etc. Our photographers strive to show a complete picture of the Festival from an audience and participant point of view. The images are used for Festival marketing, programs, and advertising. After the Festival, a complete collection of images is delivered to the Festival for in-house use.

Requirements: Volunteers are expected to have their own equipment and have a familiarity with event photography. Please submit a sample of your work by link in your application, or by email to info@fortlangleyjazzfest.com

+ SITE AND OPERATIONS

The Operations team is responsible for activities related to the smooth operation of the Festival. This includes site set up and tear down, erecting signage, parking, maintaining the cleanliness and restocking of essentials for the portable bathroom facilities.

Requirements: Volunteers should be able to lift up to 50 pounds and be prepared for any type of work.

+ STAGE MANAGEMENT

There are two stages located at the Festival. Team members are responsible for the technical set-up and running of the performance stages throughout the Festival site. Each stage crew is a separate unit working under the direction of a stage manager and professional sound engineer.

Requirements: Stage volunteers should have a basic knowledge of stage and performance requirements; familiarity with sound equipment, microphones, etc. would be an asset. Volunteers should be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

+ STREET TEAM

Pre-Festival Committee: The Festival Street Team is an enthusiastic and dedicated group who work before the Festival helping to promote it to the community around us. Team members distribute posters and promotional materials to designated neighbourhoods, attend community events and staff the Community Hall info booth, handing out materials and spreading the word about the Festival.

Requirements: Volunteers should be outgoing, enthusiastic and comfortable speaking to the public. Volunteers on this committee should have a good knowledge of Fort Langley and the Festival. Volunteers must be able to walk during poster distribution.

By continuing with the application, you agree to have read and accept the Terms and Conditions outlined above. *
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A festival needs all kinds of volunteers before, during and after. If you’re interested in helping us to plan and organize the 2019 Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival let us know! Tell us about the special skills you have from employment, previous volunteer work, or through other activities. Skills we are looking for include: accounting services, event management, fundraising, grant proposal writing, legal services, marketing, website and social media management, volunteer management.