The Volunteer Team Behind Bluesfest
(and CityFolk)

VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

We are as excited as you to start welcoming new volunteers for this year’s festival!

Let the weather be the only surprise this season! ☀️💨🌦 Please carefully read each job description that interests you to see the job expectations and requirements.

BEVERAGE SERVICES (18+)

If you think that nothing beats the combination of crisp, cold beverages and live music, join our Beverage Services team to meet other enthusiastic volunteers who share that passion!

This department is responsible for taking, processing and delivering drink orders in a timely manner to our parched patrons. With multiple locations and countless beverage options throughout the festival site, every shift is a new experience!

Beer Tents

Are you quick on your feet and like staying on your toes? Do you work well with others and excel at two-way communication with a variety of other team members? If you answered ‘YES!’ to all of these questions, join our Beer Tents team where you’ll sign up to sling suds and other cool refreshments for our thirsty patrons.

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Beverage Cashiers

Do you have Smart Serve AND a finely-tuned set of observation skills? Can you find the line between firm and fair? Then we’ve got a place for you on the Cashiers team, where you’ll ensure our festival-goers get their ice cold beverages in an orderly manner!

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CUSTOMER CARE (18+)

Are you a problem-solver who is amped to be on the frontlines at the festival? Are you all about making people’s experiences as smooth as possible? If so, join our Customer Care team and support festival-goers by assisting them with their questions and special requests, and providing them with the directions they need to fully enjoy the festival and all its amenities!

FEstival Admin

Always wanted to sit at the front of a major corporation desk? The Festival Admin crew is the team that assists each crew with any request or inquiries they may have during the festival!

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Gates

Always wanted to be at the front-line of a giant festival? If you are a natural leader who’s calm in the face of chaos, consider the Gates team, and welcome our guests into this great festival!

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customer care (accessibility, box office, info booth)

Do you consider yourself a festival guru, who has attended the festival and feels like they know everything about the ins and outs?

Are you someone that is able to keep cool as a cucumber and organized amidst chaos?

Are you someone who lives to make sure everyone has the same exceptional festival experience, regardless of disability or limitation?

If so, consider joining our Customer Services team and help festival-goers with any and all questions, directions, comments, and concerns.

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FESTIVAL OPERATIONS (14-17) (18+)

Seeing thousands of people a day means that CityFolk is among Ottawa’s biggest and most anticipated music festivals! Because the festival is such a huge operation that requires a lot of collaboration and teamwork, our Festival Operations department is an essential team in keeping the festival running smoothly.

If you’re ready to be part of the festival’s backbone and do some heavy lifting, both literally and figuratively, come join the department that all other departments depend on: Festival Operations!

Green Team

Are you a committed team player who can work with minimal supervision? Do you have a zeal for the environment and know the value of making a difference in your community? If so, Green Team would love to see you in the field!

Our intrepid Greenies work throughout the site, keeping the festival clean and green.

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site services (18+)

Are you constantly praised for being efficient, punctual and willing to move all around the festival? If you are 18 years of age or older consider joining our team and help keep the festival running in tip-top shape by managing and delivering supplies to areas in need.

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Tablet Support Team (FORMERLY it team)

Are you someone who knows their way around technology and who enjoys building and troubleshooting networks? Are you savvy with finicky tablets and ready to jump in and support our Beverage Services and Customer Care teams with some ?

If so, join our experienced team of professionals and help the team set up, maintain, and take down various I.T.-related equipment around the site and keep our digital systems up-and-running.

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SIGNAGE

Do you want to help out before and after the festival? Do you like telling people where to go? Sign, sign, everywhere a sign! Join the Signage crew and help make the festival easier to navigate.

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FUNDRAISING (14-17 & 18+)

We do good things, you’ve probably heard this before and it’s because it’s true! Our own charity, Folk in the Schools, offers the opportunity for students of all ages to engage in multidisciplinary, whole-language learning using the study of music, math, language arts, history, anthropology, and sociology in a hands-on approach celebrating creative self-expression. By bringing the Folk genre into the classroom, students are exposed to these traditional subjects, while breaking down racial barriers and opening dialogue about cultural diversity. If you are someone social, interested in the cause and wanting to get a hand at marketing, this is your department!

50/50 RAFFLE

Were you born to roam the fields of CityFolk? Do you want to help us raise money for our music education initiatives? If so, the 50/50 Raffle team needs your energy and enthusiasm to sell tickets and make this year’s draw a success!

 

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SILENT AUCTION

Do you have a real passion for fundraising and helping support a great cause? If so, join the Silent Auction team where you’ll get to help set up the auction displays, drum up bidders, and help with the bidding, all while raising money for our music education initiatives, such as Folk in the Schools and What’s in the Song.

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General Store

Do you enjoy serving people? Helping people find what they need? Selling items to help raise money for our charities? Then working at CityFolk’s General Store might be the place for you!

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PRODUCTION (18+/25+)

Ever wanted to see the artist-side of the festival experience but haven’t totally figured out your perfect note to perform? While you’re deciding, consider getting a new perspective by joining our experienced and professional backstage Production team!

Our Production team is responsible for assisting with backstage needs, including set-up, fulfilling artists requests, transporting artists to and from the venue, and otherwise creating the most perfect and welcoming ambience for performers and their crews.

Please note: All areas have a minimum age requirement of 18, except for Transportation which is 25+

PERFORMER HOSPITALITY

Do you think rock stars (or folk stars!) are regular people too? Do you want to help make sure our performers have everything they need to put on an unforgettable show? If you’re 18 years of age or older, join our Performer Hospitality team where you’ll be providing general information to and looking after requests from our prized performers.

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PRODUCTION

Do you think the devil’s in the details and you’re just waiting to exorcize him? Then come on over to Production! This crew is responsible for the effective support and placement of stage equipment on several festival stages.

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Performer Transportation (25+)

Have you always wanted to become an A-List driver? Discreetly chauffeuring around artists and their crew around YOUR city, to their destinations. If so, join our team of 25 and over class G professionals who have a comprehensive understanding of the city.

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VIP (18+)

Have you mastered the art of exceptional customer service? Are you always thinking about how to improve the patron experience? If so, we’re looking for someone just like you to volunteer with our festival VIP team!

Volunteers in our VIP areas get to showcase their impeccable customer service skills and make each VIP’s VIP experience completely unforgettable. Remember—we can’t spell ‘exclusive’ without ‘u’!

Suites

Do you live your life by the 3 simple rules of location, location, location? Do you know your way around premium, one-of-a-kind experiences and how to best maximize the value for each individual? Do you have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to anticipate customer needs? If so, the Suites is looking for mature, professional volunteers to provide top-notch customer service in this licensed VIP area.

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VOLUNTEER SUPPORT (14-17) (18+)

If you’re a team-player, ready to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for other enthusiastic volunteers, and prepared to be the first-point of contact for hundreds of volunteers, check out our Volunteer Support department!

The goal of this department is to support the rest of our awesome volunteer teams and ensure they have all the tools and resources they need to succeed onsite, whatever their assigned tasks and responsibilities may be!

FLOATERS

Do your friends call you the jack-of-all trades? If you’re someone that is adaptable and comfortable learning new skills on the go, the Alternates position is a fun and always changing position for you! This team helps fill the gaps on other teams when they need extra support. You’ll get to try a variety of experiences – a great first time volunteer role!

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FESTIVAL KITCHEN

Do you love improving already amazing memories experiences and being the refreshing small in the sometimes business of the festival? If so, join our Team where you’ll be working in the Volunteer Village helping us serve meals to all the hardworking volunteers.

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PhotoGRAPHY (18+)

Do you have a keen eye for photography? Our Photography crew is responsible for annually documenting the RBC CityFolk volunteer story and capturing epic festival moments, fantastic fans, and—most importantly—our great volunteers!

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WELCOME CENTRE

Do you love welcoming people and feeling resourceful? Join our Welcome Centre, one of the first crews volunteer encounter when signing in onsite, with a key role to play in our volunteer community.

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Volunteer Check-In (18+)

Do you love being the first face someone sees, greeting and inviting your thing? If so, join our crew in welcoming all the volunteers daily and being the first smile they see at the festival while hooking them up with everything they need!

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Contact

The Volunteer Team Behind Bluesfest