Specialized Recruitment

Thank you for your interest in our specially-recruited positions! Please check out the Job Descriptions below to see if you’d be a good fit for one of our teams. Instructions for each team are listed below.

Do you enjoy lending a helping hand to those in need? Are you passionate about providing the same great festival experience to everyone, regardless of disability or limitation? If so, consider working with the A-Team to assist those in need of a little extra help.

Check back soon to see if there are any openings.

A-Team Job Description

Do you love working behind the scenes, making sure things run like clockwork? Are you passionate about making the artists’ experience just as great as your own? If so, consider working with the Backstage Services team in a variety of roles where you’ll get to be a part of the excitement behind the scenes.

This area is currently accepting applications.

Are you exceptionally organized in the face of chaos? Do you like making sure that the show goes on? If so, then Box Office is just the ticket!

This area is currently accepting applications.

Box Office Job Description

Box Office Application Form

Our Fundraising team has a real passion for raising money for our Blues in the Schools charity. They help with merchandise signings and playing host to ‘the best seats in the house’.

This area is not currently recruiting new members.

Fundraising Team Job Description

Are you a leader? Would you like to be on the frontline of the festival experience? If so, join our Gates team and work as a gate monitor, road monitor or roving gate crew member and welcome our guests into this great festival!

Gates – Road Warriors Job Description

Gates – Road Warriors Application Form

Do you cache yourself whistling a tune while you work? When you see someone with outdated technology DOS it MHz your heart? Come join the I.T. crowd! 

This area is not currently accepting applications.

I.T. Team Job Description

Are you the strong, silent type? Can you spring into action at a moment’s notice and then fade back into the shadows? If you are the Ottawa version of Batman, then come check out the Wrangler position on our Mascot Team!

This area is not currently accepting applications.

Mascot Team Job Description

Are you a budding artist or DIY guru? Do you revel in using power tools or a paintbrush? If you’re 18 years of age or older, you can help our pageantry team Décor Assistants bring the Bluesfest stages to life.

This area is not currently accepting applications.

Pageantry Team Job Description

Do you have a keen eye for photography? Do you spend more time on Instagram than you would like to admit? If you’re 18 years of age or older and have your own camera, join our Photo Team and capture epic festival moments, fantastic fans, and—most importantly—our great volunteers.

This area is not currently accepting applications.

Photo Team Job Description

Are you the poster-child of socially-conscious causes? When it comes to archives, can we file you under Excited? The writing’s on the wall—you should join our Poster Gallery!

Poster Gallery Job Description

Do you enjoy working behind the scenes to create amazing shows? Check out the job description and then come on over to Stage Crew if you think there’s a fit!

This area is currently accepting applications.

Once you’ve read the description and you’re willing to take it on, send your résumé with a cover letter to stagecrew@ottawabluesfest.ca.

Stage Crew Job Description

Do you like telling people where to go and how to get there? Is your favourite movie a Mel Gibson thriller involving aliens and strategically-placed glasses of water? If so, all signs are pointing to you feeling right at home on our Signage team!

This area is not currently accepting applications.

Signage Job Description

Are you a dedicated team-player who lives for special assignments? Do you believe in never leaving a man behind? If this sounds like your cup of tea, you should consider joining our S.W.A.T. team, a specialized force of team-training ninjas.

This area is not currently accepting applications.

Do you have aspirations of being an A-list chauffeur? Do you have impeccable and humble customer service skills and a comprehensive knowledge of the city? If you’re 25 years of age or over and have a class G license, the Transportation team needs your help to pick-up and drop-off RBC Bluesfest artists.

This area is not currently accepting applications.

Transportation Team Job Description

Are you a great greeter and a champion for the volunteers? If so, join the team at Volunteer Check-In and make sure our festival volunteers get hooked up with everything they need to succeed.

This area will be accepting applications on May 13, 2019.

Volunteer Check-In Job Description