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.

The A-Team is currently recruiting new members until mid-April. Team members will be working with the vulnerable sector and will be meeting prior to the Festival to get to know each other. Please send an email to ateam@ottawabluesfest.ca if you are over 18 and would like to be on this friendly, resourceful team.

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 once again no longer accepting applications! Thank you for your interest and you can check back later to see if we’ve got more places coming up, but it’s best at this point to plan on volunteering in another area for 2019!

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 no longer accepting applications.

Box Office Job Description

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

This area is not currently recruiting new members.

Fundraising 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 enjoy working with technology? Building and troubleshooting networks? Then our IT Team may be the perfect fit for you!

Thank you for your interest. This team is no longer accepting applications for 2019.

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 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 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 Photojournalism Team and capture epic festival moments, fantastic fans, and—most importantly—our great volunteers.

This area is no longer accepting applications.

Photojournalism 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!

Please email volunteers@ottawabluesfest.ca if you are interested in volunteering with the festival in this special role. Hours are mainly pre-festival and post-festival during the day.

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.

S.W.A.T Team Job Description

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 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 is no longer accepting applications.

Volunteer Check-In Job Description