Specialized Recruitment

Thank you for your interest in our specially-recruited positions! Select deadlines have been extended and we are still accepting applications for many of our specialized areas.

Please click on the appropriate application below to see how to apply.

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.

Our Accessibility Team (A-Team) is now accepting applications for the 2018 festival! To apply for the A-Team, please submit a résumé and cover letter to ateam@ottawabluesfest.ca.

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected will be contacted.

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.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their applications to our Backstage Services Team!

This team is no longer accepting applications, however, we are still accepting applications for many of our other specialized areas. Don’t forget to check out our other areas for which public registration will open on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7PM, which can be found here.

Backstage Services Job Description

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!

Thank you to everyone who submitted their applications to our Box Office Team!

This team is no longer accepting applications, however, we are still accepting applications for many of our other specialized areas. Don’t forget to check out our other areas for which public registration will open on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7PM, which can be found here.

Box Office Job Description

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’.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their applications to our Fundraising Team!

This team is no longer accepting applications, however, we are still accepting applications for many of our other specialized areas. Don’t forget to check out our other areas for which public registration will open on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7PM, which can be found here.

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!

Road Warriors 2018 Application:

Applications are now open for this position. Please fill out the application form linked above. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected will be contacted.

Gates Job Description

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! 

Thank you to everyone who submitted their applications to our I.T. Team!

This team is no longer accepting applications, however, we are still accepting applications for many of our other specialized areas. Don’t forget to check out our other areas for which public registration will open on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7PM, which can be found here.

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!

Thank you to everyone who submitted their applications to our Mascot Team!

This team is no longer accepting applications, however, we are still accepting applications for many of our other specialized areas. Don’t forget to check out our other areas for which public registration will open on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7PM, which can be found here.

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.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their applications to our Pageantry Team!

This team is no longer accepting applications, however, we are still accepting applications for many of our other specialized areas. Don’t forget to check out our other areas for which public registration will open on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7PM, which can be found here.

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.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their applications to our Photo Team!

This team is no longer accepting applications, however, we are still accepting applications for many of our other specialized areas. Don’t forget to check out our other areas for which public registration will open on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7PM, which can be found here.

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!

Thank you to everyone who submitted their applications to our Poster Gallery Team!

This team is no longer accepting applications, however, we are still accepting applications for many of our other specialized areas. Don’t forget to check out our other areas for which public registration will open on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7PM, which can be found here.

Poster Gallery Job Description

Do you enjoy working behind the scenes to create amazing shows? Do you think the devil’s in the details and you’re just waiting to exorcise him? Then come on over to Stage Crew!

Thank you to everyone who submitted their applications to our Stage Crew Team!

This team is no longer accepting applications, however, we are still accepting applications for many of our other specialized areas. Don’t forget to check out our other areas for which public registration will open on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7PM, which can be found here.

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!

Thank you to everyone who submitted their applications to our Signage Team!

This team is no longer accepting applications, however, we are still accepting applications for many of our other specialized areas. Don’t forget to check out our other areas for which public registration will open on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7PM, which can be found here.

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.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their applications to our S.W.A.T. Team!

This team is no longer accepting applications, however, we are still accepting applications for many of our other specialized areas. Don’t forget to check out our other areas for which public registration will open on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7PM, which can be found here.

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.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their applications to our Transportation Team!

This team is no longer accepting applications, however, we are still accepting applications for many of our other specialized areas. Don’t forget to check out our other areas for which public registration will open on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7PM, which can be found here.

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.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their applications to our Volunteer Check-In Team!

This team is no longer accepting applications, however, we are still accepting applications for many of our other specialized areas. Don’t forget to check out our other areas for which public registration will open on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7PM, which can be found here.

Volunteer Check-In Job Description