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The Guelph Jazz Festival is now recruiting volunteers for its 2009 Season. Come and lend a hand as we bring 5 days of musical artistry and excitement to the Guelph community!
This year’s Festival will run from September 9-13 and features an extraordinary line-up of talented musicians and creative minds. Whether you are an old friend of the Festival or a brand new fan, these dynamic performances are not to be missed!
Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions, both before and during the Festival. More info can be found on our website at www.guelphjazzfestival.com/support_us/volunteer or by contacting the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com.
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to meet new people, give back to your community and take in some incredible sights and sounds! Visit www.guelphjazzfestival.com/support_us/volunteer for your volunteer application form today!
We are looking for people who have a general enthusiasm for the festival, a great attitude and a willingness to work. Beyond that, many positions also require some extra experience. We welcome all levels, but if you possess the following skills, please let us know:
Bartending experience and Smart Serve certification (for some positions)
Cash/Sales experience (for some positions)
Valid driver's licence (for some positions)
Food Handling experience.
Some positions require steel toe shoes.
The Guelph Jazz Festival (GJF) was founded in 1994 by a small group of friends who shared a love of jazz and a commitment to the community of Guelph. A three-time recipient of the Lieutenant Governor's Award for the Arts (2001, 2000 & 1997), the Festival has consistently garnered high praise from international jazz critics for presenting the most compelling and innovative accomplishments in jazz and creative improvised music.
Over the years, GJF has constantly expanded their offerings to include educational community workshops, a Jazz in the Schools Program, selected winter programming, and the launch of their own recording label IntrepidEar. The Festival has also maintained commitment to the community through affordable ticket prices and free events.
The Festival has long sponsored a colloquium examining jazz within a cultural context, a dynamic forum that has given fruit to an important new book on improvisation The Other Side of Nowhere: Jazz, Improvisation, and Communities in Dialogue.
In 2000 GJF commissioned their first original work, Passages, a multi-media jazz opera. In 2003 they commissioned a jazz opera, Québécité, a multi-cultural romance with music by D.D. Jackson and libretto by George Elliott Clarke. In 2004 the Festival commissioned a fairy tale, In Place of Wishes, for children of all ages, written by Robert Pennee with improvised music provided live onstage by five musicians.
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