Description of Activity:
Guelph Jazz Festival and Colloquium is recruiting Volunteer Leaders for 2009.
The festival runs from the 9-13 of September and features many fantastic musical acts, workshops and talks. This is a major cultural establishment in the city of Guelph and in Canada.
We are looking for people with some leadership experience to take on sector coordinator roles. This will require helping to schedule, train and manage a small team of volunteers.
The specific sectors that we require volutneer leaders for are:
- Jazz Tent. We require a number of leaders to manage this busy venue, which runs on saturday Sept 12 from 11:00 am until Midnight. Set-up and Teardown leadership roles also need to be filled. These occur before and after the tent operates, often very early or late.
- Distribution. This role entails coordinating the distribution of promotional material around Guelph.
- Media. We require one co-media coordinator.
- Venue Management. We require leaders to manage different venues within the festival. This requires liasing with the various crews and personel that use the venue.
Guelph Jazz Festival is also recruiting specialized volunteers who have serving, cash handling, food prep and technical experience. If the leadership roles do not appeal to you, consider applyig for these.
To apply, please fill in a volunteer application at www.guelphjazzfestival.com/support_us/volunteer . You can always email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Thank you for your interest and effort. We look forward to working with you!
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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