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We are looking for new volunteer helpers for the 2017 Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival to join our outstanding volunteer team.

As part of the volunteer team you will be provided with a Volunteers handbook, a festival branded t-shirt, and a festival pass to attend our concerts where available. 

We require all concert volunteers to be 18 years of age or over.

For more information and to apply, please email

Working to our team of Venue Managers, tasks include:

• Providing information about the festival and the programme to the public 
• Providing information about the area surrounding the venue you are in (where is a cash point, toilet etc.) 
• Selling concert tickets and merchandise 
• Stewarding and collecting tickets 
• Audience liaison (including gathering feedback) 
• Ensuring that the venues are kept clean and tidy at all times 
• Handing out flyers in city centre locations 
• Topping up brochure bins 
• Running errands as needed for festival staff 
• Artist liaison: greeting and informing arriving artists, helping them unload, taking them to the car park, showing them around 

Working in our Technical department, tasks include:

• Assisting stage manager, lighting and sound engineer with various tasks in setting up the stage for performances and clearing it after acts 
• Helping artists with instruments, sound checking and lighting focusing 
• Setting and resetting auditorium spaces 
• Loading and unloading backline equipment 
• Keeping backstage area tidy 

Working as a volunteer Driver, tasks include:

• Driving artists to and from airport / accommodation / venue 
• Driving staff or other guests 
• Picking up / delivering things such as instruments or equipment 
• We ask volunteers be available for as much of the festival as possible with a minimum commitment of four shifts.
You need to be over 25 and have a full clean UK driving licence.

To apply for the positions above, email a short description of who you are and why you'd like to work for #EJBF17 along with your availability during the festival (14th - 23rd July)


Participate in the Carnival parade by wearing a costume or being a steward and have one of the most exhilarating experiences. 

For more details and to apply for a position, please email Anna

Supported by City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh Chinese Art and Culture Community. Foreign Affairs and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Fengtai District People's Government of Beijing Municipality.


July 2018

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