Volunteers

Calling all music and events lovers!

Come and have fun and gain fantastic hands-on events experience by volunteering at the 2018 EFG London Jazz Festival.

We are seeking a team of enthusiastic volunteers with a taste for organisation to work with us on the delivery of this year’s Festival. We are London’s biggest city-wide music festival and bring together established stars and emerging talent, reflecting the traditions of jazz and illustrating its breadth and depth. 

We ask volunteers to be available for as much of the Festival as possible with a minimum commitment of three full days. Within this time there are opportunities to volunteer in four separate areas of the Festival:

Production - The Production team manage the logistical planning and technical production of Serious events.

Volunteers may assist the Production team by working with Show Managers to support artist liaison and backstage catering, including general running and logistics support. Volunteers may also work with our Transport team to support artist ‘meet & greets’ at airports and train stations, as well as write reviews for Festival shows in order to provide valued feedback to Serious.  

Communications
 – The Communications team manage the marketing campaigns (digital and social media, as well as print and press) and ticketing for all Serious events. 

Volunteers may assist the Communications team with Festival information stands, show guest lists and press liaison. They may also help with the Festival’s social media output by taking photos, tweeting and building interest around the events.  It is important for volunteers to be available on evenings throughout the Festival.

Development
 – The Development team manage relationships with current funders and sponsors of Serious. 

Volunteers may support the Development team in delivering Receptions across the Festival for our sponsors and supporters. Volunteers may also support the set-up of branding across Festival shows. 

Learning and Participation
– The Learning & Participation team manage Serious’ learning and participation programmes. 

Volunteers may assist the Learning & Participation team in administering and delivering multiple participation projects and events throughout the Festival; including artist liaison, general running and logistics support, alongside publicity for the events.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply to volunteer for the EFG London Jazz Festival 2018 please download and complete the Volunteer Application Form and send to production1@serious.org.uk or return the form via post to the address indicated on the form. 

We will need to receive your application by close of play on Wednesday 3rd October 2018.

Please note all those applying must be 18 years old or over.

Serious and EFG London Jazz Festival embrace diversity of all kinds. We are keen to create a volunteer force that is representative of wider society and therefore encourage applicants of all ages (over 18), ethnicities, nationalities, socio-economic backgrounds, gender identities and physical and neurological abilities. 

We’re a motivated team with a mission to ensure music is accessible for all, and would love to hear from like-minded individuals.

We will be able to reimburse the cost of a travel card and a reasonable evening meal.

Future Projects

As well as producing the EFG London Jazz Festival, Serious programme a huge variety of other music-based events throughout London and around the UK. Volunteers who enjoy their time working with us for the Festival are encouraged to build upon this experience and join us in a similar capacity at our other endeavours throughout the year. 

Timeline 

Closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 3 October 2018. 

Interviews for new volunteers will take place on 10, 11 and 12 October 2018 in the Serious office in Central London.  We will endeavour to offer you a time that suits you, however we are unable to offer interview slots outside these dates unless in exceptional circumstances. Please note that owing to the number of volunteer places we have, we may not be able to offer everyone an interview.

A Volunteer Briefing will be scheduled in w/c 5 November at the Serious office, details of which will be provided during the interview stage.