Chamberfest Volunteers

We are happy to announce that our volunteering opportunities for the Concert Series are filled!
Do check back in the late fall or email us directly to join the team!

You can play a vital role in one of the world’s largest chamber music festivals. With the help of dedicated volunteers, Ottawa Chamberfest offers audiences an impressive variety of concerts and events featuring artists from across Canada and around the world.

Volunteers who contribute their time, energy, experience – and passion for music – are indispensable to the smooth operation of a festival and concert series of this magnitude.

Chamberfest volunteer roles outside of the festival season for students (16+ years of age) and adults include: ushering, production and publicity distribution. Currently, all of our ushering and production positions have been filled. Find out now how your individual skills, interests, and talents can contribute to the success of the Chamberfest summer festival, Concert Series, and Community Engagement and Education programming.

To find out more, please contact:

Ottawa Chamberfest Volunteer Code of Conduct

Ottawa Chamberfest Waiver of Liability

Job Descriptions


  • Greets patrons, artists’ guests, sponsors and VIPs
  • Checks tickets/passes
  • Assists with seating
  • Ensures aisles are unobstructed
  • Provides direction to patrons lining up for concerts
  • Answers inquiries
  • Assists individuals with mobility issues into the venue
  • Helps with post-concert clean up
  • Excellent customer service skills required; must be friendly, personable and professional
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication in English; bilingualism is an asset
  • Must be able to stand, off and on, for 2-3 hours
  • Reports to Front of House Manager and/or designated Supervisor

Production Crew

  • Sets up and dismantles stage elements prior to and after the concert
  • Contributes to the efficient movement and placement of chairs, music stands and other stage equipment at the various concert venues
  • Assists with all venue logistics and pageantry
  • Carries out set changes
  • Must be a team player and be able to follow complex, detailed instructions
  • Must be in good health and willing and able to perform physical tasks including moving equipment and loading and unloading of trucks, and heavy lifting, if required
  • Accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to attend dress rehearsals and set-up for them in order to become familiar with the duties related to the concert/event
  • Previous stage experience an asset
  • ***Production Crew volunteers will provide their own steel-toe boots to adhere to the Ministry of Labour Safety Standards. If you need assistance with this requirement, please contact the Head of Production at
  • ***Please note that these are non-standard shift lengths, depending on the needs of a particular concert/event. Due to the nature of this role, the minimum time commitment for the summer festival is 4 shifts.

Mobility Assistant

  • Provides special assistance to differently abled patrons mobility issues, including helping to their seats before, during and after concerts
  • Responsible to provide extra support to the assigned patron(s) throughout the concert/event, up until the arrival of transport following the end of a concert/event
  • Advised at the Front of House meeting, prior to the concert, of patrons requiring assistance
  • May be required to meet the patron at the drop-off location
    Excellent customer service skills required; must be friendly, personable and professional
  • Must be physically able to help when necessary
  • Reports to Front of House Manager and/or designated Supervisor
  • ***Note: Para Transpo customers are helped in and out of their vehicles by the drivers

Community Engagement and Education (CEE) Volunteer

  • Be the face of Ottawa Chamberfest at our outdoor concerts, school and other community events
  • Interact with the public in a friendly and outgoing manner
  • Hand out promotional materials
  • Must be able to stand, off and on, for 1-2 hours
  • Able to work outdoors
  • Bilingualism is an asset
  • Reports to On-site Supervisor

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4 Florence Street, Suite 201

Ottawa ON K2P 0W7 Canada


Ottawa Chamberfest is located on the unceded, unsurrendered Territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation.

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