Chamberfest Volunteers

We are happy to announce that all of our volunteering opportunities are currently available! We hope you’ll consider joining our vibrant volunteer 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 of this magnitude.

Chamberfest volunteer roles for students (16+ years of age) and adults include: box office, transportation, publicity distribution, production and ushering. 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: volunteer@chamberfest.com

Ottawa Chamberfest Volunteer Code of Conduct

Ottawa Chamberfest Waiver of Liability

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

 

USHER

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

BOX OFFICE (WILL CALL)
Distributes “Will Call” tickets (tickets that are picked up at the door)
Assists Box Office staff member(s) with processing ticket sales prior to a concert, if required
Provides Ottawa Chamberfest and concert specific information to patrons and guests
Must be able to do light lifting and stand for short periods of time
Must be able to work at a fast pace for a short period of time
Excellent customer service skills required; must be friendly, personable and professional
Maintain a positive attitude and a genuine interest in helping others under sometimes stressful situations
Ability to help resolve customer issues in a professional and timely manner
Bilingualism is an asset at all venues
Reports to Box Office Manager

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 production@chamberfest.com .
***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.

PUBLICITY AND MARKETING MATERIALS DISTRIBUTOR
Distributes marketing materials to targeted businesses and other outlets, as required within an allocated local area
Ensures all sites are fully stocked with up-to-date materials and are well presented
Involves the delivery of posters/bulky items of print and publicity materials
Must be able to do light lifting, climb stairs and walk for short periods of time
Reliability, friendliness, and persuasiveness are important character traits in this role
Experience, tact, and skill in dealing with the public is essential
Reports to Volunteer Coordinator or their designate

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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Monitored Monday - Thursday 10am - 4pm

4 Florence Street, Suite 201

Ottawa ON K2P 0W7 Canada

613-234-8008

info@chamberfest.com

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

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