Area: London
Deadline: Monday 2 October 2017

Serious is a unique force in the field of live music. The company makes a major contribution to the arts world through a national programme that is internationally recognised, working with a network of partners to ensure the greatest reach for its work. Each year it produces over 800 events, works with over 2,600 artists, reaches live audiences of over 320,000 in over 300 venues, and have a broadcast reach of over 44 million.

Volunteers! Come and have fun and gain fantastic hands-on events experience by volunteering at 2017's EFG London Jazz Festival. Calling all music and events lovers! The EFG London Jazz Festival 2017 is seeking a team of enthusiastic volunteers with a taste for organisation to work on the delivery of this year’s Festival.

It is London’s biggest city-wide music festival and brings together established stars and emerging talent, reflecting the traditions of jazz and illustrating its breadth and depth. You can check out the full programme on the EFG London Jazz Festival website.

EFG asks volunteers to be available for as much of the festival as possible with a minimum commitment of five full days. Within this time there are opportunities to volunteer in four separate areas of the Festival:
Communications – For 1 volunteer to assist the communications team with the Festival information stands, guest lists and press liaison. Must be available on evenings through the Festival. For 2 volunteers to help with the Festival’s social media output, by taking photos, tweeting and building interest around the events.
Development – For 2 volunteers to support the development team in delivering sponsor and supporter receptions and branding across the Festival.
Learning and Participation – For 2 or 3 volunteers to assist the Learning and Participation Team in administering and delivering multiple participation projects and events throughout the festival. Including artist liaison, general running and logistics support alongside publicity.
Production – To assist the production team with backstage catering and artist liaison, airport meet and greets, general running and logistics support.

Please apply by sending a CV and telling EFG:

  • Why you would like to volunteer
  • What skills and experience you could bring to the Festival
  • What days within the Festival you would be able to work
  • Which, if any, specific area of work you are interested in

Applications should be sent by email to:

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 Serious for the Jazz Festival are encouraged to build upon this experience and join them in a similar capacity at its other endeavours throughout the year.

Interviews for new volunteers will take place on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 October 2017 in the Serious office. Applications are welcome from those who can demonstrate a significant reason why they would be unable to interview on the 12/13 October. The Volunteer Briefing will take place on Friday 3 November in the Serious office. EFG London Jazz Festival runs from Friday 10 – Sunday 19 November 2017. Serious is committed to equal opportunities in recruitment and employment, and embraces diversity of all kinds. Appointments are made on merit. Serious will be able to reimburse the cost of a travel card and a reasonable evening meal.