APPLY TO WORK OFF YOUR 2023 KASLO JAZZ ETC FESTIVAL TICKET!
FIRST TIME VOLUNTEER DEPOSIT DUE WITH APPLICATION
Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival is excited to offer complimentary Volunteer Camping this year. Volunteers will be camping at the South Beach Campground.
You will receive your volunteer camping application form closer to the festival!
It is through the support of our members, volunteers and crew that the viability of our organization is sustained year by year. We can’t THANK YOU enough!
DEADLINE APPLICATION: FRIDAY JULY 28th 2023
APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
WHAT WE REQUIRE:
- If you are a first-time KJES volunteer, a refundable $200 deposit is required (minus a $10 admin fee). See details below. Pay online here: 2023 Volunteer Deposit
- Completed Online Volunteer Application Form (see below)
- A minimum of 15 hours volunteering during the Kaslo Jazz Etc 2023 Festival
READ THIS: Your application will NOT be considered and you will not be assigned your volunteer shifts until payment of deposit (if required) is received. By agreeing to volunteer for KJES you are agreeing to a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of work trade in exchange for a full weekend pass to the 2023 Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival. There are no refunds or exchanges for the Volunteer Deposit BEFORE the festival. Canceling or failure to complete Volunteer shifts will result in loss of deposit (if applicable) and you will not be eligible to volunteer for KJES in the future. NO EXCEPTIONS.
WHAT YOU RECEIVE IN EXCHANGE FOR FIFTEEN (15) HOURS OF WORK-TRADE:
- Volunteer Orientation Dinner Meet & Greet: Thursday, Aug 3rd
- One (1) Weekend Pass to the 20203 Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival
- One (1) 2023 Kaslo Jazz Volunteer T-Shirt
- Volunteer Appreciation Pancake Breakfast: Monday, August 7th
- One (1) Jazzlo Burger voucher per shift (Sunday, July 30 – Tuesday, Aug 8th)
- Access to KJES discounted Volunteer Campground
CODE OF CONDUCT
All Volunteers and Staff must agree and adhere to the KJES Code Of Conduct before beginning their first Volunteer shift. The KJES Code of Conduct will be available to read and sign during the Volunteer Check-In / Orientation. The KJES Code Of Conduct highlights a Zero Tolerance policy for any harassment, prejudice, violence, drug or alcohol use / possession, inappropriate behavior or language, irresponsible actions, illegal camping, and breaches of confidentiality. Any violation of the Code Of Conduct may result in disciplinary measures including but not limited to forfeiture of a volunteer deposit, removal from the festival site/campgrounds, and refusal to attend future KJES events.
Dress Smart! Please bring sunscreen, water bottle, hat, food/snacks, rain gear and proper clothing for the weather and according to your position. This festival is in the mountains! Be prepared!
From Sunday July 30th until Tuesday August 8th, you will receive one (1) voucher per shift redeemable at the Jazzlo Burger stand. This voucher is good for one burger – gluten free lettuce bun & veggie burgers available. Please plan ahead to eat before or after your shifts. Volunteers are not permitted to leave their shift to order food. It is a good idea to bring food/snacks with you for your shift.
If you are a first-time KJES volunteer – thanks for your interest! Working off your ticket is a rewarding way to make connections and enjoy the festival. A refundable $200 deposit is required for your first year. Upon completion of the required 15 hours, your deposit will be refunded minus a $10 administrative fee. Deposits will be refunded by Sept 1st, 2023. There are no refunds for the volunteer deposit BEFORE the festival under any circumstances. Canceling your application or failing to complete your volunteer shifts will result in loss of your entire deposit and you will not be eligible to volunteer for KJES in the future. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Deposits are accepted online here: 2023 Volunteer Deposit
You must be 16 years of age or older to apply for the KJES Volunteer team. Preference will be given to mature volunteers with festival work-trade experience.
The safety of all people & property at the KJES is the top priority. KJES crew and volunteers are responsible for their safety, the safety of their fellow team members and all attendees. Any injury or accident must be reported directly to a KJES Supervisor and First Aid immediately. There is Zero Tolerance for any intoxication while on shift.
DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
The use, possession, sale, transfer, purchase or being under the influence of illegal drugs is NOT tolerated. Volunteers represent the festival and as such, are required to be sober, alert, and not use or be under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol before or during their shifts.
SITE & OPERATIONS
Members of this team should be active and ready to work on their feet. Tasks and responsibilities include; caring for the cleanliness and sanitation of the site, grounds maintenance, vendor assistance and directing vehicles.
- Green Team
- Plant & Flower Care
Members of this team should be outgoing and ready to interact with festival guests! Experience in retail or customer service is an asset. Tasks and responsibilities include; greeting guests, assisting patrons, monitoring Festival areas, and selling merchandise.
- Festival Hosts
- Merchandise Sales
- Kayak Patrol
- Manager Self Care Enforcers
Members of this team must be equipped with a valid Serving it Right Certification. Experience in the hospitality industry or liquor sales is an asset. Tasks and responsibilities include; proper beverage service in coherence with BC Liquor laws, maintaining stock for beer garden and beer ticket sales.
- Beer Ticket Sales
- Bar Back
- Alcohol Service
TICKETS & ADMIN
Members of this team are required to have strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Cash handling experience is an asset for this team. Tasks and responsibilities include; scanning tickets, administering wristbands and checking in volunteers.
- Main Gate
- Volunteer Headquarters (Beehive)
- Festival Headquarters (Box Office/HQ)
Members of this team are responsible for the hospitality around Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival site. Previous experience and references with festival hospitality are required.
- Backstage Support
- Artist Transportation
- Site Runners
FIRST AID / SAFE SPACE TENT
Members on this team are responsible for the health and well being of all festival patrons, staff and artists. Previous First Aid experience and qualifications are required for this team.
FESTIVAL SET UP & STRIKE
Members of this team are responsible for all aspects of site set up (pre festival) and tear down/strike (post festival). This crew will erect the stages, work areas, install fencing, signage, site infrastructure and other general site preparation. Could require heavy lifting and some physical labor. Skills such as carpentry, electrical, and plumbing are preferred. Kaslo locals will be given preference to this team.