Volunteer Applications for mjf 2023 have now closed!

Please check back next year to volunteer for mjf 2024. We’d like to thank everyone that’s applied for this year and we’ll be in touch soon.

mjf2023 is taking place from Friday 19 May – Sunday 28 May; with events across First Street, St Ann’s Church, Band on the Wall, Matt & Phreds, NQ Jazz at The Yard and Forsyths Music Shop, to name a few. 

mjf volunteers play a crucial and valued role during the festival, often as first point of contact for artists and audiences.

Volunteer roles for mjf2023: 

Artist Liaison Assistants 

Merchandise Managers & Assistants 

Stage Managers  

Festival Crew 

Festival Representatives

Photographers & Videographers

Social Media Content Creator  

 Please be aware that roles may vary slightly based on the venues and gigs you’re assigned 

What mjf offers volunteers 

If you do volunteer for mjf2023, mjf will: 


We can offer a pair of tickets to an event of your choosing, subject to availability 24 hours before the gig. Want to see what’s on? Have a look at our website https://manchesterjazz.com/events/ 


Hours may vary dependent on the role but are generally in line with programme timings.

If successful, you’ll be given a volunteer handbook and invited to attend a volunteer briefing session prior to your first shift (exact time TBC). 



If you have any queries, please email Ola Brewster, Festival & Programmes Assistant ola@manchesterjazz.com  


mjf2022 Volunteers

Here’s what the mjf2022 volunteers had to say, and a snapshot of them in action!

“It was amazing, all staff and volunteers are great. Thank you”

“mjf2022 again created a welcoming atmosphere, a buzz in the city, and excellent music.”