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
Assisting our artist liaison manager and be a point of contact for artists and stage managers
Ensuring dressing rooms are adequately stocked with light refreshments and kept tidy
Helping to gather artist monitoring information and PRS data
Merchandise Managers & Assistants
Responsible for receiving/managing artists and mjf merchandise stock (CDs, T-shirts etc)
Using PDQ machines (training given) to sell to the public from the mjf merchandise table
Working closely with the artist liaison team and helping artists on and off stage
Ensuring that the artists’ soundchecks and performances run according to the schedule
Assisting sound technicians and artists with their stage set up and load off if required
Assisting mjf staff and technical crew in the set-up, de-rig and smooth running of mjf2023 events
Helping to set up and install festival branding, site infrastructure (gazebos, tables, chairs etc), and backline
Helping artists with unloading/loading of equipmentand stage changeovers (heavy lifting may be required)
Answering any audience questions and provide insight into mjf2023
Helping mjf gather audience data for funders and to inform future programming
Gathering donations via PDQ machines (training given)
Photographers & Videographers
To capture images and videos of the live music, audience and atmosphere of the event (a brief will be given for each role before the festival)
Social Media Content Creator
Capturing footage of the live music, audience and atmosphere of the event, specifically for our social media (posts, stories, reels etc.)
Creating live twitter update posts to record the happenings at the festival
Working withinthe mjf brand guidelines (training and support will be provided by our Digital Creative Content Maker & Distributor)
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:
give you your very own limited edition mjf T-Shirt
provide you with one meal per shift (value dependent on venue)
pay travel expenses up to £5 per day (with receipt)
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 websitehttps://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).