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  • Last Minute Shifts Available

     ENVIRONMENT

    The Environment Crew helps maintain the very earth the Jazz Lovers jazz on!  Help us keep our site pristine, so we can return for next year - and  save the planet!

    Suitable for Volunteers who love to organize and are neat freaks, love to keep earth clean and listen to live music!

     The Environment Crew are the true Heros of the
    Jazz Festival!

     

     


     

    SITE PRODUCTION 

     Do you even lift? The Site Production Crew are the lifters and the movers of the Jazz Festival!

    If you love to lift weights, and tan those guns, these roles are for you! 

     


      DRUM TECHNICIANS 

    If you've played drums for at least 2 years, we need you here. This is not for the weak!


    STAGING

     This Staging Crew is the heart of the Jazz Festival, and ensures the Shows Must Go On!

    Must love music, have extensive Staging Experience and be able to lift. 


     EQUIPMENT WAREHOUSE 

    Are you detail-oriented, are you able to lift over 20lbs and know your way around instruments?


    AUDIENCE RELATIONS 

     The Gatekeepers of the Festival!  

    You will make sure all staff, volunteers and guests are happy and safe! 

     


     

    FIRST AID

    If you have a Medical Background or studying in the Medical Field, you're in!



     BISTRO 

    Do you love the outdoors and live music while tanning?

    Help the Bistro Team maintain a clean and safe environment!


     INFORMATION BOOTH

     Do you enjoy speaking to the public about what Jazz is all about?

    Come hang out and be the Jazz Ambassadors while listening to live music!


     

    FRONT OF HOUSE

    You must love music and helping our Guest Audience!

    You are the Jazz Festival Venue Representative!

    Some positions require cash handling & ticket experience.

     

     


    ARTIST HOSPITALITY

    You must love music and helping our Guest Audience!

    You are the Jazz Festival Venue Representative!

    Must have experience with Food & Beverage!

      

  • Venue Locations
    General

    Coastal Jazz & Blues Society Office
    2nd floor, 295 West 7th Avenue
    Vancouver, BC V5Y 1L9
    O: 604.872.5200
    E: cjbs@coastaljazz.ca

    Coastal Jazz Warehouse
    TO BE CONFIRMED


    Check-In & Site Offices

    Downtown Jazz Volunteer Check-In & Site Office - Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG)
    800 Robson Street
    Vancouver, BC V6Z 2E7
    (Robson Square Ice Rink Level)

    Downtown Jazz Volunteer Check-In & Site Office - David Lam (Roundhouse)
    181 Roundhouse Mews
    Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3
    (Southwest side of the Roundhouse Community Center)


    Downtown Venues

    David Lam Park
    1300 Pacific Boulevard
    Vancouver, BC V6Z 2Y1

    David Lam Park Playground
    Located next to David Lam Park
    (On Drake Street between Marinaside Crescent and Pacific Boulevard)

    Frankie's Jazz Club
    765 Beatty Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4

    The Imperial
    319 Main Street
    Vancouver, BC V6A 2S9

    Ironworks Studio
    235 Alexander Street
    Vancouver, BC V6A 1C2

    The Orpheum
    601 Smithe Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4

    Performance Works
    1218 Cartwright Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8

    Pyatt Hall
    843 Seymour Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4

    Roundhouse Community Center
    181 Roundhouse Mews
    Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3
    (Both the Exhibition Hall and Performance Center are connected to the Community Center)

    The Vogue
    918 Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L2


    Granville Island Locations

    Directions for drivers.

    Railspur District Stage
    Once you enter Granville Island, turn right onto Cartwright Street.
    Continue on Cartwright Street. Railspur District Stage will be on the left, across from the parking lot beside Performance Works.

    Ron Basford Park Stage
    Once you enter Granville Island, turn right onto Cartwright Street
    At the very end of Cartwright Street, there is a park to the right (past the parking lot)
    The stage is the amphitheater.

    Market Stage
    Once you enter Granville Island, turn right onto Cartwright Street, turn left at Johnston Street
    At the end of Johnston Street, there is a building to the right - the Public Market.
    Behind the Public Market is the Market Stage.


    Opening Reception - By Invitation Only

    Frankie's Jazz Club
    765 Beatty Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4
    By Invitation Only

  • Overview

    Overview

     


     

    TICKET INFORMATION: COLES NOTES 

     

    VIJF = Vancouver International Jazz Festival

    VIJF Hard Tickets: 

    • VIJF Volunteers receive 2 Hard tickets based on Volunteer Commitment

    • Tickets are Free

    VIJF Rush Tickets:

    • Subject to availability for a discounted price, 48 Hours’ notice before show

    • Available for purchase online only

    VIJF Nightly Pass Tickets:

    • Ticket information is updated by 5:00 PM Daily, based on VIJF Pass ID Colour in the Nightly Pass Information

    • 2017 VIJF (COLUR TBC) Pass: Venue Level Staff, Artists & Volunteers

    • 2017 VIJF (COLUR TBC) Pass: Staff

    • Tickets are Free and can be claimed at the venue box office when it opens for the show


     

    Hard Tickets for VIJF Volunteers

    Each volunteer is entitled to two (2) Hard Tickets to select Jazz Festival performances. Ticket options depend on if you are a 20-Hour Volunteer, 32-Hour Volunteer or a Crew Chief.

    • Less than 20 Hour Volunteers

      • Do not receive any hard tickets

      • Access to VIJF Nightly Pass Access

    • 20 Hour Volunteers

      • Must meet the 20 Hour minimum volunteer hour requirements

      • Marquee Series: The Orpheum Shows are not accessible

      • Vogue shows are not accessible in pairs

      • Select one (1) ticket per event for The Vogue Series and (1) per event for shows at Performance Works, Ironworks, Frankie's, The Imperial, Pyatt Hall, Kay Meek, or the Roundhouse Performance Centre Weekend Pass; OR

      • Select two (2) tickets per event for shows at Performance Works, Ironworks, Frankie's, The Imperial, Pyatt Hall, Kay Meek, or the Roundhouse Performance Centre Weekend Pass

      • Access to VIJF Nightly Pass Access

    • 32 Hour Volunteers & Crew Chiefs

      • Must meet the 32 Hour minimum volunteer hour requirements

      • Priority Volunteer Package Pick Up

      • Select one (1) or two (2) tickets per event for The Orpheum, The Vogue, Performance Works, Ironworks, Frankie's, The Imperial, Pyatt Hall, Kay Meek, and the Roundhouse Performance Center Weekend Pass

      • Access to VIJF Nightly Pass Access

    An invitation to the online Ticket Selection Form will be sent via email once your shifts are confirmed if you have over 20 hours. If your shifts are confirmed, and you have not received this yet, please contact volunteers@coastaljazz.ca.


    Package Pick-Up Location

    Volunteer Centre
    on ground level at
    295 West 7th Avenue
    Vancouver, BC V5Y 1L9

    look for the TD VIJF sign


     Volunteer Rush Tickets

    Rush Tickets are tickets to Jazz Festival shows that are made available for purchase at a discounted rate.  Rush Tickets are announced a maximum of 48 hours in advance of the performance.

    They are a last minute chance to guarantee yourself a seat at a show.

    Rush Tickets are purchased online and must be picked up at the venue box office when Will Call opens.

    You must have your TDVIJF Festival ID with you to claim your ticket.


     Crew Chiefs

    All Crew Chiefs must meet the 32 Hour Minimum Requirement. They also receive a $25.00 Gift Certificate valid towards ticket purchase to certain year-round shows presented by Coastal Jazz & Blues Society, after the successful completion of all shifts scheduled.


    Festival T-Shirt

    All Volunteers receive one (1) Volunteer T-Shirt. Extra T-Shirts may be purchased after the Festival Wrap Party, for $10.00 each at the Coastal Jazz office. Additional Volunteer T-Shirts are subject to availability.


    Wrap Party

    After the Festival comes to an end, Volunteers are invited to a Volunteers-Only Wrap Party with free food, drinks, music and fun!


    Discounts

    • Volunteers receive a 10% VIP discount card to our Jazz Festival sponsor Tom Lee Music. Volunteers can also purchase Jazz Friend Memberships at a discounted rate of $25.00. The Jazz Friend Membership includes:

      • Voting rights in the Coastal Jazz & Blues Society

      • Discounted Ticket Service fees

      • A Festival Guide mailed to your home or Festival E-Guide sent by email

      • Access to pre-sale tickets

      • Personal ticket service through the Coastal Jazz & Blues Society Box Office

  • Volunteer Benefits - Crew Chiefs

    Crew Chief Volunteer Benefits - Hard Tickets and Gift Certificate

    Each volunteer is entitled to two (2) tickets to select Jazz Festival performances. Crew Chief Volunteers are required to fill out an online 32-Hour Volunteer Ticket Request Form*, to select the shows they want to see via email. A limited number of tickets per performance are available. Please see below for your Crew Chief Volunteer Package pick up dates and times.

    As Crew Chief Volunteers, you can:

    • Select one (1) or two (2) tickets per event for The Orpheum, The Vogue, Performance Works, Ironworks, Frankie's, The Imperial, Pyatt Hall, Kay Meek, and the Roundhouse Performance Center Weekend Pass

    • All Crew Chiefs must meet the 32-Hour Minimum Requirement.

    • Crew Chiefs also receive a $25.00 Gift Certificate to certain year-round shows presented by Coastal Jazz & Blues Society, after the successful completion of all shifts scheduled.

    Deadline to submit Ticket Request Form: Monday June 12, 2017 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time

    If your shifts have been confirmed and you have not received your Ticket Request Form link, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@coastaljazz.ca.

     


    Crew Chief Volunteer Package Pick-Up

    Crew Chief Volunteers can pick up their Volunteer Packages at the following dates and times:

    • Friday, June 16, 2017 10:00AM - 7:00PM

    • Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    • Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    • Monday, June 19 to Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    Starting June 22 through July 2, the Volunteer Centre will be open from:

    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM for ALL Volunteer Package pick-ups


    Package Pick-Up Location

    Volunteer Centre
    on ground level at
    295 West 7th Avenue
    Vancouver, BC V5Y 1L9

    look for the TD VIJF sign

     

     

  • Volunteer Benefits - 32 Hour

    32-Hour Volunteer Benefits - Hard Tickets

    Each volunteer is entitled to two (2) tickets to select Jazz Festival performances. Volunteers are required to fill out a 32-Hour Ticket Request Form, to select the shows they want to see via email. A limited number of tickets per performance are available. Please see below for your Volunteer Package pick up dates and times.

    As 32-Hour Volunteers, you can:

    • Select one (1) or two (2) tickets per event for The Orpheum, The Vogue, Performance Works, Ironworks, Frankie's, The Imperial, Pyatt Hall, Kay Meek, and the Roundhouse Performance Center Weekend Pass

    Note:

    Deadline to submit Ticket Request Form: Monday June 12, 2017 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time

    If your shifts have been confirmed and you have not received your Ticket Request Form link, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@coastaljazz.ca.

     


    32-Hour Volunteer Package Pick-Up

    32-Hour Volunteers can pick up their Volunteer Packages at the following dates and times:

    • Friday, June 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    • Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    • Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    • Monday, June 19 to Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    Starting June 22 through July 2, the Volunteer Centre will be open from:

    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM for ALL Volunteer Package pick-ups


    Package Pick-Up Location

    Volunteer Centre

    on ground level at
    295 West 7th Avenue
    Vancouver, BC V5Y 1L9

    look for the TD VIJF sign

     

  • Volunteer Benefits - 20 Hour

    20-Hour Volunteer Benefits - Hard Tickets

    Each volunteer is entitled to two (2) tickets to select Jazz Festival performances. Volunteers are required to fill out a 20-Hour Ticket Request Form, to select the shows they want to see via email. A limited number of tickets per performance are available. Please see below for your Volunteer Package pick up dates and times.

    As 20-Hour Volunteers, you have two (2) options:

    1. Select one (1) ticket per event for The Vogue Series and any (1) ticket for shows at Performance Works, Ironworks, Frankie's, The Imperial, Pyatt Hall, Kay Meek, or the Roundhouse Performance Centre Weekend Pass.; OR

    2. Select two (2) tickets for shows at Performance Works, Ironworks, Frankie's, The Imperial, Pyatt Hall, Kay Meek, or the Roundhouse Performance Centre Weekend Pass.

    3. The Orpheum is not accessible

    Deadline to submit Ticket Request Form: Monday June 12, 2017 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time

    If your shifts have been confirmed and you have not received your Ticket Request Form link, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@coastaljazz.ca.


    20-Hour Volunteer Package Pick-Up

    20-Hour Volunteers can pick up their Volunteer Packages at the following dates and times:

    • Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    • Monday, June 19 to Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    Starting June 22 through July 2, the Volunteer Centre will be open from:

    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM for ALL Volunteer Package pick-ups


    Package Pick-Up Location

    Volunteer Centre
    on ground level at
    295 West 7th Avenue
    Vancouver, BC V5Y 1L9

    look for the TD VIJF sign

     

  • Volunteer Centre
    Pick up your Volunteer Packet, T-shirt and information at the Volunteer Centre - located at 295 West 7 Ave in Vancouver.

     

    Hours of operation are: 

    Crew Chief and 32 Hour Volunteers:

    Friday, June 16, 2017 10:00AM - 7:00PM

    Saturday, June 17, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

     

    Crew Chief, 32 Hour Volunteers and 20 Hour Volunteers:

    Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Monday, June 19, 2017 10:00AM - 7:00PM

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 10:00AM - 7:00PM

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:00AM - 7:00PM 

    Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Friday, June 23, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Saturday, June 24, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Sunday, June 25, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Monday, June 26, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Friday, June 30, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Sunday, July 2, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM