EFG London Jazz Festival volunteers

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 with us on the delivery of this year’s Festival. We are London’s biggest city-wide music festival and bring together established stars and emerging talent, reflecting the traditions of jazz and illustrating its breadth and depth. You can check out the full programme at efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk

'Being a volunteer at the EFG London Jazz Festival is a great way to contribute to the event and have fun at the same time.  As a volunteer, in whatever role, you feel part of the action instead of a mere spectator.  Serious give great briefings and support so you become part of the team straight away.  Once you get inside the Festival it never feels the same again' (Ian, EFG London Jazz Festival 2016 volunteer)

We ask 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 us:

- 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 go to – volunteers.serious1@gmail.com

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 us for the Festival are encouraged to build upon this experience and join us in a similar capacity at our other endeavours throughout the year. 


The deadline for applications is Monday 2nd October 2017.

Interviews for new volunteers will take place on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th October in the Serious office.

Applications are welcome from those who can demonstrate a significant reason why they would be unable to interview on the 12th or 13th October

The Volunteer Briefing will take place on Friday 3rd 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. We will be able to reimburse the cost of a travel card and a reasonable evening meal.