As an Ultima volunteer you’ll gain a thorough experience of the whole workings of the festival, including everything from production, technical and logistics to communications and audience development. You’ll also get to know lots of lovely people and get to participate in some exciting artistic and musical experiences the likes of which you have never seen or heard before.
If all of that sounds interesting, why not register here.
Questions? Drop us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
As a volunteer, you’ll get the following:
- Access to artist talks and workshops (space permitting)
- The chance to bring a friend to selected concerts
- Ultima festival merchandise (t-shirt, tote bag, etc.)
- Food and drink
- Invites to the kick-off and closing parties
What we expect from you:
- Work a minimum of two shifts lasting c. 7 hours each (or four 3½ hour shifts)
- Turn up to your agreed shifts punctually, bringing positivity and enthusiasm
- Give plenty of notice if you are ill or can’t work for another reason
- Minimum age 16
As an Ultima volunteer you can work in any of the following:
Assistant to the venue producer at festival concerts and performances, Ultima Context events and functions for the festival’s international guests and delegates. You’ll help to make the venue ready for the public, answer questions from composers, musicians and technicians, and help ensure that rehearsals and take-downs run smoothly according to the production schedule. No job is too big or small for you, (whether it’s making a coffee or stage rigging). This job is perfect if you want to see how an artistic event is carried out in practice, and if you thrive in a varied and slightly unpredictable working environment.
You’ll help with rigging and dismantling stage set-ups, seating areas and technical equipment. You have a positive attitude and enjoy physical work.
For people with a driving licence who are comfortable driving large vans around Oslo. You’ll be driving everything from equipment to people, to and from the festival’s venues.
Promo and distribution
Are you familiar with Oslo and enjoy being outdoors? You can help us by distributing the festival’s printed programmes and posters to cafes, arts institutions, places of study and festival venues. This work usually happens during the weeks leading up to the festival.
Do you take great pictures and love using social media? You can help in our Social Media department and go round our festival venues documenting what’s happening, both on- and backstage. You’re a self-starter with bags of initiative. Relevant experience is necessary here.
Do you enjoy working with people? Our ushers work in teams at various festival spaces around the city. You are the public face of Ultima, helping to give our audiences the best possible experience. Along with the other team members, you’ll prepare the venues, sell and scan tickets, hand out programmes and answer questions from the public. It’s vital that you are positive, get familiar with the concert programme and the practical details in each building (such as where to find the toilet and the bar).
You’ll take care of the festival’s international performers, guests and artists. This might involve guiding them from hotel to venue, helping with luggage, liaising with drivers, answering questions and passing on important information. A good knowledge of the city of Oslo would be an advantage, as well as an outgoing and self-confident personality. Even better if you speak other languages besides Norwegian and English…
At certain venues and larger productions, we sometimes need various types of security such as fire officers, security guards and stage bouncers. This is a good job if you’re patient, clear and conscientious.
Are you service-minded and outgoing? As a receptionist you’ll welcome and communicate important information to our international delegates, press, performers and members of the public in the festival reception at Vinterhagen in Sentralen.
FESTIVAL TEAM SERVICE
Are you sociable and a people person? As a volunteer looking after the festival team’s needs, you’ll welcome and register volunteers arriving to work. Your main task is to look after the volunteers, interns and venue producers, and make sure they are supplied with all the food, drink and festival merchandise they need. You’ll help out in the festival kitchen in the volunteer hub on the 2nd floor of Sentralen, and help in bringing equipment and food to the venues.