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The Jazz Arts Group is Looking for Volunteers

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by Mark Subel on May 9, 2012

The Columbus Jazz Arts Group is looking for volunteers for upcoming jazz related events this summer including JazZoo, Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival, Jazz & Rib Fest, and more. Volunteer opportunities are available for both short-term and ongoing projects. The following volunteer positions are available:

Office Support

Office volunteers assist the Jazz Arts Group staff with a variety of administrative tasks, from hand addressing One Night Only invitations to sending out renewal letters and other major correspondence.

Office support volunteers should be available between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, and are enlisted on an “as needed” basis. There is not an ongoing need for office support; you would receive a call from a JAG staff member when this kind of opportunity is available.

Jazz Events

From helping at our annual fundraiser One Night Only to manning a booth at the Jazz & Ribs Festival, Jazz Arts Group loves having volunteer help at big events. Activities could include making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at a PBJ & Jazz concert, distributing literature at a major festival, or assisting with set-up and tear-down of One Night Only.

Most events take place in the evenings and on weekends. Volunteers receive complimentary admission to ticketed events. Upcoming event dates include:

  • Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival, June 15-17, 2012 – staff Jazz Arts Group information table/tent at festival, answer questions, act as JAG ambassador, etc.
  • JazZoo!, July 13, 2012 (“Rock ‘n’ Roll Meets the Blues”), July 20, 2012 (“Ray Charles & the Legends of Soul”), August 10, 2012 (“A Night in Vegas”), August 17, 2012 (“That’s Entertainment!: Byron’s Birthday Bash”) – greeters, info distribution, table set-up/tear-down, etc.
  • Jazz & Rib Fest, July 20-22, 2012 – staff Jazz Arts Group information table/tent at festival, answer questions, act as JAG ambassador, etc.
  • One Night Only, November 2, 2012 – room set-up/tear-down, ushers, silent auction/live auction spotters, etc.

Outdoor Ushers

JAG’s outdoor usher program at the Lincoln Theatre ensures that our guests have a great time all the way to their car after a show. Our outdoor ushers work with JAG staff and Lincoln Theatre security to assist patrons as they depart the theatre and head to one of the many parking lots around the theatre. Working in pairs, our outdoor ushers are provided flashlights, asked to wear bright clothing and a big smile, and are provided a ticket to the show at the Lincoln as a thank you for their assistance.

JAG is looking for eight (8) outdoor ushers for each scheduled Inside Track performance in the Lincoln Theatre during the 2011-12 season. These dates are:

May 18 & 19, 2012 (“Raise Me Up!” featuring the Harmony Project)

Full details on all volunteer opportunities for the Columbus Jazz Arts group.

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