What does a Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree volunteer do? Volunteers assist in room and audience management in a variety of musical venue locations. They have the choice to be in the large musical event rooms that hold 300 jazz fans or in the smaller, intimate Satchmo’s room. Other volunteers work on the Sound Team (audio/acoustics), Property Management (facility and band setups), Hospitality Room (the musician’s, sponsor’s and volunteer’s break room) or serve at the Sponsor’s Information Table.
How much time during the Jazz Jamboree does a volunteer work? Volunteers serve 12 hours total during the five day Jazz Jamboree.
Who assigns the days and hours? A Site Manager or Team Manager will coordinate with the volunteer which days and time shifts they prefer to work. Some Site Managers schedule their volunteers in 3 hours shifts (4 shifts = 12 hrs) and others schedule in 4 hour shifts (3 shifts = 12 hrs). Volunteers are needed from 7:30 am to as late as 1 am at some of the musical venues.
When would I have to be in Sun Valley? All volunteers report on Wednesday, October 17th. New Volunteers Orientation is at 10 am. This is followed by an All Volunteer meeting at 11 am. Then all volunteers enjoy a fabulous buffet luncheon with their Site Manager and team members in the Limelight Room.
Who do I contact if I’m interested or need more information?
Sonnie Kirtley, Volunteer Coordinator Click Here or call her at 602-717-3886.
What expenses would I have? Each assigned volunteer receives the All Events Badge that admits them to any musical event throughout the week. They reserve and pay for their own lodging arrangements as well as meals and other expenses. New volunteers must purchase the official teal-colored SV Jazz Jamboree volunteer shirt that is worn with appropriate slacks, trousers or a skirt.
To Order Volunteer Shirts, select size below:
Or call the Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree Office Toll-Free: 1-877-478-5277.
- Office hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM MST.
- Orders must be placed by Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 before 3:30 PM.
- $22.00 each, plus tax.
- Pre-ordered shirts may be picked up at the Communication Center prior to first shift.