Volunteers Needed for the 2013 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Wednesday, October 31 2012

MOSCOW, Idaho – The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is seeking volunteers to help during the 2013 festival, which takes place Feb. 20-23. Volunteer registration opens Saturday, Nov. 3.

Each year, approximately 500 volunteers are needed to help manage student performance sites, transport artists and assist with general setup during the four-day event.

“Volunteering at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is such a great opportunity for anyone,” said Erin Turner, volunteer programs coordinator for the festival. “It is a great way for students and the community to come together and enjoy great music.”

Volunteer jobs include site managers, stage managers, special teams, greeters, ushers and more. Volunteers with a good driving record are needed to transport artists and clinicians to various locations for performances, workshops and clinics.

“Volunteering allows everyone the opportunity to see artists close-up, to see amazing talent of all ages, meet new people from the community, listen to world-class jazz and play a role in one of the region’s premier cultural events. Oh, and don’t forget the free ticket,” said Turner.

A special course offering management training is available for University of Idaho students and community members. The course, “Jazz-Fest Site Management,” will provide students with first-hand experience in managing festival volunteers, delegating responsibilities, crowd management, stage set-up and various other managerial skills. Credit is available for this course.

To volunteer for the 2013 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, visit www.uidaho.edu/jazzfest and click on the “Get Involved,” or call Erin Turner at (208) 885-0113 for more information.
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