11. - 17. AUG 2024


Would you like to be a part of our big network of volunteers?

Being a volunteer gives you the opportunity to get an insight behind the scenes of the festival. We aim to create a great working environment amongst our volunteers where you can meet new people and experience great jazz music.

Sign up!

Volunteer registration for Oslo Jazzfestival 2024 is done via this link.

Being a volunteer at Oslojazz

At the festival, volunteers will be offered:

  • Festival pass
  • Festival T-shirt
  • Kick off gathering in June
  • Volunteer party after the festival with food and drinks
  • Letter of recommendation (by request)

Q: What sort of tasks can I be assigned to?

A: There are various different tasks for the volunteers to choose between. You can decide which task you think best suits your interests and skills. Each area is divided into groups with a leader that is responsible for guiding you through the tasks. More on the different groups below.

Q: How much will I be working?

A: Volunteers at OJF is usually scheduled for around 15 hours in total. This can be split up into 1-2 long shifts, or 3-4 short shifts.


  • Technical (Teknisk): Handling equipment and making sure the stage is rigged up and down at the right time. This group is responsible for moving speakers and instruments (as stage hands).
  • Transport: Driving the artists. Collect and transfer equipment to/from providers and venues.
  • Jazz cafeteria (Jazzkantina): Making sure the common area is the festivals most pleasant spot for the volunteers, the artists and guests to mingle and dine. This group is responsible for organizing and serving lunch and dinner.
  • Artist hosts (Artistsvert): You would function as a contact person for the artists. Making sure the musicians feel welcome and stick to schedules. Provide food and drinks at the venues.


  • Social media (Sosiale medier): Responsible for updating our social media channels with posts, stories and info during the festival.
  • Photo (Foto): Photograph and film during the festival, mainly the concerts.
  • Festival reception (Festivalresepsjon): Responsible for accreditation of the volunteers, musicians, press and guests. The Festival reception will also function as an infopoint. The reception also has an outdoor team, which is responsible for handing out programs and promo material around the city.
  • Decorations (Dekor): Making sure the venues appear according to the visual profile of the festival. Assemble banners, flags, roll-ups and more. This group is also responsible for sponsor profiling.
  • Hosts (Publikumsvert): Responsible for the queue, handling sales and validation of tickets. Making sure the audience are welcomed and looked after during concerts.

If you have any questions regarding assignments or registration, you can contact us at frivillig@oslojazz.no.