Join the CBMF community! Volunteers are welcome and training is always provided. Your contribution of time will help keep music alive for generations to to come!
CBMF is currently recruiting volunteers for its 2016 season! CBMF relies on the the energy, experience and dedication of its volunteers to make this world-class festival a success. Join our community of over 100 dedicated volunteers who help make the Festival a success by growing and fostering stronger community of support each year. Volunteer with Crested Butte Music Festival to make friends, make a difference, and earn admission to concerts in the process!
It’s good for you. No, really! Volunteering has been proven to reduce stress and make you healthier.
Learn more about yourself and become educated to understand and appreciate music.
Strengthen your community by giving back. We love our volunteers and we strive to cultivate a family of friends and support.
Gain professional experience and skills. We want your volunteering experience to be meaningful and also beneficial to you. Whether you are looking to make new friends or to gain experience for a job, we will help find where you fit in our program best.
It’s a ton of fun! Dress up in your fine clothes, dance your pants off, or get emotional at an opera. Enjoy fine music and art right here in Crested Butte!
What you’ll do
Take tickets, assist with seating requests, and answer general questions. Given the training involved, we urge ushers to commit to assisting at 4 concerts and one fundraiser per season.
These events are really exciting and special. We need help with in set-up, parking and bartending to name a few. Our fundraising events are the most important events of the summer, as they raise the majority of our income. We need some tech-savvy volunteers to help patrons at these fun, fast-paced events. This is a great opportunity to get to know the festival and performers, as well as see a different facet of CBMF.
Get the word out! Our community ambassadors help advocate for the festival through talking with friends and community members about the festival, distributing flyers and posters, and helping write for local news sources.
Be the face of the Crested Butte Music Festival! Be the first point of contact for our audience members at events. These volunteers meet, greet and assist concert goers as they arrive to performances. These volunteers will be available before, during and after events. These well-trained volunteers are the “go-to” people for questions about festival events, as well as about activities and the suggestions in the local area.
Event assistants help before events with moving tables, chairs and getting the venue ready as well as after events. They may also help with parking and shuttle services. This is a great opportunity to see what is needed to make an event run and to be a part of our production team.
With our unique Spiegeltent venue, we need folks who have a knack for history and like interacting with our community and tourists. Learn fully about the spiegeltent and its rich history, and then share this information with others! A great way to practice public speaking, and to learn the ins and outs of our new venue.
Assist in front desk and administrative work. Help with mailings, data base work and data entry, as well as thank yous. A great way to see behind-the-scenes work of a non profit.
What we’re looking for
- Fun, friendly and outgoing people with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Available to attend orientation and periodic trainings
- Prior volunteering, non-profit, event staff or front-of-house experience a plus
What you’ll get
- Volunteers are well rewarded for their help with the festival. As one of our past volunteers recanted, “The Music Festival has the most extensive volunteer appreciation program in the valley.”
- Volunteers are offered discounted or complimentary tickets at different points throughout the summer
- Warm-fuzzy feelings
- Friends and Fun