Now Hear This Festival of New Music

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with our ur annual Now Hear This Festival which provides Edmonton with a wealth of talent, local and international artists and various educational events. Volunteer positions include:

Ticket Sales
Set Up
General Assistance
Show Preparation and Clean Up
Interested? Please sign up for volunteer opportunities here.


Our committees are run by our board of directors; however, we are happy to involve our volunteers, especially for assistance with our committee work.

Outreach – educational and community programs
Fundraising – private and corporate sponsorship
Publicity & Communications – paid publicity, social media
Finance, Administration and Grants
Fringe Festival

Edmonton is often referred to as Festival City and we love festivals! We annually participate in the Fringe Festival operating as a Bring Your Own Venue (BYOV). We would love for you to help us spread awareness, help with ticket sales, set up, photographing the event and taking tickets at the event. You’ll even get to attend our Fringe performances for free!

Season Programming

Our regular season provides a wealth of opportunities to volunteer. We are always looking for help with:

Ticket Sales
Set Up
General Assistance
Show Preparation and Clean Up

Do you have an arts or events blog? We love having bloggers attend and review our shows, and will provide you with free tickets to events!


Casino nights are an important fundraising activity for New Music Edmonton and your time can help! If you want to feel like a wealthy donor to the arts, volunteering your time can do just that! In volunteering for a shift, you are directly responsible for helping New Music Edmonton receive over $70,000. Our Casinos take place bi-annually.

Next Casino: 2017, last quarter (October, November or December)

Where: Casino Edmonton

Duties: You can volunteer for a range of positions such as Chip Runner, Countroom Supervisor, Cashier, Banker, General Manager and more!

What do you get? Apart from the wealthy donor feeling, we will provide you with:

A meal during your shift
Cab fare or parking reimbursement
Reimbursement for child care or other approved expenses
Tickets to our shows
Help us help you!

We are committed to our volunteers. On a monthly basis we will provide you with a written statement of the volunteer hours you have worked so that you can keep track of your progress with New Music Edmonton and keep track of your volunteer hours for personal reasons. We are happy to provide recommendations for you in your future endeavours and applications for other volunteer, employment or school related activities.

As a volunteer, you will have the option to set a schedule for yourself or be listed on a “Call As Needed” list. We are excited for you to join our team!

For more information, or to submit your request to volunteer, please email us.