[en] Become a Benevole
Jazz In Marciac's volunteering is between 500 and 800 humans dedicated to 15 days of happiness...
As soon as possible, starting January preceding the festival.
Please Prepare :
CV or Resume
3 passport sized photos (one will be used for your id badge, the second for the festival archives, and the third... who knows?)
A check to cover your festival accomodations, if applicable (see [article=468#title_8])
Send the above enclosed in a stamped envelope to :
If you have certain skills that predispose you to volunteer in a designated festival staff role, please indicate it in your cover letter.
Nevertheless please understand that the festival organization and the benevole bureau will make the final decision and personal requests may not be fulfilled.
Your application is now complete. Would you like to know more?..
Correspondence confirming our receipt of your application, along with the application results will be sent to your personal address (barring possible delay).
A sum of 20€ is requested, but it is not obligatory.
It will cover your place in the campsite, a light breakfast.
It is recommended that you send the payment with your application (if it is a check: pay to the order of Jazz In Marciac).
This fee will cover you for the duration of the festival.
The housing guaranteed by your contribution is a place in the campsite for benevoles, which will be marked by this image Please send your monetary contribution along with your application since space is limited; it will permit those responsible for the campsite to best prepare for the number of campers that will come.
Other housing options exist, in personal homes, private campsites, local residences, in neighboring villages... But these options are not in the domain of this page nor are they covered by the supplementary fee. Ask (or suggest) this topic on the forum le forum and consult the practical pages about JIM.
A dining service is provided for all benevoles, by the benevoles; meals and a dining hall reserved only for benevoles. The supplementary fee gives you a pass for one daily meal.
If it's your first year as a benevole in Marciac, check in at the benevole bureau (in the plaza, under the arcade near the ATM). /!\ Note the hours of operation. If it is closed you can also find your volunteer sector if you already know what it will be.
If it's not your first time and if your section needs your help right away, proceed to that arear.
Application accepted + Show up = Get an ID badge for the duration of the festival .
Your badge will be designed with the festival insignia and will include your first and last name and your volunteer sector. It reserves you entry to the dining facilities and open access to all concerts whenever you are wearing it. It is a nice souvenir to keep too...
A dining card is included, and will be punched before each meal.
In general, it is preferred that the candidate commit to volunteering for the entire two week length of the festival. This facilitates smooth administration of hundreds of benevoles and the efficient management of each area's workforce.
Nevertheless exceptions are possible on a case by case basis, to be negotiated with the benevole bureau.
Frequently Asked Questions
Tel : (+33) 05.62.09.31.98
Fax : (+33) 05.62.09.38.67
There is a working email address.
At this time, no. The applications must be sent by post.
But if you have already been a jim's volunteer, you could sen your identity photos by e-mail which is given in the letter sent by the bénévole's office [this information will be available at a later date and need to be confirmed]
Yes, under the condition that he is accompanied by an adult, either another benevole or someone else present at the festival. And since 2008 it seems that the minor has to be a person living in Marciac too and be registered as a student in Marciac's school in the Music section.
No. BeneJim does not take applications under any circumstances. BeneJim is meant to inform, entertain and be shared.
Normally, if you are new you have to follow the process described in this article. If you are returning, the office send you an official letter which ask you if you come back and if the informations that you've registered last year (mobile phone, postal adresse etc) are right. Please inform the office during the year if your adress has changed! Then, return the letter as asked within and you will be normally registered for the upcoming new festival
During the year the bureau may only be able to check emails and process applications on a once-a-week basis, during which time the arriving applications may build up and take longer to get through.
Please get in touch by phone during business hours : [this information will be available shortly]
There are two possible cases :
You have sent your application early in the year (January for example), the delay is normal because the organization must wait for a core of applications to arrive, in order to best assign benevoles to each area.
You have applied a bit late: understandably, at this stage it may be harder to find you a placement !
As a result : please be patient. If you somehow find yourself unable to receive mail for whatever reason in the next few weeks, inform the bureau by phone or post.
To enable us to better estimate the typical turnaround time, please respond to this poll when you have received your response in the mail ce sondage lorsque vous aurez reçu votre courrier.
Yes of course, it is especially appreciated on certain benevole teams in which the bulk of the work must occur before and/or after the festival (preparatory activities etc). Let the benevole bureau know that you can extend your participation beyond the official duration of the festival, if you want to work during these times or if you arrive early and get bored
In general it's not good to lose it, but it happens nevertheless. It's in the blood of the benevoles. The phenomenon is exacerbated by fatigue, and particularly problematic in the shower shuffle. If it happens, head straight for the bene bureau to let them know.
First and foremost, thank you on behalf of JIM Normally the positions are "long term", but certain festival-goers offer to fill in during the festival if they are willing to put up with last minute arrangements. Talk to the bene bureau to see about getting a replacement.
Wouldn't it be great to know !
BeneJim estimates the number at around twenty, within which there are maybe a dozen sub-groups. The size of the staff varies from one sector to another. Soon BJ will allow you to find other benevoles by sector of involvement, and we are waiting for photographs that you can use on this site or on others, which will give you an idea....
In our experience, there is no sure way to do this, except under particular conditions. The first to arrive get first pick [this information will be available shortly]
It will be required that you return your badge to the bene bureau or to your volunteer sector.
Jazz In Marciac prepares a special dinner for the benevoles on the last night of the festival. It was started in 2007 thanks to the efforts of JIM's club restaurant, reputed to serve the best steak at the festival... Since 2007 the dining experience has unfolded right in the heart of it all, surrounded by music se déroule aux arènes et en musique, with a unique menu. We are polling bene-members sondons les bénémembresto get their impressions of the new developments. We still don't have the official word regarding what will be renewed or changed for the upcoming festivals [this information to come]
Probably yes! es There have even been international contingents during certain years, like the Jazz Au Coeur du Monde volunteers from secteur Jazz Au Coeur.
JIM values this international flavor, and additionally the backstage and "off" sector, working in close proximity with the artists, appreciates polyglots. Applications for non-French speakers:[this information will be available shortly]
This article's update : July 23rd , 2008
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Latest modification : 2008, July 23rd. The supplementary fee only concern the campsite.