Prairie Scene

The largest gathering of Manitoba and Saskatchewan artists ever presented outside the Prairies!

April 26 to May 8, 2011

Call for volunteers!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Prairie Scene.

Due to its scope and size, organizing a festival such as Prairie Scene would simply not be possible without the generous support of its volunteers. We invite you to help out in a number of ways: assistance will be required with artist transportation, reception at the information kiosks, merchandise sales, front of house, hospitality, and administration.

To apply, click on the link below and fill out the Volunteer Application - it's that simple!

Begin an application

Prairie Scene Volunteer Job Descriptions

For all volunteer positions, bilingualism is an asset. Please note that a police record check is also required.


  • Drive artists and presenters to and from Prairie Scene venues, hotel and airport
  • Transport items such as musical instruments and production gear
  • A clean driving record is mandatory
  • Work outside normal volunteer shift hours may be required
  • General knowledge of the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

Front of House

  • Take tickets and direct concert-goers to their seats
  • Distribute programs (when available)
  • Set up and run information and concession area during intermission


  • Greet and distribute information to presenters, delegates, and other guests
  • Provide assistance to the Presenters Program Coordinator
  • Ensure the hospitality suite is tidy before and after greeting hours
  • Lay out / put away food and beverages
  • Hosting and serving experience is an asset

Information Booth

Booth locations: National Arts Centre, the Ottawa airport, Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites

  • Inform the public in a courteous, friendly manner
  • Welcome artists and presenters to Prairie Scene and the National Arts Centre
  • Distribute artist / presenter bags
  • Provide artists and presenters with information and directions regarding transportation, set-up schedules and venues as necessary
  • Must possess effective communication skills


  • Answering telephone inquiries
  • Clerical duties
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer / clerical experience is an asset

The above-mentioned positions may include any or all the duties listed.