Volunteer application now available

Do you love the theatre? Want to help Canadian theatre grow and evolve across the country?

Canada’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival 2015 will take place in Ottawa, ON from June 4-13, 2015. We rely on support from up to 100 enthusiastic volunteers to make this one-of-a-kind showcase of theatre a success. Your time and energy help us to operate the festival and support Canada’s innovative theatre artists.

Our star volunteers, Richard Ellis & Marion Sharpe

Join our volunteer team and connect with other theatre lovers like Richard Ellis and Marion Sharpe. Richard and Marion have volunteered with us since our first Festival in 2003, traveling to every host city for the last 12 years. They know the benefits of volunteering with Magnetic North go way beyond free tickets and a t-shirt.

“We’ve met people we would never have met otherwise,” says Marion, and not just the celebrities. “While that’s a thrill, it is the festival people and other volunteers that we meet that make this so exciting.”

Volunteer Benefits

Eight (8) hours of volunteering gets you:

  • Eligible to attend a performance of your choice (based on availability);
  • Access to all other Festival productions and Magnetic Encounters on a stand-by basis;
  • Invitation to our Opening Night Reception and Volunteer Closing Night Appreciation Party;
  • Collectible Canada’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival T-Shirt;
  • High School students can use their time towards their required volunteer hours.

All volunteers will be required to attend an information and training session prior to the festival.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Administrative/ Alternate Floater
  • Logistical Support
  • Front of House (Ushers, Set-Up, Box Office, Survey Takers)
  • Transportation
  • Hospitality/Food Service
  • Bartenders
  • Outdoor Ambassadors
  • Team Captains/Senior Volunteers

Screening and Security Checks

As a standard security measure, Volunteer positions that involve driving or the handling of money will require a police record check. The process for the police record check will be handled by our Volunteer Coordinator, at no cost to the volunteer.

Applicants must have reached the age of majority in Ontario (16yrs) in order to volunteer.

Application Process

Online registration for volunteering at our 2015 Festival is now closed. If you’re still interested in volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator directly at [email protected]



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