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Montreal is home to some of the world's best festivals. But have you ever wondered how all the people working those events got those jobs. Now you too can be part what makes Montreal so great, you'll get VIP and backstage access to some of the best shows while getting paid to do so. There are also full time career opportunities and well as volunteering gigs that come with some pretty sweet benefits.

Here are 6 Montreal Festivals looking for people to hire now:

1. JazzFest

The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal happens every summer for ten days. The festival features nearly 3,000 artists and welcomes 2.5 million visitors and you can be a part of team that runs the event. Equipe Spectra has several job opening as well as a number of internships available, so apply today.

Apply here


2. Just For Laughs

The Just for Laughs is a comedy festival held every year in July in Montreal. It's been running since 1983 and it is the largest international comedy festival in the world. So if you have any skills in logistics and marketing or if you're willing to volunteer and be part of the action plenty of help is needed. You might even be backstage for one of your favorite comics.

Apply here


3. The Mondiale De La Biere

The Mondiale De La Biere has been taking place in Montreal since 1994 and is one of the most important international beer festivals. By volunteering for beer fest you get 2 free meals a day, free beer coupons, free specialty beers you can take home, a participation certificate, a free beer fest shirt, a free beer glass, various gifts AND access to the special after party.

Apply here


4. Fringe Festival

The Montreal fringe festival is hiring assistant technical directors, technicians, and volunteers. And before you dismiss volunteer work, they do pay you in fringe bucks which you can use to see free shows. You're also invited to a huge party with auctions and prizes that you can win using your leftover fringe bucks.

Apply here


5. Pop Montreal

Pop Montreal is an international music festival that takes place in September. But there's work to be done all year round. Normally I wouldn't have included a volunteer job that didn't offer any benefits  but the application process seemed really funny to me. First they ask: "Do you play music or make art or stuff?" Yes, I love stuff! And the last question is: "OK tell us a secret now. No pressure. " I'm not even making this up.

Apply here


6. Parc Jean-Drapeau

The Société du parc Jean-Drapeau organizes and hosts several events throughout the year including piknic electronik. They offer a lot of different jobs for anyone 16 and over including ticket takers, event staff, customer service agents, life guards and managers.

Apply here

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