Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival 2020
When: Labor Day Weekend – September 4 – September 6, 2020
Where: Seattle Center in Seattle, Washington
The Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival takes place at 20 indoor and outdoor venues within a 74 acre park in Seattle Washington on Labor Day weekend.
When Bumbershoot, began in 1971, it was known as the Seattle Arts Festival. The festival has since maintained its nod toward the arts with musical guests like the Bonnie Raitt, Black Eyed Peas, Franz Ferdinand, Modest Mouse, and Garbage. This year audiences can expect to see another round of big and small acts in addition to featured comedians, dancers, indie retail vendors, food and local art. Bumbershoot is a festival that celebrates diversity, offering concertgoers something new and exciting each year. The festival, which has continued to gain in popularity over the last thirty years, consistently entertains over 150,000 people. The concert is produced by One Reel, a non-profit arts organization in Washington.
For more information about Bumbershoot including ticket sales, accommodations, travel and for the official concert line-up, see the Bumbershoot official web page.
Jobs at Bumbershoot
There are a number of different ways to work for Bumbershoot. This includes seasonal work, full-time positions with One Reel and volunteer opportunities.
For seasonal production including sound, stage and lighting Bumbershoot and One Reel contract out to local companies. The best way to work in stage production through Bumbershoot is to work directly for one of these companies or to volunteer in that area.
Catering staff, product runners and some concert development is needed each year and One Reel hires for temporary employment during the time of the concert. One Reel doesn’t advertise which positions it needs filling but does openly accept resumes and cover letters. To apply for miscellaneous work regarding the concert send your resume to: [email protected].
One Reel’s festivals division is a 20-person team that works year-round in full-time positions to promote, plan and produce festivals, arts benefits and concerts such as Bumbershoot. These positions are in high demand but a lucky few are able to earn positions. To see currently available jobs with One Reel and to apply, see the One Reel jobs board.
A number of internships are available to help One Reel pull off this Seattle-based concert and arts festival. Interns are expected to have an interest in the arts, live events and are expected to be organized, timely and work hard during the event. All Internships for Bumbershoot are currently listed through One Reel.
Volunteering is an excellent way to get involved through festivals and to gain experience with events jobs. Volunteers through Bumbershoot even gain festival access as a perk to volunteering! Volunteer opportunities for the concert include PR and marketing efforts, recycling duties, admissions and hospitality efforts. Find out more about working as a volunteer for Bumbershoot, and gaining valuable events jobs experience.