Lumière - Art festival in Cape Breton
Lumiere Cape Breton


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Lumière is all about the art. And the coveted toques. Earn yours by being one of our amazing volunteers. Every year dozens of volunteers do everything from helping artists set-up their installations to talking with the public about the event and, of course, helping us take it all down at the end of the night.

Our volunteers are community-minded, energetic and arts-oriented. Whether you’re outgoing and organized or you prefer to communicate through your phone, we’ve got a job for you!

Check back soon to apply to volunteer for Lumière 2017!


Ambassador: On foot throughout sections of festival to answer questions, hand out guides, direct attendees to projects, promote completion of surveys.

Pre-Festival Assistant: Organization and placement of signage, Hub set up, assisting artists with installations if needed.

Post-Festival Assistant: Taking down signage, Hub clean-up, assisting artists with installations if needed.

Lead Attendant: Supervise Ambassadors and Tent Agents. Supply guides, manage water/walking breaks, and shift changes. Sign volunteers in and out. Must have cell phone.

Social Media: Tweet, like, share, get trends moving on Facebook and Twitter!

Hub Keeper: Stationed at Hub, hand out guides, answer questions, sell merchandise, and hand out swag. Know where first-aid is located and emergency contact information.

Tent Agent: Stationed at one of two tents, provide guides, survey, direction, and festival information.

Site Floater: Volunteer at large. Fill position of other volunteers who need breaks, provide guides to ambassadors, and tent agents, run necessary errands.