Borealis is looking for Festival Staff!

Volunteer Coordinator
Transport & Logistics Coordinator
Ticket Coordinator
Event Managers

Several payed part-time positions are now opening up in Borealis!
Borealis is a festival for experimental music that takes place over 5 days each March in Bergen, Norway. In 2024 the festival runs between 13–17 March! Borealis is a place for adventurous listeners, celebrating music that doesn’t fit neatly into any boxes. The festival presents new projects from Norway and around the world that push the boundaries of what music is and how we listen. Festival events span concerts, installations, family events and performances, to listening sessions, exhibitions, conversations, radio and film, and take place everywhere from traditional concert venues and art galleries to swimming pools and libraries across the city.

We have a team of six people working throughout the year, but as the festival approaches, we need more hands and energy to contribute to the realisation of the festival in March. Would you like to be part of our team? Read on for more detailed information about each position and about the organisation and festival.


Starts December 2023, can be adapted to the right candidate
Ends April 2024
40% position, can be adapted to the right candidate

Volunteers make up the biggest workforce during the festival. As Volunteer Coordinator your main area of responsibility is recruiting and coordinating around 80 volunteers, to ensure a smooth and positive running of the festival. The recruiting phase consists of both physical presentations of the festival and presence through stands in different institutions, in addition to digital promotion and sharing of information with interested groups and organisations. The coordination of volunteers is done through our production tool Crescat. You’ll be working closely with our Head of Production to ensure volunteers are provided where and when they’re needed. You will also have an important role in keeping volunteers motivated and creating an atmosphere of positivity and community and promoting the positive aspects of volunteering such as work experience, widening of personal and professional network and new cultural experiences.

Key qualities: you have an interest in and understanding of working with people from all walks of life. You like systems and keeping things organised and can easily learn new computer based planning tools such as Crescat. You are outgoing, organised, a problem solver and a good motivator. You understand people and see the value that volunteer work brings to cultural life and personal experience. 


Starts February 2024, can be adapted to the right candidate
Ends april 2024
Workload and salary agreed with the right candidate

A festival requires a lot of moving of both things and people. As Transport & Logistics Coordinator you will have both the overview and control of all the logistic details for the festival, be that people, branding, equipment, or food. You will recruit and manage a team of drivers and make a schedule that ensures a smooth festival. During the festival you will have a key role in ensuring everyone has what they need at the right time in venues used by the festival and in dealing with ad-hoc needs that occur.

Key qualities: You are naturally organised and have experience with and enjoy working in either excel sheets, google sheets or similar. You have an understanding of the geography of the city and what it means to drive in it. You adapt well in high tempo environments, you are a problem solver and you enjoy working with people from all walks of life.


Starts February 2024, can be adapted to the right candidate
Ends April 2024
Workload and salary agreed with the right candidate

An uncomplicated and friendly ticket experience is key to ensuring happy audiences. As Ticket Coordinator you are onsite at each concert venue and the first person to welcome our audiences. You will be responsible for training and supervising a team of volunteers who greet the audience, issue and check tickets, give out programmes, sell and keep an inventory of merch, and ensure the smooth flow of ushering the audience into the venue. You will have an overview of guest lists and an understanding of different ticket categories.

Key qualities: You are organised, calm, and enjoy working with both people and systems. You are aware of the importance of feeling welcome when arriving at an event and you are able to create a positive atmosphere in a team. You are a good trouble shooter, good at delegating tasks and a friendly and precise communicator. Experience with TicketCo or similar ticketing systems is an advantage but not a must.


Starts February 2024
Ends after the festival
Workload and salary agreed with the right candidate

A lot of work has happened behind the scenes by the time the doors open to a concert venue and the audience flows into a stress free space full of anticipation. As event manager your job is to execute festival events from start to finish. This is an excellent position for people who like to get into the details and who enjoy a high tempo workplace. You will deal with both artists, technicians, vendors, bar staff, venues and volunteers and will make sure that everyone knows what is happening and when.

Key qualities: you’re good at getting an overview, you have strong sense of timing and order, you can give clear and friendly instructions and adapt depending on who you are speaking to. You like systems and are comfortable with reading info from excel sheets and can easily get acquainted with new systems such as our production tool Crescat.


Borealis aims to be a workplace that recognises and harnesses the potential of each employee, and tasks and responsibilities will be tailored to the best candidate. Personal suitability can compensate for formal training and other qualifications. Borealis is intended to be a place for new experiences, where a diverse audience always feels welcome. Borealis aims to bring the world to Bergen and Norwegian performers and artistic projects to the world, and is committed to making diversity, equity, and inclusion part of everything we do – from who we invite on stage to how we build our workforce. We strive to create a sense of belonging for everyone and welcome applications from people with different abilities, sexual orientation, ethnicity, faith, gender, and age.


  • Getting invaluable insight into professional event management
  • Being part of a diverse team of passionate culture workers
  • Gaining insight into cultural work and organising
  • Opportunity to go to concerts and having musical experiences out of the mainstream
  • Work certificate for future job applications
  • Expanded social and professional network
  • A vibrant and creative workplace


  • All these positions work closely with the rest of the festival staff.
  • Working languages are Norwegian and English.
  • Working hours are irregular – night and weekend shifts will occur during the festival.
  • Details around fees, working hours and job description will be agreed on with the right person.
  • You apply by filling out THIS FROM.
  • Application deadline Friday 20 October, 24:00.
  • For more information about any of these roles, please contact Managing Director Agnes Hvizdalek | | +47 456 85 370