As an Ultima volunteer you’ll gain a thorough experience of the whole workings of the festival, including everything from production, technical and logistics to communications and audience development.

You’ll also get to know lots of lovely people and get to participate in some exciting artistic and musical experiences the likes of which you have never seen or heard before.

As a volunteer, you’ll get the following
  • A minimum of 5 festival tickets
  • Ultima festival merchandise
  • Food and drink
  • Kick-off and after party
What we expect from you
  • Work a minimum of 15 hours
  • Turn up to your agreed shifts punctually, bringing positivity and enthusiasm
  • Give plenty of notice if you are ill or can’t work for another reason
  • Minimum age 16

As an Ultima volunteer you can work in any of the following

Production Assistant

Assistant to the venue producer at festival concerts and performances, Ultima Context events and functions for the festival’s international guests and delegates. You’ll help to make the venue ready for the public, answer questions from composers, musicians and technicians, and help ensure that rehearsals and take-downs run smoothly according to the production schedule. No job is too big or small for you, (whether it’s making a coffee or stage rigging). This job is perfect if you want to see how an artistic event is carried out in practice, and if you thrive in a varied and slightly unpredictable working environment.

You’ll help with rigging and dismantling stage set-ups, seating areas and technical equipment. You have a positive attitude and enjoy physical work.

Concert usher & tickets
Concert usher & tickets

You enjoy working with people.
Our ushers work in teams at various festival spaces around the city. You are the public face of Ultima, helping to give our audiences the best possible experience. Along with the other team members, you’ll prepare the venues, set up banners, sell and scan tickets, hand out programmes and answer questions from the public.
It’s vital that you are positive, get familiar with the concert programme and the practical details in each building (such as where to find the toilet and the bar).

Social media/photography

Do you take great pictures and love using social media? You can help in our Social Media department and go round our festival venues documenting what’s happening, both on- and backstage. You’re a self-starter with bags of initiative. Relevant experience is necessary here.


You are a sociable people person. As a volunteer looking after the festival team’s needs, you’ll welcome and register volunteers arriving to work.

Your main task is to look after the volunteers, interns and venue producers, and make sure they are supplied with all the food, drink and festival merchandise they need.

You’ll keep the volunteer hub on the 2nd floor of Sentralen nice and tidy and help out in the festival kitchen. Ypu'll also help in bringing equipment and food to the venues.


For people with a driving licence who are comfortable driving large vans around Oslo. You’ll be driving everything from equipment to people, to and from the festival’s venues.

Does this sound interesting?

Register as a volunteer