Volunteer for LightNight Liverpool 2019

Deadline to apply: Tuesday 16 April 2019.

Would you like to be part of Liverpool’s annual one-night arts festival? On Friday 17 May 2019
Liverpool city centre will open its doors until late for the tenth annual LightNight, a spectacular evening of over 100 free events.

Open Culture are seeking a team of enthusiastic people who have a passion for Liverpool’s vibrant arts and cultural scene to help at this year’s festival. This is a unique opportunity to be part of one of the most exciting nights in the city’s calendar, and to gain experience working in the arts and with cultural venues.

For 2019 visitors of all ages can join in with everything from large-scale light projections and live music to hands-on workshops, dancing, spoken word, street performance, theatre, late-opening exhibitions and walking tours. It’s a city-centre wide culture crawl like no other as venues large and small, old and new, galleries, museums and unusual arts spaces stay open late to celebrate the incredible arts and culture on offer here in Liverpool.

Watch the LightNight 2018 highlights reel.


All volunteers will need to be available on LightNight itself: 4.30pm – 10pm Friday 17 May 2019 and for one of the briefing sessions which will run 6-8pm on Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 May 2019.

The deadline to apply is Monday 16 April 2019.

Volunteering Roles

– Venue Welcome Team

A team of volunteers will be selling festival guides and merch in major participating venues. They will also help direct the public and offer recommendations on which venue to visit next. This is an important element of the festival as it helps the public get the most out of the night as well as help raise much-needed funds for LightNight 2020.

– Audience surveys

We need to find out who is coming to LightNight, why they come and what they thought. This helps us improve the festival, measure the positive impact it has and help us apply for funding to keep the festival going. We’ll be asking a team of volunteers to attend a handful of venues on the night to fill out surveys with the public.

– Help with an event

If you’re keen to muck in and help out one of the many event organisers, artists and venues who stage activity on LightNight then let us know. If you’re interested in helping with a particular type of event or want to gain experience in a particular role please give us as much detail as you can and we’ll aim to match you up with a suitable event.

How to get involved

If you are interested, please complete the online application form.

Deadline to apply: Monday 16 April 2019

We will be in touch as soon as possible after the deadline has passed.

We also request all volunteers share their thoughts on how we could improve the volunteering experience in future. This is done post-event via email to keep your time commitment to a minimum.

About Open Culture

Open Culture is a creative social enterprise, which aims to increase the profile of and engagement with arts and culture on Merseyside. We believe that arts and culture improves quality of life and wellbeing for individuals and communities. Open Culture have coordinated LightNight annually since 2010 along with other projects including Tickle the Ivories, the Snowflake Trail, the Winter and Summer Arts Markets and many more.


Contact: for more information contact Open Culture on 0151 478 4550 or e-mail info@culture.org.uk.

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