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The International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is the greatest family event in Quebec, by day or by night!

Amongst the biggest events in Quebec, the Festival is a member of RÉMI (Regroupement des événements majeurs internationaux). As a worldwide reference when it comes to ballooning and inflatables with over 1,500,000 square feet of activities surrounding this theme, the Festival also acts as one of the most important presenter of national and international outside shows.

The event, founded in 1984, is built around four pillars: product, production, marketing and sales.

Here Are the jobs presently available:



The International Balloon Festival is looking for Maintenance Workers for the duration of the Festival. Maintenance Workers are essential to the Festival. Thanks to you, the festivalgoers will enjoy a clean event site. It significantly participates in making memorable their time spent at the festival.

Your responsibilities:

  • Empty bins and change garbage bags
  • Empty recycle bins
  • Collect and dispose of garbage on the ground in your assigned sector
  • Clean tables and chairs in the snack area
  • Clean carpets in various sectors

Openings: About 20 jobs

Duration: From August 12th to August 20th (You must be available all 9 days of the Festival)

Salary: $11.12 per hour



The International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is looking for waiters and waitresses to attend its beer booths during the event.

We are looking for people who:

  • Are majors (18 years old and above)
  • Have related job experience
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Can work under pressure

Openings: 20

These openings are volunteering. Waiters and waitresses receive tip.

Schedule: around 12 PM to 11 PM. Possibility to work from 12 PM to 6 PM or from 5 PM to 11 PM

Duration: From August 12th to August 20th (the waiter or waitress doesn’t have to be available all 9 days)


The International Balloon Festival is looking to hire cashiers for the duration of the event. This position is very important, since it is the first contact with festivalgoers.  

Your responsibilities are:

  • Charge the entrance or parking fee to visitors;
  • Control accreditations (if needed)
  • Carry out deposits and make sure your cash is even at the end of the day
  • Use the machine for card payments (debit or credit).

The position requires proficiency in mental calculation, interpersonal skills as well as the ability to react quickly in order to efficiently manage long waiting lines.

Job Openings: 10

Salary: $11,25 per hour

Duration: August 12 to 20, 2017 (You must be available for the 9 days of the event)


Under the authority of the Logistics Responsable, and with its collaboration, the entrance staffs participate to the realisation of all actions necessary for crowd control.

Principal tasks :

  • Welcome, inform and guide festivalgoers;
  • Guide the crowd and enable circulation of festivalgoers on site;
  • Apply site rules by verifying bag contents;
  • Prohibit access to vehicules, bicycles, rollerskates and animals from site;
  • Make sure the site remains safe.

Job Openings: Around 10

Salary: $11,25 per hour

Schedule: From 4:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Duration: August 12 to 20, 2017 (You must be available for the 9 days of the event)

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