International de montgolfières

From 13 to 21 of August 2022

August 13 to 21, 2022

Come experience the world of hot air ballooning!

At the International de montgolfières de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, we orchestrate moments of indescribable exhilaration, where everything seems to align to create memorable moments. Friends and family gather to experience the wonder of hot-air balloons, which inspires our work on a daily basis. The Festival team is at the center of all of the magic, and continues to innovate to create even more. We bring people together, make them dream and most of all, we have fun doing it. 

Every year, the International collaborates with a few hundred volunteers to bring the event site to life. Our team of volunteers ensure that the various sectors of the Festival operate smoothly, and interact with our festival attendees. It is an exceptional experience, where you can work outside in the fresh air with your friends, and most of all, never be too far away from the hot-air balloons! Come be a part of the magic!

The organization sector brings the Festival site to life. People involved with this sector are in the centre of the action and actively participate in the event’s smooth operation. You will be in direct contact with festival attendees of all ages, so you will get a real feel of the Festival. The duties are varied, so days pass quickly but are never repetitive. You could help hosting various activities, maintaining the information booth, or providing refreshments for example. Be someone who will make this year the best yet. Come enjoy the Festival experience!

It is possible to have fun while working! Come and get involved with the little ones to help them discover magical worlds and have fun experiences. Are you good with children? Are you a responsible person? You are our ideal candidate.

Is it a castle? Is it a dragon? No, it's an inflatable game and we need you to make it happen. It's a job that's as important as it is fun, what more could you ask for?

Are you a quick thinker and a good communicator? This animation position is for you. Come and have fun and challenge festival goers to make their experience even more memorable!

This position is essential to ensure the well-being of young families, as you are the one who makes sure that they do not lack anything. The service center is a resting place for parents and their children. Your role is therefore very important!

Volunteering builds up a serious appetite! That's why we need your help to keep the food tent running smoothly. We guarantee that you will bring a lot of happiness!

If you've ever said to yourself, "Wow! I'd love to be able to work while watching the sun rise", this job is just right for you. The hot air balloon industry is looking for motivated people to start their day!

We don't see the days passing  – Samuel, 18 years old.

Well, Samuel has a point! As part of the Flying Team, you'll be involved in all areas and work as a team with everyone. It's the perfect position to be in the thick of things!

The International was born out of a love for hot air balloons, and ever since they have been at the heart of the Festival’s activities. Being part of the hot air balloon team is to enjoy and share an extraordinary experience. It’s a passion for many, and by participating in the safe conduct of flights, you could also catch the bug. Team work and good physical health are essential for these positions.

The International was born out of a love for hot air balloons, and ever since they have been at the heart of the Festival’s activities. Being part of the hot air balloon team is to enjoy and share an extraordinary experience. It’s a passion for many, and by participating in the safe conduct of flights, you could also catch the bug. Team work and good physical health are essential for these positions.

Launching a hot air balloon requires considerable teamwork. As part of the chase crew you experience the adventure of hot air balloons first hand. As part of your duties, you will see a hot air balloon come to life before your eyes, as you help with its set it up and inflation. Then you take to the road with your teammates to follow the hot air balloon throughout its flight. You will be in contact with the pilot and will help them during landing and then packing up the balloon and its equipment. As part of the chase team, you will build relationships with passionate people and enjoy an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

For the International, hot air balloon safety comes first. This is why, in order to ensure a smooth flight, it is crucial to have a launch official. You will be in contact with the pilot to relay the decision of the Balloonmeister (person who decides if the flight will take place), which depends on weather conditions. You will also act as a resource person who will convey important information concerning everyone’s safety during flights. Being an official means being a person everyone can count on.

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