Guest Faculty for Volunteer Engagement and Management
Jaan Ulst has been involved in volunteering and volunteer involvement since 2015. He has been engaged in major events such as the Black Nights Film Festival, Tallinn Music Week and for the last 3 years in the team of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024.
Ulst is a choreographer-director by profession, having graduated from Tallinn University (2015) and furthered his studies at Fontys Dance Academy in the Netherlands (2009) and Nice Sophia-Antipolis University in France (2006). He has worked as a dancer in Project Sally troupe (NL, 2008-2010), in the Vanemuine Theatre (EST, 2010-2012), as a teacher and choreographer in the folk art association Leigarid (2014-2020) and as a freelance performance artist he has participated in several Estonian and foreign production projects from 2005 to 2018.
As a producer of cultural events, Ulst has been organising the international cross-sectoral Valguse Festival in Nõo municipality for the last nine years. Ulst is currently working for the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 as the programme manager of the People and Skills programme line and as the programme coordinator of the volunteers programme, where, in addition to curating the cultural programme, he is developing the “Tartu 2024 Volunteer Involvement Strategy 2021-2025” and developing a team leader’s guide and a volunteer coordinator’s handbook within the Erasmus+ project Volugram.