We are excited to announce that Deep Roots Music Festival has once again been awarded funding  in support of an Assistant Festival Coordinator leading up to our 2018 Festival.  Are you a student returning to full time studies in the fall and interested in joining our dynamic team?

The position is only open to students returning to full-time studies in the fall. The work starts May 22nd, and runs for 14 weeks thereafter:  working Tuesdays through Saturdays and including some evening work because of meetings scheduled then.  The wage is $11 per hour.   The Deep Roots office is downstairs in The Box of Delights bookshop so, regrettably, not a workplace accessible to candidates with mobility impairments.

The Assistant Festival Coordinator is a key player in our Festival Committee. The job is multi-faceted and requires

  • strong literacy and computer skills
  • excellent interpersonal communication 
  • initiative, self-motivation and organization
  • the ability to work well with minimum supervision

Several committee chairs rely on the summer student’s assistance, so if you want this job, you need to be able to:

  • juggle tasks
  • manage time efficiently
  • be clear in communicating when you cannot take something else on … the committee chairs don’t always know how much work is being passed along to you from others.

The main tasks of the job include:

  • securing sponsorships and donations
  • maintaining the DR database (MS Access) and files on Google Drive
  • dealing with lots of emails … reading, acting on, sending
  • taking minutes at meetings
  • assisting committee members (publicity, concessions, site, hospitality, admin),
  • managing (and cleaning) the office
  • supervising volunteers

Submit your resume and a cover letter outlining how you are suited to this position to:   Please make sure to include two supervisory (work or school) references.

Our intention is to do interviews May 16 and 17.

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