ASSISTANT FESTIVAL COORDINATOR – 2018 – call for applications

2018 Deep Roots News, 2018 Festival News

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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