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Job Opportunities

Festival and Events Coordinator (Canada Summer Jobs)

Deadline to apply is June 30, 2021 at 5PM

Hours: Short term: 280 hours total

Wage: $ 18.00/ hr

Start Date: July 15th, 2021

  • Must be flexible and willing to work some nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Applicants MUST be between 18 – 30 years old
  • Position will be remote work, with in-person work to take place when safety guidelines allow. 
  • Coordinator must be able to travel to Squamish for on-site festival days, abiding by health and safety guidelines.

This position will be responsible for managing and coordinating the Squamish Arts Council’s summer events and festivals including its flagship festival the Squamish Wind Festival for the Arts. The Squamish Wind Festival is an important community event and is currently the only free-of-charge dedicated arts and culture festival for Squamish. The event sees 4000 attendees each year and is growing. This position will be integral to the success and advancement of the 2020 festival and provide an incredible learning opportunity for the student to work with industry professionals and pull off a community-wide event that reaches all populations, and promotes tourism within the Squamish arts sector. The festival is shifting the delivery method this year, and it will be an exciting position for someone who likes to creatively solve problems and use their resourcefulness. 

This position will work closely with the Festival Director and will be supervised by both the Festival Director and Executive Director. 

Core projects of the Festival & Events Coordinator will be: 

  • The coordination, planning, and successful execution of the Squamish Wind Festival for the Arts;
  • Developing additional summer events that advance the mandate of the Squamish Arts Council;
  • Assisting with planning and support for the Squamish Artwalk and Anonymous Art Show
  • Development and presentation of one mentorship project that fits within the Arts Council’s mandate.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities 

Communication & Marketing 

    • Develop and maintain the Squamish Wind Festival website, its social media handles and content. 
    • Grow online audience, user engagement and loyalty on all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Youtube and more).
    • Utilize software such as Zoom, G-Suite and CRM to deliver projects and communicate effectively.
    • Create marketing materials, social media graphics, organic and original social media content. 
    • Implement and design creative content for audience engagement.
    • Ensure that all grant guidelines and branding requirements for festivals are adhered to. 
  • Follow and enforce all policy in regards to copyright of images, artists rights and information sharing and ensure that appropriate credits are given and permissions are received. 
  • Act as a representative of the Squamish Arts Council during all festival and events to further the brand and identity of the Squamish Arts Council.
  • Liaise with secured sponsors and partners and identify new potential sponsors and partnerships. 
  • Manage and send email marketing campaigns about festivals and events through the Squamish Arts Council. 

Event Coordination

  • Recruit, train, manage, and supervise volunteers for the Squamish Wind Festival & any other assigned events.
  • Provide support to the Festival Director for all planning activities. 
  • Coordinate, under the direction of the Festival Director, Squamish Wind Festival programs and events like the Artisan Market, the Film night, artist demonstrations, and live music. 
  • Secure required materials, supplies, and resources within budget and work with community partners. 

Qualifications 

  • Excellent communication skills as a writer and marketer, coupled with public speaking abilities; 
  • Strong knowledge of all social media platforms and strategy such as using Facebook Ads, Google Adwords, Mailchimp, and Squarespace; 
  • Must have working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Mailchimp, Dropbox, Google, and Squarespace. 
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office; 
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative programs; 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with some advertising or media experience and an appreciation for the Arts;
  • A record of successful experience working through virtual networks including developing engaging content on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn;
  • Ability to develop work plans, establish priorities, solve problems, and work within deadlines;
  • Strong time management and multitasking abilities;
  • Excellent project management skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated eye for aesthetics in design;
  • Experienced in Graphic Design.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting;
  • Ability to complete assignments in a timely and efficient manner.

Assets

  • Skills in digital media arts (video editing or creation, podcasting etc.) an asset CMS and HTML coding an asset; 
  • Proven ability to develop a large online following and set trending content an asset;
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, Lightroom or other editing or post production software; 
  • Experience writing press releases an asset; 
  • Knowledge of print production process and experience in dealing with marketing communications suppliers an asset;
  • Specific knowledge of Squamish community, history, and demographics, and the Squamish Arst Council an asset. 
  • Valid Drivers License and reliable vehicle. 
  • CPR/First Aid Training and certification that is current. 

Requirements to apply

  • Must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; 
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act2; and, 
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations; 
  • Must have a computer to be able to work remotely
  • Must live in Squamish or be able to commute to work in timely fashion, once guidelines allow.
  • Ability to work on weekends, holidays, or evenings for events; 

Please do not send an application if you do not meet all the requirements to apply. 

We are committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace free from harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct.

This position starts July 15th*.  Posting closes June 30, 2021

Please submit resume with cover letter other supporting material of your past work in digital content creation, management, and engagement to [email protected] prior to 5pm on June 30, 2021.

Please submit all electronic files and attachments in PDF format. 

Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview.

 

*Position’s hours of work and length of employment are contingent on grant funding.  

Executive Director

The deadline to apply is July 15th and start date is early August

The Squamish Arts Council (SAC) is looking for an innovative and passionate Executive Director to lead our organization and generate awareness of and improve access to arts, culture and heritage in Squamish. The successful candidate will combine their creativity and proven leadership skills with the ability to lead and collaborate on a community level to drive the strategic direction of SAC.

Working in collaboration with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) is the organization’s leader, developing and executing the creative, strategic and operational initiatives of SAC. 

The Executive Director role is a full-time position, at 40 hours per week.

The deadline to apply is July 15th and start date is early August

 

Leadership & Management:

  • Actively engages and elevates staff members, community partners, volunteers, board members, and funders;
  • Drives SAC’s strategic plan by delivering program excellence, through effective management of staff resources, financial resources and community resources;
  • Leads, coaches and develops SAC’s employees and volunteers;
  • Oversees the management of the Squamish Arts Council building and assets.

Fundraising & Communications:

  • Expands revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and ongoing program expansion;
  • Strengthens and supports all aspects of communications, marketing and brand reputation;
  • Has strong relationship building skills to create and capitalize on new opportunities.

Planning & New Business:

  • Creates, in collaboration with the board, a strategic plan that will continue to support arts in Squamish and will drive the overall vision of SAC;
  • Builds local and regional partnerships that promote the mandate of SAC and the success of local artists;
  • Enhances existing programs and supports the creation of new programs with the goal of promoting cultural tourism in Squamish.

Qualifications

The successful candidate needs to have a proven passion for grassroots arts and culture, a bold, creative, and collaborative leadership style, the ability to build strong, positive relationships and become an integral member of the Squamish community. Concrete experience and other qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience;
  • 5-7 years of management experience (ideally in arts, culture, creative sector);
  • Experience working with a non-profit organization and a board of directors;
  • Experience working with local, provincial and federal governments;
  • Excellence in organizational management with demonstrated ability to coach and empower staff, manage and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve objectives, and successfully manage a budget;
  • Strong financial management and budgeting skills;
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships;
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and communications with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Knowledge of graphic design and social media engagement strategies. Experience with WordPress, Squarespace, Adobe Creative Suite is an asset;
  • Must be able to use G-Suite (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive) and be overall very computer literate and tech savvy;
  • Must have past fundraising experience including proven ability to write successful grant proposals, and develop and maintain sponsor partnerships;
  • Proven ability to create, nurture, and sustain successful relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Effective and creative problem solver and ability to resolve conflict with diplomacy;
  • An entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning;
  • Resourceful and creative thinker;
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people;
  • Knowledge of Squamish and its arts sector is an asset.

Salary is commensurate with experience and ranges from $56,000 – $60,000 per year and includes benefits. 

The deadline to apply is July 15th and start date is early August

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to: [email protected]