Ottawa Festivals d'Ottawa: Ottawa's Festival Headquarters | Les Informations de Festival d'Ottawa http://www.ottawafestivals.ca Ottawa's Festival Headquarters | Les Informations de Festival d'Ottawa Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:05:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 HP3 – Communications Coordinator http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/jobs/hp3-communications-coordinator/ http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/jobs/hp3-communications-coordinator/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:05:05 +0000 http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/?p=38698 Read more»]]> This position is available through the Job Creation Partnership Program, offered in partnership with Employment Ontario. The Job Creation Partnership program is designed to provide those receiving Employment Insurance benefits (or those with reach back status) work experience opportunities needed to acquire more marketable skills to help them find future employment.

CONTRACT LENGTH: 26 weeks       START DATE:  ASAP      END DATE: For Set Weeks

JOB SUMMARY: Develop innovative promotional materials for use in targeted campaign for existing and new audiences, with a strong focus on youth. Assist in the development and implementation of all media relationships including television, radio, print, and internet. Support design and documentation teams.

REPORTING: Festival Producer

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of the festival’s communication strategies
  • Coordinate all public relations activities with the media
  • Write press releases, media advisories, webcontent, e-newsletter and other forms of communication
  • Implement social media activities and regular web-updates
  • Schedule, train, supervise and support volunteer communications and documentation team members
  • Assist the design team to develop effective communications and marketing materials
  • Assist the documentation team to ensure coverage of the festival
  • Assist the Producer to prepare a final report on the project and make recommendations for the next festival
  • All other duties as assigned

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  •  College or University education and previous experience in communications and/or special events
  • Strong written and verbal skills in English; bilingualism is an asset but not mandatory
  • Consistent ability to meet deadlines, perform under pressure and delegate tasks
  • Strong computer literacy (MS Office, social media and knowledge of or will to learn basic HTML and CSS)
  • Proven leadership; strong interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and responsible individual
  • Knowledgeable about hip hop culture and passionate about youth arts
  • Understanding of community development approaches and equity based principles

INDUSTRY CONTACT: 

  •  Journalists and other members of the media
  • Cultural industry executives and leaders; urban artists
  • Print and other media sales and marketing managers, News Features Writers, Editors and photographers
  • Board, Volunteers and festival staff

TO APPLY: Forward CV to jobs@ottawafestivals.ca or fax to 613.233.3134

Please quote position number: HP3 and title

Only those candidates who meet the JCP criteria will be contacted for an interview. To learn more about the JCP criteria, please visit http://www.ottawafestivals.ca

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HP2 – Operations and Concessions Coordinator http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/jobs/hp2-operations-and-concessions-coordinator/ http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/jobs/hp2-operations-and-concessions-coordinator/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:02:04 +0000 http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/?p=38696 Read more»]]> This position is available through the Job Creation Partnership Program, offered in partnership with Employment Ontario. The Job Creation Partnership program is designed to provide those receiving Employment Insurance benefits (or those with reach back status) work experience opportunities needed to acquire more marketable skills to help them find future employment.

CONTRACT LENGTH: 26 weeks            START DATE:  ASAP               END DATE: For Set Weeks

 JOB SUMMARY:

Helps coordinate the operations aspects of staging the 2014 festival; working closely with the Festival Producer.

In particular this position will renew all participating concessionaires and recruit new concessionaires to be on site during the festival period, recruit artisans to sell at the Solid Goods artist market and will oversee logistics associated with both. Works with the Festival Producer to ensure logistics for all venues are satisfied (portable toilets, garbage bins and removal, beer and wine, tents, furniture, phones, radios, safe, barricades, signage, concessions, first aid, security, permits, trailers, & backline).

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Festival Producer

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist design and disseminate requests for proposals on sound, lights, seating, trailers, and musical equipment; order, receive and secure equipment and direct to appropriate venues; return equipment at festival end.
  • Assist to prepare RFPs for food vendors and artisans for food fair and Solid Goods market. Organize their set-up, power, etc. and supervise them during the event.
  • Deal with all physical aspects of setting up festival location including ordering and setting up risers, fencing, any other physical items needed to secure the park, all signage, rental furniture, souvenirs, etc.  Also ensure that the equipment is properly maintained while in our responsibility, and returned.
  • Create and distribute festival ID badges (volunteers, artists, staff, security, vendors, board, VIP, etc.)
  • Complete paperwork and acquire necessary permits for space access, parking, first aid, security, noise, etc.
  • Schedule, train, supervise and support volunteer and contract logistics and security team members
  • Prepare a final report on the project and make recommendations for the next Festival.
  • All other duties as assigned.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • College or University Education and Previous stage or production management experience a definite asset.
  • Strong organizational skills, excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of database management systems an asset.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Heavy lifting is involved. This is a very physical job and will need a candidate who is in good physical health and capable of lifting (50-100 lbs), working for extended periods of time and who can withstand long periods on their feet either standing/walking, lifting, assembling infrastructure or other physical labour prior to, during and after the festival. This position is supported by a team of employees and volunteers who will be undergoing similar physical demands.
  • Proven leadership; strong interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and responsible individual
  • Knowledgeable about hip hop culture and passionate about youth arts
  • Understanding of community development approaches and equity based principles

 INDUSTRY CONTACTS:

  • Festival partners and other festivals
  • Government contacts (ie: bylaw, permitting offices, etc…)
  • Suppliers to the festival including tent, stage, sound, lighting, technical services etc.

TO APPLY: Forward CV to jobs@ottawafestivals.ca or fax to 613.233.3134

Please quote position number: HP2 and title

Only those candidates who meet the JCP criteria will be contacted for an interview. To learn more about the JCP criteria, please visit http://www.ottawafestivals.ca

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The Ottawa Fringe will host a winter festival http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/news/the-ottawa-fringe-will-host-a-winter-festival/ http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/news/the-ottawa-fringe-will-host-a-winter-festival/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:44:55 +0000 http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/?p=38688 Read more»]]> [Press Release: Ottawa Fringe Festival]

undercurrents: theatre below the mainstream is Ottawa’s winter festival of independent theatre, showcasing the best indie theatre from Ottawa and across the country. The festival is crossing town from Hintonburg to Downtown Rideau. undercurrents fifth anniversary will take place at Arts Court during February 2015.

“undercurrents feels like a natural extension of what the Ottawa Fringe does and Arts Court a great space and host.”
–Patrick Gauthier, Festival Director

Since 2011, undercurrents has presented eight world premieres while providing a platform to artists who are in the final stages of creating a new work. For some, the festival can be (and has been) a transition from Fringe to the mainstage.
While the Ottawa Fringe Festival and undercurrents can be distinguished beyond the obvious summer/winter duality–the latter is curated, the former open-source–the fit for Fringe artists and audiences is easy to recognize. That’s not to say that undercurrents 2015 will be a Winter Fringe–the summer festival provides a stage for nearly 60 shows whereas an undercurrents programme presents a half-dozen. Historically, however, exceptional Fringe shows have had a stage at undercurrents alongside national and local companies who have made compelling impressions on Canadian audiences.

The Ottawa Fringe is in its second year of a partnership with the City of Ottawa to manage Arts Court Theatre as well as several performance and rehearsal spaces in the building. With wheels of the Ottawa Fringe team spinning year-round comes the opportunity to create performance and development opportunities for Ottawa theatre that extend beyond the summer Fringe Festival. Partnering with the Great Canadian Theatre Company to bring undercurrents to Arts Court–where it will be produced and presented by the Ottawa Fringe–is a broadening of the organization’s scope to advance an ongoing effort in facilitating connections between independent theatre artists and Ottawa audiences.

undercurrents Partners

  • Arts Court
  • Great Canadian Theatre Company
  • Downtown Rideau
  • Ottawa Festivals
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From Bach to tango and back, Chamberfest’s 20th anniversary edition to feature 120 concerts http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Chamberfest+20th+anniversary+edition+feature+concerts/9740324/story.html http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Chamberfest+20th+anniversary+edition+feature+concerts/9740324/story.html#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:36:20 +0000 http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/?p=38680 Read more»]]> [Link: Ottawa Citizen]

Roman Borys is a patient hunter.

The artistic director of Ottawa’s Chamberfest, one of the world’s largest festivals of its kind, sometimes waits for years before he lands his prizes — great artists in high demand.

This summer, Borys has bagged a list of performances that ranges from J.S. Bach to a full-length Handel oratorio, pianist Janina Fialkowska, some tasty tango and nods to anniversaries for the First World War and The Bard.

There will also be some new musical coups.

He has managed to sign one of the great Verdian sopranos of our day, Sandra Radvanosky.

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The Outsider: Danish writer stays on the fringes in his novels http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Outsider+Danish+writer+stays+fringes+novels/9728992/story.html http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Outsider+Danish+writer+stays+fringes+novels/9728992/story.html#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:38:13 +0000 http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/?p=38686 Read more»]]> [Link: Ottawa Citizen]

Once upon a time there was a 25-year-old Dane named Jonas who lived in comfortable Copenhagen.

Despite the fact that he lived in a comfortable country in comfortable surroundings, Jonas was not happy and he made bad decisions. He drank a bit too much and he married the wrong woman.

Jonas needed a purpose in life. Finally he realized he wanted to be a writer. And so one day he sat down and started to write and that’s when he found himself. Jonas finished that first book, and then he finished a second and a third. That’s where we enter his story.

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FA3 – Website / Graphic Design Coordinator http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/jobs/fa3-website-graphic-design-coordinator-2/ http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/jobs/fa3-website-graphic-design-coordinator-2/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:54:18 +0000 http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/?p=38674 Read more»]]> This position is available through the Job Creation Partnership Program, offered in partnership with Employment Ontario. The Job Creation Partnership program is designed to provide those receiving Employment Insurance benefits (or those with reach back status) work experience opportunities needed to acquire more marketable skills to help them find future employment.

CONTRACT LENGTH: 26 Weeks     START DATE: ASAP       END DATE: For set weeks

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for updating the festival’s website, providing technical support, and uploading content/images, podcasts and webcasts as directed, working closely with festival’s administrative, communications, and sponsorship team.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to and works directly under the supervision of the Director of Marketing and Director of Sponsorship

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Website

  • Update website content/information for the 2014 festival, ensuring all website links are active and functioning properly
  • Coordinate with sponsorship staff to ensure that all sponsor logos and information is up to date and accurate
  • Support promotional contests through the festival’s website
  • Coordinate with programming staff to ensure accurate artist schedules/bios/photos are posted for the 2014 press releases
  • With programming assistant, ensure performance schedules are up-to-date information prior to and during the festival
  • Liaise with festival translator to ensure that all information on the French website is accurate and up-to-date
  • Organize website files and information during the post-festival period for easy access for the following year’s event
  • Implement and maintain all ‘new media’ initiatives, including social networking websites, podcasts and webcasts as directed
  • Prepare web stats after the festival
  • All other duties as required

Graphic

  • Update festival sponsorship presentation and one-pagers for the 2014 festival
  • Liaise with printers to obtain quotes and arrange the printing of festival materials
  • Create signs for on-site festival information purposes
  • Design and produce posters and advertisements for all off-season events
  • Design and produce invitations and/or laminates to onsite sponsor events
  • Prepare photo layouts for all festival reports
  • Create a daily onsite performance schedule to be distributed at the festival
  • Design, update and coordination of other projects as required
  • Maintain folder of approved artists’ photos
  • Design Sponsor report templates and Tourism brochure

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize
  • Proven success multi-tasking in a high pressure environment
  • Proven ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (bilingualism is an asset)
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office, HTML, Adobe PDF, Drupal, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash and PDF, WS FTP, New Media Applications. Must be able to create printer-ready files.

INDUSTRY CONTACTS:

LIXAR (website developer), Auto Trim Design (signage), Folkfest corporate sponsors, Dollco (printing), Mediaplus (media firm), labels in Canada and throughout North America, Blues agencies and publications

 

TO APPLY: Forward CV to jobs@ottawafestivals.ca or fax to 613.233.3134

Please quote position number: FA3 and title

Only those candidates who meet the JCP criteria will be contacted for an interview. To learn more about the JCP criteria, please visit http://www.ottawafestivals.ca

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MB3 – Volunteer Coordinator Assistant http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/jobs/mb3-volunteer-coordinator-assistant/ http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/jobs/mb3-volunteer-coordinator-assistant/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:33:07 +0000 http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/?p=38667 Read more»]]> This position is available through the Job Creation Partnership Program, offered in partnership with Employment Ontario. The Job Creation Partnership program is designed to provide those receiving Employment Insurance benefits (or those with reach back status) work experience opportunities needed to acquire more marketable skills to help them find future employment.

CONTRACT LENGTH: 20 weeks           START DATE: ASAP          END DATE: For set weeks

JOB SUMMARY: To provide support with the coordination and implementation of the volunteer program for the Festival

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Administrative Coordinator

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • have full knowledge and understanding of the organization’s purpose, goals and objectives
  • assist the Volunteer Coordinator with the implementation of the volunteer program

Administrative:

  • prepare and produce reports as required
  • assist with the scheduling of volunteers
  • maintain accurate records and files of all volunteer activity
  • evaluate the program, including volunteer performance
  • design and implement a volunteer feedback process

Recruitment and Training

  • assist with the recruitment of  volunteers
  • maintain a comprehensive volunteer manual and volunteer handbook, including guidelines, procedures and job descriptions
  • assist with the design and delivery of orientation and training session for the volunteers
  • provide guidance, support, supervision and recognition

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  •  administrative and supervision skills
  • effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • strong organizational and scheduling skills;
  • computer skills
  • bilingualism an asset

INDUSTRY CONTACTS:

  •  Will work with volunteers coming from all aspects of industry and government backgrounds.

TO APPLY: Forward CV to jobs@ottawafestivals.ca or fax to 613.233.3134

Please quote position number: MB3 and title

Only those candidates who meet the JCP criteria will be contacted for an interview. To learn more about the JCP criteria, please visit http://www.ottawafestivals.ca

 

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MB2 – Media Coordinator http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/jobs/mb2-media-coordinator/ http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/jobs/mb2-media-coordinator/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:27:16 +0000 http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/?p=38658 Read more»]]> This position is available through the Job Creation Partnership Program, offered in partnership with Employment Ontario. The Job Creation Partnership program is designed to provide those receiving Employment Insurance benefits (or those with reach back status) work experience opportunities needed to acquire more marketable skills to help them find future employment.

CONTRACT LENGTH: 20 weeks           START DATE: ASAP          END DATE: For set weeks

JOB SUMMARY: Coordinates and maintain existing media relations as well as implement and development of new initiatives.  Liaises with sponsors and partners to keep them fully informed of festival activities.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reporting to Administrative Manager

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in planning and implementation of the Festivals communications strategy
  • Liaise with membership to collect content and information required to develop and maintain the festival’s web site, publications, media/partner database, and other initiatives as required
  • Write press releases and coordinate media packages
  • Plan media events
  • Maintain the festival’s Web site participate in media activities (i.e., develop networks and write blog entries) and monitor online visibility
  • Assist in planning and production of souvenir program
  • Liaise with festival sponsors so they are fully aware of festival activities and invited to events
  • Take initiative in recommending new marketing, advertising, special events and sponsorship opportunities
  • All other duties as required

 SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Training/previous experience in marketing, public relations and/or special events
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of social media tools/sites with an ability to perform online research using search engine tools
  • Strong written and communication skills in English
  • French is an asset
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Windows and Microsoft Office environment
  • Must be able to work under pressure and on various projects simultaneously and autonomously
  • Resourceful, tactful, mature, self-motivated
  • a basic knowledge of HTML and/or PHP would be an asset

INDUSTRY CONTACTS:

  •  Local, national and international media
  • Board of Directors
  • Festival sponsors and partners
  • Festival staff and volunteers
  • Representatives from the local community

TO APPLY: Forward CV to jobs@ottawafestivals.ca or fax to 613.233.3134

Please quote position number: MB2 and title

Only those candidates who meet the JCP criteria will be contacted for an interview. To learn more about the JCP criteria, please visit http://www.ottawafestivals.ca

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MB1 – Production Assistant and Distribution Coordinator http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/jobs/mb1-production-assistant-and-distribution-coordinator/ http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/jobs/mb1-production-assistant-and-distribution-coordinator/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:39:31 +0000 http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/?p=38654 Read more»]]> This position is available through the Job Creation Partnership Program, offered in partnership with Employment Ontario. The Job Creation Partnership program is designed to provide those receiving Employment Insurance benefits (or those with reach back status) work experience opportunities needed to acquire more marketable skills to help them find future employment.

CONTRACT LENGTH: 14 weeks       START DATE: ASAP           END DATE: For set weeks

JOB SUMMARY: Coordinates all production details including venues, instruments, technical support and production volunteers. Will oversee distribution of all marketing materials.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reporting to Business and Logistics Manager

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in planning and implementation of Festival’s production schedule
  • Liaises with venues
  • Liaises with artists for technical requirements
  • Schedules and implements production volunteers
  • All other duties as required
  • has full knowledge and understanding of the organization’s purpose, goals and objectives
  • provides support to the Venue Coordinator with all aspects of venue logistics
  • ensures follow through with all venue requirements
  • liaises with venue contacts
  • prepares stage manager and house manager kits
  • assists with the distribution of House Manager kits and merchandise to venues
  • supervises all technical aspects of concerts (when the Venue Coordinator is not available); stands, microphones, chairs, lighting, etc.
  • becomes familiar with venue layouts (lights, chairs, lock-up, handicapped facilities)
  • coordinates and implements the distribution of posters and brochures as necessary

 SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and supervisory skills
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Must be prepared for physical work (for example lifting and moving of equipment)
  • Bilingualism an asset

INDUSTRY CONTACTS:

Will meet with all Festival performers, venue contacts, CBC and Radio-Canada producers. Will have contact with lighting, sound and ventilation experts.  Successful candidates will acquire concert production experience along with learning about the planning and management of special events.

TO APPLY: Forward CV to jobs@ottawafestivals.ca or fax to 613.233.3134

Please quote position number: MB1 and title

Only those candidates who meet the JCP criteria will be contacted for an interview. To learn more about the JCP criteria, please visit http://www.ottawafestivals.ca

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Puppets Up! Rod Puppet Workshop for Kids http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/news/puppets-up-rod-puppet-workshop-for-kids/ http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/news/puppets-up-rod-puppet-workshop-for-kids/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:39:21 +0000 http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/?p=38655 Read more»]]> [News Release: Puppets Up!]

Nolan-MacLellan

John Nolan and Kathy MacLelland of Ottawa’s Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre will host a Puppets Up! workshop, “Make A Puppet Show in a Day” on April 26th, in Almonte, Ontario, for kids aged 6-11 years. Contact Jeff@jbarts.ca

Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival in Almonte, Ontario is offering a series of hands-on workshops in the art and magic of puppetry. The next puppet workshop will be for kids aged 6-11 years “A Puppet Show in a Day” with the award winning, Ottawa-based, Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre.

In this workshop, young participants will make sturdy wooden rod puppets, work in small groups to make up stories for their puppet characters, rehearse, and then present their show at the end of the day to parents and friends in the JB Arts studio, in Almonte.  Pizza will be served free of charge for lunch and popcorn will be served at the show.   All materials for this workshop will be supplied.

The “A Puppet Show in a Day” workshop will be held on Saturday, April 26th from 10 am to 3pm at the JB Arts Studio, 64 Mill Street, Almonte. The performance for parents and friends will begin at 2:30pm. The cost of this workshop is $40 per student. To register, please contact Jeff@jbarts.ca or call 613 220 3005.

Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary this August 9th and 10th! In the meantime, checkout the wide variety of puppet workshops leading up to the festival, at www.jbarts.ca or www.puppetsup.ca

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