CC2 – Operations Assistant – Ottawa Children’s Festival de la Jeunesse

CC2 – Operations Assistant – Ottawa Children’s Festival de la Jeunesse

Contract Term: 26 Weeks

Start Date:  ASAP

 End Date: For Set Weeks

 Summary: Assists the Operations Manager to plan and execute the preparations of the festival site ensuring that the logistics for the venues are met such as: power, portable toilets, garbage, tents, furniture, radios, barricades, signage, concessions, first aid, security, permits, trailers, etc.

Job Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Producer and the Operations Manager

  • Deal with the physical aspects of setting up the festival site including ordering and setting up risers, barriers, fencing, any other physical item required to secure the park.
  • Ensure that the equipment is properly maintained, stored and returned.
  • Acquire the necessary permits and complete the paperwork necessary for securing the grounds, road closures, first aid, security, noise exemption, etc
  • Ensure the fast turnaround of the site immediately after the festival to its original state.
  • Inventory pageantry and infrastructure after the Festival and properly return festival items to storage or return to provider.
  • Ensure venues are booked and prepared; begin research and prepare RFPs for potential suppliers for new season
  • All other duties as assigned.

Who are you?

  • You have strong organizational skills, excellent verbal and written skills.
  • You must have a valid G level Driver’s license and CSA approved work boots
  • 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), 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.
  • You must be able to meet deadlines and work well under pressure with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Previous stage management or production management experience is a definite asset
  • Special consideration is given to applicants with a license to drive a telescopic fork or scissor lift.
  • You are eligible to participate in Ontario’s Job Creation Partnership (JCP) program by meeting the following criteria:
  1. You are a resident, living in Ontario
  2. You are not a full time student (part time student is allowable)
  3. You are not leaving employment to participate; you can continue with part time work up to 20 hrs/week
  4. You are not leaving employment to participate in the program; currently working less than an average of 20 hrs/week is considered unemployed
  5. You also must meet at least one of the following criteria:
    – Previously employed in Canada in any five of the last ten years and earned income in excess of $2000 in each year, OR
    – Previously established a Service Canada Employment Insurance benefit claim: regular benefits within the last three years or maternity/parental within the last five years

What is offered?

Program participants are offered positions of 30 hours per week (4 days per week) and are provided a payment of $423 per week ($14.10 per hour) by the Province of Ontario. 

What’s next?

Forward your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please note, only selected candidates who meet the JCP eligibility criteria will be contacted for an interview; applicants must indicate how they meet the eligibility in their email and/or cover letter. To learn more about the JCP program, please click hereAccommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.