CF1 – Festival Assistant – Almonte Celtfest

CF1 – Festival Assistant – Almonte Celtfest

Position:  CF1 – Festival Assistant

Organization: Almonte Celtfest

Desired Contract Term: 26 Weeks

Anticipated Start Date: February 25, 2019

End Date: Approved to the Province of Ontario’s current fiscal year end March 31, 2019.  Desired additional weeks, ending August 23, 2019, is pending the approval of Ottawa Festivals’ fiscal year (2019-2020) JCP program application to the Province.

Office Location:  Almonte, Ontario.

Summary: Reporting to the Organizing Committee Representative and working collaboratively with the Committee and by liaising with sub-committee chairs, the incumbent will assist in the planning, development and presentation of the festival. Provide status reports regularly to Organizing Committee.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform general office and administrative tasks such as managing email, filing, responding to festival inquiries and directing to appropriate committee members when necessary
  • Order supplies as needed and prepare general correspondence
  • Process all invoicing and maintain festival databases
  • Organize and attend Committee meetings
  • Track festival contracts (eg. performer, vendors, suppliers) ensuring distribution and filing
  • Obtain and maintain performer publicity information
  • Maintain inventory of all promotional materials (eg. signage, print).
  • Distribute press releases and newsletters. Some social media and web posting
  • Oversee the schedule for the festival mascot (Liam)
  • Other related duties as required

Who are you?

  • You have a winning personality!
  • You have strong organizational and time management skills
  • You have the ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • You have strong verbal and written communication skills; tact, diplomacy, initiative, flexibility
  • If you have previous event/festival experience let us know as this would be an asset
  • If you have graphic design skills let us know as this would be an asset
  • 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 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, 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.