FB1 – Volunteer Coordinator

FB1 – Volunteer Coordinator


START DATE: ASAP          END DATE:  For Set Weeks

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for assisting with the conference, special event and volunteer activities of the Festival. The Volunteer Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director and Office Manager on various aspects of volunteer coordination.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reporting directly to the Office Manager


  • Prepare outgoing correspondence
  • Maintain database
  • Assist with the coordination of pre-conference and special event activities
  • Process and confirm registrations for delegates and participants
  • Provide communications and support for volunteers, delegates and panelists
  • Provide volunteers, delegates and panelists with credentials
  • Prepare and distribute marketing materials
  • Recruit and schedule volunteers
  • Communicate the conference focus and goals to volunteers
  • Respond to inquiries and requests from the community and members whenever possible
  • Provide administrative support to other staff members
  • Provide support for board of directors, volunteers and other suppliers


  • High school diploma
  • Proficient in MS Word and Excel
  • Working knowledge of databases an asset
  • Excellent writing, editorial and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and to prioritize tasks under pressure
  • Bilingualism (French) is an asset
  • Driver’s license is an asset
  • Experience with arts organizations an asset

Ottawa Festivals welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 


Please forward your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. In your cover letter, explain how you meet the JCP eligibility criteria.

To learn more about JCP, please  visit http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/jobs/jcp-overview/ or http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employers/jobCreation.html