May 28, 2018

Festival Coordinator

Number of Positions: 6
Contract Length: 8 Weeks
Hours Per Week: 30
Hourly Wage: $14 per hour
Location: North Bay, Ontario
Application Deadline: June 15, 2018

Introduction: The ON THE EDGE Fringe Festival is dedicated to the dissemination, production, and prosperity of independent arts and artists. Our festival creates a unique environment where the arts thrive entertaining our region as we move towards the future. As one of the few arts festivals in the Nipissing region, ON THE EDGE Fringe Festival provides a critical role to the public and to the arts community providing professional theatre, spoken word, visual arts and multi-arts opportunities.

Tasks and Responsibilities: ON THE EDGE Fringe Festival is seeking amazing employees for our 2018 summer season. We are looking to hire several Festival Coordinators to work with our staff and volunteers to help make this year’s Festival better than ever before. Working with ON THE EDGE Fringe Festival will allow you to be part of an enthusiastic team, who is united in their love for art, theatre, and all things that come with a Fringe community. Our summer student program centers on teamwork, respect, and creativity. Festival Coordinators will help artists and patrons in many ways and assist in key areas of the festival. As part of the Canada Summer Jobs program, each position is an eight week paid contract available to students who are returning to full-time studies in the fall.

Festival Coordinators will be responsible for a variety of actions leading up to and during the festival. These include:

  • Communicating effectively with staff, volunteers, artists and patrons
  • Providing technical, front of house, box office and production support
  • Assisting in festival and event coordination
  • Contributing to various arts actions during development, implementation and documentation
  • Engaging in marketing and dissemination plans
  • Promoting all ON THE EDGE Fringe Festival events and programs through various channels such as social media or other online platforms, flyering, participating in outreach events, etc.

Additionally this year, our Festival Coordinators will participate in intensive hands-on, theatre creation. The collaborative production process will move from initial idea to public presentation within the eight weeks of the program. The final performance piece will then be presented as part of this year’s festival!

Candidates: This program is best suited towards students that are intending to pursue or are currently pursuing post-secondary fields of study relating to Theatre, Performance, Fine Art, Craft, Writing, Storytelling or other programs that would benefit from spending a summer engaging in arts-specific actions. We welcome employees of all backgrounds, abilities, and strengths. To be eligible for this position you must be between the ages of 15 and 30, be currently enrolled in full time studies, and be returning to full time studies in the fall.

Submissions: Please send a brief cover letter detailing why you think you would be a good addition to our team as well as a current resume to kelsey@ontheedgefringe.com by June 15, 2018. Employment will begin in late-June, and only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. If you have any questions about this opportunity, and would like to chat, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.