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General Manager

Nutrien Children's Festival, Saskatoon
Deadline: May 15, 2023 - May 30, 2023


Name: Kyle Drever

Phone: 3062706764




May 30, 2023

The Nutrien Children’s Festival in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is hiring a General Manager. The successful candidate should be a creative individual who has a passion for the arts, loves working with children, is confident in their communication, management, and leadership skills, and will establish positive connections within the community.

Reporting to the Festival’s Board of Directors, the General Manager’s responsibilities include:

• Planning and managing annual events (including the festival, community outreach programs, and fundraisers) by working closely with sponsors, community partners, performers, vendors, seasonal staff, and volunteers
• Identifying potential sponsors, community partners, performers, and vendors
• Overseeing finances, work with budget development, and having a key understanding financial literacy (with the bookkeeper’s and annual auditor’s assistance)
• Applying for grants and developing other funding opportunities
• Preparing contracts (including contracts with performers, vendors, and seasonal staff)
• Hiring/finding and supervising seasonal staff and volunteers
• Preparing and distributing marketing materials
• Arranging transportation and accommodations for performers
• Collaborating with contractors to manage marketing, the Festival website, social media, and other channels
• Work with the board of directors to plan for the long term sustainability of the festival

The type of person who would be successful in this position:
• Willingness to collaborate with community members and stakeholders across the city, the province, and the country
• Ability to manage ambiguity and pivot within the role as required to successfully lead the Festival team
• Directing self, and team members, during slow and busy times of this seasonally driven organization
• Exhibits strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to lead and assist with change management for the organization and the festival stakeholders
• Execute on plans, feedback and goals

This is a full-time position with the successful candidate eligible for benefits. The Festival provides office space and equipment. The expected salary range is between $55,000 and $70,000 with experience and qualifications to determine.

If you would like to be a part of creating an engaging, educational, memorable, safe, and most importantly fun, festival for the children of Saskatchewan, please email your cover letter and resume to:

Kyle RJ Drever (he/him)
Board Chair - Nutrien Children’s Festival Board of Directors