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Production Assistant Regina Folk Festival Inc. Summer Student Position.

Regina Folk Festival Inc., Regina
Deadline: February 09, 2018 - February 21, 2018


Phone: 306-757-0308




February 21, 2018

The Regina Folk Festival is looking to fill a student position for Production Assistant (PA) for the summer of 2018. As an integral member of Regina Folk Festival’s dynamic team, the PA will assist with all aspects of the Regina Folk Festival organization, including the year-round concert series, outreach program and the annual Festival taking place August 10th to 12th, 2018. During the Festival, the PA will assist on the Site Crew for Festival set-up, maintenance, tear-down, and volunteer management. The PA will work with all of the members of the RFF team.

Student applicants must be Saskatchewan residents; legally entitled to work in Canada; at least 15 years of age; and enrolled as a student at a secondary or post-secondary institution and returning to full-time studies after the period of employment.

Along with other full-time staff, the PA will work in a safe, healthy and supportive workplace environment consistent with Sask Labour standards of practice. The position will be 35 hours a week with occasional training sessions/meeting as well as extensive hours on festival weekend that fall outside of regular office hours. The position will be a minimum of 16 weeks and will start in late April or early May depending on availability.

A post-secondary level education being undertaken, preferably in business administration, arts, arts management, event management, and/or other related studies
Extremely strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Experience with event management preferred
A love of music is beneficial
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to conduct oneself in a professional manner
Ability to work well with others and independently
Ability to work long physical hours during the week of the event
Experience working with and managing volunteers preferred
Strong understanding of various social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat.
Strong understanding of Apple products and the Microsoft Office software
An interest in the promotion and development of arts and culture in Saskatchewan

General Office Administration including reception, filing, phone and email correspondence, ordering office supplies and equipment, meeting set up, database maintenance
Workplan development and updates
Venue/supplier booking and relations
Managing pre-festival office volunteers for office support tasks
Working with the Sponsorship & Communications Manager in the preparation of backstage passes and on site lanyards for artists, staff, Team Leaders, guests and sponsors
Assist the Production Manager in updating and developing site documents, layout, emergency and safety protocols, contacting suppliers and coordinating the volunteer site crew
Assist the Production Manager & Site Coordinator in the set-up, maintenance and tear-down of the Festival and managing the volunteer site crew
Assist the Finance & Resource Development Coordinator with financial and accounting tasks as necessary
Assist the Volunteer & Concert Manager with volunteer related duties
Other duties as delegated by staff members

Please submit your resume and cover letter, including references via email to Deadline for applications is Wednesday, Feb. 21st, 2018.

Only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.