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Current Positions

Operations Coordinator

Contract Period: September 1-October 30, 2017
Remuneration: $5000.00

LitFest is an annual celebration of nonfiction writing held each October in various locations throughout Edmonton’s downtown core. We bring together esteemed authors, emerging writers, and passionate readers for live presentations, workshops, panels, and special events during the festival. In 2017 the festival runs October 12-22, with auxiliary events planned throughout the year.

Position Description
LitFest (Alberta Book Fair Society) is seeking an Operations Manager to oversee the following deliverables for a 2-month contract, leading up to and following through the festival wrap-up period:

  • Management of book inventory and ticket sales at festival events, including volunteer team coordination throughout the festival period.
  • Liaising with booksellers and patrons as needed to ensure smooth running of front of house operations and sales, as well as providing guest information and support as needed.
  • Coordinating with the festival administrative team, including on-site event coordination and trouble-shooting throughout the festival.
  • Event and onsite set-up and coordination of consistent event identity at varying venues throughout the festival.
  • Planning and implementation of Front of House strategies and procedures prior to the festival period, and administrative assistance on festival operations as needed.

Experience in patron services, event coordination, volunteer management, and general cash-handling skills are assets in this position. The successful candidate will have superb time management and communications skills, can creatively approach challenges, and is comfortable interacting with volunteers, funders, media, sponsors, artists, and the general public. Some understanding of #FestivalLife would also be an asset. Love of reading and/or nonfiction is an important part of this role (but if you prefer fiction we won’t hold it against you).

The Operations Manager will work closely with the Executive Director and a small team of contractors during the festival period. During the pre-festival month, hours of work are flexible. Full time hours and on-site work are expected during October.This contract engagement can accommodate other work or artistic practice. A personal vehicle and/or Drivers License

This contract engagement can accommodate other work or artistic practice. A personal vehicle and/or Drivers License are not required but would be assets during the festival period.

Remuneration
This contract pays $5,000 for a 2-month engagement period, to be paid in two end-of-month installments. (And all the books you can read!)

The deadline for applications is July 28, 2017. Questions and resumés may be directed to the Executive Director, Fawnda Mithrush, at [email protected].

POSTING Operations Manager 2017

Contract Opportunity:

Volunteer & Guest Coordinator

Contract Period: September 1-October 25, 2017
Remuneration: $5000.00

LitFest is an annual celebration of nonfiction writing held each October in various locations throughout Edmonton’s downtown core. We bring together esteemed authors, emerging writers, and passionate readers for live presentations, workshops, panels, and special events during the festival. In 2017 the festival runs October 12-22, with auxiliary events planned throughout the year.

Position Description
LitFest (Alberta Book Fair Society) is seeking a Volunteer and Guest Coordinator to oversee the following areas for a 2-month period:

  • Volunteer training, scheduling, and recruitment prior to the festival, and volunteer team management throughout the festival period.
  • Liaising with festival guests and artists on travel itineraries and accommodation needs, as well as providing guest information and support as needed.
  • Coordinating with the festival administrative team, including on-site event coordination and trouble-shooting throughout the festival.
  • Liaising with festival partners and outreach organizations to enhance guest and volunteer experience.

Experience in general communications, volunteer management, and community outreach are assets in this position. The successful candidate will have superb time management and communications skills, can creatively approach challenges, and is comfortable interacting with volunteers, funders, media, sponsors, artists, and the general public. Some understanding of #FestivalLife would also be an asset. Love of reading and/or nonfiction is an important part of this role (but if you prefer fiction we won’t hold it against you).

The Volunteer and Guest Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director and a small team of contractors during the festival period. During the pre-festival month, hours of work are flexible. Full time hours and on-site work are expected during October.

This contract engagement can accommodate other work or artistic practice. A personal vehicle and/or Drivers License are not required, but would be assets during the festival period.

Remuneration
This contract pays $5,000 for a 2-month engagement period, to be paid in two end-of-month installments. (And all the books you can read!)

The deadline for applications is July 28, 2017. Questions and resumés may be directed to the Executive Director, Fawnda Mithrush, at [email protected].

POSTING Guest Coordinator 2017

SCiP Social Media Internship

The Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP) is open to post-secondary students currently living in Alberta and enrolled in full-time or part-time studies at a publicly funded post-secondary institution.

The program allows students the opportunity to gain experience working in a field that aligns with their studies, as well as receive a $1000 award upon completion of the work experience term.

Before applying for the position, please read the full list of requirements to ensure that you are eligible to participate.

To review the position requirements and duties, and to apply online, please visit our link on the SCiP website.

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