Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

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Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Program.

To be eligible to apply you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age on May 9, 2022.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment.
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Who We Are

Sled Island is a charitable organization with the mandate of fostering understanding and appreciation of music & arts underrepresented in mainstream media, and to nurture the local artistic community through performance and educational opportunities. Our main activity is the presentation of the annual Sled Island Music & Arts Festival, a pillar of Calgary’s cultural calendar taking place each June, that brings together thousands of artists, volunteers, partners, and attendees from across the country and beyond. We also present year-round artistic and educational programming through numerous community partnerships, aimed at increasing awareness of Sled Island on an ongoing basis.

Sled Island is a community-centric organization driven by values of curiosity and diversity, on and off the stage, and committed to principles of equity, anti-racism, and anti-oppression.

We recognize the systemic lack of representation of equity-deserving communities in the current non-profit
art space, and strongly encourage members of Indigenous, Black, and racialized communities; people with disabilities; people identifying as LGBTQIA2S+; and women to apply.

Should you require any accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact us at so we may meet your needs.

Who You Are and What You Will Do

The assistant volunteer coordinator will report to and work alongside the volunteer coordinator to help recruit, schedule, train, and manage a group of over 400 volunteers, leading up to and during the 2022 edition of the Sled Island Music & Arts Festival (June 22 – 26, 2022).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide information to prospective volunteers about expectations and sign-up process.
  • Assist with volunteer recruitment.
  • Assist with planning volunteer orientation and training sessions.
  • Assist with scheduling and communicate shifts information.
  • Update and maintain volunteer database.
  • Create and update documentation, as needed.


  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and ability to adapt your communication style.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to get people excited and invested in a common goal.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and Power Point (or equivalent), Gmail, Google Docs.
  • Willingness to support Sled Island’s commitment to values of inclusion, anti-racism, and anti-oppression.

Preferred Qualifications (these are considered assets but are not mandatory to apply)

  • Familiarity with Sled Island.
  • Experience using Shiftboard (volunteer management software).
  • Experience working with equity-deserving communities and/or training (formal or informal) in anti-oppression, anti-racism, conflict resolution, non-violent crisis intervention or similar.

Job Specs & Work Environment

This is a seasonal, full-time position (30hrs/w) running from May 2 to June 30, 2022. Due to the nature of the position, the assistant volunteer coordinator is expected to occasionally work some evenings and weekends. Our office is located in Mission and is easily accessible by public transport. Paid street parking and limited free parking is available in the area. Please note that the office is in the basement level of a building, with no elevator.

What We Offer

Gross salary of $15/hr paid semi-monthly. Professional development opportunities and access to free tickets for a variety of cultural events.

We have a small but mighty team that values collaboration, knowledge-sharing and diversity of perspectives and experiences. We strive to help our employees develop their skills and knowledge to meet their personal goals and encourage innovation and employee-driven initiatives.

How to Apply & Hiring Process

All candidates are asked to fill out this form at the link below instead of submitting a cover letter and to attach their resume. Please note that you will not be able to edit your responses after they have been submitted.

The deadline to apply is May 1, 2022, at 5.00 pm MT.

If you encounter any problem with the form, please email All applications are held in strict confidence.

We use a standardized application method to help mitigate bias in our selection process. We appreciate and review every application that comes in but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will take place in March, online or in-person at the Sled Island office (2206a 4 Street SW).

For more information and to apply visit

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