Festival and Outreach Coordinator

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Festival and Outreach Coordinator

CJSW is hiring a festivals & outreach coordinator for a temporary contract position. This individual will oversee all aspects of CJSW community outreach for summer 2023, including the transport and set-up of CJSW outreach materials at a number of events in Calgary and area, volunteer scheduling and management and other related duties. The festival & outreach coordinator will be reporting to the marketing & development director and station manager. The successful candidate will work closely with all CJSW staff and volunteers.Terms: 16 weeks at 30 hours per week on average at $17.50 per hour for this position.

Applications will be accepted from May 4, 2023 to 12noon on May 15, 2023, with work ideally commencing the week of May 23, 2023.Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with summer festivals to fulfill CJSW’s obligations as a festival partner. CJSW historically sponsors over 40 festivals each summer including Marda Loop Mardi Gras, Calgary International Blues Fest, Lilac Festival, Calgary Folk Music Festival, Sled Island and many more.
  • Work with the CJSW marketing & development director to plan and finalize sponsorship contracts with the organizations running festivals in Calgary.
  • Schedule and train volunteers to be at festival booths and provide community outreach.
  • Coordinate and create CJSW promotional materials such as brochures, program guides, etc. to enhance the festival outreach experience.
  • Develop and implement creative outreach strategy at the CJSW promotional booth during festivals.
  • Organize and oversee live, remote broadcasts.
  • Responsible for accurate oversight of CJSW outreach merchandise sales.
  • Transport and set-up CJSW’s mobile promotions kit at festivals throughout Calgary and area.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:

  • Flexible schedule as there will be a lot of evening and weekend work.
  • Excellent communicator with strong organizational and delegation skills.
  • Strong, independent leader able to train and motivate volunteers.
  • Prepared to balance a number of priorities against tight deadlines.
  • Open minded and prepared to work with culturally diverse groups, organizations and volunteers.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate large numbers of volunteers.
  • Problem-solving, setting timelines and following up with phone and email correspondence is an important part of this multi-project-based position.
  • Experience with computers, graphic and/or art design is an asset.
  • Class 5 operator’s license and access to a reliable, spacious vehicle.
  • The physical ability to lift 20 kg/45 lbs.

Please submit your cover letter and resume via email to manager@cjsw.com on or before 12noon on Monday, May 15, 2023.

CJSW is an equal opportunity employer. Everyone is thanked for applying; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

CJSW 90.9FM broadcasts from Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Treaty 7 Territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, and the Kainai. Treaty 7 is also home to the Tsuut’ina, the Stoney Nakoda and Métis Nation of Alberta (Region III).

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