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Festival Driver

The application deadline for this opportunity has passed.

One Yellow Rabbit is hiring the contract position of Festival Driver for their 34th annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts.

Reporting to the festival producer, and working closely with the festival team, the festival driver provides transportation for artists, materials, and staff during the High Performance Rodeo throughout the city of Calgary, and especially in the downtown core. This role is an on-call position during the month of January, with hours estimated at 35 per week and a total fee of $2,500.

Contract Fee: $2,500
Contract Dates: January 3 – 28, 2020, with attendance at a festival debrief on January 31, 2020.
Hours: This contract position is estimated at 35 hours per week.

We are looking for a candidate with a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, a great sense of direction, who is comfortable driving in downtown Calgary and to/from the airport. This person has experience driving rental vehicles including a cargo van and a mini-van (automatic). You are a friendly, forward-facing member of our festival team delivering exceptional hospitality to all visiting artists. Light to medium lifting of luggage and equipment will be required.

Daily hours will vary for this position, with driving often occurring in the early morning, late evening, and everything in between. An ideal candidate will have a flexible schedule and good availability for the entirety of the contract. The successful candidate will be comfortable working both independently and in close collaboration with a team.

To apply for this position please email the following materials to productionmanager@oyr.org by Friday, December 6, 2019, at 5:00pm with the subject heading FESTIVAL DRIVER HPR2020:

  • An email detailing your interest in and availability for the position addressed to Oliver Armstrong, Festival Production Manager.
  • A resume that highlights your relevant experience, especially experience working or volunteering as a driver in a festival, event, or hospitality context.
  • Two references with current contact information.

We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only those candidates offered an interview will be contacted. The offer of employment will be contingent on providing driver’s abstract paperwork and a copy of your valid Alberta driver’s license.

The High Performance Rodeo is committed to employment equity and diversity, and encourage applications from all interested individuals. We can provide training in certain aspects of the position, and want to support the right candidate to be successful in this contract role.

About the High Performance Rodeo

For three wild weeks in January, One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, is where the action is. It’s a chance to watch touring performances from across Canada, acclaimed international shows, and new and experimental work from artists here in Calgary. The programming is bold, cutting-edge, funny, frank, and full of heart. There’s theatre, dance, music, film, free lunchtime concerts, late-night cabarets, and so much more.

The High Performance Rodeo takes over downtown Calgary in all shapes, sizes, and sounds—defying description and tantalizing the tastes of arts and culture lovers. Audiences brave the January cold or revel in the chinook heat-wave, comb over the festival guide, and come out to play. The High Performance Rodeo is about championing creativity, building community, celebrating diverse voices, and promoting self-expression in all forms. For 33 years, the festival has been a launching pad for local artists and a spotlight onto the world’s stage. It’s a unique experience that only happens here.

Visit hprodeo.ca for more information and the full festival lineup.

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