Production Assistant

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Production Assistant

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 4, 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 and strongly encourage members of Indigenous, Black, and racialized communities; people with disabilities; people identifying as LGBTQIA2S+; and women to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Cross reference web and online schedules and proof read the program guide to ensure event details are accurate.
  • Compile information to create production documents such as contact lists, advance sheets, and venue schedules.
  • Prepare venue packages including signage, schedules, box-office supplies, program guides, etc.
  • Assist with the coordination of various events.
  • During the festival, visit venues daily to ensure proper display of signage, accuracy of schedules, and to provide support to venues when needed.

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

Who You Are and What You Will Do

Highly organized and meticulous, you will report to and assist the festival manager with coordinating the logistics of the 100+ events of the 2022 edition of the Sled Island Music & Arts festival (June 22 – 26, 2022).


  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, 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 coordinating events.

Job Specs & Work Environment

This is a seasonal, full-time position (30hrs/w) running from May 4 to June 29, 2022. Due to the nature of the position, the production assistant 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 the 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 Friday, April 29, 2022, at 5:00pm 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 St. SW).

For more information and to apply visit

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