Sled Island is hiring a Volunteer Coordinator for a seasonal, full-time contract running from April to June 2022.
Who Is Sled Island?
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. Their 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. They 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.
They 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.
Would you require any accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact them at email@example.com so they may meet your needs.
Who You Are and What You Will Do
Reporting to the Executive Director and Festival Manager, the Volunteer Coordinator plays an essential role in ensuring the smooth delivery of the festival by meeting the volunteer needs of all festival departments. They are responsible for all aspects of Sled Island’s volunteer program, from recruitment to post-event follow-up, and are the main resource and point-of-contact for our 400+ annual volunteers.
The ideal candidate is a people person with strong leadership and organizational abilities, infectious enthusiasm, and a passion to advance our mission.
Sled Island recognizes the value of both paid and unpaid work and welcomes non-traditional trajectories. They encourage you to consider the entirety of your experiences (professional and otherwise), and combination thereof, when determining if you possess the following qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications (these are considered assets but are not mandatory to apply)
Job Specs & Work Environment
This is a seasonal, full-time position (40hrs/w) running from April 4 to June 30, 2022. Due to the nature of the position, the Volunteer Coordinator is expected to occasionally work some evenings and weekends.
The 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 $3,586/month paid semi-monthly. Professional development opportunities, flexible work hours with possibility for partial remote work, and access to free tickets for a variety of cultural events.
Sled Island have a small but mighty team that values collaboration, knowledge-sharing and diversity of perspectives and experiences. They strive to help their 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 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 March 16, 2022, at 5.00 pm MST. If you encounter any problem with the form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications are held in strict confidence.
Sled Island use a standardized application method to help mitigate bias in their selection process. They 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).
More information: www.sledisland.com/jobs
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