Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator

Date Posted: Mar 21, 2017
Application Deadline: Apr 21, 2017
Start Date: May 01, 2017

Salary: TBD
Province: Ontario
Region: Hamilton Area
City: Hamilton
Term: Contract

Organization Description

Hamilton Fringe Festival

The Hamilton Fringe Festival is an eleven-day performing arts event that runs every July in downtown Hamilton, Ontario. 

Presenting live theatre in an informal, accessible and inexpensive environment, the Fringe strives to break down traditional boundaries to participation in the arts- for artists and audiences alike.

Job Description

The Hamilton Fringe Festival is currently seeking a Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator for a full-time, 14-week contract position that begins on May 1, 2017.

Reporting to the Executive Director, this individual will oversee the recruitment and coordination of volunteers for all fringe venues and events. They will also have the opportunity to develop and support a variety of youth and current community outreach initiatives.

This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs, a federal employment program for returning post-secondary students, and represents an exciting opportunity for a passionate young person to make an impact on culture and community development in Hamilton and surrounding communities. Please check the Canada Summer Jobs 2017 website for eligibility criteria.


Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Recruit new volunteers through community outreach efforts. Interview applicants and train, support, and motivate new volunteers.
  • Create and fill volunteer schedules for all Festival events.
  • Organize the Volunteer Appreciation event.
  • Maintain a volunteer database and keep track of individual volunteer activities.
  • Assist in launching youth-focussed outreach initiatives and distributing the 2017 Youth Access Pass to participating schools and community groups
  • Establish relationships with local community groups, encouraging participation and helping to address barriers to accessing cultural activities at the Fringe
  • The responsibilities listed above address the key duties of this position. Additional related tasks may be assigned at the discretion of the Interim Festival Director

Professional Qualities and Skills

  • The ideal candidate will be a hardworking, organized, and motivated individual with a passion for community outreach and volunteerism
  • Experience working with and recruiting volunteers
  • Interest and/or experience in arts administration and management
  • Leadership skills and an ability to self-direct as well as work well with supervisors and peers.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve under pressure while maintaining a friendly demeanour
  • Ability to accommodate a schedule that will sometimes require work on evenings and weekends
  • Working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Valid driver's license is an asset.
  • Valid first aid certification is an asset.


How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume in one pdf with OUTREACH COORDINATOR in the subject line to

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in the Hamilton Fringe!


Contact Info:

Name: Claire
Telephone Ext.:


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