Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
Date Posted: Mar 21, 2017
Application Deadline: Apr 21, 2017
Start Date: May 01, 2017
Region: Hamilton Area
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in the Hamilton Fringe!