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May Festival Event Coordinator (short-term contract) 

Employment Time-frame and Wage
Anticipated Start Date:  Jan 3, 2022 – Feb 26, 2022
Hours/wk: 40
# of weeks: 8
Wage: $16.00/hr

Tasks & Responsibilities:
The Special Events Coordinator will have four main goals for our Small Town Big Festival:

  1. create a revised vision and plan for this multi-disciplined arts festival,
  2. organize and contract presenter participants,
  3. create and execute a marketing plan, and
  4. organize volunteer jobs and people.

Planning and organizing a cultural event that is vital to our township and region is an opportunity to work with people of all ages, and is an inspiring environment for youth looking to build skills to work in tourism and culture or to develop transferable skills in marketing, leadership, communications, business, technology, non-profit and small business sectors. This festival is anticipated to be an important recovery element for tourism and the vitality of our community after COVID-19. The Coordinator tasks include organizing a team of volunteers to brainstorm and plan live events. The program plans will include the concept, an overview of all elements of the program, marketing requirements, action plan with items, timing and responsibilities, and budget, all in the form of a project charter. The Coordinator will organize and contract all participating presenters, building on the prior year’s plan for the festival cancelled in 2020 and 2021. Contract venues. Create and execute a marketing plan for the festival, including but not limited to press releases, website content development, our digital newsletter, media listings, social media postings, and paid media. Planning for the events must be done well in advance with volunteers organized and well informed about responsibilities. Business system documentation must be kept up to date.

Please email a covering letter and resume to Marion Meyers, info@scugogarts.ca.

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