Job Postings

Resource Development Assistant
Calgary Folk Music Festival / Festival Hall
The FFSC seeks a full-time resource development associate to assist in the administration and advancement of its Festival and Hall fundraising targets. The Folk Festival Society of Calgary (FFSC) is a not-for-profit organization and registered charity based in Calgary, Alberta. A full-time staff of 9 produces the annual Calgary Folk Music Festival and operates a year-round venue, Festival Hall. The Festival and the Hall have over 150 strategic relationships, from sponsors and donors to preferred suppliers, which support the mandate of the Society. 
The ideal candidate has an understanding of fundraising and sponsorship principles, experience in database management, administrative duties, and customer service skills. The successful development associate must be a strong and effective communicator, a great team player, be very proficient with computers, have strategies for managing multiple projects concurrently and be extremely organized. A post-secondary education is an asset, as is a passion for the arts and music and an interest in event management and execution. 
Evening and weekend shifts are sometimes required between April and August. 
This is a 6-month contract with opportunities to renew. 
Start date: early March.
Submit your cover letter and resumé to sara@calgaryfolkfest.com by Jan 23.

 

Administrator and Box Office Manager
Calgary Folk Music Festival / Festival Hall
Do you love customer service, greeting people and selling tickets? Are you comfortable with data base work, answering phones and keeping office equipment working, supplies ordered, and keeping files up to date?
We are looking for a full time box office manager for our ongoing shows at Festival Hall who also oversees all aspects of the box office for our annual July festival. This role also acts as the office receptionist, provides support in doing entry for our database for our fundraising team and does some administration tasks for other staff. In addition, the person in this role works on other special projects (such as helping select festival vendors) on a seasonal basis.
The ideal candidate has solid administrative, computer, and customer service skills, is highly organized, detail-oriented and able to cheerfully multi-task within an often noisy and chaotic environment.
This is a full-time position, with benefits after a three-month satisfactory probation period.
Start date: early to mid February.
Submit your resumé to debbi@calgaryfolkfest.com by January 23.


Artistic Associate 
Calgary Folk Music Festival 
The artistic associate is the Festival and Festival Hall’s artistic director’s right hand man/woman. They enhance the organization’s programming by providing strong administrative support through work on the database, doing all advancing, executing contracts and looking after travel, accommodation and accreditation for all artists. The artistic associate works closely with artist liaison, production and marketing staff and volunteer crews. They also assist the artistic director with special programming projects. 
The ideal candidate has experience working in the arts and music, has fabulous written and verbal communication skills, excellent computer skills with some data base experience, is highly organized, detail-oriented and is a crackerjack multi- tasker. 
This is a 6 – 7 month contract position with the possibility of extension.
Start date: early February.
Submit your resumé to Kerry@calgaryfolkfest.com by January 23.