2019 Seasonal Job Postings

by Amanda Logan

March 22, 2019

The Ottawa Fringe Festival is looking to fill seasonal positions with talented folks.

  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Volunteer Supervisor
  • Box Office Attendant
  • Marketing Assistant

How to apply:

Please send your CV, along with a cover letter explaining why you would like to work at the Ottawa Fringe, to [email protected] by Monday, April 15, 2019.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

The Ottawa Fringe is seeking an enthusiastic Volunteer Coordinator who will support the Volunteer Supervisors that make the Ottawa Fringe Festival’s large team of volunteers. The successful candidate of this position will have administrative experience, interpersonal skills and excited by the opportunity to work in the administrative hub of the festival.

Duration: May 1 – June 28, 2019
Hours: approximately 100-120 hours, evening and weekend availability required
Rate: $17/hr

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring adequate recruitment of the Ottawa Fringe Festival’s volunteer base
  • Training volunteers in orientation sessions
  • Successfully securing sponsorships for volunteer hospitality
  • Act as team caption to Volunteer Supervisors
  • Build and implement volunteer positions and schedule
  • Coordinate a volunteer appreciation event following the end of the festival

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Previous experience managing or coordinating volunteers
  • Organization skills in the realms of scheduling and human resources coordination
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, troubleshooting skills and self-motivation
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with Excel, Dropbox, Google Drive, Volgistics is an asset
  • A passion for theatre and a familiarity of Fringe Festivals is an asset

 

VOLUNTEER SUPERVISOR

Do you thrive in fast paced environments? Do you enjoy working in a creative setting and interacting with new people everyday? The Ottawa Fringe is seeking an enthusiastic Volunteer Supervisor who will support the 200+ volunteers that make the Ottawa Fringe Festival happen. The successful candidate for this position will be reliable, outgoing, and excited by the opportunity to work in the administrative hub of the festival.

Duration: June 1 – 24, 2019
Hours: approximately 40-60 hours, evening and weekend availability is required
Rate: $15/hr

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating volunteer shift check-ins
  • Organizing daily volunteer hospitality/catering
  • Assisting with volunteer orientations and training
  • Supervising on-site volunteers, assisting where required

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Previous experience as a volunteer or working with volunteers
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, trouble-shooting skills and self-motivation
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with Excel, Dropbox, Google Drive, Volgistics is an asset
  • A passion for theatre and familiarity with Fringe festivals is an asset

 

MARKETING ASSISTANT

The Marketing Assistant will work directly with the festival’s marketing and communication team, creating content for all our social media platforms, assisting in website updates and media interactions. The successful candidate will be a motivated team player with excellent communication skills.  They should be outgoing and happy to communicate with artists and press through social media.

Duration: May 13 – June 28, 2019
Hours: 40 hours/week, evening and weekend availability required
Rate: $16/hr

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring and creating content for all Ottawa Fringe social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), while tracking metrics and engagement
  • Developing posting schedule, in coordination with Marketing and Communication Officer
  • Interacting with our follower network and responding to comments/messages, to encourage engagement
  • Assisting with website updates and over-seeing online reviews
  • Accompanying Fringe artists to media interviews and requests

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of and experience with various social media platforms
  • High level writing and communication skills
  • Experience with media communication is a plus
  • Experience in WordPress is an asset
  • Bilingualism is an asset

 

BOX OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

The Ottawa Fringe Festival Box Office Administrators are highly motivated, enthusiastic and
dependable individuals. Successful candidates for this position will be team players with office
administration experience who are looking for a fun and challenging opportunity to be part of
Ottawa’s largest theatre festival. Your work day will consist of with ticket purchases and festival
information; Box Office Attendants are problem solvers and highly personable people.

Duration: June 4 – 28, 2019
Hours: approximately 40-60 hours, evening and weekend availability is required
Rate: $16/hr

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Reconciling box office information from all Ottawa Fringe Festival venues
  • Preparing daily box office sales reports
  • Preparing daily materials and information for each Ottawa Fringe Festival box office
  • Data entry and management of each festival box office

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong computer skills and experience using Microsoft Office and Excel
  • A flexible schedule with availability in the mornings
  • Experience with cash handling, reconciliations
  • Knowledge of a theatre environment, specifically the Fringe Festival and or Arts Court is an
    asset

2 Comments

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    Stephanie Barrett

    Hello,
    Are there any part-time positions? Thanks.

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    Amanda Logan

    Hi Stephanie,

    Not at this time, but thank you for your interest!

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