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The Georgian Bay Folk Society (GBFS) is seeking applications for two (2) summer positions.

Applicants must be students returning to full-time studies in the fall of 2018. These positions will run from June 11th – August 20th, 2018 working flexible hours ranging from 16 – 32 hours @ week.

The successful applicants will work under the direction of the Artistic Director and the General Manager

to fulfill various duties including but not limited to:


  • Artistic Director’s Assistant
  • Coordinating, collecting and managing logistics and information related to performer orientation packages and accommodations.
  • Liaising with performers, hospitality volunteers and technical crews.
  • Co-managing social media accounts and promotions.
  • Distributing promotional materials.
  • Other tasks as assigned within the GBFS office.


  • General Manager’s Assistant
  • Assist with festival logistics, planning, purchasing and marketing.
  • Assist with volunteer management, volunteer registration and crew placement.
  • Office reception, customer service, data processing, filing, etc.
  • Distribution of marketing materials.
  • Other tasks as assigned within the GBFS office.


The successful applicants will:

  • be highly motivated, organized, self-motivated and flexible.
  • be fully fluent and literate in English.
  • have a strong, working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software(Mac/HP)
  • be familiar with various social media platforms.
  • be comfortable working and communicating with volunteers, members of the public and the GBFS team.
  • have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle, if needed.
  • be passionate about music and work well in a fast-changing and busy environment.


Preference will be given to applicants who:

  • are bilingual.
  • have previous event coordination experience.
  • have a vehicle.


The Georgian Bay Folk Society is an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage all interested applicants to submit resumes with cover letters electronically to with the subject line being either ‘AD Assistant’ or ‘GM Assistant’ before May 25th, 2018.  Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  Thank you

Performer Submission Guidelines

We are open to submissions starting on October 1.

If you wish to apply by email please send to artisticdirector@summerfolk.orgPlease put Artist Submission 2019 in the subject line. Include links to web page links, EPK’s, links to music and video, basically anything at all that will give us an idea of what you do.

Or, if you prefer that we have something more physical in our hands, please mail a package to

Artistic Director

c/o Georgian Bay Folk Society

P.O. Box 521
Owen Sound, ON N4K 5R1

please do not use the comments box for your submissions

The deadline to submit is January 15, 2019.  Applications re-open October 1st, 2019 for Summerfolk 45. Submissions are kept active for one year. All materials received by the Georgian Bay Folk Society and/or the Artistic Director remain the property of the Folk Society.

All submissions are reviewed for their suitability for Summerfolk and our year-round programs. Due to the volume of material received, please be aware we are unable to acknowledge receipt (unless you submit electronically) or provide comments. Only those of interest will be contacted.

Helpful Hints

  • When submitting a CD, suggest the three most appropriate songs on the disc to be reviewed.
  • One page with bio, press and contact info is usually sufficient. If you are selected, additional promotional materials may be requested.
  • when submitting INCLUDE video links, please.
  • October is probably the best time to send a kit for the coming year.
  • If you have applied in the past and have not recorded anything new, don’t send another cd. Sell it instead. We have your other one here.

Bonus Points

  • A list of workshop possibilities.
  • A recent live recording.
  • Remove the shrink-wrap from the CD. If in a jewel case, remove from jewel case and send with the booklet.
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