The Georgian Bay Folk Society (GBFS) is seeking applications for the position of Artistic Director’s Assistant. Applicants must be students returning to full time studies in the fall of 2016. The successful applicant will work under the direction of the Artistic Director and Promotions Coordinator to fulfill various duties including but not limited to:

• 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
• tasks as assigned at the Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival

The successful applicant will:

• be highly motivated, organized, self-directed, and flexible
• be fully fluent and literate in English
• have a strong working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software
• 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
• be passionate about music
• work well in fast changing and busy environments

Preference will be given to applicants who:

• are bilingual
• have previous event coordination experience
• have graphic design experience
• have a vehicle

The Artistic Director’s Assistant position will run from June 29th – August 24th, 2016 working flexible hours that total to an average of 30hrs/week.

The Georgian Bay Folk Society is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all interested applicants to submit resumes and cover letters electronically to with the subject line “Artistic Director’s Assistant Application” before June 6th. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


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