This is a Temporary, Full-time position.Category: Production
Will plan for and execute selected events as part of Indian summer festival’s programming.
Plan stage technologies and décor as required for events (PowerPoint, Lighting, AV, Backline)
Work with the volunteer manager and volunteers to plan the human- power required to execute events
Create site safety and crowd flow plans for assigned events
Plan materials acquisition and transport for assigned events
Collaborate with artist liaison to accommodate the needs of artists
Create schedules and other organization documentation for the assigned events
Attend and participate in production meetings
Report any outstanding incidents (good and bad) that occur over the festival
Communicate regularly with the entire festival team, being proactive about confirming what is needed to execute events and expenses projection
Ability to work and think independently in a fast-paced, results-oriented work environment
Has a keen interest in arts and ideas, experience in a festival setting
Is comfortable working in a quick paced and often changing environment
Strong interpersonal skills with a diversity of people
Familiar with the google platform, other standard software, and team collaboration programs
Drivers licence and multilingualism is an asset
Sense of humor, a cool head and problem solving skills a must
This position is part of the get youth working program. And is suitable to someone beginning their career in event management and technology.
30 hrs/ week April- August 2018
Salary: 14-16 / hr
To all of us at Indian Summer, the festival really is a model for the kind of society we’d like to see. A society that is creative, diverse, inclusive and innovative. As the world builds more and more walls and as societies get suspicious and afraid of people who don’t look like them and think like them, we believe in the transformative power of the arts and the festival is our way of reaffirming these beliefs.
Our programming is rigorous and quirky with an appetite for experimentation, deep thinking, and curiosity. We see artists as important voices in the larger community, allowing us to step into the worlds they create, while also addressing the pressing questions of the one we inhabit. We offer a model for dialogue, a possibility for an inclusive community that is unafraid of striking up conversations – both cheerful and difficult.
The festival’s byline, ‘Where Worlds Meet,’ speaks to our focus on artistic collaboration. We create what we like to call ‘good friction’ by looking beyond the easy middle ground in order to foster true curatorial risk-taking. Our approach also includes unusual pairings of the local with the international, traditional with contemporary, and unexpected genres coming together.