Gabriola Arts Council

Isle of the Arts Festival Coordinator Position

Isle of the Arts Festival Coordinator Position

Isle of the Arts Festival Coordinator Position

Isle of the Arts Festival Coordinator Position

The Gabriola Arts Council is hiring a Festival Coordinator for the Isle of the Arts Festival in 2022.

This is a dynamic position with many challenges and even more celebratory moments. You will be responsible for putting together the workshop festival known as the Isle of the Arts. Ten days of artists teaching workshops on a myriad of topics. You will be contacting artists, recruiting volunteers, scheduling workshops, working with our a graphic designer on the brochure and advertising, proofing, working on the back end of the website, creating the workshop registration page, coordinating talent, communicating regularly with the Executive Director, plus more. It is an action packed contract and a very fulfilling one.

The successful candidate will have the following skills (if you do have some, but not all, we are still interested in hearing from you):

  • excellent communication skills
  • well developed interpersonal skills
  • superior time management
  • the ability to manage a budget
  • general festival coordination
  • multiple workshop coordination
  • events coordination
  • marketing and promotion
  • community outreach
  • social media skills

Hours expected are approximately: 320           Remuneration: $8,000

The Festival Coordinator will perform most of their duties remotely and is expected to attend regular meetings at the GAC office. The Festival Coordinator will also be expected to be available during the entire festival working with a team of volunteers.

The position runs from December 1, 2021 until April 15, 2022. Applications will be accepted until October 30, 2021 at 4pm by submitting your resume, 2 references, and a cover letter to:

Carol Fergusson, Executive Director,

If this sounds like a challenge you’d like to take on and become a member of the Gabriola Arts Council family, we’d love to hear from you. We are also open to partnerships taking on the contract.

The Gabriola Arts Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirit, Intersex (2SLGBTQ+), women and men.


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