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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, carol@artsgabriola.ca.

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.


Fresh Notes at Tour Central

Join us even if you are not on island for Fresh Notes: Gabriola Youth in Concert at Tour Central. Five nights of five different performers with two performances an evening. From singer/songwriter to rap artist, diverse and talented. It all takes place in the company of the amazing art of Studio Tour 2021 artists. The perfect setting for artists to celebrate artists.

The evenings will be available on Zoom. Here is the link: click here!

Studio Tour 2021

The 25th Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour is almost upon us and there is a lot going on. Over 60 studios will open their doors to visitors. COVID protocols are in place, so please wear a mask, social distance and be patient with artists as they navigate this on top of sharing their art with you. Studios are open October 9 – 11th from 10-5pm. You can see more about artists and an active map at theartsongabriola.ca.

Tour Central is open at Folklife Village, 575 North Road, October 7 – 11th. There are two things happening. Preview Gallery from 10-5pm where you can see an example of work from each studio and plan your tour. We are limited to 50 people at any one time and masks are required. In the evening we are hosting Fresh Notes: Gabriola Youth in Concert. A selection of great musicians under 29 years of age. Each evening from 6:30-9:30pm Tour Central will be open and vaccine passports are requited. Limit to 50 people in the space, concerts begin at 7pm and there is a cash bar.

There is a raffle of a Jeff Molloy giclée, tickets are $5 or 5 for $20 and the draw is October 11th at 7pm. There is also an online 50/50 draw where you can purchase tickets at artsgabriola.rafflenexus.com October 7 – 11th, draw October 12th. All proceeds from these fundraising endeavours go to support the Studio Tour and its continued development.

Thank you for supporting artists and taking a tour around Gabriola Island all in the name of art!