City : Banff
Category : Mountain Culture
Industry : Charitable and Non-profit
Employer : Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
***This is a term position from July 17, 2023, to November 24, 2023
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.
We acknowledge, with deep respect and gratitude, our home on the side of Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain. In the spirit of respect and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Banff area, known as “Minhrpa” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “the waterfalls”) and the Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Wesley First Nations – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Shuswap Nations, Ktunaxa Nations, and Metis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play, help us steward this land, and honour and celebrate this place.
The Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is one of the flagship programs of Banff Centre. As one of the world’s pre-eminent mountain festivals – and a co-founder of the International Alliance for Mountain Film — the Festival began more than 40 years ago in the small Rocky Mountain town of Banff, Alberta. What began as a one-day festival of climbing films has now blossomed into a nine-day event in Banff that explores and celebrates what Mountain Culture means to people around the world. Events include film screenings; film, book, and photography competitions; a filmmaking workshop and mountain marketplace.
The Mountain Culture department at Banff Centre is looking for a Festival Coordinator to assist in the coordination and implementation of the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival's volunteer program. Reliable, self-motivated, and highly organized while remaining flexible to changing priorities, the Festival Coordinator demonstrates strong written and oral communication abilities and excellent interpersonal skills when dealing with all stakeholders, partners, and guests.
Roles and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Festival Manager, below are some key accountabilities
- Assessing program needs, recruiting volunteers, preparing volunteer schedules
- Developing volunteer information packages, handbook and training, or arranging for training of volunteers
- Assists marketing and festival management with the recruiting of festival volunteers.
- Acting as advisor to the Mountain Festival team in the area of volunteer administration
- Assisting with troubleshooting for guests, media, sponsors, volunteers, and exhibitors as necessary
- Updating and maintaining festival database records, including importing data and cleaning up duplicates
- Assisting in follow-up including thank-you cards, participates in post event meetings and generates an annual volunteer report.
Qualifications and Educational Requirements
- University degree within a related discipline
- Three-to-five years' administrative experience
- Previous experience with events and/or festivals is required
- Strong computer skills in word processing, Outlook, Excel and databases; web and social media experience is required
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, to lead by example, to problem-solve responsibly, and to communicate clearly and effectively with both internal and external individuals and organizations while working cohesively within a dynamic team
- Exceptional time-management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects at once while still maintaining exemplary attention to detail
- Knowledge of Banff Centre and the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is a definite asset
- Due to the nature of the Festival programming, this position may be required to work an irregular schedule including evenings, holidays, and weekends.
Employment Terms and Benefits
- In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, hourly support staff position, subject to a 500 hour probationary period.
- This position is part time in July, August and September and increases to full-time in October through November.
- This position pays $20.99 and $22.04 per hour working up to 40 hours per week on a rotating schedule.
- Benefits of working at Banff Centre are:
- Staff cafeteria and restaurant discounts
- Onsite fitness facility at a discounted rate – first month free for new staff!
- We are accepting applications for the Festival Coordinator position until 11:59pm MST May 31, 2023
- Candidates offered a position with Banff Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check verifying a clear record before a final job offer can be finalized.
- Visa Requirements: Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada. Banff Centre is unable to assist candidates in obtaining Canadian work authorization.