Comedy Country is Hiring!

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Student Position: Festival Coordinator, Comedy Country
Prince Edward County, ON
Dates: July 3 – Aug. 31, 2018
$16/hr, 30 hrs/wk

Comedy Country is a summer-long comedy series in Prince Edward County, featuring some of Canada’s funniest stand-up, improv and sketch comedians. The Festival Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director and Producer to support the festival with a variety of event production tasks. The Student will play a key role in implementing the festival and will interact with audience members, volunteers, artists, venues, suppliers and partners throughout the placement.

Specific tasks include:

  • Working with a team of volunteers to set up and deliver all audience services at the performance venue (concessions, box office, surveying, etc.),
  • Assisting the festival performers by attending rehearsals, setup and tear-down of venues, facilitating hospitality, travel and accommodations arrangements, operating the lighting and/or sound board at performances,
  • Representing the festival and providing information at community events such as farmers’ markets and other cultural events,
  • Coordinating the workshop series by facilitating registrations, setting up workshop spaces, welcoming attendees and reporting on workshop statistics,
  • Delivering and picking up supplies, rentals and equipment,
  • Distributing promotional materials and sponsor packages throughout the Bay of Quinte Region,
  • Providing administrative support the organization (filing, reporting etc.).

Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Interest in performing arts, hospitality, tourism, arts management, events planning, marketing or communications,
  • Knowledge of cloud-based technology (Google docs, Dropbox),
  • Must hold a current driver’s license and have access to a vehicle,
  • This job requires some heavy lifting; must be able to lift 50 lbs,
  • Personal qualities that would serve you well in this position include: organizational skills, a can-do attitude, creative thinking, a keen sense of responsibility and accountability, a great sense of humour and love of comedy!

Some evening and weekend work will be required.

Student position qualification:
This position is supported by the Canada Summer Jobs program, and in order to qualify you must:

  • Be between 18 and 30 years of age at the start of employment,
  • Must have been registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year,
  • Must be legally able to work in Canada.

How to apply:
Email your cover letter and resume to by JUNE 15th. In your cover letter, please help us understand why you are interested in this position specifically, and let us know something that made you laugh recently!