Asssistant Volunteer Coordinator

Posted 14-11-2018
Category Local In-Office
Interns Needed 0
Anticipated Timeline November 2018 to February 2019
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Silver Skate Festival is a winter festival held every February in Hawrelak Park. It is an extravaganza of art, culture, recreation and sports programming.

Duties include:
• Assist in recruiting festival volunteers especially from post-secondary institutions.
• Help organize volunteer orientation and appreciation.
• Assist volunteer coordinator with volunteer scheduling and training.
• Oversee the check in and information tent.
• Help create check in procedures and information packages.
• Solicit feedback from volunteers on their experience and make recommendations for improving the volunteer program.
• Trouble shooting and problem-solving when issues arise.

From November to January most of the work will be from home with occasional progress/work meetings.

Festival runs February 8-18. Must be available to work both weekends on site.

Ideal for someone with course work in:

  • Arts and Cultural Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Event Management

Some specialized skills required:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience working with volunteers. Supervisory experience an asset.
  • Work well as part of a team and on your own.
  • Volunteer management experience

What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:

  • Assist in producing a successful and enjoyable festival for attendees and great experience for volunteers.
  • Recruit volunteers for 10 day festival.
  • Help train volunteers and manage volunteers on site.
  • Create procedures and information packages.
  • Trouble shoot and problem solve issues as they arise.
  • Solicit feedback and make recommendations for improvement.