Volunteer Administrator

Posted 03-12-2018
Category Local In-Office
Interns Needed 1
Anticipated Timeline March through July, with hours peaking through May and June
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The Works International Visual Arts Society presents The Works Art & Design Festival: 13 days of art and design exhibits, special events, music, workshops, and family programming. Attracting artists, designers and visitors from all around the world, this city-wide event boosts the energy and imagination of downtown Edmonton at the start of every summer. Free to the public, The Works strives to create barrier free access to art and design. The festival dates this year are June 20 to July 2, 2019.

Every year, we depend on the contributions of over 200 volunteers to achieve a successful festival. We're looking for a personable and enthusiastic intern interested in gaining valuable experience in volunteer management for a large scale arts festival. The intern will work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to ensure that Works' volunteers have a meaningful and rewarding experience.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with recruitment by maintaining postings and attending recruitment events
  • Interviewing, orienting and scheduling volunteers
  • Acting as a point of contact for volunteers with questions or concerns
  • Contributing to an inviting and rewarding atmosphere for volunteers.

Festival website: http://www.theworks.ab.ca/

Ideal for someone with course work in:

  • Education
  • Arts and Cultural Management
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Fine Art
  • Human Resources

Some specialized skills required:

  • Ability to work with a divers group of people
  • Detail-oriented
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Work in a fast-paced, outdoor, festival environment in all weather conditions

What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:

  • Assisting with volunteer questions and concerns
  • Interviewing, orienting and scheduling volunteers
  • Assisting with recruitment by maintaining postings and attending recruitment events
  • Intern will contribute to a robust and rewarding volunteer program.