We are hiring a Festival Assistant!

Festival Assistant Short-term (80hrs)Contract

Start date: Jan 5th, 2022

End date: Feb 25th, 2022 Application deadline is Dec 17, 2021

Job Description: The Festival Assistant will support the ongoing needs of the organization through assisting the Program Director with conducting the annual February Storytellers Festival, and annual members exhibition.

Contract fee $5,200.00 -

20hrs/ A week from Wednesday Jan 5 to February 16.

40hrs During the festival February 16- 21.

20/hrs during the reporting week from Feb 21-25

𝐒â𝐤ê𝐰ê𝐰𝐚𝐤 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬; 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Program Director in the run up to and during the festival.

  • Support event activities and ensure successful experiences for both artists and participants when possible.

  • Support tasks related to the Annual Storytellers festival; coordinate with artists, contractors, advisors, partners, and community members during the duration of the festival.

  • Assist in the delivery of the marketing and campaign-specific tasks with the Program Director, including print distribution and social media activities.

  • Support the dissemination of advertisements, hanging posters, signage, engaging online, and other avenues suitable.

  • Compile, review, edit artist bio’s

  • Assist in preparing reporting information related to programming and updates for public sector funders to the Administrative Director by tracking and organizing information related to participants, engagements, etc.

  • Survey Participants (artists and audiences) during the event, for feedback and reporting.

  • Support the Install of the Annual Members Exhibition.

Desirable Qualities:

- Previous experience in a festival environment.

- Arts marketing experience.

- An understanding of social media and its applications to the arts

- Intermediate photography skills.

Experience :

  • High-level oral and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Excellent writing and editing skills.

  • Experience with Indigenous community involvement. (Inuit, First Nations, Métis)

  • Be polite and professional, and able to work alongside people at all levels.

  • Highly developed organizational and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

  • Strong understanding of anti-oppression and equity frameworks.

  • Highly organized multi-tasker who is interested in artist-run culture.

  • Excellent time management skills. Ability to plan, prioritize and meet deadlines.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Zoom

  • A proven commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and practices of anti-racism and anti-oppression, to contribute to a healthy workplace environment.

Education and Work Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university, with coursework in Indigenous studies, art history, museum or curatorial studies or related field preferred and/or relevant work experience.


Sâkêwêwak is committed to equitable, inclusive and anti-racist values. The Contractor will demonstrate this through conduct and interactions in the workplace, interactions with the BOD, membership and in their roles as representatives of SAC in the Regina and greater arts/cultural communities.

Sakewewak’s office space is only accessible via stairs; please note that you will need accommodations in your cover letter, and we will work together to discuss alternatives.


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