Powell Street Festival Society

The Powell Street Festival Society’s (PSFS) mission is to cultivate Japanese Canadian arts and culture to connect communities. Our main activity is producing the Powell Street Festival (PSF) in Vancouver’s historic Japanese Canadian neighbourhood. PSF is an annual celebration of Japanese Canadian arts and culture. It is the largest event of its kind in Canada and the longest running festival in Metro Vancouver, entering its 41st year. The Society also produces its own programming as part of an annual season and participates in co-presentations with other arts organizations throughout the year.

Powell Street Festival Society Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jan 15, 2019
Contract
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Powell Street Festival Society seeks a dedicated team player for the position of Production Coordinator for the 2019 Powell Street Festival. This temporary position is a full-time position and will start the first week of May and end the last week of August 2019.    Working with the Executive Director (ED), Artistic Director (AD), Admin and Development Manager (ADM), seasonal staff (Volunteer Coordinator, Production Associate (PA) and Communications Coordinator), Board of Directors and Festival Core Committee, the Production Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing all details of Festival coordination, with particular emphasis on site coordination, equipment rentals, and liaising with community-based participants (performers, vendors, displays, community tent).    Specific duties include:   soliciting and confirming site rentals    obtaining all necessary permits   in collaboration with staff, liaising with applicants and assessing vendor applications    compiling core coordinator supply and information kits   organizing set-up, layout and take-down of Festival   assisting other core coordinators as needed   assisting in coordination of other society events (May-July)   necessary post-festival wrap-up   assisting with day-to-day office tasks as needed   The Production Coordinator will be the main site contact for all rentals and site-related issues. Please note that this position will also require some manual labour with the set-up and take-down of the festival.    During a set period between July 20 and August 17, 2019, the Production Coordinator and Executive Director will work out an averaging agreement. During this period, the Production Coordinator will work 160 hours, averaging out to 4 weeks of full time work (averaging 40 hours per week). Wages will be paid out based upon 40 hour work week. Overtime will be paid if the Production Coordinator works more than the specified hours in the agreed schedule between July 20 and August 17, 2019. The Production Coordinator is required to discuss with the Employer should he/she anticipates overtime will be required.   The Production Coordinator reports to the ED.    QUALIFICATIONS:   The ideal candidate will demonstrate professionalism as a representative of PSFS while understanding the stakeholders and audience of a community-based organization. The candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills, be creative and resourceful, and be able to work equally well independently and collaboratively. A post-secondary diploma in arts administration or event or stage management is recommended but a post-secondary degree with experience in cultural event production is also acceptable. Specific experience with, or knowledge of, the national and local Asian Canadian arts scenes, the mainstream arts community, and of the operations of non-profit societies is also desirable. Definite assets include working knowledge of Japanese or other Asian languages, first aid training and access to a vehicle. Candidates should be familiar and comfortable working in the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood in which the Festival has been held for the past 43 years.    Must have a flexible schedule and be able to work some evenings and weekends, including evening committee meetings as needed. Must be available during the following dates for the Powell Street Festival (July 31 to August 7, 2019).   The deadline for applications is 10:00 am, Friday  February 22 , 2019.   Applications will be accepted by email only. Please submit a resume and cover letter to  emiko@powellstreetfestival.com , and include “Production Coordinator 201 9 ” in the subject line. No phone calls please.     Powell Street Festival Society thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.   Wage is commensurate with experience: $15-18/hour
Powell Street Festival Society Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jan 15, 2019
Contract
FESTIVAL ASSISTANT Powell Street Festival Society seeks a dedicated team player for the position of Festival Assistant for the 43 rd annual Powell Street Festival.  This temporary position is a full-time position, starting the first week of May and ending the last week of August 2019. Please indicate if you are eligible for Canada Summer Jobs. Working with the PSFS staff, Board of Directors and festival core committee, the Festival Assistant will contribute to administration and production tasks related to the Festival weekend and pre-Festival events. Duties include: Recruiting volunteers Updating and maintaining the volunteer database and online application process Assisting with preparations for the Volunteer Orientation sessions Assisting with the coordinating of the Volunteer Appreciation party Coordinating the lottery solicitation of donations Assisting with the creation of the coordinator packages and materials participating in day-to-day administrative work necessary post-festival wrap-up During a set period between July 20 and August 17, 2019, the Festival Assistant and Executive Director will work out an averaging agreement. During this period, the Festival Assistant will work 160 hours, averaging out to 4 weeks of full time work (averaging 40 hours per week). Wages will be paid out based upon 40 hour work week. Overtime will be paid if the Festival Assistant works more than the specified hours in the agreed schedule between July 20 and August 17, 2019. The Festival Assistant is required to discuss with the Employer should he/she anticipates overtime will be required. Please note that this position reports to the Admin and Development Manager. It also requires some manual labour. QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, and experience with MS Word and Excel. He/she will have experience with volunteer-run organizations and is to work calmly under pressure. The candidate must be creative and resourceful, and able to assess and handle difficult situations. Working knowledge of Japanese or other Asian languages is an asset, and/or experience working with non-native English language speakers. Specific experience with, or knowledge of, the national and local Asian Canadian arts scenes, the mainstream arts community, and of the operations of non-profit societies is also desirable. First aid training is an asset. Candidates should be familiar and comfortable working in the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood in which the Festival has been held for over 40 years. Must have a flexible schedule and able to work some evenings and weekends, including attending committee meetings as needed.  Must be available during the following dates for the Powell Street Festival (July 31 to August 7, 2019). The Festival is accepting all applications including those who are eligible for Canada Summer Jobs. The deadline for applications is 10:00 am, Friday February 22, 2019. Applications will be accepted by email only. Please submit a resume and cover letter to emiko@powellstreetfestival.com , and include “Festival Assistant 2019” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Please indicate if you qualify for Canada Summer Jobs funding.  Powell Street Festival Society thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Wage is commensurate with experience: $12.95-$15/hour