Summer Intern Position: Application Deadline May 14

The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts is seeking an Administrative Assistant. This is a temporary position: Monday, May 31 to Friday, August 20. The position is 5 days/30 hours per week. The hourly wage is $17/hour (plus 4% vacation pay).  Applicants must be between the ages of 15 to 30 but are not required to be students.

The successful applicant will report to and work closely with the Artistic and Executive Director (AED). Principal responsibilities include:

  • in-person and telephone reception
  • answering queries from the public
  • liaising with and scheduling volunteers
  • processing ticket orders
  • providing administrative support to the Producer

This position involves a wide range of administrative and clerical tasks. This is an entry level position that offers exposure to and participation in many aspects of event management, festival production,  as well as database and office systems management. You will be dealing regularly with members of the public. We are committed to offering opportunities to learn and to be mentored and coached.

Please understand that our plans for the summer may shift and change due to COVID-19. Adaptability and flexibility are important. This is a very small team and your input and ideas are welcome and encouraged. It is our hope that the Summer Intern will work in the Festival office with the AED. We are following all provincial guidelines, recommendations, and protocols pertaining to COVID-19. The safety of all concerned is our top consideration.

Please call Jane Davidson at the Festival office at 604-885-9631 if you have any questions. All applications will be acknowledged. Please send your resume with an email to introduce yourself by May 14, 2021 to jane@writersfestival.ca. In your email, please tell me briefly about yourself (beyond what’s in your resume), why you’re applying for this job, what you hope to learn, and what you think you might bring to this position and to the organization. We welcome applications from people from diverse communities. Regrettably, the Festival office does not have a washroom that is accessible by wheelchair.

The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts is honoured and grateful to carry out its work in the shíshálh swiya, the unceded and traditional homelands of the shíshálh People. We strive to be respectful guests and allies through both word and action.

The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts strives to create an inclusive environment, and will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that no festival attendees, staff, volunteers, or presenters are subjected to discrimination and/or harassment.

We thank the Government of Canada through Service Canada (Canada Summer Jobs Program) for funding this position.