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Job Posting: Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

Posting #VOL2020

Job Posting: Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

Northern Lights Festival Boréal

Sudbury, ON

Job Description:

Full time, one year, paid internship

Under the direction and training of the Executive Director, the Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator is responsible for building volunteer and community support for Northern Lights Festival Boréal (NLFB) through: the effective recruitment, retention and coordination of a 250+ volunteer base, using new and existing strategies/resources; the implementation and review of policies and procedures for volunteers and general festival operations; the facilitation of inter-organizational communication and partnerships; the development of sponsorship and in-kind donations from private & public agencies; the organization of recognition events for volunteers, sponsors etc., the processing of ticket sales, volunteer applications, equipment rentals etc.; logistical coordination for festival, special events; as well as day to day office tasks as necessary.


  • Recent post-secondary graduate
  • Internship must provide first-time employment in a related field.
  • The intern cannot have previously participated in a similar internship program.
  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in Communications, Marketing, Business, Management, Public Relations, Fundraising, Event Management, Arts Administration, Sales etc. or another relevant field;
  • Work and/or volunteer experience in at least one of these fields or another related field;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Experience providing direction and training to volunteers and/or staff;
  • Experience communicating with clients and the general public via telephone, email etc.;
  • Experience drafting a variety of documents including: letters, reports, surveys, manuals, grant applications etc.;
  • Experience with general word processing software, spreadsheet software, presentation software, email platforms;
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize work tasks;
  • Concrete problem solving, conflict management and decision making skills;
  • Ability to work flexible/extended hours during festival season and NLFB special events;
  • Knowledge of government funding programs, as well as the non-profit and cultural sectors an asset;
  • French language skills an asset;
  • G or G2 Driver’s License an asset;
  • Own vehicle/access to vehicle an asset;

Application Deadline:

December 10, 2019, midnight

Anticipated Start Date:

January 6, 2020

Anticipated Salary:

To be negotiated/confirmed, min. $32,500.00/yr

Please submit CV and cover letter by email only:

Max Merrifield, Executive/Artistic Director

Northern Lights Festival Boréal