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We’re Hiring! Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

Northern Lights Festival Boréal, Sudbury, ON

Job Description: 

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: 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.


  • Are new entrants into the work force, are transitioning to a new career, or the unemployed or underemployed who are entering a new field;
  • Have not previously participated in a NOHFC-funded internship;
  • Are at least 18 years of age; and
  • Reside, and be legally entitled to work, in Canada.
  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in Communications, Marketing, Business, Management, Public Relations, Fundraising, Event Management, Arts Administration, Sales etc. or another relevant field considered an asset but not required;
  • 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 multitask 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 or First Nations language skills an asset;
  • G or G2 Driver’s License an asset;
  • Own vehicle/access to vehicle an asset;

Application Deadline: 

March 17, 5 pm

Job Type:

Full time, one year, paid internship

Anticipated Salary: 



Monday – Friday with some irregular hours (weekends, evenings)

Work Remotely:


To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to director[at]nlfb.ca with #VOL2022 in the Subject line by March 17, 5 pm.