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Sunday, March 18, 2012

LitFest: Edmonton’s Nonfiction Festival Position Available - Volunteer Coordinator

LitFest: Edmonton's Nonfiction Festival Position Available - Volunteer Coordinator
LitFest is an annual celebration of nonfiction literature, focused in downtown Edmonton but with additional events throughout the capital region.  The 2012 festival, October 17-28, will feature more than 40 authors and 25 events.
LitFest relies on the talents and dedication of more than a hundred volunteers each year.  Volunteers sell tickets and books, assist with the setup and teardown at events, drive authors to their events, and contribute to pre-festival marketing and communications efforts.
LitFest is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator.  The position will be part-time in June-September, growing to full time in October. Some of the work can be completed from home, and in the June-September period, there is some flexibility in the work schedule.
The Volunteer Coordinator will connect with our existing base of volunteers, and expand that base through targeted recruitment.  They will secure volunteer recognition and support items from partner organizations.  They will work with the festival producer to schedule volunteers, orient them to the festival and tasks, and supervise volunteers during the festival.  There will be some additional administrative work in the pre-festival period.
The successful applicant will be outgoing, comfortable working in groups, and with experience in scheduling, training and supervision.  The ability to think, speak and write clearly will be invaluable.  Experience with volunteers and with the not-for-profit sector, will be very helpful, but is not a requirement.
LitFest is an equal-opportunity employer, and welcomes applicants of all backgrounds.
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to the email below, not later than April 5th, 2012.
LitFest: Edmonton's Nonfiction Festival / / 780.498.2500