ArtsWells Festival Production Assistant
Hourly Wage Rate $15.00/hr (35 hours per week) 
Employment period: May 8 to August 25, 2017 (negotiable)

The ArtsWells Festival Production Assistant will assist in all aspects of the Artswells Festival of All Things Art. This student will develop transferable skills in a creative and challenging work environment that will demand both self-direction and teamwork.  Working under the guidance of professional arts administrators, the Production Assistant will gain hands-on experience in the growing cultural-tourism sector.  

The Production Assistant will assist with the planning and co-ordination of the ArtsWells Festival by communicating with artists through regular e-mail correspondence.  S/he will assist in the process of contacting artists, confirming the performance line up, researching and confirming venues for the various festival activities, arranging accommodation and travel for festival artists and workshop instructors/leaders.  S/he will assist with artist registration, hospitality and accommodation, stage décor and set up, providing support for performers, sound and set up crews, planning and set up of festival workshops and post-festival wrap up procedures including tear down.  S/he will liaise with the ArtsWells Festival Committee on an as-needed basis and attend regular monthly meetings. S/he will be responsible for compiling printed and audio video materials for reports and promotion and other duties as assigned. 

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Full-time returning student in a field related to the position (e.g. fine arts, performing arts, arts administration, marketing, media studies)
  • Interest and/or skills in the performing arts, arts administration and education
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills: written and verbal, fluent in English
  • Proven computer skills: word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, data entry
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Attention to detail, thorough, conscientious, creative and with a sense of humour
  • Comfortable working in high-intensity situations and making sound decisions on the fly
  • Willingness to live an work in a small town, rural environment
  • A passion or interest in the outdoors & a valid BC Driver’s License are assets
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada, between 16 and 30 years of age, and a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status in Canada

Summer Program Liaison
Hourly Wage Rate $13.50/hr (35 hours per week) 
Employment period: May 8 to August 25, 2017 (negotiable)

The Summer Program Liaison will co-ordinate all aspects of the Island Mountain Arts Annual Summer School of the Arts course registrations, including processing payments, creating welcome packages and providing accommodation and travel information on the community of Wells.   S/he will assist in managing the summer school facility by preparing the classrooms, assisting with the school canteen, and working with instructors and students to ensure a positive experience.   S/he will assist with co-coordinating welcome receptions and other summer school events including the delivery of ArtsWells festival workshops and related special events.

The Summer Program Liaison will liaise with artisans, manage gift shop customer service, conduct daily cash transactions and maintain tidiness in the gallery. S/he will assist in the preparation of exhibition posters, press releases and promotional mailings. S/he will provide information and assistance to gallery and gift shop customers as well as volunteers and festival goers.  S/he will be comfortable in assisting with all aspects of daily office duties such as answering phones, emailing, filing, photocopying, etc., and other duties as assigned. 

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Full-time returning student in a field related to the position (e.g. fine arts, business, arts administration, marketing, media studies)
  • Interest and/or skills in the performing arts, fine arts and education
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills: written and verbal, fluent in English
  • Proven computer skills: word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, data entry
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Attention to detail, thorough, conscientious, creative and with a sense of humour
  • Comfortable working in high-intensity situations and making sound decisions on the fly
  • Willingness to live an work in a small town, rural environment
  • Is between 16 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
  • Was registered as a full time student during the preceding academic year
  • Intends to return to school on a full time basis during the next academic year
  • Is a student in a post-secondary, vocational or technical program
  • Is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or has refugee status in Canada
  • Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations (Unfortunately, foreign students are not eligible)
  • A passion or interest in the outdoors & a valid BC Driver’s License are assets

ArtsWells Community Outreach Co-ordinator
Hourly Wage Rate $13.50/hr (35 hours per week) 
Employment period: May 8 to August 25, 2017 (negotiable)

The ArtsWells Community Outreach Co-ordinator will assist with the planning and co-ordination of ArtsWells Festival by liaising with the local community, businesses and partnering organizations.  S/he will meet with the ArtsWells Festival Committee on an as-needed basis and attend monthly planning meetings.  S/he will work closely with the Community Outreach Manager and assist with activities related to donors and sponsorship in addition to volunteer management.  S/he will assist with venue set up, facilitating backstage requirements for artists and material lists for workshops.  S/he will assist with post festival wrap up, including clean up and correspondence to thank festival supporters.  S/he will be responsible for updating the ArtsWells Festival website, social media feed and IMA database with current information as needed. 

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Full-time returning student in a field related to the position (e.g. fine arts, performing arts, arts administration, marketing, media studies)
  • Interest and/or skills in the performing arts, fine arts and education
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills: written and verbal, fluent in English
  • Proven computer skills: word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, data entry
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Attention to detail, thorough, conscientious, creative and with a sense of humour
  • Comfortable working in high-intensity situations and making sound decisions on the fly
  • Willingness to live an work in a small town, rural environment
  • A passion or interest in the outdoors & a valid BC Driver’s License are assets
  • Is between 16 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
  • Was registered as a full time student during the preceding academic year
  • Intends to return to school on a full time basis during the next academic year
  • Is a student in a post-secondary, vocational or technical program
  • Is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or has refugee status in Canada
  • Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations (Unfortunately, foreign students are not eligible).

Summer Gallery Program Coordinator
Hourly Wage Rate $13.50/hr (35 hours per week) 
Employment period: May 8 to August 25, 2017 (negotiable)

Each summer, IMA hosts a variety of month-long art exhibitions in addition to receptions and coffee houses featuring local performers in conjunction with the Art School and ArtsWells Festival. The Summer Gallery Program Coordinator will facilitate IMA’s annual summer Public Art Gallery program in conjunction with its summer school and ArtsWells Festival related events at the gallery such as receptions, artists talks, concerts, instructor and student performances, workshops, readings, and barbecues. The student will work with artists and assist with curation and hanging of exhibits and displays  S/he will liaise with artisans, manage gift shop customer service, conduct daily cash transactions and maintain tidiness in the gallery.  S/he will assist in the preparation of exhibition posters, press releases and promotional mailings.  S/he will greet visitors to the gallery and will provide information and assistance to gallery and gift shop customers as well as volunteers and festival goers.  S/he will assist with all aspects of daily office duties such as answering phones, emails, filing, photocopying, etc., and other duties as assigned. 

Necessary qualifications:

  • Full-time returning student in a field related to the position (e.g. fine arts, business, arts administration, marketing, media studies)
  • Interest and/or skills in the performing arts, fine arts and education
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills: written and verbal, fluent in English
  • Proven computer skills: word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, data entry
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Attention to detail, thorough, conscientious, creative and with a sense of humour
  • Comfortable working in high-intensity situations and making sound decisions on the fly
  • Willingness to live an work in a small town, rural environment
  • A passion or interest in the outdoors & a valid BC Driver’s License are assets
  • Is between 16 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
  • Was registered as a full time student during the preceding academic year
  • Intends to return to school on a full time basis during the next academic year
  • Is a student in a post-secondary, vocational or technical program
  • Is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or has refugee status in Canada
  • Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations (Unfortunately, foreign students are not eligible)

Interested candidates can apply by e-mail to: finance@imarts.com

The deadline to apply for all positions is April 30, 2017

Characteristics of the town: Wells, situated two hours south-east of Prince George and one-hour east of Quesnel, is located 8km from Barkerville, one of Canada's largest historic sites, and a short drive from the Bowron Lake chain, a world renowned paddling destination. Though winter population in Wells hovers around 200, the population nearly doubles in summer. A culturally vibrant community located in the mountains, Wells provides endless activities for those with a passion for culture, history and the outdoors. As such, Wells is a lively summer tourist destination for both regional and international visitors. Visit www.wells.ca for more information on the area. 

The Island Mountain Arts office is located in the heart of Wells and houses our public gallery on the top floor, and our offices on the bottom floor. Summer students will interact extensively with local and regional community, working with the District of Wells, Barkerville Historic Town and other cultural venues, as well as local accommodations, restaurants, wilderness guides and other business.