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Festival First Nation and Metis Outreach - Fringe North : sault ste. marie, Ontario

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Closing Date: 5/28/2019

Location: Sault Ste. Marie

Company: posted by Employment Solutions on behalf of the hiring employer

Job Type: Student Summer - étudiant été


Job Description:
Fringe North is presenting its third annual not for profit festival August in Sault Ste. Marie. Presenting live theatre in an informal, accessible and inexpensive environment, the Fringe strives to break down traditional boundaries to participation in the arts- for artists and audiences alike. Fringe North is a member of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF). Fringe North will make special effort to hire a priority student within the Canada Jobs guidelines.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
• Recruit artist and promote to new audiences through community outreach efforts. Interview artist applicants, support, and motivate First nation and Metis communities to become involved in the festival.
• Create and maintain a First nation and metis artist and community organization database and keep track of ongoing activities.
• Assist in launching youth-focused outreach initiatives and distributing Fringe North to First Nations, participating schools and community groups
• Establish relationships with local community groups, encouraging participation and helping to address barriers to accessing instruction in the arts and cultural activities at the Fringe
• The responsibilities listed above address the key duties of this position. Additional related tasks may be assigned at the discretion of the general manager

Required Skills:
• Deep understanding and respect for Metis and First Nation traditions and culture is essential
• Incumbent will be required to travel to First Nations located in Northern Ontario to promote the fringe to artists and audiences alike
• Background in the arts is an asset
• Driver’s license and access to a working vehicle is an asset
• Reporting to the general manager, this individual will oversee the recruitment and coordination of Metis and First Nation artists, vendors, and volunteers for all fringe venues and events. The incumbent will also have the opportunity to develop and support a variety of youth and community outreach initiatives as determined by the Fringe.
• The ideal candidate will be a hardworking, organized, and motivated individual with a passion for community outreach and volunteerism
• Experience working with First nations and Metis organizations
• Interest and/or experience in arts administration and management
• Leadership skills and an ability to self-direct as well as work well with supervisors and peers.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to problem solve under pressure, to work collaboratively, and to be respectful of others
• Ability to accommodate a schedule that often will require work on evenings and weekends

Eligible candidate:
(a) is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
(b) was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year
(c) intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year
(d) is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program
(e) is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and
Refugee Protection Act and
(f) is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations

How To Apply:
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and students will be contacted as applications are received. Interested applicants are welcome to submit their resume to

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Application deadline: May 28, 2019

Please Quote Job Code: 8177