Canada Summer Job Opportunity!

Job Title: Belmont Village Bestival Activities Director (Summer Term)


Belmont Village Bestival is a music and arts festival in the heart of Kitchener/Waterloo looking for a summer intern for the Activities Director role. Festival programming includes a variety of musical bands, choirs, and buskers (e.g. classical, jazz, rock, folk, pop, rap); dance demonstrations and activities; children's performances and interactive activities (e.g. ukulele intro sessions, drum circles); hands-on art activities and crafts for children and adults, art demonstrations/competitions, story tellers, spoken word artists, yoga demonstrations, and various vendors and sponsors.


We are looking for an energetic person to assist in the organization and implementation of programming, volunteer management, data collection, and social media promotions.


Tasks and Responsibilities 

  • assist in the recruitment of volunteers

  • create volunteer schedule for week of festival and supervise volunteers on day of festival

  • plan training of volunteers

  • assist heavily in the planning, preparation, and execution of a variety of family-friendly activities for our family-friendly programming

  • assist marginally in the programming of music and art

  • communicate with artists leading up to the festival for the purpose of organizing logistics

  • create appropriate communications and connections with community partners

  • create social media calendar; create and post social media content

  • submit weekly work schedule to Artistic Director, enabling a remote work option



  • provide police check including vulnerable sector check

  • aged 15-30 to fit within the requirements of the Canada Summer Job Grant



  • excellent written and oral communication skill

  • able to communicate with various stakeholders

  • leadership skills to direct the work of volunteers

  • working knowledge of basic web technologies (Google forms and social media data tracking)

  • ability to build and maintain relations with sponsors, volunteers, and artists

  • ability to delegate

  • ability to demonstrate initiative, and take responsibility for the completion of tasks in a timely manner

  • some post-secondary courses in business management, event planning, or other associated field of study


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