Volunteer Manager

VOLUNTEER MANAGER

Reporting to the Operations Manager and Festival Manager, the Volunteer Manager is responsible for managing volunteer resources to assist in the supervision and staffing of the Live Nation’s Calgary festivals and outdoor events.

The volunteer program covers the event based volunteer needs at the following events:
  • Round Up Music Festival – July 10, 2019 at Shaw Millennium Park
  • Oxford Stomp – July 12, 2019 at Shaw Millennium Park
  • Chasing Summer – August 3-4, 2019 at Max Bell
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Ensure the success of the Volunteer Program which includes recruitment, screening, training, placement, and supervision of volunteers
  • Network with community and stakeholders to build volunteer team
  • Creativity in devising recruitment strategies and reaching new and potential volunteers
  • Establish new collaborations/partnerships to meet volunteer recruitment goals
  • Creation of volunteer registration system, vetting, and maintenance of volunteer files
  • Ensure volunteers are engaged in consistent and effective communication
  • Deliver any onsite training or direction required for volunteers
  • As required, plan and execute volunteer recruitment events
  • Coordinate volunteer appreciation gifts and distribution to volunteer team
  • Other related duties as required
QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE:
  • Experience in volunteer engagement, preferably in event industry
  • Experience creating registration systems and volunteer management procedures
  • Ability to establish priorities and to effectively manage personal time with minimal supervision
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable engaging with a variety of stakeholders
  • Preference for candidates based in Calgary, AB or with a strong local network to access for recruitment and planning but willing to consider candidates from other markets provided that successful applicant is onsite for event days. There is no additional compensation for travel.
This is a contract position and can work from home. Volunteer Manager is required to be onsite at each event listed above.

Please submit cover letter and resume to vendor@chasingsummerfestival.com by Wednesday, May 8, 2019. No inquiries. Only applicants selected for interview will be notified.