Work at R&S 2019!

RIVER & SKY IS HIRING!

OUR 2019 FESTIVAL TEAM NEEDS YOU.

Summer Jobs & Short Contracts For Leadership Positions
River & Sky is looking to hire people with different skills who have a respect for nature/environment, their fellow humans, as well as enjoy working with others to put on a festival and build our R&S community. Our goal is to help our audience and artists enjoy themselves and recharge over the course of the festival, gaining a new appreciation for emerging Canadian music, living sustainably, and the camping culture of the North.
R&S values the diversity of the people it hires and serves. Diversity at R&S means fostering a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, respected and responded to in ways that help develop and utilize each person’s talents and strengths.

Here are the paid positions we are looking to fill in 2019:

Ontario Creates Lead Positions:  There are no age restrictions on these contract positions developed through funding by Ontario Creates – Music Fund. As a Lead, you would undertake some prep work leading up to the festival and then work throughout the festival managing volunteers and/or working alongside other staff. Please apply ASAP . We will indicate on this page when positions are filled.  

    • Food Lead – Artists & Volunteer ($2,250): You are good at planning meals for many people (200+) and sticking to a budget. Meal planning and preparation to be done in advance. Prior to and during the festival, you will manage volunteers who will finish and serve the prepared meals to artists and volunteers (and the festival audience for breakfasts).  Ideally, candidates will have access to an inspected commercial kitchen and a reliable vehicle. Food handling certification is required. Knowledge of local food producers and a willingness to source and use local ingredients in your menu.  You will work with our Director and Crafter/Food Vendor Lead and the Concession’s Food Lead.
    • Food Lead – R&S Concessions ($2,250): You have experience running kitchens, operating a wood-fired pizza oven (or are willing to learn) and managing people with different skill levels. Meal planning and preparation will need to be done in advance. During the festival, you will manage a crew of volunteers who will finish and serve the prepared meals.  Ideally, candidates will have access to an inspected commercial kitchen and a reliable vehicle. Food handling certification is required. Prior to and during the festival, you will oversee various crews of volunteers. Knowledge of local food producers and a willingness to source and use local ingredients in your menu.   You will work with our Director and Crafter/Food Vendor Lead and the Artist and Volunteer Hospitality Food Lead.
    • Artist Hospitality Coordinators x2 ($750): You are super organized, like musicians and artists, and want to make their stay safe and enjoyable. Prep work in advance of the festival includes pulling data from artist surveys, planning, purchasing, mapping out artist accommodations (mainly tents), purchasing artist snacks and other duties. During the festival, you’ll manage a team of volunteers providing artist hospitality services.
    • Gate and Box Office Coordinators x2 ($600): You are that awesome combination of being both meticulous and a “people” person.  Prep work will be needed to ensure there is a system in place to track all sales, ensure volunteers come prepared as well as set up the “gate” where people are greeted, questions answered, and their tickets are taken. During the festival you will train volunteers, make sure they show up for their shifts, all sales are tracked, and wristbands/cash accounted for. You will also work with Parking and the Load-in Crew.
    • Merchandise Coordinator ($500): You have a flair for displaying items, connecting with people, selling them merch, tracking sales, and counting coinage. This job involves setting up the merch area and assisting with supervision, where both R&S and band merch is sold. It can be hectic at times. During the festival, you’ll help manage a team of volunteers who will sell and track items.
    • Transportation Coordinator ($500): You can drive and also know people who have that ability. As coordinator, you’ll work to get artists or goods out to the venue and on time.
    • Breakfast Leads x3 ($100): You are a morning person and you know your way around a griddle. As lead, you’ll roll out one of our breakfast meals leading volunteers in the morning as you crank out some awesome pancakes, sausages and oatmeal. Start time during the festival is 7 am, working until noon.  You will assist our Food Lead – Artists & Volunteer.
    • First Aid & Security Liaison x2 ($750): You put safety first and are a night owl – as this position will likely need to stay up later. Your job will be to liaise with our First Aid providers and Security providers to address issues and ensure coverage throughout the festival.  You ideally have first aid training and experience working with crowds. R&S may choose to provide first aid training for ideal candidates – those who know how to stay cool and help keep the peace.
    • Venue Lead x2 ($500): You are committed to keeping all vehicles organized, the grounds clean, the trash sorted for recycling, and the outhouses stocked. As part of this position, you will work with crews to oversee the collection of all waste, venue-wide, utilizing and improving our systems to make sure all waste is sorted, recycled and composted. You will ensure that trail safety, lighting and parking are well managed throughout the festival weekend.  You will report to the Venue and Camping Coordinator.
    • Lead Photographer: FILLED
    • Communications Lead: FILLED
    • Design Lead: FILLED
    • Crafter/Food Vendor Lead: FILLED
    • Videography Lead: FILLED
    • Dance Party Production Coordinator: FILLED
    • Chief Information Officer: FILLED
    • Venue and Camping Coordinator: FILLED
    • Volunteer Coordinator: FILLED

Canada Summer Job Positions (May-August): These positions (6) are paid by the hour and will work 30 hours/week for 8-11 weeks. You need to be 15-30 years old to apply. 

    • ***Camping Specialists x2: You will work outdoors at our festival venue, Fishers’ Paradise (potential to live on site during work days to minimize travel). You may be studying Outdoor Education, Environmental Landscape Management, Landscape Architecture/Design, or Horticulture but definitely enjoy working in the outdoors, doing physical work,  in a forest environment that includes bugs. As part of this job you will be working with the Venue Lead & the Director improve other campsites and trails; work on projects related to the festival; and assist during the festival weekend providing our audience with a quality camping experience. (Start June 3; 8 weeks;  $14.75/hr) We are still looking to fill one of these two positions!
    • Venue Intern: You will work at our festival venue, Fishers’ Paradise (potential to live onsite during work days to minimize travel). You have a background in arts administration. You will be working to develop and deliver sponsorships and ways to recognize sponsors as well as help with the execution of onsite tasks and projects such as our glamping tents, volunteer management and overall setup and teardown of the festival.  You will work with and report to our Director. Assistance with housing may be available. FILLED
    • Communications/Marketing Assistant: You may have studied or are currently studying communications, journalism, marketing, or related fields, but most of all you are an excellent writer and communicator with strong photo and video skills and good workflow. This job involves writing media releases, social media posts, content for the program, as well as taking photos. Your skills will also be called upon to develop marketing campaigns as well as selling ads as well as documenting volunteer processes for training purposes. This job will be primarily based at the Sudbury office but will also require you to work at the festival. You will work with and report to both the Communication Lead and the Director. FILLED
    • Volunteer Development Assistant: You will be working to develop our volunteer workforce so you need to be organized with excellent people skills. You will need to interact with volunteers over the phone and email to help them register for shifts using our software. This job will be primarily based at the Sudbury office but will also require you to work at the festival.  You will work with and report to both the Volunteer Coordinator and the Director. FILLED
    • Office Admin Intern: You may have a background in business, accounting, arts administration or a related field, and will have knowledge of how to use software related to bookkeeping as well as strong organizational skills. This job will be primarily based at the Sudbury office but will also require you to work at the festival.  This position will also cover revenue development through sponsorship and patronage and merchandise sales as well as volunteer coordination and audience development.  Assistance with housing may be available. FILLED

In applying please include:

  • The name of the position
  • Whether you’ve volunteered at the festival in the past
  • What kind of background you bring.
  • R&S values diversity in our workforce. If you wish to self-identify as for instance Indigenous or Francophone, please do so. If you are able to speak other languages let us know as well.  

Upload your cover letter and resume as one combined file – with the Job Title, and your name included in the file name i.e. Jay_Woods_Lead_photographer.pdf.