Festival Assistant

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Twillingate, NL, Canada

Job Type

Canada Summer Job

About the Role

The Assistant Program Manager works closely with the Program Manager in planning and executing events. The most notable event is the Unscripted Twillingate Digital Arts Festival, which will take place Sept. 15 – 18, 2022. Unscripted is Twillingate’s digital arts festival, which was established in 2015. This festival works to extend Twillingate’s tourism season and provide visitors in the fall, as well as our local community, with a rich cultural experience.


The Festival Assistant works with the Program Manager in planning and executing events. The most important event is the Unscripted Twillingate Digital Arts Festival (15 - 18 September 2022).

The Festival Assistant is responsible for performing tasks related to planning the Festival. If the description below sounds like you, please apply for a great summer experience and money in your pocket!

The Person

Are you:

  • A friendly team player

  • Someone with good written and interpersonal skills

  • Focused and results-oriented

  • Organized, able to multitask and get the job done

  • Able to work some evenings and on a flexible schedule

The Tasks

The Festival Assistant will work with the Program Manager on all aspects of the events that are being planned. These include:

  • Answering phone calls, emails and customer questions in the office

  • Help with marketing: finding images as needed, basic editing of images, basic writing, taking photos

  • General office duties

  • Create documents, schedules and lists

  • Distribute marketing materials, such as posters and flyers

  • Help with getting venues ready for events

  • Run errands, such as banking or shopping

  • Other related duties as required

Your Skills

Knowledge or experience with the following will be helpful: (If not, are you excited and willing to learn new software skills? We’ll provide training.)

  • Google Docs

  • Google Sheets

  • Canva

  • Mailchimp

  • Dropbox

  • Wordpress

  • Eventbrite

To Apply

Apply by submitting a résumé and cover letter to the contact@unscriptedfestival.com by no later than May 31 2022.

This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Program and the successful applicant will have to meet the program’s requirements.

About the Company


Grow Twillingate Inc.(Growtwillingate.com) is a not-for-profit organization, incorporated in 2015 for the purpose of:
- Developing events and initiatives that sustainably support culture and economic development of Twillingate Islands;
- Creating unique Newfoundland and Labrador festivals and events for economic benefit to the Twillingate region and also engage in and provide cultural learning opportunities for the local community;
-Creating and supporting initiatives that preserve the cultural heritage of the Twillingate region in support of a growing tourism industry.

Its cornerstone project is the Unscripted Twillingate Digital Arts Festival (unscriptedfestival.com). This Festival offers four days of digital creativity through interactive workshops and content creation, while adventuring on Twillingate Island and sharing and celebrating the best digital creativity of the week.

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