Call for Volunteer Coordinator (SUMMER POSITION for Students)

The Only Animal is offering a full-time paid summer position of volunteer coordinator for our mainstage presentation of Tinkers. Starting on July 4, 2016, this 8-week long position provides a hands-on cohort experience within a large-scale site-specific theatre production working with technical theatre professionals. 

The Only Animal has worked with intern and mentees in yearly cycles in our creative and producing work since 2007. As we transition from Vancouver to the Sunshine Coast, we aim to foster a vibrant and growing community of colleagues and support in our rural community. This position is the first of its kind for our company and we are thrilled to cater this opportunity to youths on the Sunshine Coast.

Please submit a letter of interest and short resume of related experiences via email by Friday, June 17th at 5 PM.

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Job Requirements:

  • Must meet the Service Canada summer program participant eligibility below
  • Must have accommodations arrangements on the Sunshine Coast
  • Must have drivers license and is comfortable driving a van
  • Experience with kids minding is a requirement as being the child wrangler for rehearsal and performance is part of the duties
  • Ability to thrive within a fast pace working environment and under a tight timeline
  • A strong communicator able to correspond professionally to volunteers in public and / or via email and phone call in a timely manner is key
  • Technologically savvy able to create, use, and update shared calendars, documents, and spreadsheets
  • Experience and / or willingness to interact with kids
  • able to follow plan and implement tasks without supervision
  • Willingness to work with a team
  • A strong work ethic, and attention to detail
  • Passion for theatre work that has a social impact on the climate crisis a plus

Job Duties:

  • Coordinating the presentations of Forest Conservation Partners doing outreach and advocacy at the production.
  • Outreach to the Sechelt and Squamish First Nations for volunteer opportunities
  • Outreach to Seniors and Children under 12
  • Volunteer schedule planning
  • Support for child and senior performers and those with special needs
  • communications, scheduling and onsite rehearsal director for 20-25 community volunteers
  • coordinating delivery of onsite catering for volunteer performers.
  • Making program board with headshots and bios
  • Coordination of Front of House (Volunteers, Box Office, signage, concessions)
  • arrange Volunteer appreciation and incentives
  • Organizing opening and closing party for volunteers
  • site clean-up
  • thank you letters to volunteer participants
  • sharing of photo and video documentation with volunteers

Participant Eligibility:

  1. is 15 to 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  2. was registered as a full­time student during the preceding academic year; 

  3. intends to return to school on a full­time basis during the next academic year; 

  4. is a student in a secondary, post­secondary, vocational or technical program, university; 

  5. is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and; 

  6. is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations. 

*Foreign students are not eligible.