‍‍‍Associazione Giovani Italiani Di Edmonton

Italian Youth Association of Edmonton

Download: VIVE Festival Director Position 2018.pdf

Position Available "Festival Di‍‍‍rector"

Italian Youth Association of Edmonton:

Viva Italia Viva Edmonton

‍‍‍Edmonton’s Italian Youth Association is seeking a dynamic new Festival Director of VIVE: The Viva Italia, Viva Edmonton Festival. Now in it’s 9th year, VIVE is Edmonton’s summer Italian festival - filled with great food, musical acts and cultural entertainment and celebrates being Italian for a day.Building on the festival’s passion an love for the community, we are looking for an organized and experienced leader who will take strategic direction from the AGIE Board of Directors to solidify operating procedures and further develop VIVE’s status as a vital Edmonton cultural event.


This is a part-time year-round position with peek activities occurring 6 months of the year. Festival is held the last Sunday of August and main licencing activities occur in February and March. For 2018, the Board has handled the majority of the pre-event requirements.


The Festival Director performs all duties and responsibilities subject to the supervision of the AGIE Board of Directors.


The Festival Director recruits and supervises a seasonal, volunteer festival committee which is comprised of Area Managers who help carry out many of the duties outlined in the job description below.


$4,000 to be paid after the festival.


Under the direction of the AGIE Board, the Festival Director oversees, coordinates, programs, and manages all aspects of the annual VIVE Festival, as well as the Annual Bocce Tournaments. The Festival Director is responsible for the authentic quality of VIVE; ensuring that the festival and related events are well attended; and sees to the overall operations and financial success of the festival. The Director must have an understanding and passion for AGIE’s mission and its commitment to the Ital-Canadian community.


·  Festival Coordination & Management: Execute a timeline and workplan for the management of the festival and ensure that festival operates smoothly, and deadlines are met.

·  Logistics and Operations Management: Secure permits, licences, operational and technical requirements for the festival in a timely manner.

·  Budgetary: Adhere to the budget provided by the AGIE Board, provide recommendation and request funding through requisition.

·  Fundraising: Work closely with the AGIE Board to execute fundraising events and provide sponsorship appeasement.

·  Sponsorship: Provide recommendation and assistance as the AGIE Board conducts its sponsorship fundraising efforts.

·  Human Resource‍‍‍s: Recruit and supervise seasonal contractors and volunteers.

·  Programming: Oversee all aspects of programming the festival, both entertainment andadministrative, including working with volunteer programming committees.

·  Vendor and contractor relations: Build and maintain professional relationships with festivalvendors and contracted services.

·  Hospitality & Travel: Oversee the coordination of guest entertainment travel and localtransportation and ensure a positive experience for visiting entertainers.

·  Festival Committee: Organize and communicate mandates with the Festival Committee onbehalf of the AGIE Board.

·  Special Events: Organize and secure the resources necessary for the Annual BocceTournaments.

·  Publicity: Guide AGIE’s public relations efforts to ensure media coverage of the festival.

·  Marketing, Publications and Graphic Design: In conjunction with the AGIE Board, develop andimplement a marketing plan, written copy and creative campaign and materials ranging fromprint to web to social networking.

·  Other: Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the AGIE Board.


·  Project or Event Management Certificate an asset.

·  Strong leadership skills with the ability to delegate responsibilities and foster positive,productive relationships and teamwork among volunteers. When necessary, has the willingnessto “get in the trenches and do whatever is needed to get the job done.”

·  Excellent project coordination, time management, and organizational skills with the ability tojuggle and prioritize multiple projects.

·  Attention to detail and concern for accuracy.

·  Must be a self-starter -- proactive and driven, with a strong work ethic, a high level ofmotivation, punctuality, accountability and the ability to work without direct supervision.

·  Ability to troubleshoot, to achieve conflict resolution, and to work calmly under pressure. Acreative thinker who is resourceful in solving problems.

·  Fundraising experience, including managing fundraising events and generating donations andsponsorships.

·  Excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience in writing social media content,marketing and advertisement materials and PR copy.

·  Has an understanding of Edmonton’s Italian Canadian community.

·  Must be flexible and willing to work long hours or weeknights and weekends when necessary. Must be accessible by email or text during regular business hours.

·  Proficient with knowledge of Google Drive, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and social media platforms Facebook and Twitter. Adobe photoshop or other graphic design software is an asset.


·  Extended walking and standing at events and pre-event inspection visits

·  Occasional lifting, up to 50 pounds

·  Moderate sitting at computer and using the phone

·  Perform work at offices and events, both indoors and outdoors

·  Valid drivers license with preference given to those with a vehicle


Email resume and cover letter (as pdf documents only) by April 16, 2018 to renata.berlingo@gmailcom