The Word On The Street is currently seeking talented Canada-Summer-Jobs-eligible book lovers to support our 2021 virtual festival.
The Word On The Street Toronto champions reading and writing in Canada primarily through a free festival celebrating storytelling, ideas, and imagination. We are seeking a Canada-Summer-Jobs-eligible candidate to join our team on a seasonal basis to support our 32nd annual festival.
The Assistant Coordinator, Programming will support programming The Word On The Street’s fall festival by liaising with presenters, compiling promotional assets, and supporting post-festival surveys and reporting. The successful applicant will facilitate invitations and confirmations and support presentation logistics for diverse writers from across Canada. This is a remote 14-week part-time position paying $18 per hour for 20 hours per week from July 26 to October 29, 2021.
To be eligible for employment under the terms of CSJ funding, candidates must be:
Working directly with the Programming Manager, the Assistant Coordinator, Programming will exercise and develop the following skills and competencies:
Experience in any of the following would be an asset: Excellent written and verbal communication skills and customer service, digital video/event production using Zoom or StreamYard, familiarity with WordPress, ability to communicate information to people at various levels of proficiency with digital video platforms (read: patience), comfortable completing rote tasks, attention to detail.
How to apply: Applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference Job#21P in the subject line of your email. Interviews will begin as early as suitable candidates are identified.
The Word On The Street values diversity and inclusion and encourages Indigenous, racialized, disabled, or LGBTQ2S applicants and others facing barriers to employment. We are committed to accommodating applicants’ needs in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code throughout the selection process. Please contact Festival Director David Alexander at email@example.com if you have questions or feedback about the application process or to request support.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those invited to an interview will be contacted.
The Assistant Coordinator, Special Projects will support the planning, production, and execution of The Word On The Street’s virtual festival, especially in service of this year’s marketplace project, the WOTS Weekly Features. Our ideal candidate is a tech-savvy social butterfly with an active interest in shaping the cultural conversation around arts & literature in Canada. We’re looking for someone who takes initiative, thinks ahead, and is eager to connect with partners all across Canadian & Indigenous publishing. This is a remote 14-week part-time position paying $18 per hour for 20 hours per week from June 7 to September 3, 2021.
The Assistant Coordinator, Social Media will support promotions and marketing for The Word On The Street Toronto’s 2021 virtual festival and marketplace. For this role, our ideal candidate is someone who is both organized and creative, able to write compelling and engaging content, familiar with a variety of social media platforms, and passionate about the book community and boosting Canadian and Indigenous literature. This is a remote 14-week part-time position paying $18 per hour for 20 hours per week from June 21 to September 24, 2021.
Assistant Coordinator, Programming
Accepting Applications: June 22 – July 5
Anticipated Start Date: July 26
Duration: 14 weeks @ 20 hours/wk
Assistant Coordinator, Special Projects
Assistant Coordinator, Social Media
Check back this summer for 2021 festival volunteer opportunities.