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The Word On The Street seeks talented Canada-Summer-Jobs-eligible book lovers to support our festival on a yearly basis.

Job Opportunities

The Word On The Street Toronto champions reading and writing in Canada primarily through a free festival celebrating storytelling, ideas, and imagination. We have recently closed applications for three seasonal, Canada Summer Jobs funded positions to support our 32nd annual festival.

Closed to Applications:

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.

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.

The Word On The Street Toronto's 2020 staff attempting to make a heart with their arms in 8 different video 'boxes' and laughing.

Work with Us This Summer

Assistant Coordinator, Special Projects

Applications Closed

Assistant Coordinator, Social Media
Applications Closed

Assistant Coordinator, Programming
Applications Closed


Interested in Volunteering?

Word On The Street festival volunteers in pink t-shirts smile for the camera at our 2019 festival.

Check back soon for 2022 festival volunteer opportunities.