Artist Liaison Assistant II – TD Ottawa Jazz Festival

Ottawa Festivals - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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JA2 – Artist Liaison Assistant II – TD Ottawa Jazz Festival

Desired Contract Length: 26 Weeks

Anticipated Start Date: February 24, 2020

End Date: Term approved to the Province of Ontario’s current government fiscal year end, March 31, 2020. Desired additional weeks, ending, August 7, 2020 is pending the approval of Ottawa Festivals’ fiscal year (2020-2021) JCP program application to the Province.

Work Schedule: Full Time – 4 business days (32 hours per week)

Work Location: Downtown


Job Summary: Reporting to the Executive Producer and Artistic Associate, the Artistic Liaison will assist with all matters related to the artist management companies and artists who are engaged to perform at both the 11-day Festival and as part of year-round programming.

The Opportunity:
Coordinate directly with artists, artist management and agents to acquire promotional images and biographical information for the Director of Marketing and Partnerships.
Plan and execute travel itineraries and schedule artists for their various activities throughout the year.
Design and implement the artists schedule; including travel itineraries, in town travel arrangements, hotel accommodation, and sound checks. Coordinate all backline equipment needed and stage plots for all artists on all stages.
Provide safe and efficient transportation for the artists.
Learn to manage budgets related to artist’s fees, travel, and accommodations.
Must be a team player who will oversee and administer the hospitality detailed in artist riders, including food preparation, presentation and clean-up.
All other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications Required:
Solid computer skills with training or previous experience in marketing, public relations and/or special events.
College or University degree is an asset.
Must possess strong written and verbal skills and have the ability to meet deadlines and perform under pressure.
Hospitality experience is an asset.
Must have a valid G driver’s license

Additional Qualifications Required:
Eligible to participate in Ontario’s Job Creation Partnership (JCP) program by meeting the following criteria:

You are a resident, living in Ontario.
You are not a full time student (part time students are eligible).
You are not leaving employment to participate (working less than an average of 20 hrs/week is considered unemployed.
You also must meet, and provide documentation for, at least one of the following criteria:

1) Previously employed in Canada in any five of the last ten calendar years and earned income in excess of $2000 in each year, OR

2) Previously established an Employment Insurance benefit claim (regular benefits within the last three years or maternity/parental within the last five years

$17.50 per hour for 32 hours per week – $560 (gross per week) provided by the Province of Ontario.

What’s next?

Forward your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please note, only selected candidates who meet the JCP eligibility criteria will be contacted for an interview; applicants must indicate how they meet the eligibility in their email and/or cover letter. To learn more about the JCP program, please visit: Accommodations are considered upon request for candidates taking part in the selection process.