Arts Mentorship Program

Suitcase in Point introduces AMP (an Arts Mentorship Program) for Niagara’s emerging and creative arts workers. We aim to build skills for emerging arts workers and volunteers through a series of internships, workshops and in-depth volunteer opportunities. AMP provides hands-on training in an aim to build a roster of experienced, emerging cultural workers and skilled youth in Niagara. AMP empowers new generation artists with the skills,  and space for the creation of new work. We aim for this program to bring experience and retain Niagara’s young people through experience in the arts.

Job Opportunities

In the Soil Arts Festival 2019

Suitcase in Point is seeking three Production Assistants and a Volunteer Coordinator for In the Soil Arts Festival 2019 and other spring/summer programs. Successful applicants will be mentored by professionals in the field and become key members of the team, collaborating to bring a variety of creative events to fruition.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment;
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
  • Candidates must be available to work from June 6th to June 10th (inclusive) for varying shifts related to the festival.
  • 30 hours/ week with May 13 start date.
  • Positions made possible through Canada Summer Jobs Program! Thanks!

TO APPLY send cover letter and resume to alex@suitcaseinpoint.com by May 8, 2019. Please include the position you are applying for in subject line.

More details below!

Volunteer Coordinator, 30 hours/week

Main tasks:

  • Coordinating volunteers before, during and after the festival
  • Collaborating on and administering schedules
  • Making sure volunteer needs at the festival are fully met

Experience Required:

  • Event coordination
  • Working with large groups of people on event related tasks
  • Managing and coordinating people
  • Experience with Excel, Word, Google Docs

This person will work directly with the Outreach Coordinator to recruit, schedule and manage all things related to volunteerism at In the Soil Festival.

Production Assistants (2), 30 hours/week

Main tasks:

  • Assist with technical needs of productions
  • Potential to operation of sound/lighting for various productions
  • Assist with load in / load out of festival venues
  • Use highest safety standards
  • Collaborate with ITS staff, volunteers and artists
  • Assist with maintenance of technical equipment

Experience required:

  • Some technical production in performing arts
  • Familiarity with performing arts venues, protocol, and equipment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Working under another’s leadership

These persons will work directly with ITS Production Managers, Artistic Director, Technical Coordinator and other staff.  They will guide them through all tasks.

Festival Hub Production Assistant, 30 hours/week

Main tasks:

  • Assist with all aspects of outdoor Festival Hub production (scheduling, load in/out, artist relations) with Specific focus on merchandise and merchandising
  • Coordination of artist and festival merchandise sales
  • Coordination of Festival Info booth, pass sales, on-site marketing
  • Management of Festival Hub / Merchandise volunteers

Experience required:

  • Some experience working large events
  • Retail, merchandising, inventory
  • Handling of cash

This person will work directly with the Production Managers, Administrative Director and other staff.

Meet some of our past AMP interns!

We welcome students of Brock University’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Art as our official AMP interns. Meet Allie, Elizabeth and Jillian!

Allie Aubry

Elizabeth Pereira

Jillian Wardel

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