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Venue & Events Manager

Out on Screen is seeking a 5-week full time contract person responsible for in-person event execution.
July 25, 2022
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One-time
In-person
Free

Organization

Out On Screen

Deadline

Jul. 22, 2022

Organization Description

Out On Screen is a registered charity and queer arts organization, operating on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations or what is now known as Vancouver, BC. Our mission is to celebrate, illuminate, and advance queer lives through film, education and dialogue. Our vision is a society where all gender and sexual diversity thrives. Our team is passionate about making a difference in the communities we serve. Currently we pursue our mission with two core programs:

  • The Vancouver Queer Festival is a vibrant space for queer arts, culture, and community. The Festival showcases dynamic and thought-provoking films from British Columbian filmmakers as well as other Canadian and international directors and storytellers. We curate films which contextualize and celebrate queer lives and experiences. We prioritize foregrounding diverse identities in our communities, including narratives from trans people, queer people of colour, and Indigenous people.
  • Out In Schools is an award winning education program that uses queer film to spark dialogue, to challenge homophobia, and to promote inclusion. Since its inception in 2004, we have reached more than 120,000 youth and adults across BC.

Out On Screen is currently a predominantly settler-led organization. We are in a self-assessment and learning phase to better understand what settler colonialism looks like in our organization and what we may do in the future to make changes. We have identified that there are gaps between our internal practices and our organizational values of intersectionality, anti-oppression, and social justice. We want to be a workplace where all staff and volunteers feel safe, seen, and supported in their work. Each individual’s experience is deeply and uniquely influenced by our current and historical organizational culture. We welcome questions and further conversation about these realities from candidates who are interested in applying, and within our interview process.

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Job Summary

Job Description:

The Venue & Events Manager is a 5-week full time contract, from July 25 to August 26, that is responsible for our in-person event execution. This includes managing load in/load out, coordinating with our venue hosts, and providing support to our volunteers , Front of House, and Tech teams as needed.

Reporting Reports to Piper Fawkes, Operations Manager

Expected Schedule

  • July 25, 2022 – August 26, 2022, flexible to start with mainly afternoon and evening shifts closer to the festival
  • Evening and weekend work is reflected in Out On Screen’s banked hour system; staff can take time in lieu to ensure a balanced work week Physical Office
  • Out On Screen is currently working from home with our downtown office available for use.
  • Hot-desking via booking app
  • Elevators up to unit
  • Gender neutral washrooms
  • All doors are unpowered and a minimum of 30” wide
  • Our office is scent reduced but communal spaces are not
  • Out On Screen has a communicable disease plan in place and is available upon request

Responsibilities

Prior to events: Work with the Operations Manager to ensure that all venue supplies are ready for each event At events:

  • Executive day-of flow plans generated by the Operations Manager
  • Load in and load out all venues from our office
  • Work with the venue staff to ensure the space is left better than expected
  • Receive deliveries at the venues as required
  • Act as primary point of contact for any third party contracts

Qualifications

We encourage applications from individuals who meet at least half of these descriptors:

  • Comfortable communicating in English (spoken and written)
  • Comfortable engaging with the public, and with problem solving in-person
  • Adept at working as part of a team
  • Experience with arts patrons and/or working with intersectional queer communities is an asset
  • Experience in a festival environment is an asset

Given the nature of this work, having a Class 5 Driver’s License is a requirement. While access to a vehicle is not necessary, you must be eligible for a Modo membership.

How To Apply

Please apply with your resume and cover letter through our web portal (https://careers.risepeople.com/outonscreen/).

We Expect This Hiring Process To Follow These Guidelines

  • Reviewing applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled
  • We likely will only be conducting one round of interviews

Note: Individuals who may have unsupervised access to youth will be required to have a criminal record check. Out On Screen utilizes a third party service to query these records to ensure that we can meet our legal requirements and keep candidates safer. Out On Screen strives for meaningful employment from all communities and for our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Indigenous people, Black people, people of colour, and people across the spectrums of gender, sexuality, age, and abilities are encouraged to apply. We thank all candidates for applying, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please look to our website for employment updates.

Remuneration

$4,807.50 + 4% in lieu of vacation

Contact Name: Piper Fawkes

Contact Email: employment@outonscreen.com

Contact Phone: (604) 844-1615

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