We’re Hiring

Volunteer Coordinator

Part-time Summer Job, with optional academic internship credit
This is a seasonal part-time position, 20hrs/week from May 1-July 31 with the exception of the first 2 weeks of July which will be full time (40hr/week)

Are you a highly organized and enthusiastic lover of the arts? Do you love animating a group of people to achieve a large, common goal? If so, ISF’s Volunteer Coordinator position is for you!


  • Recruit and retain past and future volunteers
  • Develop and implement an electronic database system that tracks volunteers, and records skills, performance, and availability
  • Work with festival team to develop a comprehensive volunteer needs assessment for festival activities
  • Develop a volunteer manual for internal use that provides information and guidelines for festival team
  • Develop a volunteer manual for volunteer use that provides festival and organizational information, scheduling procedures, and helpful hints
  • Schedule volunteers into shift work for company activities, based on organizational priorities
  • Lead volunteer training sessions
  • Manage volunteer services during the festival
  • Find volunteers for special organizational assignments
  • Organize volunteer benefits and a post-festival volunteer appreciation party
  • Prepare a Final Report detailing activities and recommendations with respect to the volunteer program


  • Strong leadership and project management skills
  • Friendly, respectful and professional
  • Detail-oriented
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Fluent in English
  • Passionate about arts and culture in Vancouver


Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to our Outreach Manager Laura Albert, at: outreach(at)indiansummerfest(dot)ca with the internship position in the title, explaining why you’re the perfect addition to our small team!