SappyFest XII: Yes, we are hiring!

Ever wanted to help run SappyFest? Now is your chance:

SappyFest is hiring a Creative Director for the 2017 festival. This is a one-year contract with the possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities of the Creative Director include:

·             Festival Programming: organizing the line-up, booking and coordinating with artists involved with Sappy XII in consultation with the SappyFest Board of Directors.

·             Festival Management: collaborating with the town of Sackville and local businesses to coordinate venues, street closures, technical rentals and other festival logistics. Working alongside and supervising 1-2 SappyFest interns with volunteer coordination, media outreach, and festival logistics.

·             Festival Outreach: working with organizations in Sackville and beyond to develop new partnerships and initiatives to help strengthen the festival's relationship to its broader arts and music community. This also includes seeking out fundraising and sponsorship opportunities.

·             Grant writing and report writing as necessary and in consultation with the SappyFest Board of Directors.

Salary: $20/hour.

Contract Duration: February 1 to August 14th 2017. 20 hours per week before May 15, 40 hours per week for final three months.

SappyFest is an equal opportunity employer. SappyFest welcomes and encourages applications from women, racially visible persons, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities. 

If interested, please submit your CV and cover letter to by January 15, 2017. Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

SappyFest XII runs August 4-6, 2017.

Looking forward to working together!