Monday, April 18, 2016

Summer job: Folklorama

Social Media Assistant (part-time)

Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Communications, the social media coordinator is responsible for the execution of Folklorama’s social media plans leading up to and during Folklorama 2016. The ideal candidate is passionate about social media with exceptional communication/writing skills. The focus of the role will be on real-time posting and engaging with our Folklorama social media base.

Job Description:

Develop copy for daily posts and publish on all channels (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook). Digital photos, short videos and live tweeting from some events/pavilions is required. Monitor and engage social media communities via conversations and likes. Messaging ideas and general direction to be provided by Folklorama.


Week of June 20 (date TBD) – 1 hour re: overview
July 1 (Canada Day) – 4 hours (afternoon/early evening)
July 8 (Folklorama event) – 2 hours
July 9 (Folklorama event) - 2 hours
July 23 (Folklorama media event) – 2 hours
July 25 (Folklorama Kick-Off at The Forks) – 5 hours (afternoon/ early evening)
July 29 (Folklorama event) – 2 hours
6-10 nights during Folklorama (July 31 – August 13), 2 hours per night.
Exact dates and pavilions to be determined by the Director of Marketing & Communications.

Application Process:

Send résumé, 3 examples of social media copywriting with corresponding video or photo examples and three references to:

Christa Mariash
Director of Marketing & Communications Folklorama

Application Deadline: May 3, 2016

Folklorama thanks all applicants for their interest, but please be advised that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Meet Folklorama
Folklorama began in 1970 as a one-time celebration of Manitoba’s centennial but has since grown to be the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world. Developing out of the success of the Festival, the organization offers three year-round programs: Talent, Teachings and Travel. All of the programs bring to life Folklorama’s mission of celebrating diversity and promoting cultural understanding. To find out more, visit Follow Folklorama on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

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