Cultural Festivals Events Manager / Artistic Director, City of Swift Current


Cultural Festivals Events Manager / Artistic Director

Application Deadline: December 14th, 2021
Salary: $60,000/year
Province: Saskatchewan
City: Swift Current
Term: Full-time

Organization Description

Cultural Festivals produces a series of cultural events, including a music concert series, an international kite festival, music festival, a music camp, and house concerts in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

Job Description

Reporting to the Board, the Events Manager / Artistic Director oversees and manages the general operations and infrastructure of Cultural Festivals including, but not limited to, artistic direction, financial and operations management, fundraising, marketing, and public relations. The Events Manager / Artistic Director will implement the organization’s vision and strategic plan.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide a leadership role in developing and executing the organization’s strategic objectives and mission
  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of Cultural Festivals. Financial management including preparation of annual budgets, monthly reports, audit, cash flow, CADAC financial input, liaison with accounting
  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources to support Cultural Festivals’ mission including securing grant funding; overseeing and contributing to sponsorship, fundraising activities, donor development and retention; developing new revenue and funding streams
  • Responsible for the artistic direction including all talent buying and contracting as well as new program development
  • Responsible for effective administration as well as event execution and management of all Cultural Festivals operations including planning, scheduling, and record-keeping
  • Responsible for all marketing and promotions as well as public relations
  • Manage and recruit year-round and summer staff; create a positive and collaborative work environment; support and create opportunities for employee growth and development
  • Provide written monthly progress reports to the Board and an annual comprehensive report with recommendations



  • University degree or equivalent experience in related work
  • Minimum 3 years experience in event production and logistics coordination
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets
  • Able to problem-solve calmly and effectively, especially under pressure
  • Previous experience with fundraising, grant writing, and donor relations in the arts and cultural sector
  • Previous experience with the Canadian music industry and talent buying is an asset
  • Excellent leadership, strong planning, time management, and organizational skills
  • Experience in recruiting, developing, and managing staff and volunteers
  • Excellent verbal, written, and inter-personal communication skills
  • Familiarity with digital platforms related to event planning and marketing
  • Experience working with a volunteer Board of Directors (an asset)
  • Ability to work evenings, and weekends as required
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Must be willing to live in Swift Current, Saskatchewan

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resumé, and the names and phone numbers of 3 references by 5pm on December 14, 2021 to:

Contact Info:

Shann Gowan
Telephone: 306-741-0056
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