Job Opportunity: Production Assistant

Sled Island seeks an organized, efficient and detail-oriented individual for the position of Production Assistant.

Employment dates: May 1 - June 26, 2017
Application deadline: March 30, 2017 at 4:30pm MST

Sled Island has applied for funding for this position through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Please note that position availability is conditional upon the funding request being approved.

This position is limited to students who meet Canada Summer Jobs student eligibility criteria. Applicants must be 15 to 30 years old, Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents, as well as full-time students intending to return to full-time studies in the next school year.

Reporting to the Technical Director, the Production Assistant will act as the point person between Sled Island’s technical team and performing artists. The Production Assistant will be responsible for gathering technical riders and will ensure that production schedules, key contacts and other relevant details are communicated to artists in a timely manner.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to gain hands-on experience and insight into the management of a five-day, multi-venue festival.

Though the position is tentatively scheduled to start Monday, May 1, 2017, the start date could be pushed back if funding approval is delayed. The position wage is $15.00 per hour at 30 hours per week.


  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of Excel, Google Docs and Dropbox
  • Comfort managing a large volume of emails
  • Self-motivated, with strong time management skills
  • Strong familiarity with Sled Island
  • Some relevant post-secondary education
  • Some experience with event production required
  • Basic knowledge of backline is an asset

Apply by March 30, 2017 at 4:30pm MST by emailing a cover letter and resume to:

Maud Salvi
Executive Director
Sled Island Music & Arts Festival
Subject: Production Assistant

Sled Island is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all candidates for applying, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.