Job Opportunity: Marketing Coordinator

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Sled Island is hiring a seasonal Marketing Coordinator to join our team from January 10 to June 30, 2022. This is a position partially funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program, therefore applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment period
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

Who We Are

Sled Island is a charitable organization with the mandate of fostering understanding and appreciation of music & arts underrepresented in mainstream media, and to support the local artistic community through performance and educational opportunities. Our main activity is the presentation of the annual Sled Island Music & Arts Festival, a pillar of Calgary’s cultural calendar taking place each June, that brings together thousands of artists, volunteers, partners, and attendees from across the country and beyond. We also present year-round artistic and educational programming through numerous community partnerships, aimed at increasing awareness of Sled Island on an ongoing basis.

Sled Island is a community-centric organization driven by values of curiosity and diversity, on and off the stage, and committed to principles of equity, anti-racism, and anti-oppression.

We recognize the systemic lack of representation of equity-deserving communities in the current non-profit art space, and strongly encourage members of Indigenous, Black, and racialized communities; people with disabilities; people identifying as LGBTQIA2S+; and women to apply.

Would you require any accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact us at hr@sledisland.com so we may meet your needs.

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Job Opportunity: Fund Development Manager

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Sled Island is hiring a full-time, permanent Fund Development Manager to lead the organization's sponsorship and donation activities.

Who We Are

Sled Island is a charitable organization with the mandate of fostering understanding and appreciation of music & arts underrepresented in mainstream media, and to nurture the local artistic community through performance and educational opportunities. Our main activity is the presentation of the annual Sled Island Music & Arts Festival, a pillar of Calgary’s cultural calendar taking place each June, that brings together thousands of artists, volunteers, partners, and attendees from across the country and beyond. We also present year-round artistic and educational programming through numerous community partnerships, aimed at increasing awareness of Sled Island on an ongoing basis.

Sled Island is a community-centric organization driven by values of curiosity and diversity, on and off the stage, and committed to principles of equity, anti-racism, and anti-oppression. We recognize the systemic lack of representation of equity-deserving communities in the current non-profit art space, and strongly encourage members of Indigenous, Black, and racialized communities; people with disabilities; people identifying as LGBTQIA2S+; and women to apply.

Would you require any accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact us at hr@sledisland.com so we may meet your needs.
 

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Volunteers Needed For Elbow River Casino Shifts

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Volunteers needed!

If you're feeling comfortable doing a volunteer shift (masked, of course), we have an upcoming casino with shifts that need to be filled. These are incredibly important shifts for the festival, so any help would be greatly appreciated (and hours banked count towards a 2022 festival pass)!

Tuesday, October 26th @ Elbow River Casino
Morning shifts: 11am-7:30pm
Night shifts: 6:45pm-3:30am
Count room shifts: 11:15pm-3:30am

Wednesday, October 27th @ Elbow River Casino
Morning shifts: 11am-7:30pm
Night shifts: 6:45pm-3:30am
Count room shifts: 11:15pm-3:30am

First off, we want to say that if you don't feel comfortable being in a public space, of course we understand. The last thing we'd want is to add is any anxiety or safety concerns to your plate. If, however, you do feel comfortable, we could use more volunteers to fill these shifts. The basics of the shift are that there's no experience required, that all volunteers will be masked, and that each shift comes with a well-stocked snack room and a meal on us. As well, hours done during the casino count for 1.5x hours towards a 2022 pass!

If you're interested, please email volunteer@sledisland.com with the shift or shifts you'd like to take, and we'll confirm ASAP (thank you in advance)!

Either way, thank you for your time and we hope you're well above all else!

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BIPOC Comedy Writing Workshop and Live Show With Nour Hadidi

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We’re very excited to announce that we have partnered with comedian and Sled Island alum Nour Hadidi and her BIPOC Comedy Writing Collective for two very special online events!

Join us on October 21 at 7pm MDT for the BIPOC Comedy Writing Collective LIVE Show! A one night only special live presentation of some of the best comics from the BIPOC Comedy Writing Collective! Hosted by Nour Hadidi, and featuring Anasimone George, Brandon Ash-Mohammed, and Hoodo Hersi, these comics have made appearances on Just For Laughs, CBC, Comedy Network and The Kevin Hart LOL Network!

WATCH LIVE ON YOUTUBE

Then on October 23, we’re incredibly proud to present the BIPOC Comedy Writing Workshop! This two-and-a-half-hour online workshop is a space for you to collaborate with other BIPOC creatives. Learn how to establish good writing habits and start to set writing goals for yourself; find your comedic voice and your inspiration; discover what makes others laugh! This workshop is open to BIPOC creatives with a keen interest in writing, or comedy (or both)!

There will be a 30 minute Collaboration Session immediately following the workshop - specifically designed for individual feedback, industry questions and idea sharing.

Start time is 1pm MDT. Limited to 10 participants. No experience necessary. Admission is $30, but please reach out to info@sledisland.com if price is a barrier to participation.
 

SECURE YOUR SPOT TODAY
 

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Postcards From Sled Island Video Series Launches on New YouTube Channel

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Today we're proud to announce a new video series resulting from our Postcards From Sled Island initiative. The series launches today and will continue to run into March of 2022, and is free to watch now at Sled Island's new YouTube channel.

This past June we launched Postcards From Sled Island as a way to stay in touch with the music community in the midst of a pandemic, commissioning "video care packages" from many of our favourite local and international artists. We're now very excited to share the full versions of all the videos we received, including 11 live sets, music videos, and short films that previously premiered in short form at Camp Sled Island in August.

Aimed at showcasing both the wealth of talent in Calgary's music & arts scene, as well as the broader artistic community that has rallied around the festival over the years, these creative, professionally shot and recorded live sets, music videos, and intimate short films are a far cry from the Instagram live sets that have become ubiquitous during the pandemic. 

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