Festival Operations Manager x 4
The Rainbow Trout Music Festival (RTMF) is looking to hire 4 Festival Operations Managers for the
2022 Festival which takes place August 19 – 21 near St. Malo, Manitoba at Oroseau: The Rapids Park.
The Festival Managers would be responsible for supporting volunteers, volunteer crew leaders, and
organizers in operating the 2022 RTMF. Managers would be responsible for supporting set-up and
tear-down of the festival, management of festival operations, supporting the festival board, and
working overnights at the festival. This person would work in partnership with 3 other festival
managers to coordinate day to day operations of the festival.
Reporting to the Operations Director, primary responsibilities include:
● Pre-festival training and orientations sessions for volunteers
● Pre-festival set up work
● Managing operations during the festival including:
o oversight for general festival procedures,
o keeping board and key volunteers informed,
o supporting volunteer crew leaders, volunteer shift changes, and other volunteer related
o responding to emerging issues or crises,
o managing supplies,
o and managing festival cash procedures.
● Managing overnight festival operations which include overseeing and supporting overnight
volunteers, security, and response to a variety of issues.
● Supporting festival set-up and tear-down alongside board and set-up volunteer crew.
● Demonstrate event organizing and implementation experience.
● Embrace and support RTMF values and policies, including the Safer Spaces Policy.
● Have a valid driver’s license.
● Willing to provide or submit to a criminal record check and child abuse registry check.
● Able to work during the week leading up to the festival and the entire festival.
● Demonstrated experience working with volunteers.
● Able to work well in a collaborative, team environment.
● Leadership, organization, friendliness, creativity, and ambition.
● Access to a vehicle.
● First Aid and CPR.
● Knowledge and love of the RTMF.
This position takes place outdoors in a place with limited phone and internet access. Successful
applicants will be required to stay on site for the duration of the set-up period and festival. They will
also need to take part in meetings prior to the festival, in Winnipeg. The position will include overnight
shifts, some heavy lifting, and full days outdoors. Successful applicants are expected to provide their
own camping gear. Some meals will be provided, but successful applicants should also be prepared to
prepare meals onsite.
Hours, and remuneration:
Contractors will agree to work 8-12 hours / day (including overnight shifts) from Wednesday, August 17
to Sunday, August 21, as well as attending several training and planning meetings leading up to the
festival. Each contractor will be paid a flat, honorarium rate of $1000.
● August 11- board meeting in Winnipeg or via videoconference
● August 13 and 14- work and set up weekend at the land
● August X- meeting with staff and crew leaders and final volunteer training
● August 17 and 18- set up
● August 19 - 21 - Festival weekend
● (Encouraged but optional) Stay over on Sunday August 21 to do some final work on Monday.
Send a resume and short paragraph explaining why you’re interested and why you’re a good fit to
email@example.com by July 29, 2022. Only applicants selected for an interview will
RTMF aims to create a safe space where everyone feels included, respected, and welcomed. As such we
welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.
Thank you for your application!