December 28, 2017

Help Wanted! LiterASIAN Festival is hiring for a Festival Coordinator in 2018


Celebrating the best of Asian Canadian literature and storytelling, the 6th annual LiterASIAN Writers Festival brings together established authors and storytellers from different media to Vancouver in the month of September in 2018. Taking place in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown, this year’s theme is Journey to the West: Writing Across the Pacific.  As a home to the Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop, Ricepaper magazine, and numerous Asian Canadian authors, it's appropriate that Vancouver has the first and only Asian Canadian literary festivals, here in a city at the intersection of the Pacific Rim. We are looking for someone who wants to join us in the shaping of Asian Canadian literature.


The Festival Coordinator is responsible for duties that support the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop Society (ACWW), and the coordination of its annual LiterASIAN Writers Festival. Some weekend and evening work is required in the month of September leading up to the festival.

Accountability and Reporting: This role reports to the Interim Executive Director and the LiterASIAN Festival committee.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Updating content on website, social media and related online and print presence of the festival
  • Tracking performers’ accommodation, travel, and per diem budget
  • Update manuals and guidebooks on a regular basis
  • Offer technical and venue assistance during the get in and get outs of the festival
  • Assist with grant and proposal writing
  • Keep records of correspondence, and manage incoming and outgoing mail
  • Maintain the sponsorship database and ensure all contact information is current and up to date
  • Account for office supplies and maintain stock
The ideal candidate for this entry-level position is extremely organized, high-energy, enthusiastic and detailed oriented, with excellent customer service and communication skills. The position is suitable for a candidate with:
  • A knowledge and understanding of literature and, more broadly, the arts
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Have experience working with web-related initiatives and social media
  • Be polite and professional, and able to work alongside people at all levels
Terms of Contract:
$600.00 per month. ($15 per hour, 10 hours a week)

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter (as attachments. Please do not embed in body of email), indicating where you saw the posting by email to: LiterASIAN Festival Director, Please put “Festival Coordinator Position” in the subject line of the email.

Application deadline: February 1, 2018