Team Leads help to plan and execute various parts of the Capital Pride Festival. Team Leads are part of the Operations Team and report to the Festival Director. A group of Festival Week Volunteers will be assigned to many of the teams.

Team Leads will volunteer approximately 15-20 hours a month, with additional hours in the immediate lead-up to and during the Festival. Organization wide team meetings take place monthly and include all team leaders. Team Leads must be available throughout Festival Weekend (August 24 – 25 2019).

To apply, please email a copy of your your resume to recruitment@ottawacapitalpride.ca and let us know which position you are interested in and why. We expect appointments to be made by May 31 but applications will be considered as they are submitted and positions may be filled before the deadline.

Festival Week Volunteer positions will be posted in early June. Sign-up here to receive more information about festival week volunteers and to be notified once the positions are posted.

Vacant Positions


Street Fair Team Leads

The Street Festival Team organizes and manages the annual Street Festival. The Street Fair includes community organizations, sponsor booths, food vendors and the Bank Street Stage. The Team Leads will have responsibility for liaising with vendors, responding to inquiries, planning the layout, overseeing the set-up and teardown of booths and managing the site.

Responsibilities

  • Acts as a point of contact for vendors and community groups.
  • Works with Registration Coordinator to oversee registration process.
  • Liaises with Festival Director to develop the layout of the Street Fair.
  • Develops weekend action plan that covers set-up, operation and tear-down.
  • Acts as main point of contact for Street Fair during Festival Weekend.
  • Assists with recruitment of Festival Week volunteers and acts as a supervisor for volunteers assigned to the team.
  • Works openly and collaboratively with all other members of the Capital Pride Team embracing the spirit and goals of the Capital Pride Festival.

Skills Required:

  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Attention to Detail
  • Event Planning
  • Experience with Excel
  • Problem Solving
  • Logistics oriented
  • Volunteer Management an asset

Fundraising Team Leads

The Fundraising Team will develop and oversee fundraising efforts during the Festival and specifically during Festival Weekend. During the Festival the Team Leads will have responsibility for managing a team of fundraising volunteers.

Responsibilities

  • Develops fundraising plan for the Festival and oversees necessary preparatory work.
  • Manages fundraising efforts during the Festival.
  • Works with Volunteer Coordinator to develop fundraising volunteer plan.
  • Assists with recruitment of Festival Week volunteers and acts as a supervisor for volunteers assigned to the team.
  • Develops weekend action plan that covers set-up, operation and tear-down.
  • Acts as main point of contact for Fundraising during Festival Weekend.
  • Works openly and collaboratively with all other members of the Capital Pride Team embracing the spirit and goals of the Capital Pride Festival.

Skills Required:

  • Creative
  • Event Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Logistics oriented
  • Volunteer Management an asset

Parade Team Leads 

The Parade Team will plan and execute the 2019 Pride Parade. The Parade includes over 150  marching contingents, vehicles and floats. The Team Leads will have responsibility for liaising with participating groups, responding to inquiries, planning the line-up and overseeing the set-up and staging, running and clean-up of the parade.

Responsibilities

  • Acts as a point of contact for participating groups.
  • Works with Registration Coordinator to oversee registration process.
  • Liaises with Festival Director to develop the line-up for the Parade.
  • Develops weekend action plan that covers set-up, operation and tear-down.
  • Acts as main point of contact for Parade during Festival Weekend
  • Works with Volunteer Coordinator to develop fundraising volunteer plan.
  • Assists with recruitment of Festival Week volunteers and acts as a supervisor for volunteers assigned to the team.
  • Works openly and collaboratively with all other members of the Capital Pride Team embracing the spirit and goals of the Capital Pride Festival.

Skills Required:

  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Attention to Detail
  • Event Planning
  • Experience with Excel
  • Problem Solving
  • Logistics oriented
  • Volunteer Management an asset

Youth Events Team Lead

The Youth Team will plan the Festival’s Youth Events. Past youth events have included an art showcase, movie night, speakers’ series, and coffee house. The Youth Team will have responsibility for developing, planning and executing three events for Festival Week

Responsibilities

  • Work with Festival Director and Youth Advisory Committee to plan and organize the Festival’s youth events including developing ideas for venues, programming and entertainment.
  • Developing marketing ideas to promote the events
  • Works within an established budget
  • Develops event action plan that covers set-up, operation and tear-down.
  • Acts as main point of contact for Youth Events during the Festival.
  • Assists with recruitment of Festival Week volunteers and acts as a supervisor for volunteers assigned to the team.
  • Works openly and collaboratively with all other members of the Capital Pride Team embracing the spirit and goals of the Capital Pride Festival.

Skills Required:

  • Event Planning
  • Attention to Detail
  • Event Planning
  • Professionalism
  • Problem Solving
  • Logistics oriented
  • Working within a budget
  • Volunteer Management an asset

Human Rights Vigil Team Lead 

The Human Rights Vigil Team Leader will plan the Festival’s Human Rights Vigil. The Team Lead will have responsibility for developing a program that fits within the Festival’s theme, liaising with speakers and overseeing the event,

Responsibilities

  • Plan and organize the Festival’s Human Rights Vigil
  • Developing marketing ideas to promote the events
  • Develops event action plan that covers set-up, operation and tear-down.
  • Acts as main point of contact for Youth Events during the Festival.
  • Assists with recruitment of Festival Week volunteers and acts as a supervisor for volunteers assigned to the team.
  • Works openly and collaboratively with all other members of the Capital Pride Team embracing the spirit and goals of the Capital Pride Festival.

Skills Required:

  • Event Planning
  • Attention to Detail
  • Event Planning
  • Professionalism
  • Problem Solving
  • Logistics oriented
  • Volunteer Management an asset

Social Media Team Leads 

The Social Media Team Leads will assist in the development and execution of the Festival’s social media presence. The Team Leaders will have responsibility for developing a social media plan that promotes the festival’s events and partnerships and helps build Pride’s audience across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. During the Festival, the Team Leaders will be responsible for capturing the events and sharing them across all platforms. 

Responsibilities

  • Plan and organize the Festival’s Human Rights Vigil
  • Developing marketing ideas to promote the events
  • Develops event action plan that covers set-up, operation and tear-down.
  • Acts as main point of contact for Youth Events during the Festival.
  • Assists with recruitment of Festival Week volunteers and acts as a supervisor for volunteers assigned to the team.
  • Works openly and collaboratively with all other members of the Capital Pride Team embracing the spirit and goals of the Capital Pride Festival.

Skills Required:

  • Social Media Experience
  • Experience with HootSuite or other similar platforms
  • Attention to Detail
  • Strong Communications Skills
  • Bilingualism is an asset

Accessibility Team Lead 

The Accessibility Team will assist in the development and execution of the Festival’s accessibility plan and services. The Team Leaders will have responsibility for liaising with community members and overseeing accessibility spaces throughout the Festival.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement accessibility plan
  • Liaise with community members regarding accessibility inquiries.
  • Engaged community organizations and service provides to improve accessibility throughout the festival
  • Develops event action plan that covers preparations and execution.
  • Acts as main point of contact for regarding accessibility during the Festival.
  • Assists with recruitment of Festival Week volunteers and acts as a supervisor for volunteers assigned to the team.
  • Works openly and collaboratively with all other members of the Capital Pride Team embracing the spirit and goals of the Capital Pride Festival.

Skills Required:

  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Attention to Detail
  • Event Planning
  • Strong communications skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Logistics oriented
  • Bilingualism is an asset

Volunteer Team Lead 

The Volunteer Team organizes and manages the Festival’s volunteer programming including recruiting and training 200 festival weekend volunteers. Festival Weekend Volunteers assist in a variety areas of the festival including with the parade, street festival, and signature events. The Team Leads will work with the Volunteer Coordinator to development a recruitment strategy, host information and training sessions and development volunteer schedules. During the Festival the Volunteer Team Leads will manage the Volunteer Centre and assist in overseeing the volunteer program.

Responsibilities

  • Acts as a point of contact for volunteers in the lead-up to and during the festival.
  • Host training sessions and information events in July and August.
  • Work with the Festival Director and other Team Leads to develop a volunteer plan that reflects needs across various parts of the Festival.
  • Develops weekend action plan that covers organization, execution and tear-down.
  • Acts as main point of contact for Volunteers during Festival Weekend.
  • Assists with recruitment of Festival Week volunteers and acts as a supervisor for volunteers assigned to the team.
  • Works openly and collaboratively with all other members of the Capital Pride Team embracing the spirit and goals of the Capital Pride Festival.

Skills Required:

  • Prior Volunteer Management an asset
  • Event Planning
  • Strong Communications Skills
  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Attention to Detail
  • Problem Solving
  • Logistics oriented

The Pride Pageant Team Leads plan and oversee the annual Pride Pageant including liaising with performers, developing the run of show and managing the event.

Responsibilities

  • Develop application process and selection criteria.
  • Work with Festival Director on venue selection, equipment bookings and site plan.
  • Liaise with performers.
  • Manage logistics of the event including developing the show schedule.
  • Works with Volunteer Coordinator to develop event volunteer plan.
  • Assists with recruitment of Festival Week volunteers and acts as a supervisor for volunteers assigned to the team.
  • Develops event action plan that covers set-up, operation and tear-down.
  • Acts as main point of contact for the Pageant.
  • Works openly and collaboratively with all other members of the Capital Pride Team embracing the spirit and goals of the Capital Pride Festival.

Skills Required:

  • Creative
  • Event Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Logistics oriented
  • Volunteer Management an asset