Each year, a team of over 20 team leads supported by hundreds of festival volunteers make the Ottawa Capital Pride Festival happen!

Want to be part of it?

We want to hear from you! Current opportunities are below listed below.

Capital Pride is committed to ensuring diversity in our organization and our festival. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify as a member of underrepresented communities (e.g. trans and non-binary, two-spirited, people with disabilities, and people of colour).

Operations Committee

Whether you’re a student looking to gain new skills or a seasoned professional looking to give back, we need dedicated volunteers to take a leadership role in planning and executing a specific aspect of the festival as a member of our operations committee.

You’ll work closely with the Festival Director and different board members in performing the duties of your role. Through spring and early summer, you can expect to commit about five hours per week, increasing up to ten hours in late July and through August. Depending on your role, you may be needed for one or more full days during Pride Week, which runs August 20-26. A further five hours will be needed in early September for debriefing and reporting.

Our festival is built on a strong foundation of dedicated volunteers with strong leadership skills, who always see their project through completion. Please be prepared to make this commitment to us if applying for any of these roles.

Please note the following applies to all roles:

Requirements (must-haves)

  • Member of, or ally to, the LBGTQ2 Community and a commitment to operating within an anti-oppressive work framework
  • 18 years of age or over
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in busy and occasionally high-stress situations
  • Ability to take ownership of role and make reasoned decisions
  • Ability to coordinate and supervise other volunteers
  • Participate in Operations Committee meetings
  • Organized and efficient working style
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Additional requirements are included in the individual role descriptions

Assets (nice-to-haves)

  • Knowledge of, and experience volunteering in, the LBGTQ2 community
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Bilingualism
  • Additional assets are included in the individual role descriptions

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Applicants are asked to submit a resume and cover letter to our Festival Director Christian Garceau at christian@ottawacapitalpride.ca no later than Sunday, April 1, 2018. Please indicate which role you’re applying for in the email subject line. Only those candidates contacted for an interview will be notified.

Ottawa Capital Pride is committed to the principles equity. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome; in particular, applications are encouraged from racialized people, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, queer and trans people, and women.

Festival Volunteers

A festival that’s the magnitude of Ottawa Capital Pride can only happen with dedicated volunteers who are passionate about Ottawa’s LGBTQ2 community. Register now and we will reach out in the spring with additional information.