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Diwali Fest is committed to equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified individuals of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of visible minorities.

Festival Producer/Manager
Diwali Fest – Vancouver, BC
We are currently recruiting for a committed individual for Diwali Fest 2017 to serve as the Festival Producer/Manager. This is a part time position. The 2017 Festival events will span a period of 2-3 weeks with 3 signature events: Diwali Downtown Vancouver (October 14), Diwali at the Library (October 5) and Diwali Downtown Surrey (TBD).

Specifically the role involves:

– Producing the Festival Signature and complimentary events.

– Co-ordinating the annual Festival program.

– Managing the Festival Budget.

– Leading the operations team to achieve strategic goals.

– Overseeing Festival ticketing and box office operations.

– Managing all event and production contractual requirements.

– Developing strategies to enhance services to customers, artists, promoters and venues.

– Developing strategies for volunteer engagement.

– Vendor management.

To succeed in the role you will have:

– A passion for multicultural arts and culture.

– Strong experience producing in the arts or events industries.

– Experience in event management, venue operations and ticketing.

– Proven leadership and relationship management skills.

– Effective time management and planning skills.

– A clear eye for detail.

– The ability to work to tight deadlines, and to work effectively under pressure.

– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

– A high level of self-motivation and enthusiasm.

– The ability to work collaboratively as part of a small, dedicated team.

– Sound financial management skills.

– This role reports to the Board of Directors of the Diwali Celebration Society.

Forward resume & cover letter stating job title to:
Board Chair Diwali Celebration Society cc: 

Job Type: Part-time

Job Title: Sponsorship Manager
Develop and implement overall sponsorship policy
Meet with appropriate staff as needed to discuss ways to maximize all partnerships, and review status and leveraging possibilities of current relationships.
Develop and implement overall sponsorship sales strategy
Identify and continually update prospect list.
Work with Development to ensure a coordinated approach and no overlap.
Prepare master sponsor sales materials ± proposals, contracts, and promotional agreements.
Conduct value assessment for event proposals and partnership packages.
Arrange meetings with interested sponsor prospects.
Tailor sponsorship sales materials and promotional programs to targeted categories and companies.
Negotiate sponsorships and review all deals. Secure approval for any departures from pre-approved rights and benefits.
Work with sponsorship management companies in identifying prospects and selling sponsorships.
Create sponsorship timetables well in advance of scheduled events. Manage sponsor expectations.
Monitor graphic standards for logo usage, promotional restrictions and sponsor recognition program to ensure fees paid are proportionate to benefits delivered.
Service sponsors and fulfill contracts.
Review and approve final sponsor identified materials, including advertisements, new releases, promotional and program related materials.
Meet with public relations, development, membership, retail, guest relations, and volunteer services to secure benefits that are incorporated into sponsorship packages.
Provide sponsors a measurement of their return on investment.
Greet and cultivate sponsors at sponsored events.
Lead Diwali Fest committee/volunteers to secure sponsors.
Perform clerical functions as necessary, including typing, copying, and answering the telephone as required.
All other responsibilities and tasks as assigned by the Director of Marketing.
A bachelor’s degree in marketing, sales, advertisement, business administration, or a related field of study.
Two years of sponsorship, sales, advertising, or marketing experience.
Good professionalism, verbal, written, listening and public speaking skills.
Must be very well organized with strong time management skills and must be detail oriented with the ability to manage multiple priorities concurrently.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Have very good reasoning, decision making, and problem solving skills as well as internal organization and persuasion skills.
Previous work experience in a professional office environment.
Must exhibit initiative and teamwork.
Valid driver/s license required.
Prior sponsor or client relationship management.
Sponsorship experience at a non-profit or cultural organization.
To Apply, please send your resume and cover letter to:
Board Chair Diwali Celebration Society cc:

Job Title: Grant Writer
Qualifications Required:
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Creative writing or similar field.
2+ years experience with grant writing.
Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.
Experience working in deadline-driven environments.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly-organized, and have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial and philanthropic information.
Excellent analytical and research skills.
The ability to assemble and submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets and presentations.
Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports.
The ability to set, monitor and meet income goals.
Ability to persuasively communicate the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders.
Possess a high level of computer literacy required.
The ability to establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with agency grantors and stakeholders.
The ability to work well under pressure and to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form.
The ability to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
Ensuring prompt acknowledgement of gifts
Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
Assist with other fundraising projects as requested.

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Board Chair Diwali Celebration Society cc: