Career Opportunities

Program Assistant, Rendezvous With Madness Festival                                         

Reports To:                 Program Manager with support from Managing Director
Deadline:                    Monday May 13, 5 PM
Requirement:             Ages 18-30 with plans to enroll in college/university courses in Fall 2019

Reporting to the Rendezvous With Madness (RWM) Program Manager with support of the Managing Director, the Program Assistant for our annual festival is responsible to provide a variety of administrative supports to our festival program and communications team in the summer leading up to our October festival.

The successful candidate will provide festival support for the 27th Rendezvous With Madness Festival, including:  online film research, tracking of submissions into our database, outreach to community partners, catalogue assistance, website updates, social media assistance and other festival organization as needed.

Funding for this position is provided by the Canada Summer Jobs Program which provides young people the opportunity to gain meaningful work and life experience while supporting community-based initiatives. Canada Summer Jobs provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and private small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer jobs for full-time students. 

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be between 18 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

This position is for 9 weeks at 4 days / 30 hours per week at $15 per hour. Start date in mid-June, exact date negotiable.

About Workman Arts / Rendezvous With Madness Festival

Workman Arts is the longest-running multidisciplinary arts and mental health organization in Canada. Founded in 1987 and guided by the principle that the creative process is integral to the quest for personal development, Workman Arts has grown over the years from a theatre company with eight member artists to a multidisciplinary arts organization with 300+ member artists and world-recognized public programs. Located in the arts district in west-end Toronto, Workman Arts manages a 220-seat theatre, visual and media arts studios and dynamic training facilities. Its programs, approach and artistic productions have earned it national and international acclaim. Workman Arts has a long-standing partnership with CAMH [Centre for Addiction and Mental Health], Canada’s leading research and clinical facility involved in mental health and addictions.

Rendezvous With Madness Festival is Canada’s original festival devoted to movies, visual art and live performances about mental health and recovery. Each year, Rendezvous ventures into new frontiers of public awareness toward the mysteries of the human mind – offering audiences an opportunity to watch films inspired by recovery and engage in dialogues with filmmakers, mental health professionals and people with lived experiences. Literally, the mind reels!

Workman Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

No phone calls or emails please. We appreciate all applications, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, May 13, 2019, 5:00 PM EST

Kindly apply with a cover letter and resume and note where you saw this posting in your cover letter:

Email: (PDF or RTF files only please). Please note “Program Assistant” in the subject line.