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Event Coordinator, NorthWords NWT

NorthWords Writers Festival Society
December 29, 2021
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories,
Job Type
  • $30/h


The Event Coodinator plays an integral role in the overall delivery of Northwords’ events and the NorthWords Writers Festival. Under the guidance of the Executive Director, the Event Coordinator will assist with event planning throughout the year as well as with the festival planning, logistics, communications, volunteer coordination, and activity evaluations.

This is a freelance contract position from January 2022 to June 2022 with possibility of extension. Typically 15hrs/week. Extended hours, weekend and evening work during the festival (May 26-29). The contractor must provide its own workspace and equipment and reside in Yellowknife to attend in-person meetings and events. Interviews are expected to take place in early January 2022.

To apply for this contract, please send your resume and cover letter to Valerie Gamache at by December 30, 2021.


  • Assist with event and festival planning, logistics, setup and cleanup
  • Assist with communications, marketing and promotion
  • Liaise with authors, partners, contractors and suppliers
  • Recruit, schedule, train and supervise volunteers
  • Collect and compile attendance and survey data
  • Assist in the preparation of activity reports


  • Experience working in events management, recreation and/or arts programming and/or volunteer management
  • Strong organizational skills and proven ability to handle multiple work assignments
  • Ability to anticipate, solve problems and take the initiative
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Basic knowledge of WordPress and social media tools
  • Valid driver’s license an asset

Company Info

NorthWords NWT is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes northern writers and a literary culture in the NWT. Since 2006, the NorthWords Writers Festival has showcased some of Canada’s finest writers at our signature event, the annual NorthWords Writers Festival. NorthWords NWT is proud to foster the careers of both emerging and established northern writers by offering writing workshops and open mic events throughout the year.

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