Volunteer Coordinator

What’s Luminato?

Culturally vibrant; a global presence; and creative works that inspire social change: these are but a few words that capture the international phenomenon that is Luminato, a festival dedicated to performance, media, and visual arts programming that cuts across traditional art-form boundaries. Since its inception in 2007—and founded to shine a spotlight on Toronto as a globally-connected city boasting an incredible tapestry of creativity—over this period Luminato Festival Toronto has entertained millions of individuals through performances, events, and spectacles involving 15,000+ artists from more than 40 countries.

Luminato is committed to being an accessible and anti-racist workplace. In our programming and our daily work, we are committed to amplifying QTBIPOC voices and enhancing accessibility on stage, for our audiences, and for our staff. Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.

We believe in creating spaces where anyone can be involved, engaged, empowered, and inspired. Luminato adheres to Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and will work proactively through all stages of recruitment to create a barrier free hiring process, and will provide accommodations as required. To request accommodations please email People & Operations Manager, Caoimhe Whelan (cwhelan@luminato.com).


The Role: Volunteer Coordinator

We are looking for a detail-oriented people person with strong computer skills and creative flair to join our Volunteer Office team. Reporting to the Volunteer Manager, you will support all aspects of the planning, implementation, and management of Luminato’s Volunteer Program leading up to and during our annual festival in June. This entails a wide variety of responsibilities including, but not limited to, creating and coordinating engaging events and activities for the volunteers (virtual and in-person), developing training materials, maintaining the volunteer database, tracking new volunteer information, coordinating volunteer shifts and schedules, and managing volunteers during the festival. This is a seasonal role starting in January 2022 with a salary range of $45,000 – $50,000 per annum based on skills and experience, prorated.


What You’ll Do:

  • Research new methods/events/activities for volunteer engagement prior to and after the festival and assist with the coordination and execution of these events and activities, including the post-festival volunteer appreciation event.
  • Research and identify volunteer recruitment opportunities (e.g. job fairs, volunteer fairs, connecting with similar organizations).
  • Source items for the Volunteer Package.
  • Create training documents and presentations; facilitate training sessions.
  • Assist with processing and approving Volunteer Request Forms and Venue Information Sheets from internal functional areas and production teams/producers.
  • Assist with maintaining the volunteer database: keeping volunteer records up-to-date, creating shifts, uploading training materials, creating reports, and troubleshooting any issues.
  • Assist with publishing The Lumineer, our monthly volunteer newsletter, and a daily version during the festival.
  • During the festival, ensure that volunteers receive hands-on supervision and be available to lead conflict resolution for visitors, staff and volunteers.
  • Other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization and the Volunteer Program.

What You’ll Need:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma, or work experience working with volunteers for at least 1 – 2 years.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively manage relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize workloads, work independently, and deal calmly with several projects simultaneously and under pressure.
  • Ability to problem-solve and resolve conflicts with a positive and professional attitude.
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative and as a team member.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office & Teams; experience with CRM or volunteer management software (e.g. Better Impact, Volgistics, Raiser’s Edge, Luminate), as well as Adobe Creative Cloud (asset), and Canva (asset).
  • Comfortable giving presentations and with video conferencing software (e.g. Zoom).
  • Previous festival or events experience an asset.
  • Interest and participation in arts and the arts community as asset.
  • Available to work evenings and weekends to facilitate volunteer training/orientation sessions and events when required.
  • Available to work all days of the 2022 Festival (June 9 – 19), including weekends.

Why Join our team at Luminato?

  • Commitment to your development and growth
  • Work from home or wherever you are most productive (NOT a fully remote position)
  • Flex-Space Office at Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street
  • Relaxed work environment and flexible working hours
  • Work with a high-energy, unique, fast-paced, and high-performing team

Want to hear more? Visit our website and learn more about our team.

How to Apply

Please send all applications to resume@luminato.com. Applications will be accepted until December 3, 2021.

If you have any questions regarding this position, or the interview process and accommodations, please email our People & Operations Manager, Caoimhe Whelan – cwhelan@luminato.com.

We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Luminato is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

We look forward to hearing from you!