ACSEA - Volunteer With a Purpose

Jr. Media Coordinators

The Opportunity

TAIWANfest, the largest English/Mandarin bilingual cultural festival in Canada, will celebrate its 30th anniversary this summer.  This annual summer event takes place in downtown Toronto and Vancouver, attracting over 200,000 visitors. 2019 TAIWANfest will take place on Aug 23rd – 25th in Toronto at Harbourfront Centre and Aug 31st- Sept 2nd in Downtown Vancouver.

To help fuel our growth, we are looking for Junior Media Coordinators whose tasks will involve assisting with the development and administration of web-based platforms and communications related to ACSEA activities.  

This is a great opportunity for interested students to utilize their education and training in a real-world application with real content and deadlines in many aspects of digital marketing, including website architecture, promotional and informational campaigns, and other web-based assets.


  • Willing to volunteer with the organization to gain a better understanding of the scope of the work and get the most out of this opportunity
  • Able to work 35 hours/week during the months of July and August at our office
  • Able to attend and support the entire Festival events on August 31st – Sept 2nd
  • Oral or written Mandarin language skill is required
  • Must be passionate about writing and able to compose in a short time frame
  • Previous TAIWANfest volunteer is preferred
  • Willing to learn and work hard under pressure

Anticipated Learning Outcomes

The ACSEA Junior Media Coordinator should expect to gain training and experience in real-world applications with real content and deadlines.  Furthermore, the Junior Media Coordinator may expect opportunities to use and develop skills in the following (but not limited to) areas:

  • Client service
  • Communication
  • Digital skills
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the development and administration of web-based platforms and communications
  • Assist the Web Designer to upload festival program content to the website using WordPress
  • Manage social media channels, grow followers and increase engagement
  • Create and manage plans for promoting festival programs
  • Write and develop engaging content for the events  
  • Assist with delivery of event content and programming, archival coverage, volunteer management and other event specific tasks during event days

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to communicate in Mandarin an asset, but not required
  • Creative and methodical personalities
  • Ability to multi-task and manage many different projects simultaneously
  • Ability to recognize the time frame and order of operations involved in planning and managing the event
  • Willing to learn
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