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Leadership Volunteers
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Thank You Volunteers
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Upcoming Event

2019 TAIWANfest -

Thank you for your interest in volunteering in 2019 TAIWANfest. We are looking forward to another exciting year of friendly faces, great programs, and fun times with people like you, who make up our talented cast of volunteers! 

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 – Sep 2nd in Downtown Vancouver

General Event Volunteers -

  • Working with emcee, performers and talents, and stage technicians to ensure successful performance
  • Expected to coordinate performer arrivals according to schedule, ensure appropriate signage, visuals, and safety of venue
  • Event experience an asset; must be willing to work with sound/lighting equipment, moderate to heavy lifting
  • There are five assistant positions available: Artist, Lecture, Staff, Stage Manager, and Chef
  • Work directly alongside Core Staff in leading and organizing the festival
  • FoodSafe Certification is preferable for Chef’s Assistant
  • Imbue festival audience with energy! Kick off each program/performance in style
  • Must be willing to handle equipment with care, assist stage managers and technicians where necessary; must be comfortable with public speaking
  • Requires an interview
  • Introduce Vancouver/Toronto and take artists to local places
  • Assist artists for transportation or other needs
  • Keep our team staff informed with any updated artists’ schedules
  • Familiar with Vancouver/Toronto area
  • Able to translate Mandarin and English
  • Loves music and making new friends are preferred
  • Requires an interview
  • Assist staff to upload festival program content to our website using WordPress platform
  • No WordPress experiences required but willing to learn
  • Check website content for accuracy
  • Proofread and edit the text before published
  • Assist in setup and takedown, loading and unloading
  • Work different hours, before and after the festival
  • Must be physically capable and able to take instructions
  • Experience or enthusiasm in production work is preferred
  • Capture the Festival from all angles – audience, performers, festival culture, programming, community vibe, volunteers, staff, food, etc. 
  • Images may be used for Festival marketing, programs and advertising
  • After each Festival a complete collection of images is delivered to the ACSEA for in-house use
  • Must have your own camera and equipment
  • A great opportunity for photographers who are building their portfolio
  • Please submit a sample of your work by email to volunteer@acsea.ca
  • Translate and edit the written Mandarin content to English or vice versa
  • Proofread and check for grammar, spelling and punctuation accuracy
  • Familiar with Google Suite applications 
  • Fully understand each program and explain to the visitor
  • Direct visitors and answer questions
  • Either work at the Info Desk or walking around the venues
  • Assist with successful delivery of festival programs as needed
  • Must be friendly, courteous, and willing to engage the public
  • Versatility, adaptability, and an adventurous mind preferred

Leadership Volunteers -

Program Ambassadors

As TAIWANfest Program Ambassador, you will be invited to our Behind the Scene Program Workshops and lead the volunteers during the event days. This is a hybrid role supporting both our event programs curating team and volunteer coordinating team.

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Volunteer Coordinators

This is a great opportunity for interested students to bolster their volunteer management experience, learn about unique & innovative arts and cultural programming, and develop skills that would be an asset as they work toward graduate school.

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Jr Production Coordinators

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 project management and administration, including concept-to-realization, budgeting, and program/project development at all stages of planning a large scale event.

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Visual Designers

This is a great opportunity for interested students to utilize their training in a real-world application with real content and deadlines in the video and picture editing, graphic design and other related creative industries fields.

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Jr Development Coordinators

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 project management, including soliciting sponsorship and partnership agreements, facilitating meetings, assembling agendas, assigning action items, and building strong relationships with stakeholders, sponsors, and partners.

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Jr Media Coordinators

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.

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Administrative Assistants

This is a great opportunity for those studying or pursuing careers in human resources management, project management, business administration, or related fields. The Administrative Assistants will learn to recognize the time frame and order of operations involved in planning large scale events with multiple programs.

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Assistant Event Coordinators

This is a great opportunity for those studying or pursuing careers in marketing, project management, business administration, or related fields. The Assistant Event Coordinators will make good use of training in many aspects of project and HR management, including interpersonal skills and communications, budgeting, and program project development.

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