Income Development Assistant, Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival

Post Date: 
January 25, 2018
Closing date: 
February 12, 2018
Income Development Assistant
Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival
Toronto, ON M4L 3N4
Job Description: 

Assist the Executive Director to promote, sell and run the festival at a variety of different venues in East Toronto. Responsibilities include working with the Executive Director and lead volunteers to:

  • Promote and Run Festival Concerts,
  • Organize and Run a Silent Auction at one concert
  • Write Applications and Reports to Sponsors, Foundations and Granting Bodies and steward these relationships
  • Promote and Run School Workshop Day (May 25, 2018) (already 50% sold)
  • Promote and Run Public Workshop Day (May 26, 2018) (already 50% sold)
  • Create and Post Social Media Postings
  • Sell Ads in the Festival Program
  • Recruit, Schedule, Plan Orientation and Thank You Events, and Supervise Volunteers
  • Stewardship and Writing Reports and Applications to Sponsors, Foundations and Granting Bodies
  • Evaluation of SING! 2018 and Advance Planning of SING! 2019


  • Comfortable approaching people by phone, email or in person to request support for the Festival
  • Research skills to assist in determining potential donors/buyers
  • Familiarity with posting on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and/or other Social Media
  • Experience using Word, Excel, and Power Point or equivalent software
  • Fundraising or sales experience is an asset
  • Experience using Google Drive Docs, Sheets and Slides is an asset
  • Experience using Hootsuite or MailChimp is an asset
  • Experience volunteering at or participating in an arts festival is an asset

Part-Time - 15 hours/week

Contract, January-June 2018 (with possibility for renewal)

Additional Info: 

SING! is Canada’s premier a cappella festival (singing without instruments) held every year in May/June.  Now in its seventh season, the festival brings together thousands of professional singers (Canadian and international), students, teachers, divas, and in-the-shower belters to celebrate the beauty of the voice.  SING! strives to:

  • create a safe space for learning
  • illustrate that the voice has no limits – knows no constraints of genre, language or cultural background.
  • ask participants to step outside their comfort zones and try something new
  • educate and inspire todays’ youth
  • foster a new and revitalized patronage for the vocal arts

SING! offers four types of programming: SING! Concerts (traditional concert-hall, ticketed events), SING! Education (workshops for schools and professional development for singers), SING! Free (two weekends of a cappella performances outdoors in the Distillery District)  and SING! Plus (mixing a cappella singing with other arts disciplines)

Send Submissions To: 

Send resume with cover letter to Lynn McGuigan, Executive Director, SING! to: