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Employment Opportunities

Join our team! Sudbury Dragon Boats Festival is an exciting and dynamic place to work. We strive to make a difference in the community and encourage active living through water sport. If you are interested in joining our team please click on one of the job titles below to view a descrition of current opportunities.


Opportunities for employment

Training Assistant

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Chair the safety boat, communications and training sub-committees
  2. Provide on-dock stroke instruction for novice teams and participants
  3. Support clinics, training sessions, and practices at the Northern Water Sports Center (NWSC) — typically Monday to Thursday from 5pm to 9 pm
  4. Manage the online practice booking system
  5. Supervise the operation of the volunteer dock crews training schedule
  6. Conduct 2 full inventory audits on all race equipment: Prior to the training sessions — May 31, 2018, Following completion of the festival — July 20, 2018
  7. Manage the training assistant’s sub-committees on race day
  8. Submit a report by the last day of employment
  9. Using the SDBF database, update team rosters and produce practice session reports daily
  10. Monitor the SDBF Paddlers Facebook group and report any issue of concern to the Race Committee / SDBF staff
  11. Monitor advisories issued by the health unit and inform paddlers
  12. Adhere to protocols, guidelines, and procedures provided by the Race Committee
  13. Support the setup and tear down of equipment and temporary infrastructure leading up to and immediately after the festival
  14. Ensure safety boat is ready for use and operate if required during lake practices
  15. Other duties as required and approved by the Race Committee Executive

Employment Contract:

  1. This is a fixed term contract commencing on Monday, May 28, 2018 and ending on Friday, July 20, 2018
  2. Hours of Work – The hours of work are 30 per week from May 28 to July 15 and 20 hours for the period from July 16 to 20, 2018 . 
  3. Compensation – Payment shall be bi-weekly at $14.00/hr including vacation pay.
Festival Administrator’s Assistant


The Festival Assistant is responsible for providing support to the Festival Coordinator, the Sponsorship Coordinator and all sub-committees of the Organizing Committee as directed.  This position is made possible with the support of the Canada Summer Jobs Grant Program. Candidates must be: currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution; age 30 or younger; and eligible to work in Canada. Preference will be given to applicants studying Public Relations, Communications, Event Management, or Business.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the Coordinators and organizing committees where required.
  • Regularly update and maintain festival records and files
  • Assist with volunteer coordination and recruitment
  • Assist with sponsorship and inventory control as directed
  • Provide clerical, communications and administrative support
  • Communicate with various stakeholders and participants as directed
  • Assist the organization as needed on race day (July 14)

Required Skills/Qualifications

  • Flexibility in work schedule
  • Communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Proof of enrollment in post-secondary education required


  • Previous experience with a not-for-profit group
  • Bilingual

Two Term Positions Available

  • May 28 through July 15 for 30 hours per week – $14/hour
  • June 4 through July 22 for 30 hours per week – $14/hour

Please submit applications by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 20 to