Art Installation Manager

Bass Coast Festival is hiring a Art Installation Manager.


The Art Installation Manager is responsible for the production of the onsite art installation exhibit. The show is curated by the Bass Coast Creative Director with input from the Art Installation manager. The Manager is responsible for all pre-show emails, advancing spreadsheets, communication onsite, placement and problem-solving along the way. 

The successful candidate must be available to be on the festival site from July 8 -  July 15, 2024 and available for part-time pre and post-show part-time planning hours from May - July.


Bass Coast is a thoughtfully curated boutique electronic music and art festival held in Merritt, BC on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Nlaka’pamux and Syilx people.

Moving into its 16th year, Bass Coast is an independent & artist owned festival with accolades that include two consecutive wins of DJ Mag’s ‘Best Boutique Festival in North America’, 'Best Midsize Festival in Canada' by Canada Music Awards, and 'Best Music Festival in Vancouver' runner-up by the Georgia Straight Vancouver. 


  • Coordinate the Bass Coast Art Installations
  • Utilise Festival Pro software system, spreadsheets and maps
  • Collaborate with Creative Director on the layout of the art installations
  • Communicate by email and phone with all artists in a timely fashion
  • Problem-solve and adapt to changes
  • Communicate all power requirements to Power Manager
  • Layout the exhibit onsite and measure the footprint of each piece
  • Organise and install all art installation signage
  • Meet with the Production Manager and Creative Director on a regular basis to review the program 
  • Ensure that the Art Installation lighting and power needs are sufficient for safety and  display
  • Organise accreditation details for artists with Staff Gate Manager
  • Schedule and manage all Art Installation crew and volunteers
  • Review Art Installation plans to ensure all safety requirements are consolidated 
  • Coordinate Installation artists on the festival site
  • Approve engineering & insurance documentation


  • Experience working with large-scale art installations
  • Experience managing a team 
  • Experience using spreadsheets and google drive
  • Experience communicating via email using concise communication 
  • Experience working in the outdoor elements
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable, with demonstrated initiative and multitasking capabilities
  • Effective interpersonal skills and team spirit
  • Effective leader and motivator
  • Must possess superior organizational abilities and attention to detail
  • Capable of working in a constantly evolving environment
  • Knowledge of safety concerns specifically working in outdoor situations
  • Passion for the high-pressure and fast-paced environment of festival production 
  • Experience working or attending festivals and / or events is an asset
  • Knowledge of Sketchup is an asset
  • Knowledge of basic engineering or design is an asset


Contract Duration:
May - July: Available for pre-show and post-show remote part-time planning hours. 
Mon. July 8 - Thurs. July 11 and Mon. July 15: On the festival site.

Onsite Flat rates: $250/day 

Preshow rate dependent on date of hire

Bass Coast offers an innovative, flexible and creative work environment. All Bass Coast employees work remotely during pre-show and post-show and are required to have their own computer, and workspace (whether at home or elsewhere). In addition, a vehicle and valid driver's licence is required. The successful candidate will be able to work both independently and work remotely via zoom with team members. In-person meetings may be required. 

Bass Coast Project Ltd is an equal opportunity employer offering a fair, co-operative, respectful, safe, and healthy work environment. We conduct hiring on the basis of employment equity. Employment equity is designed to compensate for the nonexistence of a level playing field with regard to people’s experiences and job qualifications, given structural injustices and systemic discrimination that marginalize certain groups. Bass Coast welcomes and encourages applications from Indigenous people, Black people, people of colour, women, LGBTQ2SIA+ people, people with disabilities, people living in poverty, and newcomers to Canada. 

COVID-19 Workplace Policy:
Bass Coast Festival will continue to operate in accordance with provincial and local health guidelines and recommendations. The government of British Columbia’s current response can be viewed here.

Application Process:
To apply please fill out the application form link below and include a cover letter and resume demonstrating your interest in the position and your fit for the duties and qualifications noted. 

Please answer the following questions in your cover letter:

  • What systems do you currently use for communication, artist advancing and data management?
  • What experience do you have with Sketchup and/or safety compliance? 
  • Describe a project/event you coordinated successfully and how it relates to this position.


Applications will only be accepted through the online application form.

Application Deadline
Posting will remain open until the position is filled. 
We thank all applicants, but only those considered for an interview will be contacted
Please do not contact us directly about the application status.