Cantina Stage Build Manager

Bass Coast Festival is hiring a Cantina Stage Build Manager.


The Cantina Stage Build Manager is responsible for leading the construction of the Cantina Stage. The successful candidate will possess extensive experience building truss systems and managing paid and volunteer labour. This position requires a hands-on approach to overseeing the assembly of truss systems, stage decks, and A/V layout, ensuring all elements align with the event's goals and compliance standards. The Cantina Stage Build Manager liaises between various departments, including engineering, design, production, safety, and the bar manager.

The successful candidate must be available to be on the festival site from Sat. July 6 - Tues. July 16 and available for some pre-show hours.

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.


  • Participate in preshow communication and meetings
  • Work with detailed operations schedule, leading production meetings to maintain progress and address any concerns.
  • Assist with equipment ordering
  • Employ proactive problem-solving strategies to address planning changes promptly.
  • Execute site layout and flagging, guiding all teams on schedules and service delivery to keep the build on track.
  • Direct and assist with the installation of truss construction and stage deck build
  • Oversee waterproof kinetic roof installations
  • Oversee all stage-related components (DJ booth, bar, A/V equipment) are placed accurately 
  • Manage bar setup, fencing arrangements, and ensure all areas meet safety and aesthetic standards.


  • History of successfully leading stage builds, specifically with experience in constructing truss systems and installing stage deck. 
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, with the ability to manage timelines, and resources effectively. 
  • Experience in coordinating both paid staff and volunteers, ensuring tasks are completed safely and efficiently.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Passion for the high-pressure and fast-paced environment of festival production.
  • Experience working or attending festivals and/or events is an asset.
  • Must be legally eligible to work unrestricted in Canada.


      Contract Duration:
      Sat. July 6 - Tues. July 16: On the festival site.

      Flat rate contract: $2950

      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). The successful candidate will be able to work both independently and work remotely via zoom with team members. In-person meetings may be required. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in Canada.

      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.

      Application Process:
      To apply, please fill out the application below. 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:

      1. Can you tell us about your experience in building stages and managing people, both paid and volunteer workers?

      2. How do you make sure that the stage construction meets the goals and standards of the event? Can you give specific examples from your past work?

      3. Explain how you work with different departments, like engineering, design, production, safety, and bar management, to ensure seamless collaboration in the construction of the stage.

                Applications will only be accepted through the online application.




                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.