Fencing Manager

Bass Coast Festival is hiring a Fencing Manager.


Bass Coast Festival is a thoughtfully curated boutique music and art festival that takes place in the picturesque shared traditional territories of the Nłeʔkepmx and Syilx. Moving into its 15th year, Bass Coast has garnered a global reputation for showcasing innovative international talent and providing a springboard for Canadian artists.


The position is responsible for the coordination and efficient installation of all fencing at Bass Coast. The ideal candidate will have experience managing and motivating volunteer teams and possess great attention to detail. The Fencing Manager will also assist with the general set-up and tear-down team.

The successful candidate must be available to be on the festival site from June 30 - July 12, 2023 and available for minimal advance planning hours from May 2023 - July  2023.



  • Become familiar with fencing needs, plans and placement 
  • Submit volunteer requests and scheduling
  • Attend pre-festival prep meetings in the months before the festival
  • Attend an All Managers meeting
  • Communicate with all volunteers in your department before the festival.

On Site:

  • Coordinate installations and placement of the fencing
  • Ensure all rental inventory is returned to Supply Centre, communication lead for contacting all rental companies for rental pick up
  • Manage and coordinate fencing volunteers 
  • Collaborate with appropriate teams to plan installation timing 
  • Build, receive and manage inventory of all fencing
  • Mend holes in fences
  • Assist site build team when needed
  • Coordinate tear down of all fencing 
  • Assist with tear down team if required
  • Other duties as required


  • 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
  • Carpentry skills 
  • Artistic abilities are a strong asset
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Manual Labour experience
  • Must possess superior organizational abilities and attention to detail
  • Capable of working in a constantly evolving environment
  • Passion for the high pressure and fast-paced environment of festival production 
  • Experience working or attending festivals and / or events is an asset


Contract Duration:
May - July 2023: Must be available for minimal pre-show planning hours.
June 30 - July 12, 2023: On the festival site. 
July 7 - July 9, 2023: Days off during showtime.

Flat rate contract: $2000

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 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. 


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.