Parking Assistant Manager

Bass Coast Festival is hiring a Parking Assistant Manager.

The position is responsible for assisting the Parking Manager with overseeing all parking operations on the festival site. The successful candidate must be available to be on the festival site from July 7 - 16, 2024 and available for minimal pre-show hours in May and June.

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.


  • Work with the Parking Manager to develop a detailed understanding of all parking responsibilities.
  • Set up parking related signs with the Parking Manager.
  • Ensure fire roads remain clear for the duration of the festival.
  • Manage volunteers, supervise changeovers, and ensure volunteers have water, bathroom breaks etc.
  • Monitor and enforce the use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for volunteers.
  • Establish positive relationships with all managers onsite, specifically Security, First Aid, and Harm Reduction.
  • Assist with staff orientation (traffic flow, radio protocol, security concerns).
  • Act as Manager when Parking Manager is off duty.


  • Experience with festival or large event parking and traffic management.
  • Experience managing a team of volunteers.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and team spirit.
  • Known as a leader and motivator.
  • Must possess superior organisational and problem solving abilities.
  • Capable of working in a constantly evolving environment.
  • Comfortable working in the outdoor elements.


Contract Duration:
Numerous Assistant Manager positions available with varied schedules. Exact schedule to be determined upon hiring.
May - June, 2024: Available for minimal pre-show hours
July 7 - 16, 2024: On festival site.

Flat rate contract: On-site $200 / day

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:

  • What do you think are the best ways to motivate and support volunteers?
  • How do you ensure a positive and customer-friendly environment, considering the potential stressors for guests?
  • Explain your approach to managing parking logistics efficiently. How do you ensure effective communication between various teams and volunteers dispersed across a large festival site?

Applications will only be accepted through the online application below.




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.