Stage Access Host

Bass Coast Festival is hiring Stage Access Hosts.

The Stage Access Host is responsible for regulating access to the backstage and green room areas of the Bass Coast stages. Reporting directly to the Stage Manager and Security Director, this role involves verifying accreditation and ensuring the security of restricted zones.

The Stage Access Host plays a crucial role in ensuring a secure, respectful environment for artists and crew. They are the ambassadors of safety, verifying accreditation and guiding individuals backstage with warmth and efficiency.

The successful candidates must be available to work at the festival site from July 12 to July 15, and their shifts run from 9 pm to 4 am.

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.


  • Verify the accreditation of individuals attempting to access restricted areas

  • Utilize non-confrontational communication techniques to respectfully deny access to unauthorised individuals

  • Monitor adherence to the festival’s code of conduct and report any concerns to the stage manager or production team

  • Uphold the festival's ethos and culture of respect and safety

  • Maintain a friendly and approachable demeanour while stationed at access points

  • Help clear the green room and backstage areas when necessary

  • Develop a supportive working environment with all stage team and technicians

  • Other duties as required


  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact respectfully with diverse individuals

  • Sound judgment and decision-making abilities, particularly in dynamic and fast-paced environments.

  • Ability to use discretion when handling one-off situations.

  • Willingness to adhere to event policies and procedures, with a commitment to maintaining safety, harm reduction and professionalism.

  • Ability and desire to collaborate with a diverse team.

  • Comfortable working in varying environmental elements (wind, rain) for long hours.

  • Experience working or attending festivals and / or events.

  • Experience in event security, access control, or a related field is an asset.

  • Harm reduction education and de-escalation training is an asset.

  • Experience working with artists is an asset.

  • Must be legally eligible to work unrestricted in Canada.


Contract Duration:
June - July 2024: Available for minimal pre-show hours.
July 12 - July 15, 2024: On the festival site.

Hourly rate: $25 / hour

Bass Coast offers an innovative, flexible and creative work environment. All Bass Coast employees work remotely and are required to have their own computer, file storage 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.

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. Include a cover letter and resume demonstrating your interest in the position and fit for the duties and qualifications noted.

Please answer the following questions in your cover letter:
  • How do you plan to leverage your skills to contribute to the position and promote Bass Coast safety ethos?

  • Can you provide an example of a situation where you successfully managed a challenging interaction while maintaining a calm and approachable demeanour?

  • What strategies would you employ to monitor adherence to the code of conduct, and how would you address any concerns that arise?




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.