Printed Program and Ad Sales Coordinator

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les deux langues officielles
  • Titre de l'emploi : Printed Program and Ad Sales Coordinator
  • Nom de l’organisme : POP Montreal International Music Festival / Festival International de Musique POP Montréal
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Montreal, Québec
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-06-05 à 2017-08-25 (12 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 12,25 $

Job Title: Festival Program and Ad Sales Coordinator

Start/End dates: June 5 - August 25, 2017

Hours: 30 hours/week

Languages: French, English

Location: Montreal, Quebec

Pay: $12.25/hour

About POP Montreal:

POP Montreal International Music Festival is a not-for-profit grassroots organization that champions independence in the arts by presenting emerging and celebrated artistic talents from around the world.

Now entering its 16th year, POP’s main event is a five-day music and arts festival taking place in the early fall, featuring over 400 bands as well as films, art, fashion, crafts and special events. In addition to the main festival, POP presents over 100 multidisciplinary events locally and internationally throughout the year.


Festival Printed Program and Ad Sales Coordinator:

POP Montreal's printed program is a hotly anticipated commodity leading up to the festival and an indispensable guide for guests trying to navigate the shows, venues, and special events before and during the festival. The coordinator will see this project through from start to finish, generating ad sales to finance the production of the program, coordinating with POP programmers, bio writers, translators, editors, graphic designers, lay-out artists, the printer and distributors to bring the POP Montreal program to the public.

This position is an opportunity to flex your bilingual muscles and work with writers, editors, and businesses in both French and in English. In addition, you will have the opportunity to witness and oversee every step of publishing.


1. Ad Sales - Sell ad space to previous buyers and find new clients to purchase ad space.

Track ad sales and invoicing. Communicate with buyers about specs, pass ads onto layout artists and graphic designers.

2. Program content - Oversee and coordinate writing of program content including festival information, staff information, artist bios, and schedule. Oversee and coordinate translation of program content. Oversee editing of program content.

3. Program Layout - Oversee and coordinate graphic designers and layout artists.

4. Program Production - Oversee and coordinate the printing of the program within the approved budget.

5. Program Distribution - Oversee and coordinate the distribution of the program festival. Contact previous carriers and establish new relationships with potential carriers. Coordinate the pick-up and drop-off of the program.

Candidate Profile:

The successful candidate is bilingual and shares our passion for independent music, film and art. A few of the fields in which they could be pursuing an education are marketing, communications, journalism, or editing/publishing; however, we are open to students from other disciplines provided the candidate can demonstrate their bilingualism, passion and organizational skills. Please note, the position requires a considerable amount of sales (approximately 60%) in person, by email and on the phone.

Candidates will need to be well acquainted with both Mac and PC operating systems.

Candidates will need to be able to communicate clearly in both English and French.

Candidates should have an active interest in contemporary arts and music.

Experience with Photoshop and InDesign is an asset

We encourage members of traditionally marginalized communities to apply.


POP Montreal is located in the Mile End neighborhood of Montreal. Mile End is known for its high percentage of artists and multicultural background. The neighborhood is host to numerous independent cafes, music venues, artist centers, shops and other small businesses. It is the center of our venue-based festival and exudes a strong sense of community.

Visit the POP Montreal website for information, events, playlists, interview features, and more!

It is Montreal's 375th Anniversary in 2017, which means that there will be more exciting cultural events taking place than ever! Visit the 375th Anniversary site for more information:

How to apply:

**Before applying, please ensure that you meet the Young Canada Works eligibility requirements.**

A student may be eligible for employment if they:

are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);

are legally entitled to work in Canada;

will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment;

have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW work assignment;

intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment;

have a working knowledge of both English and French; and

are willing to work in another region of Canada.

Note: Priority will be given to students who have not previously participated in a summer work experience program, and to those who must travel at least 125 kilometres from their permanent residence to their job site.

Candidates must apply through the Young Canada Works website by creating a profile and submitting a CV, no later than May 1, 2017. Please direct any questions to Helen Chau Bradley, Director of Human Resources and Office Manager, by emailing

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