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Site Manager Position

Position: Heritagefest Site Manager


Commitment: Full Time / Contract position


Location: Association office, 118 Avenue Edmonton, Sept to June, July and August on site.


Start Date: February 2023

Salary: $60-70,000, based on experience

Under qualifications

- project management/planning skills

- problem solving skills

- ability to work calmly in pressure situations-

About the Edmonton Heritage Festival Association (EHFA):

  • Our Mission is to “To promote public awareness, understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity through an annual summer festival”. 

  • We present Heritagefest annually, and assist other cultural events over the course of the remainder of the year. 

  • We are a member of the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts (CIOFF). Our shared partner, UNESCO, has named us an “Intangible Cultural Heritage Asset”.​


About Heritagefest:

  • Heritagefest is the world’s largest three day celebration of multiculturalism. It is a collection of Alberta based cultural groups that come together to share their history, song, dance and food with the world from tented pavilions on 17 hectares. 

  • Up to one hundred cultural organizations present to over three hundred thousand live and one and a half million on-line visitors annually. 

  • It is facilitated by the Edmonton Heritage Festival Association, overseen by a Board of Directors and managed by a small staff.



  • Interface with City of Edmonton and other government agencies

  • Provide world class service to the Pavilions that facilitate the festival onsite.

  • Prepare the site plan, including setup and takedown of tents, water, drainage, power, propane and on site digital and hard assets on time and on budget.

  • Prepare, maintain and audit site inventory.

  • Facilitate, coordinate and cooperate with Sponsors and Edmonton Transit, Private security, Edmonton Police, Alberta Health Services (Ambulance and Health Inspectors), Edmonton Fire and others.

  • Oversee onsite temporary staff, trades, and assist cultural/pavilion set up teams.

  • Maintaining a fun, safe, tolerant and respectful workplace

  • Other duties as required.


  • Experience managing similar large scale events and immense calm and patience. While the event itself is an amazing world class event beloved by the entire City of Edmonton, eleven months of preparation come together in mere days and you will find yourself dealing with one hundred+ groups, all of whom rely on you for assistance and guidance. 

  • Arts and Cultural Management Certification or similar

  • Excellent communication skills

  • experience supervising people

  • 5 years experience setting up large tents or ability to be trained to meet City of Edmonton approval requirements. 


We offer:

  • Great work life balance 11 months a year with very busy 2 weeks on either side of the festival

  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications. 

  • The life changing opportunity to work with astonishing people from over 100+ cultural backgrounds.

  • A chance to make the world a little bit kinder. 

The Edmonton Heritage Festival Association commits to protection from discrimination based on race, religious beliefs, colour, gender (including pregnancy), gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status,  source of income, family status or sexual orientation. 


The Edmonton Heritage Festival Association, its staff and directors, respectfully acknowledge that we are situated on the traditional lands of first nations and metis peoples. 


If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to or by phone to (780)488-3378.


Please submit a resume and cover letter or other creative eye catcher, by 11:59 PM February 17th, 2023 by email to or dropped off to 14603A-118 Avenue, Edmonton. 

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