Open Positions

Event Support Staff

DESCRIPTION: The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society (SAFMS) produces the largest multicultural event in the interior of British Columbia, hosting a variety of musical genres, consisting of up to 50+ performances on 5 stages, as well as a significant outreach program.   The ROOTSandBLUES Festival dates are August 18 to 21, 2022. The position start date, projected to be in June, is based on candidate availability. The candidate will be assigned duties based on skillset and experience and will have an opportunity to define their roles to align with future learning and life goals. Additionally, the SAFMS will provide opportunities to learn more about leadership, teamwork, and event planning.


  • Aged 14-30
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to follow instruction
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Can periodically lift up to 50 lbs


Full-time seasonal position. 30-40 hours per week.
WAGE: $16/HR


Please submit a resume and cover letter to or fax: 250-833-4097. The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Number of positions available: 6


Join the ROOTSandBLUES Team!

The Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Music Festival is proud to partner with Thompson Rivers Student Union to offer 4 TRU Students the opportunity to work with us during the festival. Each student will receive a $500 honorarium, a four-day pass, a t-shirt, vendor bucks and volunteer camping. In exchange, each student would be expected to work a minimum of 32 hours for the festival and be on the grounds. Proof of registration to TRU will be a requirement.

The Social Media Ambassador position helps to facilitate the online presence of the Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Music Festival. Using social media outlets such as Facebook and Instagram, the Social Media Ambassador will liaise on social media accounts with our communication team, volunteers and patrons of the festival to answer questions, and share amazing moments. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with the artists and get ongoing support from our communications team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate the social media presence and reach of the ROOTSandBLUES through posts, shares, favorites, likes and comments during the festival
  • Serve as a digital point of contact for patrons engaging with the ROOTSandBLUES social media accounts by answering basic questions about the festival
  • Collaborate with our communications team on capturing the festival activities and curating a collection of self-produced images and edited film recording
  • Preference will be given to applicants with own camera and laptop
  • Interested applicants are required to submit a portfolio of work ready to develop and build.
  • All photos will be a min. 5mb files, jpeg, 300 dpi,and sRGB color
  • Willing to sign a licensing agreement to allow the ROOTSandBLUES to edit and use photos and video submitted for marketing purposes in perpetuity without additional compensation.

The Box Office Associate position is a great way of experiencing the excitement of live performance and playing an important role in keeping customers happy and things running smoothly during the Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Music Festival. A Box Office Associate needs to maintain high standards of customer service and remain positive, confident and outgoing whatever the demands. They are the first point of contact for visitors to the venue and will be selling tickets. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in working with a volunteer team and getting oncoming support from our Box Office team.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Selling tickets using our computerized ticketing system and troubleshooting said system
  • Handling cash and using point of sale devices
  • Assisting in the setup and teardown of the Box Offices ticketing system.
  • Serving as the first line of contact with patrons engaging with the ROOTSandBLUES and answering basic questions about the festival
  • Working with the Box Office Manager and Volunteer Supervisors in assisting with the training of volunteers on our festival ticketing system

Interested applicants please send a resume, a short cover letter on why you want to work with the ROOTSandBLUES and any related work to before July 31st, 2020.