Marketplace Assistant Trainee

Contract @Indigenous Fashion Arts in Paid Training
  • Post Date : April 2, 2024
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  • Job ID 33976

Job Description


Fixed-Term Contract 


Production Manager 


The Marketplace Assistant reports to the Production Manager (Festival Producer). The Marketplace Assistant works with the Producer, marketplace exhibitors, suppliers and the host venue to smoothly implement the IFA Festival’s public marketplace, including oversight of exhibitors, outdoor programming and activations. The Marketplace Assistant oversees all marketplace logistics including load-in, implementation and load-out of the marketplace. 



  • Maintain the marketplace database and workplan; 
  • Provide regular updates and reports to IFA team and host venue; 
  • Create and disseminate marketplace schedules to all marketplace exhibitors and outdoor program participants; 
  • Schedule and manage marketplace volunteers; 
  • Be available in person for the duration of the festival to respond to marketplace requests and queries from exhibitors, IFA team members and the host venue; 
  • Attend production meetings;; 
  • Provide a post-festival debrief;  
  • Provide support to the Festival Producer and Program Manager; and,  
  • Special projects as assigned by the Festival Producer and other duties and accountabilities, as required. 


  • Coordinate and track required logistics between the Festival venue and marketplace exhibitors, including booth rentals, equipment, A/V, electricity, and security; 
  • Oversee the load-in and load-out; and, 
  • Oversee the delivery and return of all required equipment and supplies. 


  • Post-secondary education in a related field or a combination of comparable skills and experience; 
  • Experience with AirTable, Google Drive and/or Eventbrite, or comparable programs, an asset; 
  • Experience in a cultural and/or not-for-profit sector; 
  • Minimum 1 year in a similar role supporting arts or community programs; 
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities or an in-depth knowledge of Indigenous governance, administration and policy issues through lived or learned experience; 
  • The candidate is required to have a functioning computer with internet connection; and, 
  • The candidate is able to work remotely. 


  • Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of the mission and values of Indigenous Fashion Arts; 
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and be self-motivated in a high pressure and demanding work environment; 
  • High level of business administration skills, especially in Google Workspace; 
  • Previous experience working with databases; 
  • Research, project management and problem solving skills; 
  • Analytical, critical and strategic thinking skills; 
  • Proven ability to exercise diplomacy and good judgment; 
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse cultural groups and artists; 
  • Ability to work independently; 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality; 
  • Exemplary attention to detail with excellent planning, organizational and time management skills; 
  • Ability to show commitment to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities; 
  • Ability to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing; 
  • Ability to contribute to building and being a part of a positive culture; and, 
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as required. 


Your application must include: 

  • A cover letter outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position including your experience working with Indigenous communities or an in-depth knowledge of Indigenous governance, administration and working with community events through lived or learned experience 
  • A Resume 

Potential candidates must be First Nations, Inuit or Metis and reside within the GTA. Candidates must be registered or eligible to register with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training 

 Please send your resume and cover letter to by April 19 2024.  

Applicants with disabilities who are qualified and selected for an interview will be accommodated upon request. 

Indigenous Fashion Arts wishes to thank all those that apply, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Indigenous Fashion Arts is an equal-opportunity employer. 

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