Summer Student Postings at the DBA
Wednesday, April 21st 2010
DBA Summer Student Employment Opportunities
The DBA is seeking two full-time summer students. Both positions start on May 10, 2010, and run through August 27, 2010.
The successful applicant will assist with the development, coordination and implementation of the marketing and event plan through support to the Promotions Director. Requirements include marketing and office administration, job task planning and organizing, outstanding customer service, communication and interpersonal skills, and a working knowledge of Windows, MS Office applications, and the internet.
Clean Team Ambassador
Working with members of the Clean Team, you would ensure the Downtown is well kept, attractive and free of debris and graffiti. As an Ambassador, you would promote initiatives and activities of the Downtown Business Association. This position requires a hard working person with an attention to detail, you must possess a valid drivers license, able to lift equipment and conduct general maintenance. Emergency First Aid wis an asset.
Applicants are asked to deliver resumes by 4:00 pm, Monday May 3 to 111A, 4818-50th Ave, or by email email@example.com.
CentreFest Volunteers Needed!
Thursday, April 15th 2010
CentreFest is once again returning for its eighth year. As Central Alberta’s largest festival, with over 20 000 people attending last year, CentreFest absolutely could not function without its volunteers. We are looking for volunteers for both days, Saturday July 31st and Sunday August 1st, for a variety of positions, we have a task for any skill set.
1. Set Up & Take Down- We need a group of people who can assist in the set up of the site location, including directing vendors, and setting up tents and fixtures.
2. Volunteer Headquarters- Taking care of the needs of performers and fellow volunteers.
3. Information- including informing visitors of site attractions, and performances
4. Site Services- Anything and everything. Cleanup, maintenance, audio assistance, basically any help we need with the site itself.
5. Kids World- Helping at the fun interactive children’s area, including controlling and leading games, having a positive attitude, and most importantly, having fun.
We also have special opportunities for local not-for-profit organizations. Our 4 information booths have in the past been manned by not-for-profit groups, who can use the space to promote your organization and its events.
One of the most important responsibilities is to man the barricades that close off traffic to the streets. This position is essentially to ensure that no vehicles are gaining access to the CentreFest location. In the past, we have paired these positions with the site clean up group, and have had a local club or group take these positions. This is a great fundraising opportunity, as an honorarium has been set aside for the groups undertaking this extremely important role. All recycling proceeds will also be given to the group responsible for site clean up. In the past, this has been a great fund raiser for a number of clubs.
Anyone interested in volunteering as an individual or as a group, please contact the CentreFest Director, Randy Butler.
Street Sweeping To Begin Next Week
Thursday, April 8th 2010
An annual tradition, and sure fire sign of the beginning of spring is back...street sweeping. Street sweeping will begin, weather permitting, on Sunday, April 11, as sweepers head out to remove the remaining dirt and debris that has collected over winter.
The City of Red Deer is urging motorists to practice safety when driving near street sweepers. Jim Chase, City of Red Deer Roads Superintendent urges drivers to drive with caution, “The City recommends motorists leave at least three car lengths between their vehicle and a street sweeper. Keeping a safe distance can also prevent damage to vehicles from debris that might come from the street sweeper during the cleaning process. Also, do not enter lanes that are closed off and obey all construction and no parking signs.”
Another reminder for downtown businesses, is to sweep the sand and dirt from the sidewalk in front of your business prior to this Sunday. Sweeping of the downtown streets will begin once the arterial streets have been completed. Further street sweeping notices regarding sweeping in sub-divisions will be also be provided by the City of Red Deer Public Works department upon finalization of the schedule.
Artists Wanted! CentreFest 2010
Wednesday, April 7th 2010
Due to public request, CentreFest will be showing a new commitment to local interactive artists and craftspeople. In addition to the exotic performances that have made CentreFest what it is today, the estimated 20, 000 visitors of CentreFest 2010 will now experience Central Alberta culture as well. The CentreFest 2010 committee is actively searching for interactive artists from the Central Alberta region to perform as roving artists. If you are a face-painter, caricaturist, balloon artist, or have any other talent that you would like to showcase at CentreFest 2010, July 31st and August 1st, you are wanted for CentreFest.
CentreFest is also host to an Art Market, where local artists can set up and showcase their works. We are hoping to have a strong representation in this market, to show our guests the diversity and range of the arts scene in Red Deer.
For more information, you can visit the CentreFest website or call Randy at 403-340-8692.
Rock N' Red Deer Logo Competition
Tuesday, April 6th 2010
Submissions are now being accepted for main art logo and design for Rock'n Red Deer 2012. The theme for this logo must centre around the nostaligic era of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, with an emphasis on rock and roll music, old school hot rods, 50s and 60s classic cruisers, and 1970s muscle cars.
The logo will be used on all printed materials, such as posters, flyers, registration forms, and even tickets. It will also be used on promotional materials such as t-shirts and hats, and will be on the website for three years, up until the event.
Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2010. For more information, and to submit logos for consideration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Rock'n Red Deer website, www.rocknreddeer.com/index.html.