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Hornby Festival 2016
July 28th to August 6th

The Opening Reception is on Thursday July 28th
Five Farm Concerts – Fri July 29th to Tues August 2nd.
Four Hornby Hall Events – Wed August 3rd to Sat August 6th.
Throughout the Festival – Art in Unusual Places, Classical Kids, Festival live on Hornby Radio, Children's Concerts and so much more throughout the Festival

Exciting Employment Opportunity

The Hornby Festival Society is seeking a new General Manager

The successful candidate will manage the overall operations, financial management and annual administration of this community non-profit society. The General Manager will work in partnership with the Artistic Director, reports to the Board of Directors and acts a Team leader for all administrative staff. Holding the responsibility of planning many aspects of the annual 10-day mid summer Festival throughout the year as well as overseeing the event as it unfolds. Experience in grant writing, leadership, event organization, bookkeeping and public relations will be an asset for the successful candidate.

Download the detailed job description.

If you have further questions please don’t hesitate to contact the HFS Administration 250-335-2734.

Salary and benefit information available upon request.

Please send a letter of application and resume by June 10th to

The job begins on June 27th, 2016

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Established in 1982...

... the Hornby Festival has grown into an acclaimed 10-day event. Our programming includes classical, jazz, world beat and traditional genres of music, modern dance, childrens' programming, theatre and spoken word. Join us for Festival 2016 as we continue to bring leading and innovative world class artists to our stages.

This 10-day world-class event has been named one of the top five festivals in Canada (Aeroplan Magazine) and one of the top 5 cultural events in BC (Macleans). We enjoy stunning performances against the beautiful backdrop of the mountains, ocean and rolling hayfields at Olsen Farm and at Hornby Island's charming Community Hall.

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Time-lapse video of the stage being set up for 2009 festival.

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