GRADS – Celtic Colours International Festival – PartTime/Term Position


Since its introduction in 1997, Celtic Colours has grown to become one of Canada’s premiere musical events, and a cultural highlight of Nova Scotia’s tourism season, collecting accolades from regional music awards to national and international tourism awards. For nine days in October, Cape Breton Island is home to a unique celebration of music and culture as the Celtic Colours International Festival presents dozens of concerts all over the island, an extensive line-up of community events, and a nightly Festival Club.

Celtic Colours International Festival is seeking a competent and motivated person for the position of Box Office Attendant. The successful applicant must have a passion for people, music and Cape Breton Island.


  • Previous customer service experience
  • Able to multitask in a fast paced environment
  • Knowledge of Cape Breton Island’s geography and culture
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of computers
  • Detail oriented
  • Previous experience in ticketing considered an asset


  • Using specialized software for sales of tickets and merchandise
  • Processing financial transactions
  • Sorting and organizing mass mail-outs and will-call tickets.
  • Providing information and customer support to patrons about festival programming and pricing
  • Answering customer inquiries over the phone, in person and via email
  • Providing travel and logistical information as well as directing patrons to appropriate aids and partners to assist in travel plans
  • Providing in person support at sales wicket and on-site at venues as required
  • Maintaining filing systems for tickets, vouchers, gift certificates, giveaways, etc.
  • Providing administrative support to the Box Office Manager and other staff members

Application Details


  • $12/hr for 6 hour days; 2-3 days per week – but Successful applicant must be willing to work extended hours during the festival and as needed throughout the season.
  • This is a term position that runs from late June to mid October.

How to apply:

  • Please forward resume and cover letter to including references by Friday June 17th. We thank all applicants for their interest and wish them all the best in their job hunt and future careers; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.