FVMA Coordinator Hiring Extended to August 4th

July 27, 2015

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As reported by the Abbotsford News, CIVL has received a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) to produce a music awards show that will recognize dozens of Fraser Valley artists from across genres in August 2016.

These funds were made available under the CRFC’s Radiometres program, a program that aims to improve local programming, volunteer training and community members’ participation. It’s not the first time we’ve received funding from the CRFC; a total of $115,177 has been awarded to CIVL over the past five years. All of this money has been dedicated towards personnel being funded to work on coordinating volunteers and station resources in order to best develop CIVL’s overall operations and sustainability through programming, promotion, and academic research and engagement. Nearly $10,000 of this grant will be dedicated to the operation and promotion of the FVMA event itself, over and above the hiring of a full time employee to tackle this exciting initiative for the next year.

The FVMA Coordinator will be directly responsible, under supervision of the station manager, for all aspects of the research, preparation, planning, promotion, coordination, execution, and completion of the Fraser Valley Music Awards, and associated local music compilation.

FVMA Coordinator Responsibilities:

Coordinating and working with volunteers and committees (Compilation, Nomination/Adjudication, Events, and Promotions), soliciting feedback and providing opportunities for current and new volunteer feedback and engagement.

Further developing and adhering to timelines and work plans as approved in the grant application

Soliciting sponsorship and partnerships from external organizations and people who support the Fraser Valley Music Community

Promote attendance, nominations and any required voting for the FVMA’s

Promote pre-sales/support, nominations, and any required voting for CIVL’s Compilation album

Coordinate adjudication tenets, participants, rewards and process

Ensure that all necessary licenses and regulations are adhered to regarding the awards production and compilation release

Direct operations on site at Fraser Valley Music Awards in August 2016.

FVMA Coordinator Qualifications:

Experience working in Non-Profit Organizations
Experience working with volunteers
Experience working as part of a committee
Experience with promotion and/or musical events
Ability to complete long term project goals
Ability to be flexible under stress
Ability to multi-task
Resourcefulness
Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team structure

CIVL encourages applications from under-represented communities, including women, first nations peoples, people of colour, lesbian/gay/queer/transgender, people with physical and mental disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, and people whose age, education, or economic status may be a barrier to employment. CIVL does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability, or class.

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Salary: $35,000 Gross with opportunity for commission to be made on sponsorship/sales over a certain threshold.

Terms: Contract runs from August 17th 2015 to August 12 2016

How to Apply: Email JobOpportunity@civl.ca with ‘FVMA Application’ in the subject line
Closing Date: Tue, 2015-08-04 **Extended from 08-01**

CIVL New Music – July 20 2015

July 20, 2015

Hello CIVLians!
Here’s a look at what’s new this week:

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters – Father’s Day* (June 8, 2015 – Stony Plain Records)
Voted “Blues Guitarist of the Year” in 2014, Ronnie Earl and his band return with a soulful and spellbinding 9th album.

She Serpent – She Serpent EP* (July 20, 2015 – Chit Chat Records)
Four piece post punk/goth rock group out of Montreal.
RIYL: Joy Division, Black Sabbath, The Black Angels, lié

Ariane Moffatt – 22h22 (July 20, 2015 – Simone Records)
Montreal Based Dream Pop.
RIYL: Class Actress, Little Boots, Chvrches

Renny Wilson – Punk Explosion/Extension* (July 10, 2015 – Mint Records)
Edmonton based pop punk rocker.
RIYL: Subatomics, Brazilian Money

* = Canadian Content
RIYL = Recommended If You Like

NEW ADDS July 16 – July 21

Steven R. Stunning – Punk Rock Soldier (Self Release)*
White Reaper – White Reaper Does it Again (Royal Mountain Records)
Ariane Moffatt – 22h22 – (Simone Records)*
Cactus Flower – Magic Hour (Self Release)*
Old Man Luedecke – Domestic Eccentric (True North Records)*
Meligrove Band – Bones of Things (Self Release)*
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcaster – Father’s Day (Stoney Plain)*
Surprise Party – Circle of Death (Transistor 66)*
She Serpent – She Serpent EP (Chit Chat)*
Ratatat – Magnifique (XL Recordings)
Dalannah and Owen – Been Around a While (Quest Records)*
Zaac Pick – Constellations (Self Release)*

VOLUNTEERS! Send me an email if you’re interested in writing a review for new music! music@civl.ca

Festival Season Right Around the Corner

June 26, 2015

CIVL is excited to bring you several Festivals and Concerts in and around the Fraser Valley!

With the Mission Folk Music Festival coming up, from July 24th to 26th, CIVL is glad to say that our volunteers will once again be attending in our now traditional Pirate Costumes. CIVL volunteers will also be Emceeing on three stages between 11 AM and 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

The CIVL Pirates at last years Folk Fest

A little further away, CIVL will also have on-air content from the Harrison Festival of the Arts from July 11th to the 19th, so check out Songbag hosted by Ed Wilson every Thursday at 11 AM.

CIVL will also be present at Jam in Jubilee, a month long series of free concerts in Historic Downtown Abbotsford’s Jubilee Park; running every Thursday evening from 6 till 10. And for only the second year, CIVL will be hosting the After-Dark portion of the Jam at Townhall, just across the road, from 10 to 11. Also check out Jam in Jubilee Radio every Thursday from 5 to 6.

The Jam kicks off July 9th but get a taste of what’s to come by checking out a few other free concerts: like Sup at the Park, coming up June 30th featuring music from the likes of Kin (Abbotsford, BC), Fountain (Victoria, BC), Mauno (Halifax, NS), The Dories (Montreal, QC), Whoop-Szo (Guelph, ON) and outgoing CKDU, Dalhousie Station Coordinator, Gianna Lauren (Halifax, NS) in full band form! Hosted at the Kariton Art Gallery from 6 to 10 that evening. All bands will also be performing at the legendary Sled Island Music Festival in Calgary in the very near future.

If that doesn’t fill your “Free Concert in the Park” jollies then check-out the on-going Envision series, which now moves from the Coffeehouses of  Abbotsford to Mill Lake, starting this week! Every Saturday afternoon from 4 to 7:30 stop by the Kariton Art Gallery at Mill Lake Park to take in some excellent music including Western Jaguar, Brennan Sinclair and Petrichor on August 8th, the top 3 from the #CIVLUFV Battle! CIVL will also be hosting Envision Radio with Dave Farmer, every Thursday from 6 to 6:30.

It’s going to be an exciting next few weeks and CIVL can’t wait to take part in all of this!