The Spring Thaw featuring Harlan Pepper


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Do you have design skills? Do you know your way round Photoshop, Illustrator and WordPress? Then we are looking for you!

Come join us in our 35th Anniversary year and work in a rewarding and fun environment.

Picture this: With more than 24 hours of programming you can drift between six stages on the shores of a beautiful crystal clear subarctic lake fringed by ancient rock and a landscape of soft sand. Purveyors of both contemporary and traditional folk jam alongside some of the country’s coolest indie-starlets. Don’t be surprised to see some traditional throat singers improvise with a beat miner, indulging in some global grooves. Performers and visitors come from all over the world to experience the unique intimate setting of Folk On The Rocks, where Canadian and

International artistes play alongside some of the incredible home-grown talent of (Canada’s three northern territories) The Northwest Territories, The Yukon and Nunavut.

Location                        Yellowknife, NT

Rate of Pay                   $25 per/hr

Term of Employment                                                                               The Creative Services Coordinator is full time (37.5 hrs/week) beginning on March the 16th, 2015 for an initial period of 6 months. The probation period is 2 months.

Qualifications                                                                                            You have a thorough knowledge of marketing techniques and concepts. You understand how to leverage the power of social media and online advertising and possess design skills in creative digital platforms including Photoshop, illustrator and Premier (After Effects a plus). You should be; an excellent communicator, be able to respond well to pressure, think creatively, work on your own and with a team. As a great planner you are interested in what motivates people.

The successful candidate should demonstrate knowledge of the visual and the performing arts within the Northwest Territories with a keen interest in indigenous cultures. Candidates demonstrating the following will be given priority:

  • Degree in marketing or related field preferred and/or significant work related training/experience in project management
  • A thorough understanding of advertising and the development and  production of print
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working in the arts is beneficial

For a full job description please email

Closing date – March 2nd 2015

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Folk on the Rocks 2015 Artist Submissions

Thank you to all of the performers who took the time to make submissions as we sincerely appreciate your time.

We receive over 400 submissions a year from artists around the world. We also consider recommendations made by other festival producers, audience members and artists. Programming decisions take into consideration the strength of an artist’s performance and material, the overall variety of the Festival’s artistic program, the artist’s ability to participate in and/or provide ideas for original workshops, and travel and budget fees. The Society also supports northern arts by ensuring that more than 40% of our acts come from north of the 60th parallel.

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Long-time Volunteer of Folk passes away.

Folk on the Rocks would like to acknowledge the passing of Doug Ritchie. Doug was a tireless volunteer and friend of the Festival over the last fifteen years or more. He helped Folk develop our environmental policies and was a strong contributor to the greening of the Festival.  Doug was always warm and cheerful and just rolled up his sleeves and got busy. Our condolences to France and Doug’s family and friends. We’ve lost one of the good ones.


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Folk on the Rocks – JOIN THE TEAM!!!

Folk on the Rocks relies on the support of hundreds of volunteers throughout the year to host our events and the Festival in July. If you’re interested in helping out in any way, please contact the office at 867-920-7806.

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