WORN Fashion Journal is a print publication that comes out twice a year based in Toronto, Canada. WORN discusses the cultures, subcultures, histories, and personal stories of fashion. We strive to embody a place between pop culture magazine and academic journal that opens new avenues in art and fashion theory by hovering where these two ideas intersect, connecting with fashion scholars and artists. We pay attention to how what is worn is made, interpreted, transformed, disseminated, and copied.
WORN Fashion Journal has thrown some truly great parties, from karaoke and decade dances to gala fundraisers, and even balls where everyone is dressed up as a cat. We love to celebrate with our readership and community. But all of this play isn’t without a little elbow grease behind the scenes. We do our best to cook up something special for every WORN event, and now we need another crafty events coordinator to add his or her own special spice to our upcoming launch parties and fundraisers. This is an excellent opportunity for leadership experience in event planning and publicity within Toronto’s (and beyond) artistic community. This is a volunteer position for now, on average 5-6 hours a week, double time just before an event and a 12 month commitment is required. WORN is still a small-time, all-volunteer art project. We self-distribute, self-publish and pretty much self-everything. That means that (so far) no one, not even the editor, gets paid. However, we are working hard to change this, as we believe that all contributors deserve compensation. The successful applicant will be working closely with the current event director to divide tasks, generate ideas, and explore the possibilities of additional programming.
What The Co-Director Does
- work closely with the other event director
- generate ideas for WORN parties and fundraisers, working with the team to execute the event from start to finish
- source out interesting venues and locations
- conceive of and lead promotional campaign (includes overseeing photoshoots, flyer and poster design)
- create and stick to a budget
- write press releases and promote the event to the press
- secure sponsorships from supportive, like-minded companies
- attend a monthly staff meeting and bi-weekly event meetings at the WORN office
- attend Toronto fashion events on behalf of WORN
What You Need To Do It
- proven leadership abilities
- mad organizational skills
- nimble problem solving capabilities
- desire to get crafty
- knowledge of Toronto’s nightlife venues and special events
- inclination to schmooze a little
All candidates should submit a resume and answers to following questions in an attached document:
1) Who attends WORN parties? What kind of person are they?
2) Describe the best event you’ve been to. What were the elements that made it special?
3) Pitch us three WORN event ideas. Please include details such as possible names, location ideas, promotional ideas, how the event would generate funds, and any possible difficulties you might come across executing this event.
4) What do you think is the most effective form of promotion?
5) Detail your weekly schedule. When do you work? Are you in school?