What is We the West Basketball Festival?

We the West Basketball Festival is a decentralized celebration of basketball, music, and art. It will deliver 2021's largest sporting and cultural event in Canada, inspiring social recovery and stimulating the economy in the province’s capital city as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. We the West will generate tangible benefits in Victoria and across the Capital Region in the form of sport development, social, cultural, and economic legacies.

How will We the West Basketball Festival take place if BC hasn’t reached Phase 4 of its COVID-19 Restart Plan?

We recognize the myriad of challenges that may lay ahead—both as a society and as new festival in a time of recovery. As BC, Canada, and the world continue their work and fight against COVID-19, we will be working closely with governments and health authorities to ensure that guidelines are followed in order to provide safe environments and experiences for everyone involved.

In continuing to plan and organize this event over the next 12 months, Friends of Victoria Basketball hopes to unite a community on a path towards social and economic recovery for our region and beyond. Just as society has learned to adapt, this event inevitably will as well, in rising to meet the challenges that COVID-19 presents.

Do I need a ticket to attend the We the West Basketball Festival?

As of right now, the only element of the festival that is ticketed is the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament. As more details are confirmed, we will update each page with ticketing information. There will be a fee for teams entering the Capital City 3X3 Tournament.

Where will We the West Basketball Festival take place?

All across the Capital Region. From Downtown Victoria to the Victoria Memorial Arena to outdoor basketball courts around the region, We the West Basketball Festival is a decentralized festival that will take over the Greater Victoria area. As we confirm venues for each element of the festival, we will update the website with the latest information.

How do I volunteer for We the West Basketball Festival?

The volunteer registration period for We the West Basketball Festival will open in April 2021. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to be the first to receive information on volunteer opportunities.

How can I keep up to date with We the West Basketball Festival news?

The best way to keep up to date with We the West Basketball Festival is to sign up for our newsletter (at the bottom of this page). You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

The We The West Content Specialist will work with the Marketing Manager to plan, create, produce, and distribute original and engaging digital content, helping us reach our target audience by promoting our festival.

Scope of Work:

• Ideate and execute original digital content for We The West’s website and social media channels

• Capture quality photographs and video

• Edit original video into various content formats specific to social media channels (YouTube, Instagram stories, IGTV, Facebook, Twitter)

• Publish finalized content to various marketing channels

• Work with the marketing team to develop a robust content strategy aligned with the short- and long-term marketing goals

• Work with the Sponsorship team to produce co-branded content for our partner deliverables

• Work with various other stakeholders, including the Senior Project Manager, Lead Designer, and Mural Coordinator to ensure all aspects of the festival are being represented on marketing channels

• Analyze and report on content performance

• Create and upload content for We The West’s website when needed (built on Shopify)

• Provide additional support as needed by the Marketing Manager

Qualifications:

• Knowledge of basketball culture

• 3+ years shooting and editing video (Adobe Premiere Pro)

• Understanding of motion graphics

• Knowledge of YouTube Studio

• Ability to craft compelling stories 

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to manage a busy schedule and prioritize tasks without oversight

• Technical proficiency (Word, Excel, Airtable)

To Apply

Email your resume, cover letter, and examples of your past work to joinus@basketballfestival.ca

*This is a contract position so candidates must use their own videography equipment and editing software for the duration of the project.