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First Frye Academy debate!

On Saturday, January 13 at the Riverview Public Library, the Frye Academy jury of bilingual high school students debated two Canadian books, Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant andLe poids de la neige by Christian Guay-Poliquin. We are happy to announce that Come, Thou Tortoise is the winner of the first debate! The second and final debates will take place February 24th at 10:30 a.m. at the Dieppe Public Library with When the Saints by Sarah Mian going up against Taqawan by Éric Plamondon. 

Call for Candidates

Program and Production Assistant

The Frye Festival is a not-for-profit organization, in Moncton, NB, that oversees Atlantic Canada’s largest, bilingual celebration of books, ideas, and the imagination. We are looking for a talented and dynamic Program and Production Assistant. This is a full-time seasonal position, based in Moncton, starting as soon as possible, and running for a minimum of 25 weeks.

If you are interested, please send your resumé to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before January 19, 2018. Please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Key responsibilities & summary of job description
  • Manage the Festival’s Volunteer Program, by organizing volunteer recruitment, orientation, and assignment.
  • Plan, organize, and ensure logistics for the Festival’s half-day program, KidsFest.
  • Support the planning and organization of the Festival’s Youth Program.
  • Secure venues for all the Festival’s public events.
  • Assist with planning author visits (transport, accommodation, information kits, etc.)
  • Assist with the management of the Festival’s website.
  • Provide assistance in interacting with the Festival’s partners, donors, and sponsors
Skills and requirements
  • University education in a related field (e.g. literature, education, recreation studies) and experience in coordination and production of similar events. (Alternitavely, equivalent work experience)
  • Bilingual: Excellent French- and English-language (written and spoken) communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Assets: knowledge of the cultural sector in New Brunswick; and experience with a cultural festival.
A detailed job description is available online.

For more information about this contract position, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you for your interest!