Join our Team as the CFRC Music Coordinator!

CFRC 101.9 FM, Canada's longest-running campus and community radio station, is looking for a new Music Coordinator. This 20 hour per week position is ideal for undergraduate or graduate students with demonstrable organizational skills and experience, an interest in promoting indie music, and a commitment to ensuring CFRC's compliance with broadcast regulations.


The successful applicant for this position will be responsible for:

Primary duties:

-maintaining and upgrading CFRC’s physical and digital Music Libraries including the review and organized categorization, alphabetization, and cataloguing of new releases

-Reviewing physical library space needs and developing digitization plan for out of use physical resources

-Developing system to review and flag music/songs to identify offensive language and ensure compliance with CRTC regulations

-Developing expertise in CRTC music requirements, copyright law and other regulations to support volunteer compliance

-Training volunteers and ensuring their compliance with broadcast regulations

-Liaising and developing relationships with independent music labels, distributors, promoters  and musicians to ensure CFRC has access to new music releases

-Coordinating interviews between musicians and volunteers for broadcast

-Supports volunteers and student staff in coordinating and producing coverage of local music events & festivals for our ‘Kingston Staged’ program

-Leads new music listening sessions and hosts weekly “This Just In” program

-Tracks volunteer program logs; collates data weekly to produce CFRC’s Earshot-Online charts

-Tracks & reports upon volunteer logs to ensure volunteer compliance & assists management in the production of SOCAN and CRTC reports as required

-Produce and deploy monthly updates for volunteers regarding new music releases

Secondary duties:

-obtain musical gift incentives from labels, distributors, and musicians for CFRC funding drive and send thank yous/acknowledgements

-maintain fundraiser/merchandise table music collection and catalogue

-participation in the coordination, implementation, and execution of on and off campus CFRC outreach activities including tabling, djing etc.

-volunteer outreach-connecting with volunteers to discuss their musical interests and potential content to onboard; checking in with volunteers needing assistance with program logs and teaching them.

-organizing CD put away sessions, library clean up with volunteers and coop students

-weekly reportage to Program Manager; monthly reportage to Station Manager

Skills and Aptitudes:

-Passionate about independent music & appreciation for wide variety of genres

-ability to work independently, report on progress, and meet deadlines

-time management skills; ability to produce deliverables and maintain duties with competing station and student life priorities

-be approachable and willing to engage others; strong interpersonal, communications, and networking skills

-interest in teaching and workshop facilitation

-interest in broadcasting, recording, editing, and production

-experience with data collation, entry and analysis; library management and organization

-interest in live broadcasts & in studio/on location interviews/recording

-experience working with diverse volunteers


Conditions of Employment:

Hiring preference will be given to Queen’s undergraduate and graduate students. The position runs from May 1st 2019 to April 30th 2020 with potential to renew the contract until April 30th 2021 pending a successful performance review.  All candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.


20 hours per week, at $14.00 per hour

Application Instructions:

Please email your resume/CV and a Cover Letter in one Word or PDF document detailing your relevant experience, what you bring to role, and why you are an ideal candidate to Dinah Jansen, Station Manager at [email protected].  Deadline for applications is 5 PM EST April 30th, 2019.  Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.