Hyperborea Leadership Opportunities

Hyperborea is made possible by the efforts of its volunteers and team leads. Without them (you), none of this is possible.

There are numerous leadership positions currently open for Hyperborea: Crossroads. Below is a list of the Departments and the roles we are looking to fill with eager Hyperboreans. If you are interested in any of these positions, please fill out the Hyperborea Leadership Interest Form found at the bottom of this post.  

Safety Department

HQ Lead
We’re looking for one or two people to take on the position of Safety HQ Lead. This vital role will be responsible for setup, operation, and strike of the base of operations for our safety teams. It would include building and coordinating a team of HQ volunteers to fill generators, turn on heaters, hand out radios, and keep our infrastructure operating smoothly.

Volunteer Department

Volunteer Coordinator 
We are looking for individuals based in Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa to help coordinate and manage all elements of volunteering within Hyperborea, or on behalf of Hyperborea.
The role involves assessing and meeting the needs of the department leads, through recruitment, placement, and retention of volunteers.

Department of Public Works

Centre Camp Lead
We require an intrepid individual to be responsible for the design, budgeting, construction, maintenance, and disassembly of the Centre Camp structure. Centre Camp should provide a place for attendees to gather, hold workshops, display art, offer classes, and other activities.

Sign Lead
A city needs signs! Signs for roads, for locations, and for other things that need to be marked. If this sounds like you, let us know!

Lighting Lead
The lighting lead is responsible for determining the lighting requirements at the event, the resources required to facilitate it, and ensuring it operates for the duration of the event.

City Department

Sound Co-Lead
On-Site Placement

Art Department

Art Grant Coordinator (Toronto & Montreal)
Responsible for start up tasks and management of the art grant program, including coordinating with artists to ensure needs are met and expectations are clear. This individual would also be responsible for the organization and administration of data. For this year we are looking for an additional individual to help facilitate this for the Montreal community.

Art Grant Logistics (Montreal)
Coordination of transportation and logistics for Art Grant projects coming from Montreal.

Artery Co-Lead (Toronto)
Assisting with the development and establishment of an on-site hub for Arts at Hyperborea. Includes coordinating with on-site placement, troubleshooting, providing info about the projects, and creation of a comfortable, interesting space to hang out in.

Info Department

French Language Coordinator (Montreal)
Canada is officially bilingual, and we have dreams of our communications being bilingual as well. If you have experience translating documents from English to French, let us know, as we would love to take you onboard.

Website/Graphic Designer
Have experience with graphic design and/or website (WordPress) development? We are currently in the process of redesigning and updating our online presence, and could use the extra set of hands.


Hyperborea Leadership Form

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PlUUoa79ZiRNudapfbIYHecqA2P4E0MjDx5-Jj7fflU

~ The Hyperborean

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Hyperborea 2019 Theme Chosen

The Hyperborea team is honored to announce the theme for our 2019 journey to the land beyond the north wind.

Hyperborea: Crossroads.

The world sits poised amidst an intersection. Diverging paths laid out before us. On multiple fronts – climatic, political, economic, communal – we are faced with hard choices. Forced to choose between opposing tangents that point at different destinations on the horizon. It seems appropriate, to honour this space of decision and contemplation, this limbo between our chaotic present and our potential futures.

Throughout history, crossroads have been significant in our folklore and mythology. They represent the point of crossing over, the gate to another dimension, the spectral membrane between realms. In this space, reality is ruptured, spirits frolic, and pacts are made with devils. Here, we get a brief glimpse of what lies beyond; the supernatural, the unknown, the magical, the impossible.

Over the years, great cities have been born at crossroads, these junctions of possibility. As the point of convergence for roads and rails, crossroads are where people gather, encounter, and discover one another. Our homes are built around this centre – like the ring of hours on a clock face. Bonds are formed, communities made, and temples and effigies erected. Crossroads are where our journeys intersect – where, for a moment in time, we all walk together, before parting ways once again.

~ The Hyperborean

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Effigy, Temple, and General Art Grant Dates

Hello Hyperborean Artists and Makers!

The timelines and deadlines for Hyperborea’s 2019 Effigy, Temple and General Art grants have been set!

Effigy
Submissions Open: Nov 23, Close: Jan 4
The Effigy is the heart of Hyperborea, its hearthstone and focal point. If you have a grand vision in mind for 2019 we would love to hear about it!

Last year we had the stunning “Le Soleil de Minuit” (The Midnight Sun) as envisioned by the Les Mains dans le Feu (Hands In The Fire) collective from Montreal.

Temple
Submissions Open: Dec 7, Close: Jan 18
The Temple is the counterpoint and companion of the Effigy. Where the Effigy is a celebration and release, the temple is a place of introspection, remembrance and catharsis.

Last year we were graced with the “Temple of Release” by the Site 3 Collective.

General Art Grants
Submissions Open: Jan 26, Close: Feb 21
Much like years prior there will be various categories of art grants that Hyperboreans can apply for. We seek to enable your creativity for everything from great big art to small – whimsical pieces.

Detailed information and application forms will be available on our website leading up to the dates listed above. You will be able to find all the submission documents on our website during the dates listed. We can’t wait to see what you all will create.

For any questions please email art@tohyperborea.ca

~ The Hyperborean

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Hyperborea Theme Submissions

Hello Hyperboreans!

As autumn descends upon us, our team has begun the hard work of planning the festivities which will sprout in the spring.

The chance to leave your mark on the next Hyperborea starts now! We would love to have your involvement in helping us find the 2019 theme. In past years we have had the amazing themes of ‘Breaking Ground’ in 2017, and ‘Azimuth’ in 2018.

Got a theme idea for 2019? We wanna hear it! Click the link below to send us your thoughts for next year’s event.

https://goo.gl/forms/JiaFcOZtWEK5LfH83

The form will be up for two weeks (Nov 5th), after which we’ll take a period of deliberation before announcing it.

Your input is welcomed, appreciated, and invaluable!

~ The Hyperborean

Make sure to stay up to date with Hyperborea developments by:
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Hyperborea 2019 announcements!

Hello Hyperboreans!

We are diligently laying the groundwork for 2019, and we are excited for you to join us on this journey back to the lands of Hyperborea.

Keep an eye on our website, emails and social media for upcoming Hyperborea 2019 announcements!

~The Hyperborean

Make sure to stay up to date with Hyperborea developments by:

Signing up for our mailing list – tohyperborea.ca/newsletter 

Joining our FB group – facebook.com/groups/to.hyperborea