Organization Name: 
CJSF 90.1 FM Radio
Burnaby, BC

CJSF .90.1 FM Radio is Burnaby's campus/community radio station. CJSF is a volunteer organization with

over 150 members, including a board of directors. Members are drawn from the campus of SFU and its

surrounding communities. CJSF Radio’s programming provides music, entertainment, information, issues and

viewpoints which may be underrepresented or unavailable through other media. The station is owned by the

Simon Fraser Campus Radio Society, an independent non-profit organization. See the station’s web site:

CJSF’s music programming consists of a combination of playlist and genre block programming with an overall

emphasis on new music. Examples of genre programming include special interest music releases: traditional

and emerging or contemporary styles of International/World, Classical, Opera, Jazz, Blues and Folk etc.

Releases in sub-genres of Rock, Electronic, R&B, Hip Hop and Country seldom played on other local stations

are also included in the definition of genre programming.


The Music Department Coordinator is responsible for all aspect of CJSF’s Music Department, including the

music library, charts, acquisitions; and supports the Programming Department’s oversight of music

programming. The Music Department Coordinator provides leadership and direction to departmental volunteers,

workstudies and others to ensure the smooth operation of the department.


To act as primary contact for CJSF's music department and to coordinate the functioning of the department.

To provide continuity in the day-to- day operations of CJSF.

To improve programming by ensuring that music programming draws from a large eclectic, non-mainstream


To actively participate in the Programming Sub-Committee (PSC) to oversee programming according to CJSF's

programming mandate and licence commitments

To manage the Music Library and its systems to ensure it is well organized, up-to- date and accessible.

To engage in outreach to music labels and distributors to ensure that CJSF is being serviced with the greatest

number of relevant releases possible.

General Duties

 maintain weekly "tracking call" hours in a 5 hour block starting at the same time and occurring on the

same day each week

 sort through and listen to releases as they come in

 recruit and supervise volunteers to review special interest genre releases as needed

 recruit and train volunteers to help out in the department in various ways

 add new releases to playlist through weekly "adds"

 enter releases into database

 print labels and updates to the playlist book kept in the on-air room from database

 label/mark up releases and then file releases into playlist and library

 monitor theft of music materials and resolve with station manager

 monitor program music logs

 compile a weekly CJSF top30 and genre music charts through a review of music logs

 recruit and supervise volunteers to compile genre charts

 send charts to station manager, !earshot and record labels (to ensure servicing from labels)

 post charts in on-air studio

 circulate a list of new adds to the music library and by email on a regular basis.

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 research upcoming and current releases

 acquire new releases through contact with music industry

 assist programmers to find suitable genre music to play

 update music library access list with station manager

Day to Day Activities

 answer calls and redirect faxes, calls and voice mail messages

 open music department emails and mail

 maintain tracking call hours and respond to tracking calls and emails as soon as they are received

 maintain tidiness and organization of department office and storage space, libraries and playlist

 train and supervise volunteers and work/study employees involved in the department

 greet folks as they come in

Meeting Participation

 attend bi-weekly Executive Committee meetings and regularly held general meetings, and give a report

at such meetings

 attend bi-weekly PSC meetings to discuss program approval and evaluation

 address any lack of genre music block programming with members of PSC

 monitor the quality of existing programs and review new show proposals as member of PSC

 support and plan special days of programming through PSC participation


 Paid staff members are expected to assist with CJSF's fundraising and promotion programs, act as on-

air announcers in emergencies, assist in hirings and volunteer recruitment, work with the board of

directors to maintain good station communication and attend general and planning meetings of the


 They may also be assigned other duties by the station manager.



-a commitment to promoting non-commercial media and representing a wide range of cultural works/forms and

points of views, in particular those unavailable in commercial media

-expertise in new and diverse types of music

-excellent computer skills are required; knowledge of database programs an asset

-excellent organisational skills and proven initiative

-ability to work well in a busy, volunteer atmosphere

-knowledge of all aspects of campus/community radio CRTC regulations

-experience with non-commercial media

-previous experience with non-profit agencies preferred


21 hours per week.

Salary of $1742 per month plus extended health and dental and RSP benefits

How to Apply: 
Please send resume with cover letter to: Station Manager CJSF Radio, TC 216, Simon Fraser University Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 (please put Music Director Application in the subject line)
Closing Date: 
Mon, 2016-07-11