BC Interior’s #1 free family festival is now accepting resumes from qualified individuals for full-time employment (35 hours weekly) as follows:

Office Manager for the period May 1st to late July at $16+ hour

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Festival while working with various Society volunteer directors/officers.  Applicants should have several years experience in running a small office, with good professional communication, organizational and computer skills.  Wages will be based on experience and skill level.  Resumes accepted until April 27, 2018. With a potential start date of May7, 2018 or earlier if possible.

Office Assistant for the period mid-May to late July at $13 hour

Successful candidate will work under the direction of the Office Manager, and will have the ability to organize time, communicate effectively both verbally and written, know the Quesnel area activities and locations, and have good computer skills (Microsoft Excel, Word).   The Society has applied for career placement funding for this position and the successful candidate MUST BE in and returning to school in fall, 2018 and be under 30 years of age.  Resumes accepted until May 2, 2018.

Resumes should be forwarded prior to the dates mentioned above, by mail to Billy Barker Days Society, Box 4441, Quesnel V2J 3J4, or by e-mail to or slipped into the Society’s mail slot at its closed office building at 701 Carson Avenue (adjacent to Visitors’ Centre).

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We will see you for Festival 2018, July 19 – 22.

Shaw Interview about the Festival – click to view.

Office Hours

The Billy Barker Days Office is now closed for the season.

Contact us at 250 992-1234   Please leave a message we will answer your message.

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 Did you know….

… although the City of Quesnel supports the Festival by providing the park space and other services during the Festival, they do not actually organize or put on the Festival?

… in a typical year, the Society spends over $10,000 on the fireworks display? It will be bigger in 2016 and 2017 as we will apply the 2015 budget to those years since fireworks had to be cancelled due to fire restrictions.

… that some events during the Festival are put on by other organizations? eg. The Rodeo by the Quesnel Rodeo Club, Gold Dust Mall by the Quesnel Downtown Association and the Crash to Pass by the Quesnel Auto Racing Assoc.

… virtually all of the stage entertainment is paid. The Headliners do NOT come and play for free – you just get to watch for free.

… the tents owned by the Society are not only used during the Festival but are rented out to raise funds for the events. The members volunteer to put up, take down and clean the tents throughout the summer to make this fundraiser a success.