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EVENTS SPECIALIST (12-MONTH CONTRACT)
POSTING NUMBER: 103701
STARTING SALARY: $67,867.80 PER ANNUM
AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Reporting to the Supervisor, Events and as part of a team, this position will be responsible for providing service excellence to stakeholders and participants in the delivery of various City of Brampton special events and festivals.
This role is responsible to ensure a proactive approach to program delivery of new and existing events that meet the needs of the community. Provides guidance and direction to part-time staff and volunteers.
Responsible for the planning & implementation of City of Brampton Tier III and Tier IV special events, festivals and corporate programs.
Attend and ensure the seamless execution of assigned events. Assist in event set-up and takedown, address and resolve issues.
Collaborate with the Senior Events Specialists in the planning and execution of Tier I and Tier II events as required.
Assist and support the Festivals and Special Events team.
Assist Strategic Communications with the planning, delivery and communication strategies related to special events, festivals and corporate programs.
Liaise with various community groups, suppliers and businesses to develop and/or enhance community relationships when planning and producing events.
Ensure programming excellence by researching, designing and developing new events and enhancing existing events.
Report on attendance numbers, trends, target achievements and areas for growth.
Ensure compliance and adherence to corporate policies and procedures.
Responsible to update and maintain the corporate event database.
Provide timely follow-up to customer service issues.
Perform additional similar and related duties as assigned.
High School (Grade 12) graduation plus an additional program of over one (1) and up to two (2) years in Tourism and Hospitality Management - Event Planning, Special Events Planning, Public Relations or equivalent.
Over one (1) year, up to and including two (2) years of experience in a municipal or community related public relations environment with proven experience in major special event planning and execution in a project team environment.
A valid, non-probationary Ontario Class G driver’s licence.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; superior customer service/public relations skills coupled with excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with community groups and/or the private sector, other levels of government.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Regular access to a vehicle.
Able to work independently and as part of a team.
**Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.
Job status: Contract
Job Type: Union
Applications must be received by: February 23, 2020
Alternate formats will be provided upon request.
As part of the corporation’s Modernizing Job Evaluation project, this position will undergo an evaluation which may result in a change to the rate of compensation. Any changes affecting this position will be communicated as information becomes available.
If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online at: www.brampton.ca/employment quoting reference #103701 by February 23, 2020 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.
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