EVENTS SPECIALIST (8-MONTH CONTRACT)

City of Brampton - Brampton, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Description

EVENTS SPECIALIST (8-MONTH CONTRACT)

POSTING NUMBER: 103329

STARTING SALARY:$66,539.20 per yr

Are you passionate about food and beverage?

Take your passion to the next level and explore an opportunity at the forefront of food and beverage from a culinary tourism perspective while meeting the diverse tastes of our residents and visitors.

We are seeking a motivated and experienced Events Specialist who has demonstrated experience in implementation and maintenance of farmers’ markets as well as event strategic food and beverage opportunities.

Your drive and passion will help maximize strategic food and beverage opportunities at the City of Brampton within a compassionate culture of hospitality and a commitment to the comfort and well-being of the

people we serve. It’s the kind of work that builds on our reputation for excellence while strengthening communities every day.

AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Reporting to the Supervisor, Events, 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.

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.

SELECTION CRITERIA:
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.

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.

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**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: March 31, 2019

Alternate formats will be provided upon request.

If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online at: www.brampton.ca/employment quoting reference #103329 by March 31, 2019 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.

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.

The City is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Division of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.