EVENTS SPECIALIST

Date Posted: May 21, 2020
Application Deadline: Jun 04, 2020
Start Date: Jul 06, 2020

Salary From: 70K To 70K
Province: Ontario
Region: Peel Region
City: Brampton
Employee Benefits: Health, Pension, Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: Business
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

The Corporation of the City of Brampton
The City of Brampton is the 9th largest city in Canada and the third-largest in the Greater Toronto Area. Our population is among the most diverse and multicultural in Canada, representing people from more than 175 distinct ethnic backgrounds who speak more than 70 different languages. With a variety of services and programs provided to the residents of Brampton, our employment opportunities are challenging, diverse and rewarding. As an employer, the City of Brampton offers a competitive benefits plan, lucrative pension plan, education and training programs, tuition reimbursement, advancement opportunities, open and communicative management style and the opportunity to make a difference in the community.

The mission of the City's Cultural Services division is to leverage arts, culture and creative expression to build a vibrant and cohesive community, advance economic development, and support Brampton’s urban and neighbourhood transformation. We strive to be connected and engaged cultural leaders, elevating the lived experience for residents and driving community attachment, facilitating opportunity and promoting our local creators, and amazing our visitors with the unrealized abundance that Brampton has to offer.
 

Job Description

POSTING NUMBER: 103773
STARTING SALARY:  $69,232.80 PER ANNUM
 
AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:
 
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 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 City 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.
 
 

Requirements:

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.

 **Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.
 
Job status: Permanent
Job Type:   Union
 
Applications must be received by: June 4, 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.
 

How to Apply:

If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online at: www.brampton.ca/employment quoting reference #103773 by June 4, 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.
 

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