EVENTS SPECIALIST (12-MONTH CONTRACT)

Date Posted: Feb 10, 2020
Application Deadline: Feb 23, 2020
Start Date: Feb 07, 2020

Salary From: 65K To 65K
Province: Ontario
Region: Peel Region
City: Brampton
Employee Benefits: Health
Organization's Field/Discipline: Doesn't apply
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Festival/event work
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

The City of Brampton
We’re building change in Brampton.
The urban centre we serve is one of the youngest, fastest growing, most diverse cities in the country. We’re aiming high and thinking big, to position Brampton as an emergent global city of the future.
 
Leaders in our organization understand success requires passion, creativity and agility. We value progress over process. We hold each other accountable. We are a team who is engaged, excited and empowered to deliver results for Brampton.
 

Job Description

Exciting things are happening at the City of Brampton. Take a look at what employees are working on related to our Term of Council Priorities moving us forward towards The Brampton 2040 Vision.
 
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.


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.


Additional Info:

Job status: Contract
Job Type:   Union
Applications must be received by:  February 23, 2020
 

How to Apply:

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. 

 

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. 

 



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