Special Events Assistant - City of Burnaby

City of Burnaby

Special Events Assistant

Competition No.:


$26.34 plus 12% in lieu of benefits

Last Updated:
6/2/21 9:01 AM

The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.  With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team.  People like you!

Passionate about bringing unique events and festivals to life? Have the know-how to put the pieces together to create something memorable? Then our auxiliary Special Events Assistant position might be for you! You’re a highly organized person with incredible time management skills. You know where things need to be, how they need to be done, and by whom. You’re also a fantastic communicator who can easily engage with various internal and external contacts. You’ll be supporting our Special Events Officer to develop, plan, and coordinate a wide variety of special events and festivals. You’ll have a say in site design, connecting with vendors and performers, determining layout and setup, sourcing event participants and supplies, preparing reports and administrative files. You will also perform other related work as required.

Your application should highlight strong related work experience in event and festival planning. A Cultural and Arts related background and strong clerical experience are considered assets in this role, especially stage management or site management positions. Your application should include your experience with artist booking and coordination, as well as on-site event coordination. You should also note if you have working knowledge of sound equipment including microphones and amps. Strong writing skills including professional emails and daily event reports is also required. Your application should also highlight your experiences dealing with external community groups as well as sourcing resources for events and festivals. Strong administration abilities should also be noted on your application. Ideally your application will also highlight the types and sizes of the different events you have helped coordinate. A Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia is required.

Please apply online at www.burnaby.ca/careers by June 14, 2021.

Applicants under consideration will required to consent to a Criminal Records Check.

Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

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

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Visit us at www.burnaby.ca

Organization: City of Burnaby
Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Event Planning/Management
Posted: June 2, 2021, 2:26 pm
Expires: June 14, 2021, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Part Time
Employment Length: Temporary
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $26.34 Hour

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