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Canada's Walk of Fame - Manager, Events & Programs

Application Deadline: 15 August 2023

Role Description

The Manager, Events and Programs will be a key role at Canada’s Walk of Fame, working closely with internal and external partners to plan, organize, and execute events to support existing programs. The role will also be responsible for working closely with our team on developing and maintaining external relationships with various parties to support our initiatives.

About Canada’s Walk of Fame

Canada’s Walk of Fame is a national not-for-profit organization that inspires all Canadians by proudly shining a light on extraordinary Canadian achievers and their successes. We engage ambitious young Canadians with opportunities to realize their potential for success and to make a positive difference in their community, across the country, and around the world. We recognize the significant impact of Canadian accomplishments and provide the foremost national platform to celebrate Canadian achievement.

Primary responsibilities

Event Management

● Manage the conceptualization, design, launch, and execution of new and existing CWOF events by working with internal and external stakeholders in order to ensure CWOF mandate and vision are well implemented

● Create, plan and manage events logistics, communications and timelines as well as compile final reports, including budgets, upon conclusion of the event to ensure partner satisfaction and continued relationship

● Plan and prioritize operations to ensure optimal performance with minimum delays

● Determine workforce, budget and partnership requirements to cover production demand and ensure CWOF quality standards are met

● Prepare detailed Run of Shows and final reports, including budget

Project Management

● Oversee the realization of the project vision and ensure that the CWOF brand is well reflected throughout the event as per the set agreements

● Travel to assigned event locations nationally to ensure proper execution of the project plan and alignment of timeline and budget

● Manage assigned projects as well as act at the contact point for inductees when requested

Contracts and proposals

Working closely with the internal team and external partners:

  • Prepare funding agreements as well as work on proposals for additional funding that includes working with our external team who manage grant applications, and sponsor selling pitches
  • Write, review and maintain contracts and proposals with partners to clarify and define partnership details and continuously strengthen existing partnerships

Capability Requirements – education, skills & experience

● A Post-secondary degree or diploma in Events Management, Marketing, or related discipline

● A minimum of 5 years of experience planning and executing events, ideally in an arts or culture-based organization (sports, music, entertainment, etc.)

● Demonstrated experience in working with external partners to coordinate events, both large and small

● Experience managing an annual budget for events

● Superior communication skills, oral and written, bilingualism in French an asset

● Experience working with software packages including Office 365, Google, Adobe products, etc.

● Highly detail-oriented

● Has a demonstrated ability to organize a high volume of tasks in a fast-paced environment

● Professional demeanour both in dealing with internal teams and external parties

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Canada’s Walk of Fame is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their citizenship, race, place of origin, ethnic origin, colour, ancestry, disability, age, creed, sex/pregnancy, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected ground under Human Rights.

If you require any accommodation during the application or interview process, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you.

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