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Special Events / Marketing Assistant (student)
Position Code:2017-SLPC-150
Business Unit:Fort Henry
Position Location:Kingston
Position Status:Student
Hours/Week:Variable up to 36.25
  
Job Description & Requirements
Join a dynamic team at Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that embraces customer service to provide visitors with a treasured experience. You will contribute to a great work environment with your high level of performance.

POSITION:  SPECIAL EVENTS / MARKETING ASSISTANT (student)

HOURS OF WORK: variable hours to a maximum of 36.25 hours per week (weekends, evenings and holidays as required)

DIVISION / LOCATION:
Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada
Kingston, Ontario

SALARY:
$12.25 per hour

PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT: May 8 to September 3, 2017

DUTIES:
THIS POSITION REPORTS TO THE SPECIAL EVENTS AND MARKETING UNITS AT FORT HENRY. THE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES ARE SPLIT 70% EVENTS, 20% MARKETING AND 10% OTHER DUTIES AS REQUIRED.


To provide a work/implementation plan in consultation with the Special Events and Marketing Officers. To take initiative in providing administrative and operational support for events and promotions. To prepare agendas, attend meetings and report minutes from Special Events/Marketing unit meetings. To source and arrange a variety of support services. To establish location requirements and physical event set up; follow up reports on events with recommendations for improvements/enhancements. To prepare and execute task lists. To liaise with internal and external clients in the pre, during and post event processes. To develop procedures and maintain statistical data required from events and marketing. To maintain a high level of internal/external customer service/visitor appreciation. To prepare and plan the distribution of event/marketing collateral locally and regionally as required. To liaise with other internal units and communicate initiatives. To produce and distribute internal event details and newsletters as required. To maintain free ink/media file and tracking records for coupons and other promotions. To initiate and monitor corporate web and online media activity according to department guidelines. To coordinate seating for special events as required. To coordinate all volunteer activities as they relate to special events, including briefing, recruiting and assisting in supervision. To perform other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge in organizing, planning, designing and staging of public events and event advertising and promotions; knowledge of appropriate public relations and communication techniques and practices; ability to communicate effectively with staff, sponsors, volunteers and service contacts; excellent written communication skills; superior creativity and organizational skills; working knowledge of computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite and various presentation, graphics and web software applications; personal commitment to exceptional customer service; ability to work weekends, evenings and holidays; working knowledge of cameras and other audio-visual equipment; valid driver’s licence; ability to meet the physical demands of the job including lifting, carrying, holding, bending, stooping, as well as loading and unloading materials and equipment.

In your resume and/or cover letter, please indicate specifically how your experience, skills and knowledge relate to the duties and qualifications stated above.  

HIRING FOR THE 2017 HAS BEEN COMPLETED. WE WILL CONTINUE TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS UNTIL LABOUR DAY AS VACANCIES MAY OCCUR DURING THE OPERATING SEASON.

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission is an equal opportunity employer.