Event Coordinator

This job is pending approval, expected in mid to late April, through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

Job Duties

Coordinate events

  • Coordinate pre-event operational logistics, including equipment rental, supplies, catering, entertainment, displays and parking/shuttle
  • Coordinate during event operations and tear-down
  • Coordinate post-event logistics and operations
  • Coordinate event volunteers and roles
  • Coordinate advertising and event outreach
  • Coordinate and develop partnerships, sponsorships and donations
  • Maintain event budget and records

Coordinate research

  • Research event, trade show and other fundraising opportunities
  • Research feasibility of and develop recommendations for a fall fundraising event


To be eligible under the Canada Summer Jobs program, applicants must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment*; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

International students are not eligible participants.


  • reliable transportation to our facility in North Gower (there is no public transit available)
  • enrollment in a post-secondary institution in event management, hospitality, fundraising, marketing, communications, business or related program; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • previous event management experience an asset
  • exceptional planning, organizing and problem-solving skills
  • ability to meet tight and evolving deadlines, through the use of strong organizational and time management skills
  • ability to manage and prioritize professional responsibilities
  • excellent, proven verbal and written communications skills, including telephone skills
  • ability to thrive in a high-energy, challenging environment
  • strong interpersonal skills and ability to motivate others
  • strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office software
  • proficiency in eTapestry software an asset

Term and Compensation

This is a 40 hr/wk position to begin as early as April 23 for up to 16 weeks. Wages are $15.00/hr. Some shift work, weekends and evenings are required.

Application Instructions

To apply, send your resume, cover letter (including your availability and eligibility under the Canada Summer Jobs program), and two written references by email to info @ rideauwildlife.org. 

Only complete applications will be accepted. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please no inquiries.