Events Specialist

Posted on January 08, 2020

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Events Specialist

Canada's Ocean Supercluster in Multiple Locations

Fredericton, NB | Halifax, NS | St. John's, NL | Charlottetown, PE

Events Specialist
Canada's Ocean Supercluster

Join the Ocean Supercluster team for an exciting and challenging opportunity as Events Specialist. We are looking for a detail-oriented professional who is willing to learn and work in a fast-paced environment as we connect with Ocean Supercluster (OSC) members to grow the ocean economy Canada.

The Events Specialist supports the preparation and execution of the OSC's member events as well as smaller events and forums.

Contract (1 year) salaried position (1 position)

Location: Any Atlantic Canadian location.
Note: We are looking for applicants from diverse groups. Canadian experience not required.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute logistics for all conferences and events
  • Manage multiple, complex timetables successfully in a collaborative and fast paced environment
  • Organize internal team meetings to design and manage the event plan
  • Manage all event logistics, ensuring events run smoothly and on time
  • Create and manage event budgets and invoicing
  • Organize transportation, hire and coordinate speakers or presenters, hire/manage Audio Visual teams as/if necessary
  • Assist delegates with conference event planning and project coordination inquiries
  • Support the communications team with marketing and promotional activities for events
  • Manage incoming event requests and build relationships with speakers and participants
  • Participate in interdepartmental and cross-functional discussions pertaining to events
  • Write post-event reports outlining key successes and opportunities for improvement

Required Competencies:

  • Post-secondary degree, diploma program completion, or relevant job experience
  • At least one year of experience in a similar role
  • Personable, presentable, articulate and able to work effectively with a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving abilities
  • The ability to multi-task and juggle multiple priorities

We think you would enjoy this role if:

  • You enjoy hosting events and seeing the outcome of your keen eye for detail.
  • You are self-motivated to always improve your work and try new things.
  • You love creating and thinking about the big picture.
  • You like working in a startup environment.

Join our pan-Atlantic team in our next critical stage of growth and development. This a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in working in the Canadian ocean economy and innovation sectors alongside large and small companies, research institutions and non-profits, as well as building exceptional member experiences. You'll learn a lot about what it takes to build a collaborative national initiative.


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