New Job Special Events Assistant In British Columbia

Special Events Assistant
Special Events Assistant

Special Events Assistant

Company : City of Burnaby
Salary : $28.35 an hour
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

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 the City’s Special Events Team 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.

Qualifications include completion of Grade 12 and related work experience in supporting events and/or festivals. A Cultural and Arts related background, especially program/event assistance, stage management, event management, and strong clerical experience are considered assets in this role. Your application should outline your experience with artist/performer bookings and coordination, as well as on-site event support. Strong writing skills including professional emails and daily event reports are recommended for the position. Your application should highlight your experiences working with community groups as well as sourcing resources for events and festivals. A Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia is required. An Occupational First Aid Level 1 is an asset.

Availability on the weekends as well as Statutory holidays is a requirement for this position.

Wage: $28.35 per hour + 12% paid in lieu of benefits.

Please apply online at This competition will remain open until filled.

Applicants under consideration will be required to consent to a Police Information Check.

Please contact People and Culture at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application.

At the City of Burnaby, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce that authentically mirrors the vibrant community we proudly serve. We consistently embrace diversity and endeavor to build an inclusive workforce that celebrates the richness of our community. We warmly welcome applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, and life experiences to join us in shaping a more vibrant and equitable future together.

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

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.