Events Assistant
Hospice Niagara
St. Catharines, ON
Hospice Niagara, a not-for-profit charitable organization that focuses on improving the quality of life for people living with life-limiting illnesses, death, dying, grief and loss, is seeking an Events Assistant.

Length of job position: April 29 to August 23, 2019 (17 Weeks)
37.5 hours/week

Applicants must meet the (below) eligibility criteria, per the grant requirements:

Between 17 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
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
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
Educational and work experience emphasis on marketing, public relations, community relations, event management, or related discipline
Valid Ontario “G” driver’s license and access to personal vehicle with current vehicle insurance policy indicating a minimum of $1 million liability
Access to a personal smart phone for event posts
Some physical requirements to set-up and tear down events, and move supplies

Computer literate in all Microsoft Office applications, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Word Press, Adobe, Publisher, Photoshop and InDesign
Event planning and implementation experience
Outgoing, friendly, “can-do” attitude
Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Strong attention to detail
Demonstrated creativity and professionalism
Competence and accuracy in entering data, as well as working with Excel spreadsheets
Willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays
Ability to manage varying priorities, working under tight timelines

Key Responsibilities:
Assist with the planning, implementation and evaluation of the fundraising events, such as the 5 Car Draw, Hike for Hospice, Golf Tournament and Taste
Assist with event promotions and communications
Promote all events through social media (Facebook, Twitter) and website
Stewardship of retail outlets, ticket sellers, festival and event contacts, auto dealerships, etc.
Coordinate ticket kiosks and car displays at festivals and events throughout Niagara
Provide onsite support at Hike for Hospice (May 5, 2019), Golf Tournament (June 24, 2019), 5 Car Draw Early Bird Draw (June 14-16, 2019) and 5 Car Draw Final Draw (Aug 2-5, 2019). Other dates as determined.
Arrange to deliver and pick-up tickets and money from various outlets throughout Niagara
Coordinate sign out/in of tickets and cash; process payments
Provide input into post event reports
Other duties, as required