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Dickens Fair Organizer

SEEKING an enthusiastic, experienced and connected individual to plan, implement and organize an established community Christmas Fair held at the James Bay Community Centre on December 7th, 2019. This is a PART TIME CONTRACT position, which starts September 1st and ends December 14th, 2019.

The Dickens Fair, hosted by the James Bay Market Society, is an annual event focused on providing a venue for local artisans to present their product. The event has 60 to 70 vendors which includes local crafters and food producers. The event also features a children’s activity area and a food cafe.

Applicants should have a good understanding of and appreciation for the event’s purpose and its relationship to the community at large.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement a large exhibit show.
  • Draft event budget, maintain cost controls and provide financial reports as required.
  • Work closely with existing Event Committee re: logistics, social media, creative ideas, overall input.
  • Create and/or work with others on event image and event promotional materials.
  • Develop and coordinate promotion and publicity efforts using print, electronic and social media.
  • Ensure all event activity complies with facility regulations.
  • Compile public survey results and feedback from exhibitors, volunteers and supervisors.
  • Provide post-event evaluation report with final event accounting to JBMS Board of Directors by December 14th, 2019.
  • Send ‘Thank you’ notes to all sponsors, donors and volunteers in an agreed-upon format.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

  • Proven experience managing and implementing large events and/or projects, both independently and with volunteers.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Proven organizational skills demonstrating detailed planning, time management, financial accountability, logistics, and flexibility.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written).
  • Proficient in interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Knowledgeable with word processing and spreadsheets programs.
  • Proficient in the effective use of with social media.
  • Creativity and problem-solving skills.

The successful applicant must have a computer and work space.

Closing Date for submissions: June 30th, 2019.

Please submit a resume and cover letter with references to the Dickens Fair Committee, James Bay Market Society at dickens@jamesbaymaket.com . Those applicants considered for an interview will be sent a detailed job description.

In early September, the successful applicant will begin orientation and training with the event’s long time committee.