The City of Yellowknife is an inclusive employer offering a dynamic and rewarding work environment that delivers valuable services to our residents. Working in Local Government provides many opportunities to not only develop your career but also to improve the lives of residents and visitors to Yellowknife! At the City, the diverse backgrounds of our employees help us to create a positive, safe and fun environment for us all. The City is committed to hiring a diverse and skilled workforce that is representative of the community, strengthening our ability to provide high quality services and excellent customer service to residents. In addition, the City of Yellowknife is committed to reconciliation and implementing actions intended to increase the number of Indigenous peoples who work for the City. The City of Yellowknife welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, and encourages Indigenous persons, visible minorities and persons with a disability to self-declare when submitting their application. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, innovative and well organized individual to assume the fast-paced position of Special Event Coordinator with the Community Services Department.
Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the incumbent organizes and hosts a minimum of 25 events per year. You will also create new events through external partnerships that in turn will build community spirit and enhance our community in heritage, culture and arts and increase wellness and inclusivity to all of the City’s events. Strong communications skills are a must as you will promote City programs and events. This individual sits on various committees, organizes meetings, records minutes and reports on events. Other duties include assisting with program registration and bookings, monitoring the City’s website to keep information current, as well as developing, planning, organizing, promoting and implementing City-offered programs and/or events.
This position requires a Recreation Degree and/or a diploma in a related field such as Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality Management Event Planning. The position also requires a minimum of two years of related practical experience, a valid N.W.T. driver’s license, general office skills, and computer experience including word-processing, report writing, spreadsheet and presentation development and recreation management software. To be successful in this position, the incumbent must possess strong communication, organization, public relations and customer service skills.
The City of Yellowknife offers an attractive salary of $71,289 - $87,445 and a benefit package which includes a monthly housing allowance and defined benefit pension plan.
Qualified applicants are required to apply no later than September 24, 2021.
Please visit the City of Yellowknife Website at: www.yellowknife.ca to submit your resume.
Please be advised that the City of Yellowknife requires all prospective employees to provide a criminal records check prior to employment. We thank all applicants who apply, but advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.