Event Manager of Live Entertainment

Greater Vancouver, British Columbia 3 February

Pacific National Exhibition

  • Description

    Full-time Permanent
    Date Posted: January 21, 2019

    Who we are…
    The Pacific National Exhibition is an iconic institution in BC, famous for bringing generations of people together to celebrate and build memories. This 108 year old, non-profit organization generates revenue through four activity streams: the 15 day annual summer Fair which averages 800,000 guests each year, Playland amusement park which welcomes 375,000 guests annually including Fright Nights, year-round events including concerts, festivals, sporting events, trade shows, film, cultural and community events. The fourth activity stream is park care and facility maintenance. The PNE is proud of the work it does at Hastings Park and has a vibrant team that is passionate about events, guest experience and being the best we can be.

    At the PNE, we strive to create an environment that reflects our organization’s core values: Enthusiasm, Excellence, and Evolution. With a focus on these core values, we are committed to achieving our mission which is to “Deliver Memorable Experiences” for all who interact with the PNE whether it is our guests, our employees or the community.

    We are looking for a collaborative, self-starter to take on the role of Event Manager within the Operations Team at the PNE. The Event Manager will be responsible for planning and executing a wide range of live events and will be responsible for all event day deliverables. This individual will work closely with many departments within the organization to ensure a seamless event experience for PNE clients and guests.

    Why join our Team?
    •Exhilarating and fun-loving culture
    •Flexible work environment
    •Be a part of the growth of one of Vancouver’s most iconic institutions
    •Join a diverse, passionate and enthusiastic team
    •Ranked in the top 20 as one of BC’s most loved brands – BC Business 2017

    What will you do this year?
    In your role as the Event Manager, your primary accountabilities will be to:
    •Plan and execute a wide range of PNE events including but not limited to concerts, festivals, sporting events, community events and tradeshows
    •Develop and actively manage positive relationships with production managers, tradeshow producers, concert promoters and other PNE stakeholders
    •Act as the venue representative on event days by managing client request and troubleshooting operational issues
    •Coordinate staffing levels, public safety, facility maintenance, load-in, load out and all other event operations
    •Ensure adherence to venue policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, alcohol management, customer service, and labour management
    •Ensure venues are prepared in accordance to contract requirements and client expectations
    •Create production schedules, timelines, event specs and other event planning material
    •Work closely with the Ticketing Department on the event build, venue configuration and other ticketing matters
    •Assist the Sales Department with event billing and settlement procedures
    •Perform other related duties as required.

    What else?
    •Must have 2 years of experience in the live events industry
    •Diploma, Certificate or degree in Event Management, Business Administration or a relevant discipline or an equivalent combination of education & experience
    •Must be able to work an event-based work schedule which includes weekends, late nights, extended hours and extended workweeks
    •Proven record of building strong relationships with the general public, industry partners and internal and external business stakeholders
    •Experience working in a similar venue is considered an asset
    •Ability to create planning documents and tools to efficiently execute events
    •Experience with production and technical personnel is considered an asset
    •Must possess good decision-making skills with the ability to react well to high-pressure situations and tight timelines
    •Successful candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check

    Who are you?
    •Detail-oriented
    •Strong organizational skills
    •Eager self-starter
    •Motivated by fast-paced environments
    •Skilled at problem-solving
    •Effective communicator
    •Committed to striving for excellence

    Where and when to APPLY?
    Applications can be submitted via the PNE website at www.pne.ca/jobs and will be accepted until the role is filled.

    Preference will be given to candidates who submit their resume/cover letter before Sunday, February 17, 2019. We look forward to hearing from you!
  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Requirements

  • Minimum education level: High school
  • Years of experience: 2
  • Language(s): English
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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Job summary

  • Event Manager of Live Entertainment

  • Employer

    Pacific National Exhibition

  • Location

    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Work type

    Full Time

  • Type of contract

    Permanent contract

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