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Culture and Events Assistant

Job Details
Open Date Jan 22 2020 - 09:00:00 AM Close Date Mar 31 2020 - 04:00:00 PM
Position Title Culture and Events Assistant Posting Type Casual Part Time
Posting Status Active Position Length Fixed Term
Department Group Economic Development Hours per Week 35
Department Office of the CAO Openings 2
Education Bachelor's Degree    
Competition 20PT-10-CEA
Salary Range $14.75-15.25
Union Position No


Rate of pay: $14.75 per hour

Hours per week: 35hrs (includes day, evening and weekend shifts)

Anticipated start date: May 11, 2020 – September 7, 2020

Level of Education: University/College

Fields of Study: Event Management, Recreation, Arts, Tourism


Application Deadline:

The deadline to apply for the first round of interviews is February 17, 2020. This posting will remain open until March 31, 2020. Applications submitted after February 17, 2020 will only be reviewed on an as needed basis.


Position Description:

As a member of the Economic Development – Arts and Culture team, the Culture & Events Assistant will assist with the delivery of both City and community-led cultural programs.  As a team member of the Arts and Culture unit, staff demonstrate support for corporate values and participate fully in achieving the goals and objectives of the Economic Development Division.  Our team’s mission is: to support the attraction and retention of local talent, cultural tourism and placemaking.


Tasks & Accountabilities:

  • Provide assistance to Arts and Culture staff in the delivery of outdoor events and programs

  • Assist with set-up, take-down and operation of various outdoor events

  • Communicate effectively and provide excellent customer service to members of the public, community organizations, volunteers and businesses associated with events and programs
  • Collaborate with staff from cross-functional departments within the City

  • Assist with special projects in collaboration with the Arts and Culture staff



  • High school diploma

  • 1-2 years of related education

  • Standard First Aid (not Emergency First Aid) or intent to obtain First Aid training prior to start date

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Effective time management and organizational skills

  • Flexible availability to accommodate a varied work schedule, including evenings and weekends

  • Capable of performing hands-on, physical work in an outdoor environment

  • Willing and able to work in various weather conditions

  • Must have a G2 driver’s license with a satisfactory diver’s abstract check; G class driver’s license is preferred.

  • Safety requirements require Green Patch (CSA approved) work boots be worn when working

  • A satisfactory police criminal and judicial matters check is required as a condition of hire

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 LBS
  • Work involves bending, kneeling, walking, climbing and driving activities
  • Physical work in various weather conditions


How to Apply: Complete the contact information below and upload your application document (cover letter, resume, etc.) as one file in the "Resume and Cover Letter" field below. When finished, click Submit Application.

The City of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.