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Job Details: Parks Event Bookings Assistant (Summer Student)

Job Details
Open Date Dec 21 2021 - 11:00:00 AM Close Date Jan 28 2022 - 04:00:00 PM
Position Title Parks Event Bookings Assistant (Summer Student) Posting Type Seasonal Full Time
Posting Status Active Position Length Fixed Term
Department Group Parks, Forestry & Cemetery Services Hours per Week 35
Department Community Services Openings 1
Education Other    
Competition PT22-10
Salary Range $17.70/hour
Union Position No


Position Description: A summer student position exists for an individual to assist at Waterloo Park with events and bookings during summer.  Direction and supervision will be provided by the Administrative Assistant, Parks, Forestry & Cemetery Services.

Primary Work Location: Waterloo Service Centre

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, typically Monday to Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm with occasional evening and weekends required.

Term of Employment: May 2 to September 2, 2022

• Assist with park bookings and event scheduling, respond to customer inquiries via email and telephone in a timely manner
• Provide customer service to residents, rental groups and the community
• Connect with minor sports groups when there are field delays/cancellations
• Assist with planning, setup and execution of Environment and Parks Services events and initiatives (eg. Earth Day, Community Cleanup, Friends of Waterloo Park etc.)
• Provide administrative support to the Parks, Forestry & Cemetery Services Team (scanning and filing)
• Assist Environment and Parks Administrative Assistant with day to day administrative tasks
• Data entry
• Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
• 1-2 years of related post-secondary education in a related field eg. Recreation and Leisure, Tourism, Event and Hospitality Management
• Experience working in team-based event programs
• Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
• Effective time management and organizational skills
• Ability to organize work tasks with minimal direction
• Ability to multitask, handle changing priorities and disruptions in an office environment
• Demonstrated attention to detail
• Ability to perform repetitive tasks
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office
• Experience using ActiveNet and OpenText would be considered an asset
• A satisfactory police criminal and judicial matters check is required as a condition of hire

COVID-19 Vaccination:
In accordance with the City of Waterloo’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, new City of Waterloo employees (or employees re-hired after a minimum of 3 months) are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire, subject to accommodations required in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Online Application Process: Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume in one document through the online application process.  Upon submission you will receive an email confirming your application has been successfully received.

Be You @ Waterloo: At the City of Waterloo, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. All interested and qualified candidates, including Indigenous persons, Black persons, non-Black racialized persons/persons of colour, women, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ and those interested in joining our team are encouraged to apply.

Accommodation: The City of Waterloo is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace that is welcoming, inclusive, and barrier-free. Accommodations in accordance with the Human Rights Code and other applicable legislation are available throughout all stages of the recruitment process. For accommodation during the application process, applicants are requested to make their needs known via email at recruitment@waterloo.ca, quoting the position and competition number. Applicants advanced through to subsequent stages of the recruitment process will be provided with additional opportunities to make their needs known.