LS2 – Marketing Coordinator – Latin Sparks Festival

LS2 – Marketing Coordinator – Latin Sparks Festival

Contract Term: Desired 26 Weeks   Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

End Date: Approved to the Province of Ontario’s current fiscal year end March 31, 2019.  Desired additional weeks, ending July 5, 2019, is pending the approval of Ottawa Festivals’ fiscal year (2019-2020) JCP application with the Province.

Summary: The Latin Sparks Festival™ is one of the largest Latin events in Canada gathering thousands of guests for a night of artistic entertainment, dance, food and culture. You will support the Event Manager in the planning, coordination, and execution of the festival.

Office Location:  Westboro, Ottawa

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the Marketing Director in developing an overall marketing strategy.
  • Opportunity to lead sub-components of the marketing strategy (which can include activations, contests on social media, creative content development, advertising partners, help develop email campaigns and more).
  • Administrative tasks including taking meeting minutes, logging hours, and managing internal communication.
  • Work alongside a team of graphic designers and video editors in developing creative content and promotional material on time and on budget.
  • Support the development of content for social media (Facebook & Instagram).
  • Conduct outreach and develop partnerships with community players that can provide cross promotional opportunities.
  • Work with Marketing Director in creating post-event surveys to evaluate customer satisfaction and gather customer

Who are you?

  • You’re well organized, self-disciplined, and a quick learner.
  • You can multitask and have the ability to see the big
  • You love to brainstorm and to break any restrictions on what is ‘possible’.
  • You’re a hustler! And you’re not scared to get your hands dirty with hard work!
  • You’re eligible to participate in Ontario’s Job Creation Partnership (JCP) program by meeting the following criteria:
  1. You’re a resident, living in Ontario
  2. You are not a full time student (attending school part time is allowable)
  3. You’re not leaving employment to participate; you can work a part time job of up to 20 hrs/week
  4. You also meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • Previously employed in Canada in any five of the last ten years and earned income in excess of $2000, OR
  • Previously established a Service Canada Employment Insurance benefit claim: regular benefits within the last three years or maternity/parental within the last five years

What is offered?

Incumbents are offered positions of 30 hours per week (4 days per week) and are provided a payment of $423 per week ($14.10 per hour) by the Province of Ontario.


Forward your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please note, only selected candidates who meet the JCP eligibility criteria will be contacted for an interview; applicants must indicate how they meet the eligibility in their email and/or cover letter. To learn more about the JCP program, please click here