WS1-Event Assistant-Wesley Clover Parks

Position: WS1 – Event Assistant – Wesley Clover Parks

Contract Length:  26 Weeks                            Start Date: June 1, 2024                   End Date:  December 15, 2024

Work Schedule:  Full Time – 4 business days per week (32 hours)                         Location:  Hybrid Nepean office + home

Summary: This position is funded through Ontario’s Job Creation Partnerships (see more details below).Administratively supports the Community Events Manager and is tasked with other projects and duties that support the set up and execution of large-scale events that are held onsite.

The Opportunity:

  • Assist with planning of onsite events – coordinate tasks with other departments.
  • Respond to emails and inquiries regarding events held onsite.
  • Assist with event management during events in conjunction with the Event, Equestrian & Operations Team.
  • Assist the Program Manager: help prepare, process and file vendor and performer contracts.
  • Determine food and beverage needs for each event and help negotiate with suppliers.
  • Liaise with partners and supporters to ensure the sponsor requirements such as visibility, complimentary tickets, etc for each event are met.
  • Assist with sending out marketing materials.
  • Assist Events Manager in duties associated with planning larger long-term attractions coming to the site.
  • Work alongside all members of the team to support during set-up and tear down of various events.
  • Liaise with other event staff as necessary, support other related activities as needed.

Skills and Qualifications Required:

  • Post-secondary education, ideally in a related field.
  • Computer literate with recent experience using MS Office programs.
  • Ability to work under pressure and on various projects simultaneously and autonomously.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Previous event experience would be an asset.

Additional Qualifications Required:

Candidate eligibility for JCP is determined according to the following criteria:

  1. An unemployed job seeker or those employed less than 20 hours per week
  2. A permanent resident living in Ontario who is legally authorized to work in Canada

In addition, candidates must meet, and have documentation for, at least one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have an active Employment Insurance (EI) claim or
  • Previously established an EI benefit period within the last five years or
  • Paid employee payroll premiums (EI premiums – Box 18 on your T4) in at least three of the previous ten years (where earnings have been at least $2K in each of those years or
  • Received the Employment Insurance Emergency Response benefit (CERB) within the previous five year

NOTE 1: Those registered in full-time academic studies are not eligible to be considered.

NOTE 2: If you are eligible to receive Employment Insurance (EI) benefits you must apply for those benefits in advance of JCP participation.


$662 (gross) per week provided by the Province of Ontario ($20.6875 based on 32 hours per week).

What’s Next? 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 visit: Ottawa Festivals welcomes and encourages applications from all eligible individuals.