REPOSTED #23-21 Special Event Assistant

Job Status
Closing Date
Corporate Services

Competition #23-21

8-Month Termed Position (potential to be extended)

POSITION TITLE:     Special Event Assistant
DEPARTMENT:         Corporate Services
HOURS OF WORK:   17-35 hours per week
POSTING DATE:       Monday, November 6, 2023
CLOSING DATE:       4:00 p.m., Monday, November 20 , 2023
HOURLY RATE:         $28.00

The Town of Smithers has an exciting opportunity for a Special Event Assistant to join the Corporate Services Department! This exempt position will be part-time for the first 6-months, transitioning to full-time hours for the remainder of the term.

Surrounded by mountain ranges, Smithers is a northern gem, nestled at the base of Hudson Bay Mountain. With a population of 5,400, it is a service hub for a surrounding region comprising of a population of approximately 15,000.

Residents enjoy 4 seasons of recreational activities, including a ski hill within a half an hour of town. The region offers world-class fishing, backcountry and cross-country skiing, hunting, golfing and alpine trails for hiking and horseback riding coupled with a lively music scene, Art Gallery, Museum, theatrical performances, and an energetic sporting community.

Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, the Special Event Assistant performs a variety of event planning and administrative functions, specifically for the preparation and implementation of Special Event – North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA) – 2024 Conference. There may be some requirement to work after hours, in the evenings for planning and attending the Special Event.

Essential Qualifications Include:
• High School Diploma or equivalent.
• 2 years administrative support experience in Local Government or related is preferred.
• Minimum 2 years administrative experience with large scale event planning or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Good communication and problem-solving skills.
• Strong time management skills with the ability to multitask.

The Town of Smithers offers a competitive wage ($28.00/hr).
Further information, including a complete job description, is available here.

Candidates may be required to undergo a comprehensive evaluation of skills, qualifications, and abilities.

If you are interested in this exciting career opportunity with the Town of Smithers, please submit your cover letter and resume with three professional references, no later than 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 11, 2023, to:

Human Resources
Competition #23-21
Box 879, 1027 Aldous Street
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

The Town of Smithers thanks all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Town of Smithers is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.