Société canadienne d'hypothèques et de logement


Adjoint Coordonnateur d'événements

Vancouver, British Columbia
Early Career

Sector:  Finances 

Linguistic designation:  English essential 

Language proficiency levels (Reading / writing / speaking):  ZZZ 

Salary range:  $46955.73 to $52173.03

Position type:  Temporary full-time 

Granville Island is administered by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) on behalf of the Government of Canada. CMHC's mission is to ensure the maintenance and promotion of Granville Island as a unique urban oasis in the very heart of Vancouver, a place where visitors, regardless of age and income, can gather, explore or participate in various cultural, recreational, educational, commercial, artistic and industrial activities throughout the year.

Improving accessibility, creating a market district, developing a more lively arts and innovation area and restoring the public domain are the major strategies recommended in the Granville Island 2040 plan: bridging the past and the future , launched by CMHC - Granville Island. The report builds on successes from the past, while making bold new recommendations that anticipate how Granville Island can remain a dynamic destination for sightseeing and entertainment for future generations. For more information and to read the full report, visit

Objective of the role

  • The assistant coordinator provides support to the public affairs and programming department for the conceptualization, planning and production of Granville Island programming throughout the year and assists in the creation and development of new events. public.
  • What you should have
  • At least four (4) years of experience in organizing, managing and carrying out events. Experience gained at large public events or festivals is an asset.
  • Post-secondary training in event management, activity management, arts administration or equivalent professional experience.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects within tight deadlines.
  • Experience in using Microsoft Word and Excel is essential. Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is an asset.
  • The ability to work independently by coordinating individual tasks without losing sight of the bigger picture.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to motivate people and enjoy working with them.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
  • Proven ability to work in a team and provide excellent customer service.

What you will do

  • Assisting the Coordinator, Programming and Cultural Activities, in activities related to the production of the annual programming of events that take place in the rooms and public spaces of Granville Island. Duties include liaising with external artists and cultural organizers and their teams, purchasing supplies and equipment, setting up and taking down facilities, and administrative support. The incumbent will help to ensure that events on the Island meet objectives and take place on time and on budget. 
  • Perform administrative tasks related to the production of events, such as supplying, filing, preparing contracts to be approved and signed by the artists and coordinating with the artists. The assistant coordinator's work schedule reflects the priority given to his presence at all major events. The incumbent will therefore have to work a flexible work schedule that will include weekend days and shifts. This may include its presence at events organized by partners, with the manager's prior approval.
  • Work as a team to develop a new program that strengthens the festival culture of Granville Island, creating opportunities for the public to enjoy artistic and cultural experiences throughout the year, during the day and in the evening.
  • Communicate with Granville Island employees, tenants, security, traffic control and persons participating in the events to provide information on the events and ensure their smooth running.
  • Offer physical support to production, if necessary, by installing and dismantling event equipment such as tents and tables, setting up decorations, installing posters, etc.
  • Licensee must, upon request, provide support to festivals and events held on Granville Island, including Canada Day on Granville Island, Lunar New Year, Vancouver International Children's Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival , the Wooden Boat Festival, Culture Days, the Vancouver International Fringe Festival, the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival, the Vancouver Writers Festival, New Works dance performances, the Winter Solstice.

Job Requisition ID: 4311  

Main place of work:  Vancouver ,  British Columbia   

Other locations:  

Security Requirement:  Reliability Rating 

Mandatory business  travel : Limited travel 


  • Your request must clearly demonstrate that you meet the requirements of the position.
  • The selected candidates may be asked to make a presentation or perform an analysis at the time of their interview. If so, they will be notified. If candidates have to take tests, they will be informed in advance.
  • We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest. Please note, however, that we will only communicate with those selected for the remainder of the process.
  • Please let us know if you have any special needs that we will need to take into account if you are one of the people interviewed or called for a test.
  • The candidate who does not meet all the requirements of the position can be appointed in under-classification. The candidate will be hired on a lower salary scale than that of the advertised position.
  • In all cases, permanent employees must successfully complete the trial period imposed by the Company before applying for a new position.
  • All permanent employees must hold their current position for at least one (1) year before applying for a new position.
  • For a temporary assignment, please obtain the approval of your manager before applying, if not, the approval of his manager to apply for a new position. 
  • Job applications received through this competition will be kept for six months and will be considered when staffing similar positions within CMHC.

CMHC is an employer that values ​​diversity and promotes the learning and use of Canada's two official languages. She is committed to promoting employment equity and strongly encourages women, Aboriginals, members of visible minorities and people with disabilities to apply.

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