We are currently seeking an Event & Venue Supervisor to join our team!

Posted Date: 
Friday, April 26, 2019
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Western Fair District is a not-for-profit agricultural Association that has deep roots in the City, evolving over a century-and-a-half from an agricultural fall Fair to a multi-faceted event centre which includes music and shopping, gaming and sports. The District is committed to providing entertaining experiences that enrich your life and the community and as part of our “not-for-profit” status we reinvest our revenue surpluses into upgrading our facilities and products to meet the needs of our community. 

We are currently seeking an Event & Venue Supervisor to join our team! 

The Event and Venue Supervisor reports directly to the Agriplex Director. The event and venue team are responsible to perform all tasks and duties required for the setup, operation and tear down of events.

  • Oversee scheduling, training and execution of all events.
  • Direct Supervisory duties for both Event teams including but not limited;
    - Effectively Scheduling staff to meet the requirements of each show while complying with the Employment Standards Act.
    - Conduct regular performance appraisals of assigned staff; make recommendations on compensation, training and development for staff.
    - Maintains cost control through effective labour management.
    - Monitors assigned operational budgets.
    - Develops and delivers staff training.
  • Provide WFD-wide Forklift and Aerial lift training; classroom, operational training as required and practical evaluations. Maintains all training records and appropriate files.
  • Maintains related documentation, files and data.
  • Handles normal customer complaints, referring more complex situations to a senior manager and focuses on customer service as a number one priority.
  • Liaises with other Western Fair District staff regarding requirements of exhibitors/promoters.
  • Liaises with Promoters/Show Managers when on site to ensure all needs are being met and fulfill any additional requirements.
  • Oversees and/or assists with the Set-up, Tear down, and operation of all events taking place in WFD facilities. Duties including but not limited to set-up/removal of stages, tables, chairs, horse stalls, signage, hydro, janitorial duties, and any other duties as required.
  • Ensures Buildings and inventory are in good working order and completes minor repairs/maintenance as required. Forwards any other repairs/maintenance requirements to the Director of Facility Management.
  • Liaises with WFD approved contractors for repairs and/or maintenance required in WFD facilities and/or on equipment. Fills out all appropriate documentation.
  • Operate certain pieces of equipment i.e. fork lift , aerial lift devices, scrubber, tractor
  • Must fill out Caretakers Log Book, Forklift and Aerial Lift Device Log Books and other documentation assigned.
  • Maintain inventories on WFD supplies and equipment and reports major needs to Agriplex Director.
  • Maintains awareness of legislation pertaining to the operations sector.
  • Must comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Western Fair District Health & Safety Policy and Awareness Program/Safety Manual, all Western Fair District procedures and any other applicable legislation.
  • Willing to work evenings, midnights and weekends as required.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Valid G driver’s license
  • Ability to obtain train the trainer Forklift and Aerial Lift certification
  • Experience in all aspects of customer service and people management.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and direct a team.
  • Strong communication, leadership, integration, problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Previous experience in working with budgets and staffing an asset.
  • Experience in the Consumer Trade Shows/Agricultural events an asset
  • College diploma in related discipline would be considered an asset
  • Previous Forklift and Aerial Lift Training/Operation an asset
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends including some holidays.
  • Regular lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling of medium weights up to 50 lbs
  • Environment - moving machinery, exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity, possible exposure to dust, dirt and animals

Does this sound like you? If so, we would love to hear from you!

Please submit your cover letter to hr@westernfairdistrict.com by Friday, May 10th at 3PM.