Req ID: 24190

Vacancy Type: Temporary

Number of Positions: 1

Closing Date: 11/23/2023


  • Oversees event intake and coordination at the Living Arts Centre, Celebration Square, Meadowvale Theatre, Paramount Fine Foods Centre, Small Arms Inspection building and outdoor venues;
  • Oversees the client management as it relates to the administration of contracts, providing quotes, collecting event details and reconciling event settlements;
  • Oversees the event production team; developing and implementing City-Produced programming and events that attract residents and visitors twelve months a year;
  • Grow and develop city-produced events and place-making activities, with internal and external stakeholders, to make Saugalive venues Mississauga's premiere indoor/outdoor event destination;
  • Organize regular meetings with key internal partners such as Customer Service Centre, Marketing, Sponsorship, Grants, Tourism, Event Services teams.
  • Develop and implement annual work plan. Contribute to the development of multi-year business plans;
  • Develop innovative partnerships with private sector partners and cultural organizations to continuously improve the quality and profile of City-produced events and activities;
  • Develop and maintain risk assessments and security plans for events;
  • Work with the marketing team to develop annual communications plans;
  • Oversee the administration of contracts and booking agreements for city-produced performers;
  • Work within the annual operating budget, utilizing department and community resources to maximize public participation and operating revenues through grants advertising and sponsorships;
  • Liaise with elected officials, departments, public, consultants, as required; maximizes the use of the Venues through co-operative programming, partnership arrangements and special events.
  • Ensures that resources are effectively utilized.
  • Ensures due diligence is carried out in all areas of risk management, contract management and safety training
  • Oversees the recruitment, training, staff development and performance management process for all direct reports within the Venues and ensures that evaluations are carried out on all other staff.
  • Prepares written reports for the Manager Culture and Events on various topics; other related duties as assigned.
  • Prepares reports, memos, correspondence and documents for Director, Commissioner and Council as required;
  • Responsible for development and on-going monitoring of Events operating budget. Makes adjustments (as required throughout the year) to ensure adherence to the budget.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable City policies, procedures and applicable legislation and training requirements.
  • Instills a culture of compliance, accountability, continuous improvement and efficiency;
  • Anticipate and assess future trends to develop strategy and policies that position Culture & Event Services for success;
  • Liaise with elected officials, departments, public, consultants, as required; maximizes the use of Event venues
  • Develop options to increase revenues, institute efficiencies
  • Inspires and motivates staff to establish a positive work environment and culture;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Graduate from a recognized Post-Secondary Institution with a degree or diploma in Business, Planning, Public Administration, Event Management, Sports Administration Management, Arts Management, or a related discipline;
  • Experience in managing an event and/or entertainment venue familiar with ticketing, bookings, settlements, front of house, technical services and event day operations.; Strong industry network
  • Minimum 7 years progressive management experience (municipal experience would be considered an asset);
  • Must have strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to develop partnerships and work collaboratively with the community, businesses and government organizations.
  • Proven experience with translating a vision or strategy into reality;
  • Strong knowledge of the culture sectors with proven examples of success;
  • Demonstrated superior judgement, and decision making skills, strong supervisory, leadership and team building abilities required;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills required and the ability to liaise effectively with the public, elected officials and outside agencies;
  • Strong political acuity and judgement;
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills;

Hourly Rate/Salary: $59.97- $79.97

Hours of Work: 35

Work Location: Living Arts Centre

Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Recreation & Culture Division , Culture & Events

Non-Union/Union: Non Union

A Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) or Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

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Mississauga, ON, Canada
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