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GranFondo Canada

Application Deadline: November 30, 2012   Starting Date: March 4, 2013

Position: Event Operations Internship

Job Description:

Internship: Event Management & Operations
Company: TOIT Events Inc.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia (CANADA)
Job Title: Event Operations Internship
Term: Commencing March 4, 2013, (7 months: 2 positions)
Commencing May 6, 2013, (5 months: 1 position)

Application deadline: Sunday, November 30, 2013 (12:00am - midnight)

Founded in 2007, TOIT Events Inc. is an event management group committed to the development, planning and execution of world-class sport events. GranFondo Canada (cycling) and Step Ahead (running) are divisions of TOIT Events Inc.

This is the chance to live in a world-class Olympic city and work with an established, dynamic and growing entrepreneurial company that is not only planning events, but creating unique opportunities for people to participate in premium destination tourism experiences. Our offices are located in the heart of the city and well served by public transit (both commuter train and bus service).

The intern will work with the Operations staff to assist with the detailed planning and delivery of the events. This position will be within the Operations team at TOIT Events Inc., however the intern can look forward to the opportunity of being exposed to all aspects of the business.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Event Operations Assistant(s) can expect to be tackling any number of the projects outlined below.
• Signage Program – development, order, production, distribution, setup, takedown, and inventory management
• Planning and operation of the Event Communication Centre
• Planning and execution of the FamilyFundo Kids Ride
• Researching event resources including on course entertainment
• Crew Support program for TOIT staff, volunteers, athletes, sponsors, media & spectators
• Operational Communications (develop, order and inventory event radios / cell phones)
• Execution of supporting social events
• Planning and execution of Prima Fondos
• Development of operational standards documents
• Development of the Ride Ambassadors and Course Marshals programs for GranFondo Canada
• Liaise with other areas of the company & participate in team meetings
• General administrative support for the Operations Team
• Other opportunities as assigned
• Completion of an Internship Report at the conclusion of your experience.

Experience Level:
• Previous experience working/participating in athletic events is essential
• Previous experience in an office setting is an asset
• Completion of two years towards a college/university degree
• Demonstrated interest / commitment to sport management and event production preferred
Technical Skills:
• Proficiency with basic PC software - Microsoft Office suite products
• Knowledge of competitive cycling and running will be considered as assets
General Skills:
• Speaking, reading, and writing fluency in English
• Ability to work in a second language (French) is an asset but not essential
• Excellent interpersonal & communication skills (written and verbal)
• Creative problem solving ability
• Strong leadership skills
• Ability to liaise with members of the general public in a professional and courteous manner
• Works well in a team environment

SALARY: Unpaid internship (weekly honoraria of 150$ provided)
Standard office hours are 35 hours/week. The nature of the event industry will require some evenings and weekend hours.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: and include the following in the subject line: name (last, first), job title. We will keep applications on file for other roles that may arise and while we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

TOIT Events Inc. - Human Resources Approach
TOIT Events Inc. is a private Canadian event management company that creates unique experiences for the sport and active living community. TOIT’s culture is entrepreneurial, where employees are encouraged and empowered to perform yet at the same time all team members are asked and expected to roll-up their shirtsleeves and get their hands dirty when it comes preparing for and delivering at event time. Our aim is premium destination tourism events that provide participants with a quality experience delivered using established best practices.

Salary Range: Un Paid Internship

Type of Position:
Full Time - Intern / co-op

View Attachment: Job Description

Contact Information:
Alex Hermosillo
GranFondo Canada
1827 Victoria Diversion
Vancouver , BC, Canada
5Vn 2K2
Tel. 6045688648 x 335


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