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Hockey Night in Canada's Play On!

Application Deadline: January 25, 2013   Starting Date: February 11, 2013

Position: Assistant Event Manager

Job Description:
Internship Opportunity

Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! is Canada’s largest sports festival! The program consists of a series of twenty (20) large-scale street hockey tournaments being held across Canada during the spring/summer of 2013. More information about the program can be found at

Our organization currently has an opportunity for 1-2 interns per city to contribute meaningfully to the promotion and operation of events in Kelowna, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Barrie, Hamilton, London, Ottawa, Sudbury, Toronto, Montreal, Moncton, Charlottetown, Halifax and St. John’s as Assistant Event Managers, as well as provide additional support of the HNIC Play On! National tour. Internship opportunities are available for all 20 events across Canada. Please indicate the city you are applying to in the subject line of your application.

• Timeline: February 11 – July 8, 2013 (Start dates are flexible and can be combined with a part time role while in school and full time when school is finished.)
• This is an unpaid, full-time internship (honorarium to be paid at completion of internship)
• Fuel allowance will be provided
• Attendance at weekly team meetings, (in person or conference call) required
• Responsibilities may include a vast array of promotional, operational, and logistical planning and implementation tasks, social media and contest management, as well as sponsorship marketing, and servicing. Sample responsibilities include: distribution of posters/postcards, sourcing, coordinating and managing volunteers, sourcing and managing officials, sourcing vendors, Facebook/Youtube/Twitter management, blogging, partner development, team recruitment, media relations, community relations, Celebrity Game Coordination, etc.
• Some travel, evenings and weekend work will be required. During actual event weeks / weekends, you will work VERY long hours!


• Recently graduated, 4th or 3rd Year University/College student with interests in business, marketing, sport, sports marketing, sports management, and/or event management
• Must reside in one of the aforementioned event cities and have an internet connection (you will work from home), a phone and access to a printer
• Computer and social marketing literacy (Microsoft Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube)
• Must have a valid Driver’s License and complete access to a reliable vehicle
• Must be physically able to perform physical tasks such as lifting/moving boxes, hockey nets, sound equipment, and other event assets (some heavy)
• Experience in organizing events, driving a 26ft box truck, and managing sound systems might be considered an additional asset
• Ability to speak in French will be a considerable asset

If you are interested, please send your cover letter and resume by January 25th, 2013 at 4:00 pm EST to:

Brandon Pickard,
Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On!

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

View Attachment: Job Description

Contact Information:
Brandon Pickard
Hockey Night in Canada's Play On!
Tel. 5198575431


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