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Toronto Argonauts Football Club

Application Deadline: February 15, 2013   Starting Date: February 25, 2013

Position: Manager, Events

Job Description:
The Toronto Argonauts are North America’s oldest professional football club, celebrating their 140th anniversary in 2013. As Toronto’s #1 community team through player involvement, community programs and The Argos Foundation, the Toronto Argonauts, a member of the Canadian Football League (CFL), have 16 Grey Cup championships to their credit. For more information on the Toronto Argonauts Football Club, please visit argonauts.ca.

MANAGER, EVENTS
General Purpose of the Position
As a member of the Marketing & Communications team, the major focus of the Manager, Events is to generate excitement about the Toronto Argonauts by developing, coordinating and executing various events & activations. The Manager is responsible for the production of the event from conception through to completion. Events that this position will execute include: pre- and post-game activations, cheerleader auditions, town hall, tailgates, pep rallies, team parties, community activities, parades, trade shows and more. The Manager will also work with other departments to assist and help run their events.

Principal Responsibilities
• Responsible for planning and adhering to the annual business plan and budget set out by management
• Responsible for the planning, budgeting, delivery and review of all Argos events. This includes supporting various Industry and Trade events in the city to drive excitement about the Toronto Argonauts brand in an effort to help drive ticket sales.
• Manage internal department involvement, budgets and follow up/review process and debrief for each event
• Develop new event ideas to build the Argos brand, aid in community efforts and enhance ticket sales and revenue generation opportunities
• Monitor and coordinate the timeline of the event
• Oversee set-up and teardown of events
• Conduct research, make site visits, and find resources to help staff and execute events to Argos standards
• Establish staff schedules, task assignments and equipment allocation
• Prepare scripts, itinerary, site maps, run of shows and event roll outs
• Assist in execution of community, ticketing & sponsorship events as required
• Solicit and collect feedback internally and externally about events and activations, continually striving to better team outreach
• Negotiate agreements with outside providers and subcontractors to ensure lowest cost and highest quality of service
• Liaise with outside third parties for events as required
• Manage and coordinate street team/volunteers
• Oversee and act as lead to the Head Cheerleading Coach and team, as well as Alumni Association and Team Mascot
• Establish communication protocols and operating procedures with staff and volunteers
• Maintain a calendar of events and implement a system that enables and anticipates long-term planning and effective event management
• Troubleshoot and diffuse issues relating to the successful execution of the events
• Other administrative responsibilities as required for the proper function and execution of events

Key Events Include (but are not limited to):
1. Cheerleader Tryouts (March)
2. Family Day (June)
3. Trade Shows, Festivals, Exhibitions and Events and incoming requests (Year round)
4. Special events, programs, functions, conferences, meetings (Year round)
5. Indoor/outdoor entertainment, Tailgates, Game Days, etc. (Seasonal)

Qualifications and Critical Skills
• Excellent organizational, planning and project management skills with outstanding attention to detail
• Ability to develop professional relationships in all aspects of the position that result in stable, consistent, reliable and courteous communication when dealing with other organizations
• Effective time management, organizational and teamwork skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Ability to multi-task, working on several projects, assignments and events at once
• Excellent interpersonal skills, in-person, on the phone and via email, exhibiting a high level of professionalism.
• Ability to adapt to an ever-changing, fast-paced work environment
• Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays when required (including all Argonauts home games)
• A self-starter who is creative, innovative and resourceful
• Ability to work with other departments and the general public, providing outstanding customer service to clients and fans
• Proven ability to take direction and input and to develop effective and engaging branded events that will achieve organizational goals
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word Power Point, Illustrator and Excel)
• A minimum of 3 years experience in Event Planning, Sports and/or Production
• A degree or diploma in events, broadcast, marketing, business or sports administration from a recognized post-secondary institution is preferred
• Valid Class G license

Scope:
This position reports directly to the Vice President, Marketing and Communications.
The Head Cheerleading Coach reports directly to this position, as do interns/street team.

Key Internal Relationships
• Works closely with all department of business in organization (marketing, partnerships, communications, ticketing, game day, football operations) as it relates to events

Key External Relationships
• Communicate regularly with volunteers, suppliers and partners regarding timely execution of events and programs
• Community groups, events and trade show management teams
• School administrators for Interns

To apply for this position – please email jobs@argonauts.ca and type MANAGER, EVENTS in the subject line.

Type of Position:
Full Time - Employee

View Attachment: Job Description - Manager, Events

Contact Information:
Human Resources
Toronto Argonauts Football Club
212 King Street West
Toronto , ON
M5H 1K5
E-mail: jobs@argonauts.ca
http://www.argonauts.ca

 

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