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Event Planner Posted on Feb 07, 2018 by Academy of English Language Plus

  • Location Edmonton, AB
  • Earnings $14.00 to $24.00 hourly
  • Work Hours 30 to 40 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 2 Vacancies
  • Closing Date May 04, 2018
Job Requirements


Academy of English Language Plus




Other trades certificate or diploma

Number of Participants and Length of Activity

  • 50-99 participants
  • 1 day or less
  • 100-199 participants
  • 2-4 days
  • 200-400 participants
  • Over 400 participants

Operating Systems and Software

Google Docs


2 years to less than 3 years

Area of Work Experience

University or college

Business Equipment and Computer Applications

  • MS Excel
  • MS PowerPoint
  • MS Word
  • MS Outlook

Additional Skills

  • Develop risk management plans
  • Develop and monitor emergency security plans
  • Recruit, hire and supervise staff and/or volunteers

Planning and Management Skills

  • Solicit event donors
  • Review bids and negotiate costs
  • Research and design special events programs
  • Promote conference and meeting services or special events
  • Prepare, present and manage budgets
  • Prepare final financial and other reports
  • Plan for on-site offices
  • Plan for required documentation and for pre- and post-distribution of documentation (itineraries, evaluations etc.)
  • Plan for social events and guest programs
  • Plan for traffic and crowd control and security
  • Plan for translation and interpretation services
  • Plan schedules, goals and objectives
  • Plan and arrange for accommodation and transportation services
  • Plan and arrange for trade shows and exhibits
  • Inspect and select sites
  • Develop marketing and communication plans
  • Develop media strategies and public relations activities
  • Develop policies and procedures and attend to other management responsibilities
  • Develop registration systems and information materials
  • Develop and implement business plans
  • Develop financial procedures
  • Determine requirements for hospitality services, signage, multi-media equipment, printing and other technical services, and arrange for and manage contracts for these services
  • Plan for VIP arrangements
  • Manage Event Logistics
  • Identify human resources requirements
  • Plan and oversee Webinars
  • Develop sponsorship, partnership or fundraising programs

Security and Safety


Ability to Supervise

  • 5-10 people
  • 16-20 people

Administrative and Coordination Skills

  • Administer revenues and expenditures and assist in preparing financial reports
  • Set up and monitor, or arrange for the setting up and monitoring of multi-media equipment
  • Implement registration systems
  • Implement social programs, food and beverage, transportation, and other services
  • Confirm and co-ordinate speakers
  • Assist in site selection and attend to related details
  • Assist in budget preparation
  • Arrange for shipping, receiving and storage
  • Arrange for production or purchase of promotional products
  • Co-ordinate media services
  • Co-ordinate set-ups, staging, seating, parking, communication systems and other details for special events
  • Co-ordinate and monitor conference and meeting activities and attend to related details

How to Apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

Advertised Until

May 04, 2018

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Interest Codes
The Event Planner is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Conference and Event Planners

Interest in co-ordinating services such as accommodation, transportation, conference halls and other facilities, catering, signage, displays, translation, special needs requirements, audio-visual equipment, printing and security; in organizing registration of participants; in approving suppliers' invoices; in ensuring compliance with required by-laws; and in hiring, training and supervising support staff


Interest in speaking with trade and professional associations and other groups to promote and discuss conference, convention and trade show services and to negotiate contracts for services; and in meeting with sponsors and organizing committees to plan scope and format of events


Interest in planning entertainment and social gatherings for participants and in publicizing events

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 
It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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