BIZ Job Posting: Manager, Events & Sponsorship


Manager, Events and Sponsorship

Are you a dynamic, motivated individual, passionate about our downtown? The Downtown BIZ wants you to join our team to manage events and promote downtown Winnipeg.

•Related education or experience
•Demonstrated event coordination with ability to think outside the box
•Experienced in sponsorship procurement
•Demonstrated managerial experience
•Excellent written and oral communication
•Exceptional organizational and problem solving skills
•Enthusiastic, positive and professional team-player
•Physically fit and handles stress effectively

Submit resume by January 26, 2014 to:
Manager, Human Resources
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ
Fax: 204-958-4630

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Description

Title:Manager, Events and Sponsorship

Position Summary:Under the direction of the Executive Director the individual will be responsible for the tasks as described herein. The position will report to the Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications.

Work Hours:Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week. Evening or weekend work for events or meetings will be required.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Event Management

•Lead the planning, execution and evaluation of events and festivals in the downtown. This shall include: sitting on committees, providing information, meeting with promoters, assessing the impact on the downtown, determining the BIZ role and support, and facilitating information flow to businesses. (All committee involvement as per Executive Director prior approval)
•Manage BIZ promotions, programs and events as identified in the BIZ strategic plan including but not limited to: prizes, sponsorships and overall event management. Events include but are not limited to: Canada Day Living Flag, Manyfest, Farmers’ Market, Yoga/Zumba in the Park, and Movies on Memorial.
•Establish one new event annually.
•Coordinate BIZ involvement with independent contractors hired to manage special projects as required.
•Assist BIZ staff with programs, events and promotions as needed.
•Attend events, representing the BIZ as may be required.

Sponsorship Procurement
•Seek and obtain sponsorships for downtown events, festivals and promotions as required.
•Prepare grants to support current events and grow future opportunities.
•Provide advice and expertise related to sponsorship for other departments.


•Provide leadership, direction, motivation and support to all Event Department staff and volunteers.
•Manage Events budget and report as required to Marketing & Events Committee and Board.
•Other duties as may be assigned.