WANTED: The Extrovert

Currently recruiting for e.a.s.t. CREW

East Village is evolving into Calgary’s most livable, walkable, enjoyable downtown neighbourhood. Part of the charm of East Village is its broad selection of events & programs that attract first time visitors and familiar locals down our cobblestone streets, funky lighted pathways and carefully curated urban spaces.

Each year, East Village hosts a plethora of lively and inspiring public events that animate the newest, oldest, coolest, warmest neighbourhood in Calgary. These events bring East Village to life for the attendees who flow to our yoga beats, shop at our markets and eat at our food trucks, and help them imagine what “it” is that East Village can offer, and what life here can be. It’s that special little something you can’t quite put your finger on, but you are fully aware “it” is here! 

We are looking for “it” ourselves, the “it” that lives inside you!  We are looking to recruit a newly established Event Team to help us execute our 40 festivals and events yearly that attract on average 60,000 people into our community and result in 150+ days of programming throughout the year. We have termed this group e.a.s.t. CREW (Events Activity Street Team).

The e.a.s.t. CREW positions are part-time, and report to the Manager, Events & Programming with Calgary Municipal Land Corporation.

How do you know if you fit the requirements we are looking for?  

e.a.s.t. CREW

Characteristics

Fits the profile of the Urban Explorer;  can imagine themselves living in  East Village;

 An advocate of the area and neighborhood
Individuals who are interested in what an urban/downtown environment can offer
Brand steward
Knowledgeable in the area of events, city happenings, arts scene, amenities and trends. Keen interest to be “in the know”; Socially minded & connected
An avid user of technology & social media
An extrovert; communicative, team player, an outgoing confident, engaging personality.  Approachable & sociable
Understands the importance of data collection and lead generation
Statistically aware, able to capture and keep track of visitors & interactions
Trend spotter; foodie, arts, culture and social fads
Public speaker, ability to address large audiences & tour groups
High energy, flexible, open to change and adaptable
Physically fit; able to ride a bike, walk the community, participate in beginner level yoga classes and lift 20 pounds
Valid driver's license.  Access to a vehicle is ideal 

Educational/ Employment Background

Event Planning
Marketing Communications/ Public Relations
Outdoor Recreation
Tourism
Arts & Culture
Talent Agency

Personality Types

The Socializer
The Doer
The Performer
The Inspirer
The Giver

If you know what your Klout Score is, if you like taking pictures of your favorite food truck entree for Instagram, if you know how to ‘tree pose into downward dog’, and could see yourself attending an outdoor movie along the river, then you sound like the extrovert we’ve been waiting for!

We are offering a part time job that lets your creativity shine, and has you participating in a variety of funky outdoor event executions in and around East Village. Interested candidates should send their resumes to Erin Kergen, Manager, Events & Programming at ekergen@calgarymlc.ca, by Wednesday April 16.

We thank everyone for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.