Tourism New Westminster acknowledges that we operate within the traditional territory of the Qayqayt First Nation.

Summer Positions- Project Coordinators

Tourism New Westminster is seeking two Project Coordinators to take on programs and administrative tasks that support the organization’s initiatives.  Project Coordinators will work cooperatively with each other, Consultants, Tourism Committee and Board members as well as community partners.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Communications and Marketing

  • Create and schedule social media content across various platforms
  • Plan, organize, and implement social media campaigns
  • Monitor and inform of any social media communication that requires follow-up
  • Track and evaluate metrics to measure the impacts of digital communication

Event Planning

  • Brainstorm alternative event styles and delivery methods
  • Work collaboratively with partners and businesses
  • Develop and execute timelines and action items
  • Coordinate marketing and communication strategies
  • Produce sponsorship packages

Visitor Services and Destination Development

  • Update online event calendar and respond to tourism queries
  • Develop a Visitor Service strategy for the organization
  • Work with partners to develop ‘staycation’ concepts and packages for local audience
  • Provide visitor service in the public realm (TBD)

Skills and Experience

  • Proficiency in developing specific and appropriate content for digital platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, website/blog (wordpress), enewsletter (mailchimp), and other platforms as required
  • Ability to build innovative experiences for visitors
  • Experience with small to large scale Event Planning from conception to implementation
  • Proficiency with Office 365 suite and G suite
  • Experience with data collection and surveying techniques

Qualities

  • Reliable, professional, and trustworthy
  • Friendly and effective in personal and digital interactions
  • Passionate about the Tourism industry and attracting visitors to New Westminster
  • Aware of trends and adept at applying a creative lens to problem-solving
  • Ability to work independently and effectively
  • Self-starter, proactive and confident

Work Environment

This position reports to the Management Consultant and will work remotely, and/or from the Tourism New West office in Anvil Centre depending on COVID-19 health recommendations.  Regular check-ins with the Management Consultant are required.

Terms: $16/hr +4% in lieu based on a 35-hour week starting in May (all contingent on program approval and conditions).  Typical business hours would be 9am-4:30pm Monday to Friday, but there may be some evening or weekend shifts related to special projects.

These positions are only made possible through the Canada Summer Jobs program, this federal grant funding requires that successful candidates:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Tourism New West believes in employment equity and encourages applications from youth who self-identify as being part of underrepresented groups or as having additional barriers to entering or staying in the labour market.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Management Consultant, Barbara Fairbrother at barbara@tourismnewwest.com. Submissions will be received until positions are filled.  We thank all who apply for a summer employment opportunity, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.