Assistant Event Manager

Pacific National Exhibition

Job Description:
Full-Time, Permanent

Who we are…

The Pacific National Exhibition is an iconic institution in BC, famous for bringing generations of people together to celebrate and build memories. This 112 year old, non-profit organization generates revenue through four activity streams: the 15 day annual summer Fair which averages 800,000 guests each year, Playland amusement park which welcomes 375,000 guests annually including Fright Nights, year-round events including concerts, festivals, sporting events, trade shows, film, cultural and community events. The fourth activity stream is park care and facility maintenance. The PNE is proud of the work it does at Hastings Park and has a vibrant team that is passionate about events, guest experience and being the best, we can be.

At the PNE, we strive to create an environment that reflects our organization’s core values: Enthusiasm, Excellence, and Evolution. With a focus on these core values, we are committed to achieving our mission which is to “Deliver Memorable Experiences” for all who interact with the PNE whether it is our guests, our employees, or the community.

We are looking for a collaborative, self-starter to take on the role of Assistant Event Manager within the Operations Team at the PNE. The Assistant Event Manager will be responsible for executing event day deliverables for a wide range of events. This individual will work closely with the Event Management Team as well as many departments within the organization to ensure a seamless event experience for PNE clients and guests.

Why join our Team?

Exhilarating and fun-loving culture

Flexible work environment

Be a part of the growth of one of Vancouver’s most iconic institutions

Join a diverse, passionate, and enthusiastic team

Ranked in the top 20 as one of BC’s most loved brands – BC Business 2017

What will you do this year?

In your role as the Assistant Event Manager, your primary accountabilities will be to:

Assist in the planning and execution of a wide range of PNE events including but not limited to concerts, festivals, sporting events, community events and

Develop and actively manage positive relationships with production managers, tradeshow producers, concert promoters and other PNE stakeholders.

Assist in the creation of event planning materials including but not limited to production schedules, event timelines, and venue specs.

Ensure all operational plans are followed on event days.

Act as the venue representative on event days by managing client requests and troubleshooting operational issues.

Support operational departments during events as on-site lead, including providing direction to team members as required.

Ensure adherence to venue policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, alcohol management, customer service, and labour

Perform other related duties as required.

What else?

1-3 years of experience in the events or hospitality industry supporting event operations.

Diploma, Certificate or degree in Event Management, Business Administration, or another relevant discipline; or an equivalent combination of education & experience.

Must be able to work an event-based work schedule which includes weekends, holidays, late nights, extended hours and extended workweeks.

Experience working in a similar venue is considered an asset.

Experience with production and technical personnel is considered an asset.

Previous experience working with an Event Management Information System (ie. Ungerboeck) is considered an asset.

Must possess good decision-making and communication skills with the ability to react well to high-pressure situations and tight timelines.

Successful candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check

Who are you?


Strong organizational skills

Eager self-starter

Motivated by fast-paced environments

Skilled problem solver

Effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills

Committed to striving for excellence

Where and when to APPLY?

Applications can be submitted via the PNE website at and will be accepted until the role is filled.

Preference will be given to candidates who submit their resume/cover letter before Sunday, June 5, 2022.

The PNE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating an inclusive workforce that reflects the diverse community we proudly serve. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or age. If you require any support or accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process, please contact the People & Culture Department at [email protected]

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