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Volunteer Coordinator - Taste of Edmonton 2021

Position Overview: The Volunteer Coordinator will support the Volunteer Manager to ensure that all aspects of the volunteer program are carried out efficiently for Taste of Edmonton 2021.

Duties: 

  • Source recruitment opportunities for new volunteers  
  • Communicate with volunteer applicants and perform telephone interviews 
  • Schedule volunteers in Volgistics volunteer administration program 
  • Perform general clerical and administrative duties 
  • Prepare Taste of Edmonton 2021 Volunteer Handbook  
  • Assist with preparing material and facilitating volunteer orientation(s) 
  • Prepare and set up volunteer supplies required on Taste of Edmonton site  
  • Assist with coordination and implementation of Taste of Edmonton Health & Safety Initiatives
  • Provide a friendly and joyful work environment for volunteers 
  • Supervise, monitor and evaluate volunteer performance during festival 
  • Attend to situations that arise during festival 
  • Complete Festival Wrap-up report 
  • Assist with Taste of Edmonton ticket weighing after the festival 
  • Record actual hours and evaluation of volunteers into volunteer software program (Volgistics)

Key competencies: 

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills 
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment 
  • Detail orientated  
  • Excellent communication and people skills; friendly, positive and professional
  • Ability to handle a high paced environment and multiple simultaneous tasks 
  • Exceptional problem solving abilities 
  • Quick thinker and able to make decisions on the spot
  • Ability to do some lifting, walking and working for extended hours 
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (WORD, Excel, Publisher & PowerPoint)
  • Experience with event and/or volunteer coordination is an asset

Working conditions:  

  • 7 hours per day, 35 hours per week / Contract Term: May 31 – August 13, 2021  
  • Office hours: 8:30 am - 4:00pm / Monday - Friday
  • Work extended hours; evenings and weekends, leading up to and during the festival. 
  • Must be able to work July 22 - August 1, 2021 inclusive.
  • Over time hours are paid at 1.5x after 44 hours of regular time in accordance with provincial labour standards.

Employment requirements: 

  • Proficient in spoken and written English language 
  • Follow Human resource policies and procedures as set out in Alberta Employment Standards.
  • Comply with all provincial and federal municipal codes of practices and bylaws 
  • Physically able to lift up to 50lbs 
  • Must be of legal age

Send your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject “Volunteer Coordinator Taste 2021”