ALL CBU STUDENTS – Events Production Assistant, LandMarks 2017


LandMarks 2017 seeks a highly qualified and energetic Event Production Assistant to assist in the execution of all aspects of event planning, production, and outreach for multiple community and cultural events in Cape Breton/Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The Event Production Assistant will work closely with the Production Team and report directly to the Production Manager to ensure that all production-­‐related elements are properly handled in a timely and professional manner.   This position will assist the Production Manager & Project Director with all outreach and coordination related to each of the project’s events.
This is a catch-­‐all position perfect for someone looking to break into the community and cultural event production field.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable wearing many different hats at once, and will be extremely detail oriented with strong communications skills, both speaking and writing. In addition, this position requires someone who is a self-­‐starter and enjoys working in a fast-­‐paced, small office environment or can work independently with minimal supervision in a remote home office location.


  • Must be between the ages of 15-­‐30, a post-­‐secondary student who will be returning to continue their studies in the Fall of 2017
  • 1-­‐3 years experience in event production education.
  • Site experience an asset.
  • Knowledge of the Canadian arts and cultural scene
  • Knowledge of outdoor/live entertainment event spaces
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point or equivalent), and proficiency with Mac or PC computers
  • Ability to work as part of a professional team as well as proven strength in individual/remote work.
  • Planning and prioritization skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • High energy, self-­‐managing, and self-­‐starter personality
  • Adept at managing multiple tasks
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Commitment to the mission and work of LandMarks 2017
  • Strong desire to work as part of a fun, creative and entrepreneurial team in a fast-­‐paced, out of-­‐the-­‐box environment

Other Requirements:

  • Access a reliable automobile and/or transit may be required
  • Access to personal computer as most work environments are satellite/remote
  • Valid driver’s license for applicants province of employment
  • Be of legal age to rent and drive a vehicle


Key Duties:

  • Assist with all community, vendor, client, artist and internal outreach and communication (written and verbal).
  • Assist in the development and organization of all aspects of event logistics, including schedules, timelines, task lists, communications, signage and can independently lead an art site.
  • Assist with all organization of all event materials with some basic event technical knowledge required.
  • Assist in providing weekly/daily reports outlining event accomplishments, risks/hazards, and provide detailed overview of overall project success at each milestone.
  • Assist in database entry.
  • Assist with office related errands, including drop-­‐offs and pick-­‐ups of materials.

Application Details

Please list “Summer job student application: ” in the subject line of the email.

  • No phone calls please.
  • To be eligible you must be a returning student.

LandMarks 2017/Repères 2017 invites people to creatively explore and deepen their connection to the land through a series of contemporary art projects in and around Canada’s National Parks and Historic Sites from June 10-­‐25, 2017. LandMarks 2017/Repères 2017 inspires  dialogue about people, places and perspectives that have shaped our past and are vital to our futures. Landmarks are meeting places, turning points, significant events, and features of the environment— both natural and cultural.

In  LandMarks2017/Repères2017 they are conceived as trail markers made by many nations, creating a  vast and rich network of experiences, and reflecting the diverse perspectives that comprise Canada. A year-­‐long, nationwide initiative, and Marks  2017/Repères 2017 brings together a team of acclaimed Canadian curators, contemporary artists and art  students from 15 universities across the country.

It is  an open invitation for participation, with art works created in  collaboration with local communities, actively engaging audiences to critically examine Canada at 150 while offering a legacy for the future. LandMarks 2017 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are committed to equal  treatment  of all employees without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, age,  sexual orientation, veteran status, physical  or mental disability or other basis protected by  law.

  • To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to
  • Attention: Production Manager.