Montreal Pride is looking for a major events professional who wants to play a key role in an organization whose mission is to amplify the voices of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities and has a vision of increase its impact on them.
The incumbent recruits, trains, directs and motivates a team of professionals whose mandate is to ensure the production, operations and logistics of the Montreal Pride Festival, Parade and Community Days. She will collaborate with the general management, the management committee and external suppliers in order to optimize the planning and the operationalization of a festival which, over the years, has become one of the largest and most ambitious pride events in the world. world.
Reporting to the general management, the incumbent:
- Manages all of Montreal Pride’s event production.
- Determines the needs, approaches and negotiates all production suppliers for the main Festival site, with the support of the associate management, operations and marketing and the freelancers responsible for production management and technical management.
- Ensures the management of the equipment and materials required for the various activities, including assembly and dismantling, on the main Festival site.
- Approach, negotiate and delegate the production and post-production of event recordings.
- Supports the production of other artistic or community events throughout the year.
- Plans and directs all operational follow-up meetings of the Festival, in collaboration with the general management.
- Acts as primary contact person for security teams at all Festival sites.
- Keeps the organization’s emergency measures plan up to date; ensures that all teams are trained in emergency measures.
- Acts as the main contact person for the Olympic Park teams.
- Oversees marketing activities on the main Festival site, in collaboration with the associated management, operations and marketing.
- Collaborates with the marketing and strategic alliances and programming departments in determining event attendance targets.
- Leads the Festival’s post-mortem and, in consultation with the departments concerned, submits recommendations to the general management in order to improve procedures.
- Leads the logistics for the entire main Festival site, in collaboration with the person responsible for logistics, and with the support of the site supervisors.
- Plans, assigns and deploys the logistical resources necessary for the delivery of the Parade, in collaboration with the entire management committee, and in support of the Parade supervisor.
- Plans, assigns and deploys the logistical resources necessary for the delivery of Community Days, in collaboration with the person responsible for logistics, and in support of the supervisor, Village.
- Supervises the development of the Esplanade of the Olympic Park, so that it is safe, fluid, accessible, inclusive and eco-responsible, with the support of the advisor, development and flags.
- Supervises the delivery of all signage and flag elements, with the support of the advisor, layout and flags and in collaboration with management, marketing and strategic alliances,
- Provides logistical support for the organization of paid shows and events off-site.
Management and planning
- Recruits, hires, trains, directs and guides his team (employees, freelancers, volunteers).
- Establishes the department’s budget and monitors it, in collaboration with the associated management, operations and marketing.
- Determines and updates the human resources plan of his department, in collaboration with management, talent and culture.
- Ensures the maintenance of a harmonious work climate within his department; facilitates decision-making; decide when consensus cannot be reached.
- Ensures the optimization of the processes of its management; develops and updates related policies, procedures and working methods.
- Contributes to the achievement of the objectives of the Montréal Pride Eco-responsibility Action Plan.
- Ensures that his department provides the departments concerned with all the information necessary for marketing, financing requests, reporting, etc.
- Establishes the annual operational objectives of his department, has them approved by general management and ensures that they are achieved.
- Collaborates with the management committee in determining the annual organizational objectives of Pride Montreal.
- College or university degree in a relevant discipline.
- A minimum of five years of experience in a similar position in the field of festivals, culture or creation.
- Recognized expertise in event production.
- Solid experience in managing human, financial and material resources.
- Great knowledge and established network in the Montreal event industry.
- Good knowledge, great openness and sensitivity towards the issues specific to 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.
- Professional experience within an NPO (asset).
- Knowledge of the Office suite and ease with computer tools.
- Knowledge of a combination of Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoCAD, Zone Festival, databases and others to effectively run their department.
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND SKILLS
- Openness, creativity, innovation and adaptability.
- Accountability, integrity, rigor, transparency, authenticity.
- Strong communication skills.
- Ability to manage, support and develop the skills of his team; strong ability to work in a team.
- Negotiation skills.
- Excellent project management skills.
- Ability to maintain, develop and sustain relationships with external partners.
- Fluency in French and English (oral and written); knowledge of other languages is valued.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Regular full-time position.
- Competitive salary, depending on experience.
- Six weeks of paid vacation, including holiday leave.
- Eligibility for the group insurance program and the group RRSP.
- Flexible telework policy.
- Spacious and bright offices in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
- Starting position: as soon as possible.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application by submitting a cover letter and curriculum vitae, no later than December 11, 2022 through the form.
Montréal Pride values diversity in all its forms. Qualified individuals who identify with sexual and gender diverse community(ies), Indigenous, Black and culturally diverse individuals, and individuals with an immigrant background are encouraged to apply.
Only selected candidates will be contacted. Montreal Pride would like to thank all applicants for their interest.
Since 2007, at the initiative of the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities in Montreal, the Montreal Pride festival has been promoting their rights and celebrating their cultural richness and social progress. This largest gathering of people of sexual and gender diversity in the Francophonie works locally on a daily basis and serves as a beacon of hope for people living in environments hostile to our communities.
Montreal Pride presents its activities in Tiohtia:ke, on the unceded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka nation. We recognize her as guardian of the lands and waters on which we meet. Tiohtia:ke is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations, and today a diverse Indigenous population, as well as other peoples, reside there. It is in respect of the links with the past, the present and the future that we recognize the ongoing relationships between Aboriginal Peoples and other people in the Montreal community.