Market Coordinator

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Market Coordinator

Employment: SeasonalHours: Part-time, casual with Saturday availability requiredWage: $25 – $30/hour commensurate of experienceLocation: cSPACE Marda Loop (1721, 29 Ave. SW)Closing Date: March 10, 2024

Job Summary

cSPACE Marda Loop is a thriving arts hub nestled in the vibrant community of Marda Loop, Calgary. We are seeking a Market Coordinator to oversee the organizing and execution of a community-oriented market. The position of Market Coordinator will commence immediately, with The Market scheduled to operate from late May to mid-September.

As the market coordinator, you will play a pivotal role in orchestrating a minimum of 4 monthly markets, infusing the cSPACE Marda Loop Art Park with a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere. We are seeking an individual with a dynamic spirit, a deep-seated passion for local arts and culture, a dedication to community enrichment, and a knack for running events.

Responsibilities

Plan and execute a minimum of 4 (with a target of 8) outdoor markets in the cSPACE Marda Loop Art Park. These will run from the end of May until mid-September 2024, respectively with a minimum of 25 vendors per week. Vendors will include local producers and creators, ensuring a diverse array of local businesses and artists.

Market coordination duties will include:

Community Engagement

  • Act as a liaison between cSPACE Marda Loop and the local community, fostering strong connections and community engagement.
  • Organize community-oriented activities and entertainment to enhance the overall market experience.
  • Build a community of vendors who see value in being a part of cSPACE and align with our missionIdentify strategic collaborations and partnerships between vendors and the cSPACE community

Market Coordination

  • Connecting external vendors with cSPACE.
  • Providing and tracking cSPACE contracts/agreements to Market vendors.
  • Providing consistent communication as the liaison between The Market vendors and cSPACE staff.
  • Coordinate logistics, including vendor registration, volunteer tasks,layout planning, and general market oversight
  • Recruit and communicate with local artisans, artists, producers, and vendors to ensure a diverse and appealing market lineup.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with vendors, addressing inquiries and providing necessary event details.
  • Work with cross-functional teams within cSPACE (engagement, operations, and communications).

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience in event coordination, preferably experience in the context of outdoor, creative markets or similar community events.
  • Strong time-management skills and experience working independently
  • Results based work environment.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Passion for supporting local arts and culture, farmers, and artisans.
  • Familiarity with the Calgary community and its local vendors.
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings during mandatory market weekends.
Other Details

This is a part-time casual contract with variable hours (15-20 hours per week), with increased hours during the months of April – June during the planning and preparation phase.

This position reports to the event and engagement manager with a collaborative reporting and working link to communications and operations.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter outlining their relevant experience to opportunities@cspaceprojects.com.

Please include Market Coordinator in the subject line.

We hope to attract candidates who are not only qualified, but also excited and inspired by the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the vibrant community of Marda Loop.

cSPACE Marda Loop is dedicated to equal opportunities in employment and endeavors to recruit qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds. We also ensure accessible employment practices. Requests for accommodation are welcome at any stage of the recruitment process, and applicants are encouraged to communicate their accommodation needs.

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