Job Opportunity: Event and Volunteer Manager
Application deadline: July 9, 2021

About the job


Event management

  • Planning and implementation of Nina events including but not limited to:
  • Nina’s annual fundraising gala and awards event
  • Annual Patron’s luncheon
  • Art exhibit openings
  • Christmas Party and art sale
  • Taste and Tours
  • Annual AGM

Event Fundraising

  • Soliciting auction items for annual fundraising event, ticket sales (including raffle sales), seeking sponsorship support
  • Attract and develop new relationships with potential event sponsors, 3rd party fundraisers, program sponsors and donors
  • Support CEO with donor recognition, maintaining relationships with sponsors, 3rd party fundraisers, as required
  • Maintain applicable event/donor databases 

Volunteer management

  • Recruitment, screening, placement and orientation of volunteers
  • Management of internships (e.g. student placements), including supervision and reporting
  • Ensuring sufficient volunteer participation at events and fundraising activities, as required
  • Ensuring gallery is staffed with volunteers for out of office hours

Volunteer Administration

  • Management of volunteer database, tracking of volunteer hours and providing statistical reports to the CEO on a quarterly basis
  • Management of raffles and casinos, including application for licenses, ensuring that reports are accurate and completed in a timely manner

Internal/External Communication

  • Open two-way communication with the CEO 
  • Positive open communication with board members, volunteers and Nina staff 
  • Positive open communication with all external contacts (sponsors, donors, patrons, 3rd party fundraisers, funders, public)


Our Ideal Candidate Has:


  • Minimum post-secondary degree or diploma, preferred designation in arts management, event management, management, marketing, communications, public relations or business
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered


  • Preferred 3 – 5 years in event management
  • Preferred staff or volunteer management experience
  • Marketing and/or sales experience is an asset
  • Experience in a not-for-profit environment an asset 

Required competencies/knowledge/skills/abilities: 

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Self-starter with strong attention to detail
  • Proven success with managing events and volunteers
  • Excellent organizational, critical thinking, planning and problem-solving skills
  • Networking and relationship building expertise with individuals and service providers


Job Details

  • Job Title: Event and Volunteer Manager
  • Location(s): Edmonton
  • Status: 30 hours weekly
  • $45,000/yr – $48,000/yr
  • Reports to: CEO
  • Travel: Minimal – travel within Edmonton – vehicle and license required
  • Physical Environment: Some lifting, event set up required  

The Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts is committed to fair hiring practices that support equal opportunity. We celebrate workplace diversity and believe there is much to be gained when a qualified workforce reflects the diverse population it serves. The Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts welcomes applications from persons with disabilities, as well as other individuals or groups who have been traditionally marginalized. We further aim to eliminate barriers which prevent equality and diversity within our selection and hiring process. The Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts is on a mission to be an inclusive organization and is pleased to provide accommodation during all stages of the hiring process. Upon request, internal and external applicants requiring accommodation are encouraged to contact

How to Apply

Persons interested in this position are asked to e-mail Laurie Matheson at with their resume and cover letter, or apply through LinkedIn. Application dealine is July 9, 2021.

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The Nina Haggerty
Centre for the Arts

9225 118 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T5G 0K6

Gift shop & Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday: 9AM - 3PM

Sat: 1 - 3 PM during exhibitions

Studio Hours

Mon - Thu: 9AM-11:30AM, 12:30PM-3PM



(780) 474-7611

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