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Full-time Events and Recruitment Specialist

at Schlegel Urban Developments in St. Jacobs

Events and Recruitment Specialist – St. Jacobs Market District

The St. Jacobs Market District is home to Canada’s largest year-round farmers’ market and has been a community staple for over 50 years. In the peak season, the Market is open to the public 3 days a week and supports over 300 farmers, artisans and merchants. The District also includes a 20,000 sq foot antique mall and the region’s only outlet mall. Two significant projects are already underway for 2022 creating the unique opportunity to join the District team as a full-time Events and Recruitment Specialist. 

If you are experienced in event management, recruitment and are passionate about working with entrepreneurs and the small business community then this is the job for you. Salary range is between $40,000-$45,000 based on relevant experience.


This person will assist with coordinating and executing special events including marketing collateral for these events as well as the recruitment of event participants and new vendors for the various Market District businesses including Market Road Antiques and the Farmers’ Market.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Coordinate and host special events and projects to facilitate growth and brand awareness
  • Develop and execute a recruitment strategy to attract new vendors that includes prospecting and in-person canvassing for Market Road Antiques and the Farmers’ Market
  • Monitor and write content for social channels
  • Assist the Marketing Coordinator in the development and execution of a monthly marketing plan across a variety of platforms (social media, website, blogs, newsletter)
  • Provide Marketing Coordinator with original and engaging content to support the marketing plan and special events planned for the Market District
  • Provide on an adhoc basis hands on customer service and retail/operational support at Market Road Antiques and the Farmers’ Market
  • Perform other duties as required.

Education, Licenses and/or Certificates:

Degree / certificate in marketing, business administration, events management/hospitality, or equivalent experience required. 

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • 3 – 5 years of experience in a events management and/or vendor recruitment considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience developing marketing content and managing social media platforms
  • Detail oriented with strong writing skills. Photography and graphic design experience considered an asset.
  • Previous experience in retail and/or farmers’ market considered an asset.
  • Self-directed, resilient and brings a sense of urgency to their work and a drive for results.
  • Collaboration skills to cooperatively work with others.
  • Time management skills in order to multi-task and meet deadlines.

How to Apply:

Those interested in applying are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume by December 6th, 2021. In your cover letter please include salary expectations. Please click "Apply Now" to submit application on Schlegel Villages website: https://recruiting.ultipro.ca/SCH5000SVIA/JobBoard/eb652459-5c2f-4009-91d3-8f54e2778eca/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=c0141160-92f8-42b0-bbf3-5462a3c57e80



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