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Events Team Member
Occasional, Hourly | Hiring Ongoing | Reports to Staffing Lead
We are always hiring for our part-time events team. We’re looking for folks who’ve worked in a brand ambassador role for at least one year, or has equivalent events or customer service experience. Our events team is a great way to grow a career in marketing, events, or interactive technology, and is a fantastic way to be the first in-line for full-time opportunities at our studio.
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FULL-TIME, SALARIED | Hiring Immediately
About THE POSITION
MakeLab is growing, and we need your help! We’re looking for a resourceful, get-s***-done, logistics-minded project coordinator. Our studio brings future fabrication tools to events around the world, delivering hands-on experiences that draw out the designer, the creator, and the maker in all of us. As a project coordinator, you’ll be a key support to our project managers in executing hundreds of events across Canada, the US, and Europe. You’ll work with clients, suppliers, and our technical and creative teams to manage and execute projects. You’ll work with internationally-recognized brands and advertising agencies, learn about innovative creative tech and tools, and get a front-row seat to a growing creative studio.
Resilience // We constantly analyze wins and misses, and build them into our processes.
Excellence // It’s our brand, it’s what our clients expect, and we reward it.
Growth // We’re adaptable. We experiment, change, learn, and build systems.
Team // We ask for help, we offer help, we’re conscientious.
Accountability // We welcome candid feedback from each other, and we give it with gusto.
Whole-selves // We show up as our true selves.
What you’ll be accountable for
Assisting our project manager in planning and executing our creative and client projects, marshaling our internal team and external vendors to make projects happen on tight time-frames
Proactively assessing risks and finding thoughtful solutions quickly
Building and maintaining strict schedules
Tracking expenditures and budgets
Being on-site at events as required — in Canada, the US, and overseas — to train staff, liaise with clients, and execute our experiences
You’ll need to have
Outstanding organizational skills, and the capability to manage time, complex logistical plans, and deliver on-time in a very deadline-driven business
Experience managing multiple projects with conflicting priorities
Ability to work efficiently and proactively without close supervision
A flexible schedule, with the ability to work evenings and weekends when required
An openness to change. We are growing fast, and adaptability is key
The ability to thrive in a high-intensity and sometimes stressful environment
Strong interpersonal/service-based skills with the ability to develop sound working relationships with your team and our clients
A strong desire to learn, develop and grow
A brain for creative problem solving, logistics, and thinking fast on your feet
A valid passport and the willingness and legal ability to travel to the USA and overseas (hard requirement)
A driver's license and are comfortable driving long distances (hard requirement)
Experience in advertising, experiential marketing, or brand ambassador work
A love for live events
You’ll contribute to
Improving processes for how we manage the execution of projects
Building and maintaining project plans
Planning projects and client communication
Growing our project management department, including training, coaching and process development
Purchasing and vendor coordination
Training and coaching event staff
Some rewards of working here
Front row seat to a unique, rapidly expanding creative business
Direct impact on projects for Fortune 500 clients around the world
A location in the heart of Toronto, next door to Kensington Market and Chinatown
Being a key part of a close-knit interdisciplinary team creatives, designers, makers, technicians, and strategists.
Access to all our creative tools for personal projects
MakeLab brings future fabrication tools to events around the world, delivering hands-on design experiences that draw in guests and entertain. Through nearly a thousand creative experiences we’ve designed, delivered, and staffed around the world, we’ve discovered that encouraging people to create and make is an immensely powerful experience that people remember and share.
Our studio is filled with laser cutters, light tables, fabric printers, projectors, 3D printers, digital embroidery machines, vinyl cutters, and food photo booths. We stretch those technologies beyond their design intent, creating accessible, collaborative, and interactive experiences, and then partner with brands to exhibit at incredible events. Creative people who like sharing their love for design and technology with the world will find their place here.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply via Workable. We regret that we are unable to reply to applications sent via email. While we read every resume and portfolio piece, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. MakeLab is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to inclusive hiring practices.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Interviews begin October 28th, 2019.
Application deadline is November 1st, 2019.