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Conference and Event Sales Professional At City of New Westminister

Location: New Westminster, British Columbia

Job Description

DEPARTMENT: Anvil Centre STATUS: Temporary Full-Time

HOURS OF WORK: 37.5 hours per week SALARY: $65,118 to $71,849 annually
(non-standard work hours)


This is your opportunity to be part of the City of New Westminster’s showpiece civic facility. With 84,000 square feet of interior
space, Anvil Centre offers 10,000-square feet of dedicated conference and event facilities, a flexible 361-seat non-proscenium
theatre, multi-purpose rooms and art studios, the New Media Gallery, the City’s Museum & Archives, the Canadian Lacrosse
Hall of Fame, Community Art Space and Tourism New Westminster’s visitor information.

Selling a memorable experience is the essence of a Conference and Event Sales role at the Anvil Centre. Your
professionalism and knowledge of the venue will reflect positively in how you present the property. Building strong
relationships will create loyalty, ensuring your clients will always come back to the Anvil Centre.


We are looking for an experienced hospitality and event conference sales professional for a temporary one-year role.
Reporting to the Manager, Conference Sales and Marketing, you will provide, professional, friendly, and engaging service to
both internal and external customers, achieve sales objectives, solicit group business through action plan preparation and
execution, establish parameters, quotes, and prices and confirming by written contracts, execution, and follow-up, participate
in trade shows, conventions, and other promotional events within related organizations, maintain accounts, contact, activity,
and business details within the appropriate software applications. You will also work closely with catering and conference
services to ensure all details of the contract are delivered and clients are satisfied, prepare reports as required, as well as
balance operational, administrative, and colleague needs.

If this opportunity resonates with you, we want to hear from you!

You have completed Grade 12 supplemented by post-secondary education, preferably a degree/diploma in a related
discipline, plus a considerable experience in a conference facility or the hospitality industry, specifically in the event
management process

You are well versed in the completion of the sales cycle: lead, inquiry, proposal, contract, execution, and follow-up

You have a solid understanding of event logistics, including but not limited to A/V requirements; building conversions and
the timing considerations related to these activities; catering requirements, in order to provide accurate pricing quotes to
clients for all of these related event charges

Your outstanding communication and organizational skills allows you to liaise seamlessly with colleagues to ensure
accurate forecasting of bookings and contractual terms as well as ensure completion and accuracy in all key documents,
correspondence, and business records

You are highly self-motivated with the ability to work independently and within a team setting

You have the ability to focus attention on client needs, remaining professional, calm, and courteous at all times

You have working knowledge of MS Office, Windows, and proficiency in an event booking system such as Ungerboeck

You have the ability to work non-standard hours as operationally required

You have the ability to pass and maintain a satisfactory Police Information Check

Apply by sending your resume quoting competition #19-65, by May 24, 2019, to the Human Resources Department, City of

New Westminster, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC, V3L 1H9, Fax: 604-527-4619 or e-mail to hr@newwestcity.ca.