We’re hiring!

Temporary position, May/June 2023

30-35 hours per week

The Downtown Milton Business Improvement Area is seeking an enthusiastic and skilled candidate for the position of Special Events Coordinator (Intern). Through this opportunity, you will be an active member of the planning team for community events in Downtown Milton. You will support the planning and execution of Downtown Milton SummerFest happening Saturday, June 3, 2023, and other downtown events. You will gain hands-on event planning experience while helping to support local businesses and build community spirit.


  • Contribute to planning documents, schedules, templates, contact lists and reports.
  • Participate in regular meetings with the event planning team.
  • Support with logistics, vendor registration, supplier management, volunteer coordination.
  • Help with volunteer recruitment and training.
  • Write content for the website, newsletters, social media, program and other materials.
  • Visit downtown businesses to engage them in events (registration, inquiries, logistics).
  • Prepare and pack event supplies and materials.
  • Provide day-of support, assisting with road closure/opening, set-up and tear down, logistics, photography, safety, monitoring, volunteer and vendor management, trouble shooting.
  • Contribute to wrap-up reporting by gathering lessons learned, survey results, marketing information, budget information and more.

Position requirements:

  • Enrolled in or completed post-secondary education in event management, marketing, communications, business or a related field
  • Between 15 and 30 years old and meets the requirements of the Canada Summer Jobs program (see this link for details, under ‘What youth participants are eligible?’ section: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/canada-summer-jobs/screening-eligibility.html)
  • Event management experience
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Exceptional leadership skills and a collaborative team player
  • Outgoing and confident with an ability to learn quickly
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • A keen interest in community-based organizations and supporting small businesses
  • Flexible, self-motivated and eager to lead and complete a wide variety of tasks

Hours and Compensation:

Weekdays (Monday to Friday), 30-35 hours per week, May & June 2023. Occasional evening and weekend hours will be required for events. Must be available to work extended hours on Saturday, June 3, 2023. Work location is 251 Main St. E, Suite 103. Compensation is $16.50 per hour.

To Apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@downtownmilton.com and reference the position in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the deadline to apply is Monday, April 10, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. No phone calls please. We thank all candidates in advance for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

About the Downtown Milton Business Improvement Area:

The Downtown Milton Business Improvement Area (BIA) works to enhance and restore Downtown Milton and promote it as a vibrant and growing business community. We support local businesses, property owners and the community through beautification efforts, special events, marketing and promotions and strategic partnerships. For more information, visit www.downtownmilton.com.