Under the direct supervision of the Membership & Events Coordinator (M&EC) and the Executive Director (ED), the Summer Event Coordinator will be responsible for the success of the Summer Events and Projects.
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Programs include summer markets, buskers, lunch concerts, and other community activities, designed to promote Downtown Maple Ridge as a Community “gathering place”, a prime shopping, entertainment and business destination.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in event management, shop local initiatives, and/or local small business affairs. The applicant will demonstrate skills in leadership, communication, organization, and creativity. This position requires the candidate to work both independently and within a team.

Given the non-profit nature of our organization and the extremely limited resources available, this position would not exist without the financial assistance of the Canada Summer Job Program.


  • Liaise with the M&EC and ED to gather information, promote, schedule, and launch summer events and projects.

  • Advertise, recruit and supervise volunteer teams.

  • Recruit and communicate with vendors, performers and musicians.

  • Interact with Downtown merchants to encourage participation in events.

  • Research other downtown events, programs, and activities to avoid conflicts

  • Organize supplies and equipment prior to each event.

  • Act as primary contact person during the event with participating businesses, performers, and community stakeholders.

  • Prepare press releases, event descriptions, and promotional materials for distribution.

  • Liaise with Downtown Businesses, Core Area Patrol (CAP) Team, Media and City of Maple Ridge departments throughout the summer, assuring success of all events.

  • Assist ED and M&EC with other duties as required.

  • Experience working with Microsoft Office.

As part of the program, the Summer Events Coordinator is responsible for creating: a detailed daily schedule, log of completed tasks and daily / weekly / monthly reports. The Summer Event Coordinator is also responsible for completing a final set of Summer Events stats, reviews and reports.

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS required and enhanced through this position:
The Summer Event Coordinator will develop or enhance a variety of transferable employability skills, including but not limited to:

  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills.

  • Effective written and oral communication skills.

  • Professional attitude and friendly demeanour.

  • Familiarity with social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  • Skills in Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Publisher.

  • Strong team-working, leadership, resource management, and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to listen effectively to determine and satisfy needs of others.

  • Good organizational skills, with an eye for detail.

  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and manage time efficiently.

  • Ability to take initiatives, be responsible and accountable for actions.

  • Develop a working knowledge of retail operations and marketing concepts.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (Canada Summer Jobs Program requirements):

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment

  • Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and have the intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year

  • A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and refugee Protection Act;

  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

The Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association (DMRBIA) is a non-profit organization with a mission “to create a prosperous destination that is clean, safe and vibrant, where a diverse community of businesses and residents live, work and play”. We represent the merchants of the Downtown Maple Ridge catchment area in terms of promotion, festivals, crime prevention, security, cleanliness, transportation, parking and advocacy.


Starting date:

May 14, 2018 – last day of employment Sep. 1, 2018

# of hours:

30 hrs per week
(may include some weekends) / total 15 wks (450 hrs)


$13 per hour

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Take the kids on a walking tour around Downtown Maple Ridge as they hunt for eggs, collect prizes, and fill in their passport.

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Lougheed Highway: 224 St. to 226 St.
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One card, 700 businesses to chose from!
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Any BIA member that would like to use Westridge Security Service in emergencies (at a reduced BIA rate) and have not set up alarm response for their business yet, can do so by filling out the form and returning it to Westridge Security. This is an " Alarm Response Signup sheet" (pdf) with Westridge Security, for DMRBIA members. 
" Alarm Response Signup sheet" (MS Word format)