Salute to the Sockeye – Event Manager

The Adams River Salmon Society is looking for a qualified:



A unique contract employment opportunity exists with The Adams River Salmon Society. The primary function of the Event Manager is to ensure a well-coordinated, safe, and logistically effective 2018 Salute to the Sockeye celebration. The event will be held from Friday September 28 until Sunday October 21, 2018.


The 2014 Salute event, at the Roderick Haig-Brown Park, drew approximately 200,000 visitors from around the globe. In addition to the general public, approximately 20,000 students and 60 international media either visited or reported on the event.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Liaise between Salute 2018 Committee, Government, the community, all site committees, and stakeholders-including Indigenous peoples, DFO & BC Parks
  • Logistical coordination on the ground at the actual Salute to the Sockeye event
  • Provide central point of contact for media including news, photographers, videographer and others
  • Coordination of all RQF and RFP processes including some creation, issuance, award and management
  • Pursue funding, sponsorship, Partnerships, and other Financial opportunities
  • Launch and stay within timelines, deadlines and milestones
  • Oversee and train staff and volunteers
  • Provide all invested parties with a wrap-up report which will include statistics & constructive suggestions



  • Five yearsā€™ experience with events of similar size and scale preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise to manage successful high-profile, large scale events and projects
  • Functional knowledge of issuing RFQs, RFPs, and contract management
  • Extensive media savvy including social media and more
  • Coordinator/Manager experience involving diverse interest groups
  • Superior communication skills including public speaking, writing, reporting, motivation & negotiations
  • Ability to foresee and anticipate required interpretive materials, project requirements, and discern work priorities
  • Interpretative tourism ambassadors experience is desirable
  • Must have knowledge and expertise in handling cash, POS & finances
  • Proven ability to complete projects to a high standard with minimal supervision
  • Good understanding of the life cycle of the wild pacific salmon, environmental watershed issues and conservation ethic



  • Degree in Tourism or Project Management or equivalent experience coordinating large-scale events
  • Flexibility to work extensive hours and with varying shift schedules
  • Access to reliable transportation and reside within a 1.5-hour response time to the event site at Roderick Haig-Brown park in Lee Creek, BC
  • Valid First Aid Ticket is highly desirable
  • Possess office equipment and space to perform all required duties off-site leading up to and after the event. The Salmon Society will provide office space on-site during the event


Anticipated contract start and end dates: May 15th to November 15th, 2018

Estimated number of hours required: 500 to 700 hours over a 4 to 6-month period. Some weekend work is required with concentrated hours during the Salute event, Friday September 28 until Sunday October 21 2018.


Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter (including compensation expectations) to:


                                                            Attention: Hiring Committee

 Submission Deadline:  April 15th 2018 4:00pm


The Salmon Society wishes to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.