Do you feel energized by meeting new people?

Do you thrive on networking in a crowd?

Do you have detailed to-do lists for everything you do?

Are you always finding reasons to go to another event?

If so, we are looking for a full-time Events Manager to join the expanding Volta events team. Located right in the heart of downtown Halifax, we host more than 200 events annually and are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, detail-oriented person to join our dynamic team and gain invaluable experience working for Canada’s East Coast Innovation Hub.

What kind of people will succeed at Volta? People who care about our entrepreneurs, get fully on board with our mission—to help tech companies start, grow and succeed—and work cooperatively with the entire Volta team to build the region’s innovation district. We want folks who think big but are also ready to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. Every day at Volta is different. We need people that are comfortable working in an environment where change is the status quo. Think you have what it takes?

We are looking for someone who will:

  • Manage a team of two people in the events department.
  • Direct and oversee events from conception to clean-up and ensure things run smoothly and efficiently
  • Establish, maintain and build relationships with external partners and industry stakeholders.
  • Lead the planning and execution of regular founder-focused events, investor events, and pitch competitions
  • Work with the events team to plan and execute large scale marquee events (hackathons, game jams, demo events, conferences and Volta Cohort)
  • Meet with clients to work out event details and plan logistics (scout and book locations, food, the team, entertainment, volunteers, cleanup, etc.)
  • Help create budgets and stick to them – or find creative ways to come in under budget!
  • Organize transportation, hire and wrangle keynote speakers or celebrities, hire A/V teams and rent equipment
  • Support the team with marketing and promotional activities for events

So what are the required skills?

  • 3 – 5 years event management experience
  • Personable, presentable, articulate and able to work effectively with a team
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas
  • Effective project management skills with an eye for detail
  • Strong administrative and organizational abilities with the ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle multiple priorities


Volta offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please merge your cover letter and CV into one .pdf document and apply by email in confidence by 5:00 pm, October 19, 2018. Please note “Events Manager” in the subject line.

Attention: Human Resources – Volta Labs Inc.

We thank all candidates for their interest, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Also published on Medium.

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