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Event Technical Services jobs

Work behind-the-scenes of the City's special events Event Technical Services jobs

The Event Technical Services (ETS) Department is a core component of the Festival and Events industry of the City of Calgary. Temporary event sites require vast amounts of infrastructure and efforts to erect tents, stages, and other festival equipment.

At ETS, we enjoy the actual work associated with event setup. You will have the opportunity to work outdoors while enjoying the beautiful weather and witnessing the transformation of venues throughout the day.

We are looking for people who understand that our work is not defined by punching in and out of a clock, but by ensuring the tasks are completed.  Should the last tent not be up, the work does not end — the team pulls together to ensure we all go home together. If your priority is to be an integral member of a team, this work is for you.

Join ETS to be part of Calgary's vibrant arts and culture scene. If you're passionate about bringing joy to Calgary and thrive in a hardworking community, we invite you to submit your resume.

About the job


Gain experience working within and understanding the systems of working with the City. The City of Calgary is involved in many special events, including the City of Calgary's Canada Day, the City of Calgary's New Year's Eve fireworks, and many more.

Duties include:

  • Work as part of a team to set up and take down special event equipment, including the construction and disassembly of tents and stages.
  • Provide excellent customer service to all clients and partners by assessing and fulfilling their needs through on-the-ground consultation.
  • Work onsite in parks and venues around the city.
  • Perform inventory counts, maintain inventory items and prepare materials for events.

The following are considered to be assets:

  • Current Standard First Aid certification
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) level "C" certification
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification
  • Current Fall Protection certification
  • Experience in event industry
  • A valid Class 5 Driver's License (or provincial equivalent) and access to a personal vehicle for business use

On the job


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