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Job Posting! OEV's Dundas Street Placemaker

Updated: May 6, 2022


Following two years COVID-related cancellations as well as major construction on Dundas in Old East Village, we’re looking to bring more attention and energy back to the neighbourhood through a brand new and exciting event series. If planning, organizing, and executing ways to do this through music, arts, culture, and activities sounds like your forte then read on!

In the long term, the successful applicant will develop positive relationships with key organizations and service bodies such as the City of London, London Arts Council, London Cycle Link, local artists, musicians, and more. Although this is a brief contract, it only takes one event to make a lasting impact, imagine what can be done with four!


  • Plan and execute a summer event series in Old East Village

  • Determine strategic deliverables and KPIs for each event and activation

  • Be the contact for BIA members for any event-related questions or concerns

  • Develop and execute marketing, communications, and promotions related to events

  • Liaise with businesses and organizations to ensure optimum participation in events

  • Liaise with key City of London service bodies to ensure all events and activations are welcoming, inclusive, and safe for all businesses, residents, and visitors

  • Report on measured challenges and successes for each event and activation

  • Assist with Construction Dollar redemptions

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Graduate of a post-secondary diploma in an applicable field (i.e. marketing, communications, event planning, project management) or relevant experience

  • Experience in event planning (i.e large and small scale outdoor events) required

  • Experience working with a diverse range of customers and clients

  • Ability to create and maintain strong, positive relationships

  • Experience in innovative and creative thinking

  • Experience working with a BIA an asset

  • Experience in working within grant obligations an asset

  • Knowledge of Adobe Spark or similar design software an asset

  • Experience in online content creation (i.e. blogs, social media posts and graphics) an asset


This position reports through the BIA Manager to the OEV BIA Board of Directors. This is a part-time, independent contractor position from May 27 - Sept. 16, and pays $25/hour for a total of 425 hours. This position may be extended based on further funding and job performance.

Please submit your resume to by May 16, 2022 at 9am.

Use the subject line: NAME – OEV’s Dundas Street Placemaker

Bonus! Send along a list of events you’ve been involved in through volunteering, organizing, attending etc. and what you loved so much about them!

Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. This position will be confirmed upon receipt of funding.


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