General Manager of Festivals & Events

With the world turning back on we are so pumped to wake up our festival program from its recent hibernation. We are seeking an energetic and motivated rockstar to manage and grow our current portfolio of 3 Craft Beer Festivals, World Ski and Snowboard Festival – WSSF, and contract festivals and events.

It all started with the Whistler Village Craft Beer Festival, from there we took our love of beer to Kelowna for the Great Okanagan Beer Festival and down in to Cloverdale for the Clover Valley Beer Festival. The latest edition to our portfolio is the World Ski and Snowboard Festival right here in our home town of Whistler.

If this sounds like the perfect challenge for you, apply now!

Who are we?

Gibbons has been sharing Whistler with the world since 1979. We operate venues, run festivals, brew beer, talk travel and throw parties, and are striving for the best company culture in the world. We are so excited about the work we do and the exceptional peers we work alongside. We are here to create something epic!

Requirements

 

• Solutions-oriented, creative problem solver

•Project management experience; impeccable organizational skills

•Careful attention to detail and quality of work

•Exceptional service orientation and well-developed interpersonal and communication skills

•Self-starter–ability to jump into the middle of problems and obtain effective results

•Ability to think about big-picture strategy and bottom line results

•Strong Microsoft capabilities (Excel, Work, Outlook, etc.)

•Passion for celebration, team, & unique opportunities

•SIR certified and BST an asset

Accountabilities
• Event planning and execution of new and existing Gibbons Festivals and contract services
• PNL (Profit and Loss Statement) budgeting, maintenance, and post festival completion with finance team
• On-line ticketing, inventory & allocations, as well as daily ticket tracker updates
• Booking of F&E suppliers, security, medics & police with the City
• Event logistics–oversee full site set-up and tear down as well as packing and maintenance of our F&E storage locker
• Oversees Brewery Manager and Operations
• Secure and manage festival accommodation

• Full staff, volunteer and run schedule

•Lead all  contract services inquiries, liaisons, staffing, product ordering/inventory and PNL

•Help expand F&E department through new initiatives and festivals

•Long-term vision of planning &executing a new event or festivals

Whistler Village Beer Festival celebrations in Olympic Plaza.