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Hiring: Cultural Fair Coordinator

Date Range: June 19 – August 31, 2023
Location: 105 Gibson Drive, Markham ON, L3R 3K7
Wage: $ 18.00 / hr (maximum 160 hours)
Apply: hr@105gibson.com
Deadline: May 31, 2023

Position Description:

We are looking for a Coordinator to facilitate in the planning and execution of a one-day Cultural Fair for local Afghan families in our surrounding communities of the 105Gibson Centre (South Markham and North Scarborough).
This Afghan Cultural Fair Event is tentatively planned to take place on Saturday August 26, 10am – 3:30pm at the 105 Gibson Centre. Its purpose is to provide a safe space and venue for the local Afghan community to celebrate and showcase their culture through food, music, dance, arts, crafts, clothing, and other displays. This event will engage local Afghan newcomers into a communitybuilding event as well as recruiting some to becoming volunteers in the planning, facilitating, and supporting of this cultural day. Finally, this will be an opportunity for other cultures to learn and deeper appreciate the Afghan community.

Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Working with and reporting directly to Supervisor (Community Needs Manager) to develop, promote, and execute this one-day event on August 26, 2023 (10am-3:30pm)
  • Working closely and cooperatively with Cultural Fair Assistant and other 105Gibson staff who will be supporting this event
  • Training and supervision of volunteers (of all ages)
  • Promoting team unity and leadership development
  • Demonstrating clear and healthy communication
  • Planning will begin in mid-June and until the day of the event with more hours invested closer to the event

Skills and Requirements:

  • In agreement with the Mission and Vision Statement of the Centre
  • Display a passion for building relationships and working with other Afghan partners to develop resources and increase networking for the event
  • Team player with ability to positively influence, motivate and instruct the planning team
  • Very good at critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Basic administrative and management skills – must be organized and accountable
  • Good organizational skills, ability to motivate others and creativity
  • Connections with local Afghan communities and fluency in at least one of the languages spoken in Afghanistan (Farsi, Pashto, & Dari)