Employment and Volunteer Opportunities
The Markham Fair employs many people to produce events throughout the
year as well as during the busiest time which is Markham Fair – ‘Always
the Weekend Before Thanksgiving’. Employment and volunteer opportunities
are broken down into four major areas:
Position: Office and Grounds Staff
The Markham Fair
has a small staff of full time employees who manage, market and maintain
the facilities on McCowan Road all year round.
Markham Fair Administrative and Marketing Assistant
General Reception (greetings, correspondence, inquiry response)
Membership Communication (newsletter, distribution lists, email, group email)
Membership Support (registration, fees, updates)
Meeting Coordination (Room bookings, Agendas, Regrets, Meeting Packages)
Reporting (Board and Executive Minutes, AGM Report/Minutes, election support/coordination)
Sales Support (rental contracts, insurance certificates, municipality compliance (building and electrical inspections), supplier bookings (garbage, toilets, AV, etc), reconciliations, client surveys)
Client Support (Q and A, troubleshooting/firefighting)
Marketing Support (prize book, website updates, online rental notifications),
Event Support (Fair, Presidents Banquet, AGM)
Office Support (copier maintenance, supplier liaison, supply ordering, printing, cleaning)
Committee Support (mailings, research, communication)
Community Outreach (notifications to YRP, VIP list maintenance, requests to City councils)
Bookkeeping Support (backup support to bookkeeper, filing)
- Degree in Business or related discipline or Diploma in Business with relevant experience
- Minimum 5+ years experience in a similar role supporting multi-functional requirements in a small office environment
- Excellent computer skills including mastery of Microsoft Office, Adobe In-Design, Simply Accounting/Sage 50 and Event Pro
- Proficiency in bookkeeping practices
- Proficiency with social media technologies including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest
- Highly attentive to detail
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to prioritize, delegate and manage tasks to completion
- Ability to anticipate needs of the organization and to pro-actively identify and act upon them
- Ability to multi-task in a busy environment
Contact John Peco
Position: Committee Member – Volunteer
The Markham Fair also has a large volunteer base of 700+ Committee Members who meet throughout the year to plan and all come together for 4 days to help make the Fair a success.
If you are looking to join a committee, check the committee lists for an area that interests you. The chairperson’s name and phone number are available for each committee. We recommend that you contact them directly.
Contact Committee Lists:
There are also temporary paid positions during the weeks surrounding
Fair time. (Sept/Oct)
Position: General Operations Crew Member
An Operations Crew Member is responsible for the operation of dolly carts and garbage bins. These positions maintain site cleanliness including stage, roadways and on-site garbage removal. This position is responsible for assisting with the set-up and takedown of various on-site events, including nightly affairs.
Applicants must be self-motivated, in good physical condition and have the
ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Previous Markham Fair Maintenance
experience is an asset.
Contact: Dylan Armstrong, firstname.lastname@example.org
Position: Security Attendant
Security Attendant work as part of the security team to ensure the safety of
the Markham Fair, its patrons and volunteers. General responsibilities include:
interacting with guests to provide direction, clarifying information relating
to site operations, crowd control and assisting to diffuse situations.
Applicants must have a general knowledge of law enforcement and be able to
understand and apply generally accepted safety and security techniques. Applicants
must possess superior public relations skills, excellent verbal communications
skills and be willing to work a shift schedule, including the entire four (4)
days of the Markham Fair.
Contact: Markham Fair Office, (905) 642-3247 email@example.com
Position: Parking Attendant
Parking attendants are responsible for pedestrian and vehicle access to Markham
Fair. These positions involve locating the vehicle into the parking spaces,
the cleanliness of the parking lot and responding to guest inquiries.
Applicants must have previous customer service experience and the ability to
work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision. Applicants
must be available to work irregular hours during the four (4) days of the Fair.
Both full-time and student positions are available in this area.
Contact: Markham Fair Office, (905) 642-3247
Position: Lost Childrens
Responsible for supervising and ensuring a safe environment for all lost children,
visiting teachers and/or parents. Lost Children part-time volunteers are
responsible for leading in the search of a lost child or missing parents.
This position is responsible for informing and updating the Control Centre,
Security Officers and Volunteers of the situation. This position coordinates
response to all lost children emergency situations on site (similar to 911
operators) as well as dispatches the call to emergency staff on hand, and
Candidates must have previous training/experience with child supervision in
a camp, day care or school setting, or equivalent education (E.C.E.). Candidates
must be at least 15 years of age. Applicants must possess excellent
organizational and administrative skills with the ability to work efficiently
and effectively in a high-pressure environment under minimal supervision and
be willing to work shift work.
Contact: Candice Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org