As Marketing & Event Support you will work closely with the Executive Director to build on the brand awareness of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country through our Signature events – Pig Out and Half Corked Marathon – as well as consumer events both inside our region and in target markets and Oliver’s Festival of the Grape. You will assist with the passport program, website updates and maintenance, and media hosting. As support for the Executive Director you will be tasked with brainstorming on marketing opportunities and actively engage with the membership including the events and marketing committees.
Who We Are
The Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association (OOWA) is a marketing organization bringing awareness to the 41-member wineries that make up the largest wine region in Canada. Physically we represent the region from the Osoyoos border to McIntyre Bluff, where over 60% of all wine grapes for BC are grown and our terroir consists of 8 unique microclimates.
Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association has a three-pronged mission:
By executing on our missions, we will achieve our vision: “Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country is Canada’s premier wine region.”
Who You Are
You are a dynamic and passionate individual who loves wine, specifically the wine experiences visitors and locals can have in our region. You are an effective communicator in person, on the phone, via email and in letters and have the ability to engage professionally with members while building on the associations’ relationships. You have a passion for events and understand that flexible hours and long days are a necessity in executing successful large-scale events. You will be creative and have a strong desire to work collaboratively with others (including staff, board, members, stakeholder, suppliers and volunteers) to drive the organization forward.
Qualifications & Desired Skills
Preference will be given to candidates with a background in hospitality, marketing or event management. Applicants must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, computer/telephone skills/etiquette, organizational ability and strong attention to detail. Valid BC Driver’s License and access to reliable vehicle is required. Ability to work well under pressure, demonstrate initiative and work both independently and on a team is essential. Resourceful and excellent knowledge of the local area and tourism opportunities in the region. This position will require some physical ability which will include walking around events, participating in event set-up and tear-down, and lifting and moving wine; additionally, you should be able to work a flexible schedule with periods of high and low demand throughout the year.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Marketing, Membership & Admin Support: