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Special Events and Communications Coordinator


Osoyoos Desert Centre is looking for a Special Events and Communications Coordinator to help deliver a variety of special events during our 25th anniversary season and help tell our story through various communications platforms. This position requires a dynamic individual with a passion for environmental education, a creative mindset, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to create and maintain positive relationships with diverse stakeholders including community partners, funders, volunteers and the general public.


Key Responsibilities


Special Events Planning and Execution

  • Collaborate with ODC staff and community partners to develop and implement a comprehensive special events calendar, including but not limited to workshops, Nature Talks, special guided tours, community outreach programs and fundraising events.

  • Help coordinate all aspects of events, including logistics, scheduling, promotion, and on-site management.

  • Develop and implement outreach strategies to increase community engagement and participation in ODC events.


Communications Planning and Execution

  • Develop, implement, and manage ODC’s social media strategy.

  • In collaboration with ODC staff help manage and update content on ODC's website, social media platforms, and other communications channels.

  • Contribute to promotional materials, newsletters, and media releases.

  • Foster positive relationships with community partners, businesses, and local organizations to promote collaboration and support.

  • Interact with users and respond to social media messages, inquiries, and comments.

  • Review social media and website analytics and create reports on key metrics.



  • Work experience, education and/or training in communications, social media, and public relations.

  • Excellent knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

  • Understanding of SEO and web traffic metrics.

  • Familiarity with web design and publishing, particularly WIX.

  • Work experience, education and/or training in planning and executing special events.

  • Outgoing personality and excellent interpersonal, intercultural, and intergenerational communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively within a team as well as work independently with minimal supervision

  • Ability to make sound judgments and respond tactfully in various situations

  • A keen interest in science, education, and/or nature interpretation

  • Self-directed, organized and adept at multitasking, prioritization, and problem-solving

  • Interest in working with a dynamic and collaborative group of individuals and gaining hands-on skills

  • Excellent project management and time management skills, and the ability to perform well under pressure.



  • Valid class 5 driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.


                                  HOURS:   35 hours per week; some evening and weekend work may be required

      WORK ENVIRONMENT:   Hybrid; a combination of working from home, in office, and at ODC site to be

                                                   agreed upon at time of hiring

                                    TERM:   May to August; may extend further

                                   WAGE:   $20/hour

                   REPORTING TO:   Executive Director


This job is made possible through the support of Canada Summer Jobs funding. To meet the funds criteria, applicants must be eligible to work in Canada and be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of employment.


Application Deadline:  Open until filled. Please email cover letter and resume to Jayme Friedt, Executive Director at


For more information, visit our website at ODC is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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