Event Contractor

CRS WestTempBurnaby, BC

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Canada Running Series is the nation’s premier running circuit with seven events: four in Toronto, two in Vancouver and one in Montreal. It annually attracts over 70,000 participants and raises more than $6 million for some 320 mostly local charities. The Series includes the World Athletics Gold Label TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon and the Athletics Canada National Marathon Championships. Since 1999, CRS has gained international recognition for innovation and organization.


We are passionately committed to staging great experiences for runners of all levels, from Canadian Olympians and international stars to healthy lifestyle and charity runners, and to making sport part of sustainable communities and the city-building process. Our mission is “building community through the sport of running.”


The Event Contractor is the foundation of our company. The successful candidate will represent CRS through interactions with our participants, charity partners, volunteers, and the run community at large both digitally and face-to-face, and exude excitement and passion for elevating the event experiences we curate. They will have a strong passion for sustainability and help us reach our goal of being the most sustainable marathon in the country! They will have strong written and oral communication skills and will be the voice of CRS. They will also be instrumental in supporting our event operations at our warehouse and on event day.


**We welcome everyone, including all under-represented groups, women, Black and Indigenous People of Colour (BIPOC), other racialized persons and LGBTQ2+ persons to apply.


A successful candidate will possess varied skills and experience in: 

  • Proficiency and strong technological skills for multiple online platforms (Salesforce, Freshdesk, Slack, Asana and Office365) 
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Strong organizational skills, planning and execution
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a passion for helping others and building the communities we run through
  • Hold a valid Driver’s license 
  • Self-motivated and hardworking
  • Exemplary self-discipline and professionalism 
  • Must be prepared to work in any weather 
  • Ability to lift heavy (30lbs+) objects and work on your feet for 8+ hours a day 
  • A positive attitude and invested in being part of a wider team to achieve one shared goal 
  • Be willing to work extended hours, nights, and weekends 

Scope of Work


Sustainability:

  • Support Event Manager with Council for Responsible Sport Evergreen Certification initiatives, application process
  • Support Event Manager with Green Team meetings and action items
  • Support in coordination of sustainability communications on social media, website, and participant communications

Customer Service:

  • Responsible for responding to CRS west general inquiries 
  • Support Social Media lead for CRS west events with customer service inquiries on social channels. 
  • Responsible for updating customers’ registration data and providing them with other support as needed on the Race Roster system. 
  • Monitor and provide updates to Knowledge Base for CRS West Events. 

Participant Services: 

  • Work with Manager of Participant Services on Race Roster System (Event Registration & Results).  
  • Provide support for data management.  
  • Support with Race Kit Pickup planning, staffing (recruitment & training), execution and wrap-up.

Warehouse Management:

  • Plan, organize & execute warehouse operations for the duration of the contract.
  • Responsible for the Master Delivery Schedule (MDS) to coordinate & receive deliveries.
  • Responsible for inventory & procurement of race supplies.
  • Prepare race day supplies & pack event station kits.
  • Assist with truck loading & unloading at the warehouse.
  • Inventory supplies & assets post-race.

Virtual Race:

  • Responsible for fulfillment of virtual race kits, including setup, staffing, supplies, execution and shipment, and participant communication.
  • Work with Manager of Participant Services to pull virtual race data.
  • Work with Manager of Participant Services to ensure virtual results are updated.
  • Support Manager of Communications with participant emails when requested

Commitment and Contract Details:


4 Month Contractor Agreement:

August 15th* - November 15th

Hourly Rate: $25/hr

*Flexibility on start date


CRS West/Eastside 10K

  • Minimum 2 days/week at the CRS West Office (Burnaby) & 3 days/week remote
  • Race week full time at RKP, warehouse with day & evening work required

TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon:

  • Tuesday, October 11th – Monday, October 17th in Toronto
  • CRS will cover the cost of a return flight from Vancouver to Toronto, hotel and a budget of $75/day to expense back food and transportation while in Toronto.