Wanted: Experienced Program Coordinator

coordinator-1coordinator-2Sparks Event Marketing is an accomplished and growing experiential marketing firm, located in St. Jacobs, Ontario (a.k.a North Waterloo, Canada’s hotbed for the Technology Sector) We are seeking a Mover & Shaker to join our Program Coordination Team.

The Program Coordination Team is what makes our client programs come to life. They are the owners of execution and ensure we are exceeding our client’s expectations. They are resourceful and work together to implement processes that make execution of programs more efficient. By working together to execute flawlessly, this team is the driver of organic growth!
Are you motivated and hardworking, able to successfully manage multiple projects in record speed, ask great questions, solve problems and have the confidence to bring new thinking into the agency?  As a Program Coordinator, you must be a team player with outstanding communication skills.


  • A degree or diploma in Marketing or Advertising
  • Experience in Event Marketing, or a similar related field – within an agency or in a client environment
  • Ability to recruit, train, manage and motivate a team of event staff
  • The knack for juggling tasks, projects, programs …
  • Outstanding written, oral and presentations communication skills

Do you have a passion for creativity, thrive in a fast-paced environment and want to be a part of an awesome team that has a lot of fun? Let’s talk.

Apply by emailing: 

1) Your resume.

2) Be creative and in 500 words or less, tell us why we must have you on the team.

To the Attention of: Karen Creed-Thompson, Supervisor Program Coordination Team kcreedthompson@sparksevents.com



Sparks Event Marketing – the 411

With facilities in St. Jacobs, Vancouver and Mississauga, Sparks is a full-service company with the capability to meet all experiential event marketing requirements, at any scale, anywhere in North America. We also provide National Conference design and execution services globally.

 We are specialists in experiential marketing, retail and shopper marketing, light merchandising, digital and social media campaigns, research and data collection, and we have experience in multiple business sectors such as CPG, not-for-profit, foodservice, home improvement, insurance, retail, automotive and government.

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Sales and Merchandising Specialists – multiple Canadian territories available –

Ensure brands are merchandised in the best possible way

Ensure brands are merchandised in the best possible way – Secure preferred product placement

Sparks Event Marketing is seeking qualified and professional Sales and Merchandising Representatives for a cross Canada distribution company with focus on cosmetics and medical care products. Successful candidates will possess exceptional time management, communication and presentation skills. Experience in sales and/or retail merchandising a definite plus.



  • Conducting in-store sales visits and/or sales calls within an assigned territory every 60 days.
  • Secure preferred product placement, planogram merchandising, signage/POS placement, and maintain shelf presence.
  • Product sell in to retail locations and taking product orders.
  • Providing exceptional in-store customer service.
  • Building regional store relationships, maintaining a good rapport and educating employees at all levels about the products/brand, generating awareness and enthusiasm.
  • Ensuring brand and products are presented in the best possible displays to attract customers and drive sales.
  • Submitting timely store call reports.
  • Maintaining a professional demeanor with the public and store personnel when performing your duties.


  • College Degree or equivalent experience (1+ year of retail merchandising and/or sales experience a plus.)
  • Ability to work independently, manage time effectively, multi-task, problem solve, and self-manage/supervise a must.
  • Dependable, extroverted, diplomatic and exceptional professional work ethic.
  • Customer focused – enjoy meeting new people, learning about them and their business.
  • Strong merchandising skills with a passion to grow brands.
  • Outstanding organizational and follow-up skills
  • Excellent written, oral and listening skills.
  • Proficiency with basic computer systems/programs.
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable vehicle (regional travel to stores in geographic area required).
  • Ability to lift packages up to 50lbs, engage in considerable physical activity.
Exceptional time management and presentation skills

Exceptional time management and presentation skills

Please complete an online application through the Sparks Event Marketing website OR email your resume with covering letter directly to Mandy Resendes  mandy@sparkevents.com


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Hiring for… In-Field Event Technician

Sparks Event Marketing is seeking a highly motivated individual with an interest in event planning and logistics to join our team.

In-Field Event Technician

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The In-Field Event Technician is involved in the day-to-day setup of events displays and tradeshow booths which includes warehouse organization, kitting & shipping, managing inventory levels, display repairs, and in-field event setup and teardowns to support multiple event projects.  Time will be divided between office, warehouse and in-field activities.

 Duties and Responsibilities

  • On-site physical setup and teardown of exhibits, tradeshow displays, signage etc. to client specifications for special events.
  • Weekly coordination and communication with a variety of stakeholders during the planning and execution of an event.
  • Inspection, inventory, and warehouse of all event assets, displays, supplies, and equipment.


Skills and Specifications

  • Ability to understand all the moving parts of the project, event, or activation
  • Motivated self-starter with a strong passion for action and results.
  • High sense of urgency; priority-based with a healthy competitive attitude.
  • Strong attention to detail & proactive problem solving skills
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated time management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Adaptability to changing demands, priorities, circumstances and directions.
  • Demonstrate commitment to meet and exceed customers’ expectations.
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership and go above and beyond.
  • Ability to work with equal efficiency in both individual and team-based tasks.
  • Demonstrate good judgment and show respect for others.
  • Mechanically inclined



  • Must have basic hand and power tools skills including: hammer, screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, and cordless drill.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office – Excel and Word


Driving Requirements
Driving is an essential duty and function of this job and requires the use of a personal vehicle and/or a vehicle provided by Sparks or third-party.  Must maintain valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and clean driver’s abstract.


Education and Qualification

    • Previous experience with logistics, exhibit/tradeshow, event displays, and shipping & receiving preferred.
    • Willing to work evenings, weekends and some travel.
    • Must be able to lift heavy objects/displays/tents etc.
    • Ability to work unpredictable hours during peak seasons


Email your resume and cover letter to jobs@sparksevents.com



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DIY in your DNA?

  pouchDIY in your DNA? 

Do your friends and family consider you the “go-to” gal or guy for home renovations and DIY project questions and help?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, this could be a job built for  you! Henkel/ LePage Products is looking for a responsible jet-setting representative to showcase their amazing products at trade shows and conferences across Canada. Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies.

If you live in Eastern or Western Canada and you fit this description please apply to tara@sparksevents.com to snap up this amazing travel opportunity and permanent part-time position!


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How are your squeegee skills?

Karcher BABASparks is hiring for the Karcher Power Squeegee Spring 2014 Demo Program

Sparks is looking for ambitious people with high energy for an at-retail demo program.

Our client is Karcher; the worldwide leader in cleaning technology. They operate with an inventive spirit to offer innovative cleaning solutions. Their products deliver top-class performance.

Because seeing is believing – you will demonstrate to consumers just how easy and effective the Karcher Power Squeegee is! Besides stellar squeegee handling skills – you need to have the ability to connect, engage and sell to the target consumer, women ages 30-60 yrs.

Demonstrations will execute at selected Canadian Tire stores across Canada and are scheduled to run weekends Friday to Sunday from June 6- June 23, 2014.

Are you available to work these dates? June 13, 14, 15, and June 20, 21, 22 between the hours of 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Geographic areas we are currently hiring for: Orillia & Midland – Ontario AND Greenwood & Dartmouth –Nova Scotia

 Apply to Jenanne@sparksevents.com by Monday June 9, 2014

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Sparks logoHands in 2

Sparks Event Marketing is a fun and exciting experiential marketing company and we are looking for a highly motivated and extremely organized team player to join our Finance Department as an Accounting Assistant.

As an integral member of the team, you will report to the Controller.  This is a permanent part-time position (18 – 23 hours per week); specific working hours will be discussed during the interview process.


  • Administer accounts receivables including client invoicing and collection.
  • Administer accounts payable including cheque runs & credit card reconciliation.
  • Monthly Bank Reconciliations.
  • Journal Entries.
  • HST filing and reconciliation.
  • Assist with Month End/Year End close and file preparation.
  • Monthly & Quarterly Reports.
  • Timesheet approvals.
  • Run monthly billing meeting with account teams.
  • Employee Vacation tracking.
  • Software Administration.
  • Payroll.
  • Workers Compensation filing and reconciliation.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Controller.


  • An excellent knowledge of computer programs-specifically accounting related.
  • Extremely proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • At least 2 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent communication skills and strong multi-tasking capability.
  • Customer service skills both in person and on the phone.


If you are interested in applying for this position, we ask that you submit your resume and cover letter to Carlos Sousa at:

carlos@sparksevents.com with “Accounting Assistant” in the subject line.

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Want To Be A Part Of The Team? Join Today!

Sparks is always looking for great people! If you love talking to people and promoting great brands, then fill out our Online Recruitment Form today!

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