Event Designer / Business Developer – Full Time, Permanent (Vaughan, ON)

Innovative change and ambitious growth at Cruisesetter has created the need for an Events Designer/Business Developer. We are actively looking for a passionate and enthusiastic person to plan and execute all theme based cruises. The Event Designer/ Business Developer will create and implement all events from conception through completion, as well as network and partner with businesses to sponsor and or participate in their niche event. A perfect opportunity for a motivated, creative individual that is passionate about the independent/start-up spirit!

Job Description
  • Create and develop onboard cruise and offshore events based on a specific theme or niche.
  • Create and build strong partnerships with businesses, organizations and celebrities for events.
  • Research and identify appropriate cruise line, ships and attractions for each theme event.
  • Develop detailed proposals for events (e.g. timelines, venues, staffing, budgets, etc).
  • Engage, and recruit niche/theme related businesses, organizations and celebrities to sponsor and/or participate in event.
  • Contract vendors and event staff and coordinate all event logistics with them.
  • Engage and negotiate with event partners and vendors to get the highest value (volume and quality of trial opportunities) and
  •       presence from each new event.
  • Book cabins, meeting rooms, and other facilities as needed on ship with Cruise line staff.
  • Create contingencies plans in case last minute changes or minor emergencies.
  • Ensure all rules, regulations, legislation and health and safety policies and procedures are implemented and followed.
  • Provide financial and program reporting and post event analysis.
  • Reports to Chief Executive Officer.

Desired Skills and Experience
  • 3-5 years of event planning, or relevant experience
  • Highly creative, and innovative out of the box thinker
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Confident personality with the ability to take initiative; strong problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to work independently, handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to network, negotiate and collaborate effectively
  • A high level of energy and strong passion to deliver successful projects and a positive customer experience
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential
  • Self-motivated and goal oriented
  • Progressive experience in people management, event execution and event planning certification, an asset
  • Proficient with event planning software
  • Strong Business Acumen, ability to build strong, lasting business relationships
  • Possess a professional approach to event design

  • Travel is required, both national and international
  • Valid driver’s license and on-going access to a vehicle is mandatory
  • Valid passport
  • TICO (Travel Industry Council of Ontario) Certification an asset
  • This job will require working some weekends, evenings, and holidays.

Please send your resume to hr@cruisesetter.com. Please put “Event Designer / Business Developer” in the Subject Line.