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Thank you for considering a career at Explore Edmonton Corporation!


Explore Edmonton Corporation is the visitor economy and venue management organization for Edmonton. We tell Edmonton’s story, elevate the Edmonton experience, and generate inbound visitation.


We are passionate Edmontonians, aligned through a unified purpose, mission, and vision to increase the economic impact of the visitor-based economy in Edmonton:

  • Purpose: Increase the economic impact of the visitor-based economy in Edmonton.
  • Mission: To showcase and inspire more people to visit Edmonton for exceptional experiences, while also enriching the quality of life for residents, and creating economic prosperity.
  • Vision: Edmonton will be a destination of choice, delivering year-round transformational visitor and guest experiences.


We work hard to continually improve employee, guest, stakeholder, and visitor satisfaction, increase destination attraction and awareness, strengthen Edmonton experiences and events, and improve our operational excellence.


Explore Edmonton encourages, supports, and celebrates a diverse and inclusive work environment. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the city we promote and where our employees feel safe and supported.


Our core values differentiate us from other organizations. These are the common themes that unite us and helps to define our culture. We use our core values as a guidepost for consistent decision making, to empower employees and to unleash their potential as leaders. They are:

  • Public Stewardship: We have been given a tremendous responsibility to be stewards of public trust as well as the architect of bold ideas.
  • Selfless Approach: Everything we do is done in collaboration – with others on our teams, across our groups and with our stakeholders – and when we win, we win together.
  • Lead the Way: We step up. Start something. Change something. Connect and support others who are willing to take a risk – on our teams, in our city.
  • Make an Impact: When every action, big or small, can make an impact, every action contributes to building a visitor economy that matters.
  • Caring for One Another: We have a genuine commitment to the success of each other, our shareholders and our community.


Interested in joining our team? See our available career opportunities below and visit our About Us page to learn more about the organization, as well as our Venues page to learn about our award-winning venues.

Current Opportunities

Indigenous Development Specialist

The Visitor Economy Group fosters economic growth by working directly and collaboratively with businesses, stakeholders, and partners, both locally and internationally.


About This Role:


The Destination Development & Strategy Group is looking for an Indigenous Development Specialist to join their team. This position will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the Tourism Master Plan as well as the commitments in the Memorandum of Understanding with Indigenous Tourism Alberta by identifying and building relationships with the Indigenous community, developing Indigenous tourism experiences which integrate multiple areas of tourism, have a hands-on learning aspect and are social and helping non-Indigenous stakeholders integrate Indigenous components authentically and appropriately.


The successful candidate will have the ability to act as a bridge between Indigenous and non-Indigenous tourism partners and inspire internal and external stakeholders to explore opportunities to celebrate the Edmonton region’s Indigenous culture and history both authentically and respectfully. The successful candidate will be able to work closely with indigenous tourism partners, businesses, and communities to support the growth and development of Indigenous tourism in the Edmonton region.


Explore Edmonton encourages, supports, and celebrates a diverse and inclusive work environment. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the city we promote and where our employees feel safe and supported every day. If this role piques your interest, please submit your cover letter to let us know how you feel you could make an impact along with your resume. Please submit your interest no later than April 11, 2021.


Event Security

About this role:


Managed by Explore Edmonton Corporation, the Edmonton Convention Centre and Edmonton EXPO Centre both work toward a vision of being among North America’s top-performing venues and achieve that vision through a commitment to positive social, environmental, and economic impact. As two of Edmonton’s largest and busiest venues, the Edmonton Convention Centre and Edmonton EXPO Centre have a combined 672,000 square feet and welcome more than 1.8 million visitors every year.


The Edmonton EXPO Centre Group is looking for Event Security to join the team. As a vital member of the security team your role and responsibilities will include providing general venue security to mitigate and prevent any real or potential security and safety risks to our employees, guests, clients, contractors, and venues. Your duties will include providing a safe and welcoming environment, actively monitoring, and responding to alarms, crowd dynamics, individual behaviour and safety issues, investigating, reporting and documenting incidents, and maintaining accurate and detailed records of safety issues, incidents and events. The successful candidate can work collaboratively in a fast-paced, customer service environment, while handling stressful situations in a timely, professional manner.


Explore Edmonton encourages, supports, and celebrates a diverse and inclusive work environment. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the city we promote and where our employees feel safe and supported every day. If this role piques your interest, please submit your cover letter to let us know how you feel you could make an impact along with your resume. Please submit your interest no later than April 13, 2021.


Event Attraction Associate

The Visitor Economy Group fosters economic growth by working directly and collaboratively with businesses, stakeholders, and partners, both locally and internationally. We do this through the work of the following teams: Strategic Communications and Partnerships, Marketing, Destination Development and Strategy, Travel Media and Travel Trade, and the Visitor Economy Sales team comprised of Edmonton Events and Meetings and Conventions.


Position Profile


The Edmonton Events team within the Visitor Economy business unit is looking for an Event Attraction Associate to join the team.


Edmonton Events is a strategic partnership between the City of Edmonton and Explore Edmonton with a mandate to attract major sport and cultural events to the city. The Edmonton Events team is committed to ensuring the success of attracted events - this may include securing the necessary funding, assisting with operational needs, enhancing a marketing plan, connecting with sponsor leads, or sourcing out local suppliers and contracting EDMH hotels. The Edmonton Events team measures success on three pillars: economic impact, image and reputation, and social benefits. The Edmonton Events team is a leader in the event attraction industry and must be strategically positioned to ensure they remain leaders in this competitive landscape.


The Event Attraction Associate plays a critical role on the team and serves as the first point of contact for local, regional, provincial and most national sport events and supports the Event Attraction Manager on major national and international sport event opportunities. This role will also support the Event Development Manager on attracting any cultural or action event opportunities as required. The Event Attraction Associate is vital in recovering Edmonton’s visitor economy and marketing our city as a premier event host destination. Aligning with the Edmonton Events Sport and Cultural Attraction Plan, this role will prospect and bid on future event hosting opportunities and build strong relationships with event rights holders, local organizers, and venues.


The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Actively and strategically seek new sport event opportunities at the regional, provincial and national level.
  • Following up on leads, prospects, and traces and maintain contacts for client accounts within CRM system.
  • Managing various sport event bid development, site visits and familiarization tours with assistance from the Event Attraction and Development Specialist.
  • Working with the City of Edmonton regarding venue selection, operational aspects, and funding.
  • Maintaining and growing relationships with events rights holders and key sport event partners.
  • Working with Event Attraction Manager to align all sales efforts with the event strategy.
  • Managing and negotiating host city benefits/agreement for attracted sport events within portfolio.
  • Contributing to and maintaining monthly sales stats, sales documents, and sales reports.
  • Providing a seamless transfer for the client from the Event Attraction team to Event Development Manager.
  • Reviewing post event reports and assess feedback to improve future services provided.
  • Attending and participating in industry events, sporting events and conferences as required


The successful candidate will have:

  • Post-Secondary degree, diploma or equivalent experience in business administration, marketing or tourism. Minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience in sales, business development, or event organizing is desirable.
  • Service orientated and resourceful with the ability to assess needs; provide appropriate solutions and follow through to the satisfaction of clients.
  • Ability to critically assess complex, dynamic opportunities and navigate resources to achieve results. Understanding and respect for political and multi-stakeholder environments.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and resources effectively.
  • Builds and nurtures effective and collaborative relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.


Explore Edmonton encourages, supports, and celebrates a diverse and inclusive work environment. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the city we promote and where our employees feel safe and supported every day. If this role piques your interest, please submit your cover letter to let us know how you feel you could make an impact along with your resume. Please submit your interest no later than April 9, 2021.


Destination Development Specialist

The Destination Development & Strategy Group is looking for a Destination Development Specialist to join their team. This position will support the implementation of Explore Edmonton’s Tourism Master Plan by developing transformational travel experiences, which integrate multiple areas of tourism, have a hands-on learning aspect and are social. They will also support in creating itineraries and packaging, assisting and supporting individual stakeholders with their business goals, relationship building, market information and supporting educational initiatives. This position will work with festivals and events to create transformational year-round experiences. This position will also work with the LGBT+ community and stakeholders to support the implementation of initiatives from the LGBT+ Destination Audit.


The successful candidate will have the ability to work with various tourism partners and inspire internal and external stakeholders to explore opportunities to elevate and build transformative experiences. The successful candidate will be able to work closely with festivals, businesses, and communities to support the growth and development of tourism in the Edmonton region.


Explore Edmonton encourages, supports, and celebrates a diverse and inclusive work environment. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the city we promote and where our employees feel safe and supported every day. If this role piques your interest, please submit your cover letter to let us know how you feel you could make an impact along with your resume. Please submit your interest no later than April 16, 2021.