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CATERING ASSISTANT AND EVENTS COORDINATOR

Job Description
Organizational Profile | Founded in 1977, the Italian Cultural Centre’s mission is “To promote and share Italian culture, values, and heritage with all communities” finds itself as the focal point for all things Italian to the Italo-Canadian community and those wanting to experience Italian in the lower mainland.

Summary
We are looking for a full-time Catering and Events Coordinator to join our team. The Catering and Events Coordinator organizes the back-end details concerning events to ensure that all of our staff (Front and Back of House, Maintenance Department, Security, and Management) are equipped with the proper information to execute all functions that take place at il Centro. This position also includes planning ancillary items (props, decorations) to ensure that the customer experience at il Centro will be at the highest standard.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Daily meeting with the Catering Director/Team to discuss priority items, problem identification and solving and planning for the day, week, month
• Answering client inquires / booking requests as per instructions from the Catering Director (telephone, email, and in-person)
• Manage all planning, coordination, and execution of catered events including but not limited to: weddings, anniversaries, baptisms, bridal showers, communions, banquets, galas, corporate and community events, fundraisers, meetings, fashion shows, celebrations of life, etc
• Be able to support our clients by offering access to partner services to enhance the customer experience and ease the planning purpose for clients
• Creating, completion and managing of all preliminary draft/final event contracts as instructed by the Catering Director and managing them in an electronic database
• Liaison between the client and operating departments to ensure successful events – communicating all changes in respect to the contracts to all internal stakeholders (Maintenance, Catering Supervisor, and Chef – School and Reception if necessary)
• Meeting with preregistered or drop-in clients/potential clients including conducting walkthroughs and site visits of our venues and facilities
• Ensuring catering events set up and floor plans are consistent with the client’s requests as instructed by the Catering Director
• Process booking deposits and creating invoices for the Accounting Department
• Using QuickBooks and providing quality control on invoices being sent to clients
• Work collaboratively with the Accounting Department to ensure necessary financial information/history of clients’ events is provided
• Updating the calendaring of events and learning the Catering website using a dashboard (Word Press)
• Prepare a weekly calendar of events (including individual contracts) for the following week (Monday to Monday) and distribute them to the Catering Director, Banquet Captain(s), Head Chef, and Maintenance

Experience and Qualifications
• A certified post-secondary education in Event Management is preferred
• At least 1 year of experience in a similar position
• Fluent and proficient computer knowledge (Microsoft Office and Outlook)
• Fluent and proficient in social media
• Truly enjoys working with the public and can handle high volume and large groups in a calm and professional manner
• Highly organized with great attention to detail
• Must be capable of multitasking
• Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be an excellent team member
• Possesses experience in high-end service with excellent customer relations skills
• General knowledge of the Food and Beverage industry including preparation techniques, health department rules, and regulations, and liquor laws

Benefits
• Dental care
• Extended health care
• Life insurance
• Vision care
• On-site parking


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $20.00-$21.00 per hour

Catering Assistant & Events Coordinator

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Adult and Children Italian Language Instructor

Job Description
Organizational Profile | Founded in 1977, the Italian Cultural Centre’s mission is “To promote and share Italian culture, values, and heritage with all communities” finds itself as the focal point for all things Italian to the Italo-Canadian community and those wanting to experience Italian in the lower mainland.

Summary
Adult Italian Language Instructors are responsible for teaching Italian language and culture classes based on the School program

Duties and Responsibilities
• Prepares a general course plan included in the School Curriculum (i.e., Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced).

• Assists in the Design and preparation of specialty courses (i.e., Conversation, Meraviglie d’Italia).

• Prepares a detailed lesson plan for each class.

• Delivers lessons in group or one-on-one settings.

• Provides availability for the following session for course assignment purposes.

• Marks student assignments.

• Keeps communication with students outside of class.

• Assesses students’ progress and guides them in their learning path.

• Takes part in Instructors’ meetings to coordinate the yearly School curriculum.

• Takes part in School events (i.e., Christmas Concert, Befana, Carnevale, Sports Day, year-end celebration)

• Takes part in meetings, seminars and workshops organized by the School Director to keep up-to-date with new teaching approaches

Experience and Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Italian or similar discipline
• Native or near-native Italian language proficiency
• 2 years of experience in related field
• Excellent computer skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and Zoom

Language
• Italian
• English


Job Types: Part-time

Salary: $26.00-$35.00 per hour

Please, send your resume to the Director of the Italian School [email protected]

Adult and Children Italian Language Instructor

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RECEPTIONIST/OFFICE ASSISTANT

Job Description
Organizational Profile | Founded in 1977, the Italian Cultural Centre’s mission is “To promote and share Italian culture, values, and heritage with all communities” finds itself as the focal point for all things Italian to the Italo-Canadian community and those wanting to experience Italian in the lower mainland.

Summary
Il Centro is looking for energetic, self-motivated individuals that work well in a team environment. You enjoy making a difference and being part of a team in a fast-paced office. Successful candidates will demonstrate outstanding multi-tasking and organizational skills, with strong attention to detail. This position is responsible for overall reception duties as well as providing general administrative support to the organization in a timely, courteous and accurate manner.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Greet customers and field incoming calls and emails in a professional manner
• Connect customers with the correct team members
• Perform invoicing, data entry, and various misc. administrative duties
• Prepare and modify documents including correspondence, reports, drafts, memos and emails, and mail-outs
• Provide support to team members as required/directed
• Ensure operation of office equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques
• Prepare maintenance schedule
• Maintain Volunteer’s database
• Maintain Membership database
• Assist in filing and preparing mailings
• Manage office supplies, food/coffee/water stations, cleaning, and maintenance to make sure the office looks professional and organized every day
• Send out, receive, and distribute local courier packages
• Maintain Membership database
• Other duties as assigned
• Process payments and refunds and provide advice and support for sales as required
• Register new students, collect a payment and provide invoices to students and parents as required

Experience and Qualifications
MUST HAVE
• Minimum 1 – 2 Year administrative or customer service experience
• K-12 Secondary diploma
• Great conversational skills and teamwork-oriented
• Strong organizational skills
• English communication skills – reading and writing
• Italian communication skills – speaking
• Experience using Microsoft Office
NICE TO HAVE
• Proficiency in Excel
• Experience QuickBooks preferred

Benefits
• Dental care
• Extended health care
• Life insurance
• Vision care
• On-site parking


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $16.50-$20.00 per hour

Receptionist and Office Assistant

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BANQUET CAPTAIN

Job Description
Organizational Profile | Founded in 1977, the Italian Cultural Centre’s mission is “To promote and share Italian culture, values, and heritage with all communities” finds itself as the focal point for all things Italian to the Italo-Canadian community and those wanting to experience Italian in the lower mainland.

Summary
We are looking for a full-time and part-time Banquet Captain to join our team. The Banquet Captain will report directly to the Catering Director and will work closely with catering staff at il Centro. The Banquet Captain is responsible and accountable for the execution of banquets and catered events.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Hiring, training, and support of service staff
• Daily operations of Food and Beverage related facilities
• Maintain high standards of food and beverage quality, and guest service in an attractive environment while maximizing profits
• Manage and control liquor, labor, and costs
• Work with the Catering Director to implement new menus and individual items for all outlets based on current food trends and regional tastes
• Work with the Catering Director to implement new menus and individual items for all outlets based on current food trends and regional tastes
• Liaison between client and operating departments to ensure successful events
• Ensure that guest satisfaction is achieved through effective supervision and delegation of functions

Experience and Qualifications
• A certified post-secondary education in the hospitality field is preferred
• Minimum 3 years successful management experience
• Strong leadership and management skills
• Truly enjoys working with the public
• Be highly organized, with great attention to detail
• Possess experience in high-end service and excellent customer relations
• Be a self-motivated leader who can motivate and manage a team
• Could handle high volume and large groups in a calm and professional manner
• Have banquet, special event, and/or catering experience
• Have basic computer knowledge
• Have knowledge of Food and Beverage preparation techniques, health department rules and regulations and liquor laws and regulations
• Have experience with Audio Visual Equipment
• Be a 100% hands-on manager who will organize and direct the activities of all service personnel and assist when required
• Must be able to work a varied schedule that will include evenings and late nights

Benefits
• Dental care
• Extended health care
• Life insurance
• Vision care
• On-site parking

Part-time hours: 32-40 per week
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Permanent
Salary: $45,000.00-$50,000.00 per year

Banquet Captain

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BANQUET SERVERS and bartenders

Job Description
Il Centro is looking to hire part-time/full-time Banquet Servers and Bartenders. We offer flexible working hours for our employees. Applicants must be committed to working a variety of shifts. Furthermore, one must demonstrate their abilities to work in a highly organized environment. We are looking for servers and bartenders to join our catering team.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in a fast paced food and beverage environment and will be a strong team player.

Requirements & Qualifications
• Excellent customer service
• For bartenders, pervious bartending experience is a must
• For bartenders, experience setting up and tearing down a bar
• For servers, experience serving buffets, plated and family style meals and cocktail receptions
• For servers, experience setting and clearing tables
• Able to follow instruction and work independently when required
• Able to lift up to 25lbs
• Legally eligible to work in Canada
• Flexible availability
• Serving it Right
• Food Safe Level 1 is an asset
• Previous experience in high volume catering and banquets is an asset

Why Become a Member of Our Team
• We offer a supportive, positive work environment
• We can offer flexible hours
• We strongly believe in on-going training, personal development and in-house promotion
• We offer competitive wages and benefits

Compensation
$15.20 – $16.00 per hour based on experience and ability, plus gratuities

Apply for this Position

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REGISTERED EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR (ECE)

Job Description
About us | The Italian Cultural Centre (a not-for-profit entity) has been an essential part of Vancouver’s cultural the landscape for more than three decades. It opened in 1977 when its founding members, 13 existing Italian Associations, came together “to promote Italian culture, values, and heritage and to share these with other communities.” We have since grown to more than 700 member families and regularly welcome individuals and groups from across the city. Whether for our exceptional catering and banqueting facilities, our language classes, our new childcare facility, or our breadth of cultural activities, the Italian Cultural Centre is one of the most cherished event venues in Vancouver and a destination for those who appreciate authentic cultural activities. Through our collective love of art, food, wine, sports, design, film, music, and literature, we proudly share our culture with our community and welcome all who wish to be part of our vibrant destination in Vancouver.

The Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver is currently seeking a qualified Early Childhood Educator for our upcoming childcare “Scuola d’infanzia L’albero magico”.

About our School
Our Scuola d’Infanzia is inspired by the Reggio Emilia Philosophy, an innovative approach to early childhood education. The Reggio Philosophy makes the child central to their own learning. Each child is seen as being full of potential and curiosity. Peaking that innate curiosity, the Reggio Emilia Approach aims to assist them in understanding their environment and their place within it. In a supportive and rich setting, children are allowed to explore and discover their interests which will form their specific and individualized curriculum. Observation and documentation are important elements for teachers who act as equal partners in the child’s education.
• Assist in creating the syllabus for the assigned class
• Assist in writing lesson plans for the assigned class
• Lead daily social, learning, and physical activities for all children in the assigned class
• Monitor children and be responsible for the overall health and welfare of the children in the classroom, which requires diligent monitoring of all children during learning times, mealtimes, restroom breaks, and nap times
• Encourage and engage children while they are in school
• Keep the classroom clean, organize, and stimulating for children
• Support children’s interests and play through spontaneous and planned inclusive activities
• Observe, record, and document the behavior of children
• Assess and document all work done by children and provide progress reports to parents detailing their child’s success completing classroom work
• Attend mandatory workshops, conferences, and staff meetings as directed by the School Director

Job Requirements
• Fluency in English (written and spoken)
• Knowledge of the Italian language is an asset
• Must hold Valid Early Childhood Education License
• Proven experience is required as a teacher for children
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Experience with the Reggio Emilia Philosophy an asset

Benefits
• Dental care
• Extended health care
• Life insurance
• Vision care
• On-site parking

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $17.00-$24.00 per hour

Registered Early Childhood Educator

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR ASSISTANT (ECEA)

Job Description
The Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver is currently seeking a qualified Early Childhood Educator Assistant (ECEA) for our childcare “Scuola d’infanzia L’albero magico”

About our School
Our Scuola d’Infanzia is inspired by the Reggio Emilia Philosophy, an innovative approach to early childhood education. The Reggio Philosophy makes the child central to their own learning. Each child is seen as being full of potential and curiosity. Peaking that innate curiosity, the Reggio Emilia Approach aims to assist them in understanding their environment and their place within it. In a supportive and rich setting, children are allowed to explore and discover their interests which will form their specific and individualized curriculum. Observation and documentation are important elements for teachers who act as equal partners in the child’s education.
• Assist in creating the syllabus for the assigned class
• Assist in writing lesson plans for the assigned class
• Assist daily social, learning, and physical activities for all children in the assigned class
• Monitor children and be responsible for the overall health and welfare of the children in the classroom, which requires diligent monitoring of all children during learning times, mealtimes, restroom breaks, and nap times
• Encourage and engage children while they are in school
• Keep the classroom clean, organize, and stimulating for children
• Support children’s interests and play through spontaneous and planned inclusive activities
• Observe, record, and document the behavior of children
• Assess and document all work done by children and provide progress reports to parents

Job Requirements
• Fluency in English (written and spoken)
• Knowledge of the Italian language is an asset
• Must hold Valid Early Childhood Education License
• Proven experience is required as a teacher for children
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Experience with the Reggio Emilia Philosophy an asset

Benefits
• Dental care
• Extended health care
• Life insurance
• Vision care
• On-site parking

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $15.00-$20.00 per hour

Early Childhood Educator Assistant

  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, odt, Max. file size: 195 MB.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, odt, Max. file size: 195 MB.