May 15, 2017

Share your enthusiasm for Oakville with visitors from around the globe!

Position Title: Visit Oakville Ambassador – Canada 150

Pay: $12.07 per hour

Job Type: Part-time contract (approximately 30 hours per week, includes weekends and holidays)

Job Duration: Late May – Labour Day

Location: Various locations around town

Position Summary:

Oakville welcomes well over one million visitors to town each year, and summer is peak visitor season. Visit Oakville Ambassadors provide friendly, helpful service to visitors and residents, contributing to a pleasurable visit and leaving a positive impression of Oakville. Visit Oakville Ambassadors duties include:

Provide exceptional visitor services

  • Greet and welcome visitors and residents
  • Listen and respond to visitor questions
  • Provide detailed information on/referrals to increase economic impact on:
    • Where to eat, stay, shop
    • Events and attractions
    • Locations and directions

Collect visitor information

  • Keep records and daily log sheets
  • Manage the visitor guest book
  • Coordinate a visitor survey

Promoting Canada 150 around Town

  • Promote Canada 150 events/exhibits
  • Encourage photos with Canada 150 character cut-outs
  • Spread Canada 150 goodwill (parking tokens, helping with packages, coupons)
  • Encourage visitors and residents to participate in Canada 150 social media campaign

Overseeing the Visit Oakville information booth

  • Maintaining a safe and attractive booth at all time
  • Stocking informational brochures
  • Other duties, as needed.

 Knowledge & Skills:

  • Positive, friendly and dependable
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills are essential
  • A thorough knowledge of the Oakville community
  • Excellent computer skills, including internet applications such as Google maps
  • A valid driver’s license is an asset

Successful candidates will need to be available two weekdays in mid-May for training and to work the Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday and Labour Day weekends.

Interested candidates can send resumes to:

We appreciate your interest, but no phone calls please.