Event Coordinator, Mount Carmel Spirituality Centre

28 June 2024

Appears in: Career - External

Mount Carmel Spirituality Centre near Stony Plain, Alberta (to be opened July 16, 2024) and Little Flower Monastery at Carmel Hill in Deroche, BC (Open 2022) are places of prayer, meditation, contemplation and learning in the middle of nature surrounded by beautiful mountains, lush green trees, a natural habitat of flora and fauna, open fields and farms. Both properties feature new retreat facilities including guest rooms, meeting spaces and places of worship. Owned and Operated by the Canadian Carmelite Charitable Society (CCCS), retreats and spiritual guidance are undertaken by Discalced Carmelite Order, OCD.  The retreat facilities are seeking to hire a part time Events Coordinator.  This position would be a combined remote/on-site position.

The role of the Event Coordinator is to work in consultation with the Priests to organize, coordinate, and facilitate all event services, including accommodation for participants, retreat meeting space and spiritual facilities, catering and audio-visual equipment, ensuring efficient execution of retreats and events.   At all times, the Event Coordinator will maintain the goals and philosophies of the Retreat Centres. This is a combined remote/on-site position dependent on the complexity and needs of individual events. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Respond to inquiries from potential retreat leaders
  • Work with Guest Leaders and Priests to plan each retreat and event with attention to both financial and time constraints.
  • Maintain communication with all parties – Priests, Guest Leaders, Vendors.
  • Book guest rooms.
  • Book event space.

Reporting to the Hospitality Operations Manager, the successful incumbent will have an established professional history, working in the Hospitality Industry, with experience organizing and coordinating the varying needs of a retreat such as: maximizing guest room and meeting room facilities, booking caterers, renting A/V equipment.  The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, strong MS Office skills, including proficiency in Word and Excel.  As this is a remote position, proficiency with on-line communications platforms such as Teams and/or Zoom would be necessary. In addition, the successful candidate must have strong Catholic/Christian values, understanding of the Roman Catholic faith and a sincere willingness to support the spiritual work of the priests and the Little Flower Monastery and the Mount Carmel Spirituality Centre.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your resume including a cover letter outlining your suitability for this position to Inntegrated Hospitality Management (IHM):

Lisa hubenig: lmhubenig@inntegratedhospitality.ca