2023 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo - Bowling Green, Ontario
Tuesday, September 19 to Saturday, September 23 

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The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo is coming back to Kawartha Lakes in 2024. 

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For more information: Call 519-767-2928 or email [email protected]

Operations Co-ordinator

Guelph, Ontario

The Ontario Plowmen’s Association and the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo invite applications for the newly created, full-time position of OPERATIONS CO-ORDINATOR.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to help co-ordinate and construct this highly influential annual event while working at the site location as well as in the Head Office located in Guelph, Ontario.

Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • Agricultural knowledge and experience and/or agricultural event experience considered an asset.
  • Good interpersonal skills (especially in working with volunteers), organizational ability, time and project management skills
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must be capable for considerable physical work
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience using the Microsoft Suite of products (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Must be prepared to work at the IPM Site Location during set-up weeks.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.
  • General knowledge of electrical and/or construction considered an asset.

It is important to note that this is a new position and as such the responsibilities will evolve. Being able to adapt to the needs of the Association is required. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Arranging electrical contractors for hydro installation, maintaining contact throughout set up and event.
  • Arrange transportation of storage containers between locations.
  • Maintain inventory of storage containers, ensuring accurate information is recorded.
  • Travel throughout Ontario with extended overnight stays are required at certain times of the year (most travel expenses paid).
  • Liaison with event suppliers; coordinating delivery, set up and troubleshooting any issues that may arise.
  • Monitor the progress of the IPM Site location during set-up weeks.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations.
  • Work with exhibitors/vendors and ensuring safety protocols are being followed.
  • Research and inspect future match locations by direction of the Board of Directors.
  • Attend Board of Director meetings.
  • Work jointly with the Executive Director and staff in providing guidance to Committee Chairs/volunteers.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit cover letter with salary expectations along with your resume to: [email protected]

Acceptance of applications will remain open until an Operations Co-Ordinator is hired. We appreciate all applications but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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 Mark Your Calendars! 

104th IPM in 2023
Tuesday, September 19 to
Saturday, September 23
Bowling Green, Ontario
(between Grand Valley and Laurel)

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