Manager, Toronto

Date Posted: Mar 19, 2017
Application Deadline: Apr 03, 2017
Start Date: Apr 21, 2017

Salary: $42k - $50k
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Organization's Field/Discipline:
Term: Full-time
Career Level:

Organization Description

Urban Capers Scavenger Hunts

At Urban Capers Scavenger Hunts, our mission is to create excellent, entertaining, educating, sometimes tough but always fun SCAVENGER HUNTS. Our hunts fall into two main categories.

Cultural, historical and/or culinary exploration of a neighbourhood:  Working in small groups, players are hunting down Toronto’s history and folklore, architecture and public art, all with a bit of tongue in cheek humour thrown in. At each stop, teams must find an interesting piece of history and answer a tricky question.

Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunts at cultural destinations, either the Royal Ontario Museum or The Distillery District: Players receive a list of suspects and a clue book, and must scour the curated displays deciphering clues which will lead them to whodunit, where and with what - and the motive.
People sign up for our scavenger hunts for entertainment; school groups come for education; corporate groups take part for team-building. What they ALL have in common is FUN.

Job Description

We’re looking for a candidate who can gracefully manage our fun-spirited team of hosts and (no pressure) interact positively with clients, institutional partners and current employees. This position is 35 hours per week, at our office located at the Centre for Social Innovation at Bloor and Bathurst in Toronto. The ideal candidate has an enterprising nature and a positive, professional and outgoing personality.

We offer flex hours and flex office, three weeks paid vacation to start, an office in the heart of Toronto's social innovation community, the chance to make your mark in an innovative startup working in a creative industry, and the possibility of growing with the company.

The Manager will:

  • Coordinate, supervise and control event production including creative, financial, technological and administrative
  • Manage, guide and motivate a small staff of creative individuals
  • Provide stability in an ever-changing environment
  • Keep existing hunts up-to-date
  • Manage employee schedule, timesheets and payroll
  • Ensure respect and recognition of staff
  • Ensure customer experience is paramount
  • Keep website and social media presence up-to-date
  • Manage online bookings and payments systems




Required Skills and Knowledge

  • Leadership skills to manage, guide, and motivate staff
  • Chutzpah to plan and coordinate an ambitious roster of events
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex issues
  • Ability to prioritize in an ever shifting environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Act decisively under pressure
  • Maintain composure and act diplomatically
  • Remain committed to the highest professional and ethical standards
  • Proficiency in, or ability to quickly pick up, apps such as PaymentsEvolution, Bookeo, Paypal, WePay, Freshbooks, and Google Drive, MailChimp, PicMonkey


  • Several years management experience in corporate training, events, or culture
  • Creative writing, historical knowledge, knowledge of diverse Toronto histories
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Knowledge of ticket sales in the entertainment / culture industries

How to Apply:

Please visit our website to learn about our company before applying for the position. We are as passionate about our hunts as we are our jobs.  Please submit CV with a cover letter outlining how both your experience and personality are ideal for our fast-paced, fun, growing environment.

Apply by email: with "Manager, Toronto" in the subject line
Deadline to apply: April 3, 2017
Position starts:  as soon as possible

We appreciate your interest in this position, however, only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Organization web site:

Contact Info:

Name: Jodi Sinden


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