Reporting to the President and Board of Directors, the General Manager is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the Agricultural Society and the ongoing success of its main event, the Peterborough Exhibition


  • Responsible for the day to day operations of the PAS, including office administration and
  • This includes being responsible for overseeing the operations of PAS activities including the Peterborough Exhibition and other PAS events held throughout the year.
  • Serve as the primary contact for visitors, customers and fair partners.
  • Support and engage with the Board of Directors, serve as its secretary, report to the Board on a monthly basis, make recommendations when necessary and execute on decisions made by
    the Board.
  • Responsible for identifying and pursuing grants and subsidies that can support priorities identified by the Board of Directors.
  • Oversee and update and management of the website and social media accounts.
  • Manage contractors and suppliers when necessary.
  • Support sponsorship development and fulfilment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are a must. Volunteers, visitors, stakeholders and exhibitors are the PAS’ most significant asset, and the GM must be able to have positive interactions with a variety of individuals in potentially challenging situations.
    Capable of prioritizing multiple tasks and working within deadlines.
  • The ability to work flexible hours is a must. The GM is required to attend Board and Committee meetings in the evenings and will be required to work extra hours in the run-up to the fair.
  • During the fair the GM must be able to be present on the grounds for extended periods.
  • Able to plan and coordinate the logistics behind the Exhibition and related events.
  • Proficiency in standard computer programs, such as MS Office Suite and accounting software.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills as needed to support PAS operations.
  • Contract review, attention to detail and negotiation skills to assist PAS board with third party contractors, vendors and partners.

Education and Experience:

  • Education or experience in office administration and bookkeeping is an asset.
  • Experience with event planning is an asset, but experience with similar volunteer-run events is
  • Knowledge of the fair industry is an asset.


  • Compensation is based on skills, ability and experience.
  • Additional incentives will be offered based on the ability to increase sponsorship, rentals and

Interested applicants are invited to forward their resume and cover letter to Inquiry@PeterboroughAg.ca by December 20, 2019.