Communications Assistant-Canada Summer Jobs

Start Date: May 2022                                                                         Contract Length: 8 Weeks
Hours of Work: 35 Hours per week                                               Location: Hybrid home and office
Remuneration: $15.50 per hour + 4% vacation pay

Our team:
Ottawa Festivals d’Ottawa, a not-for-profit member-based service organization is seeking 3(three) Communications Assistant summer students. Reporting to the Director of Research and Communications, the students will have an opportunity to learn and collaborate with a richness of sector expertise and have a positive impact on the social and economic development of our industry.

The Opportunity:

  • Attend events, showcase event highlights, and share experiences through social media channels.
  • Schedule, develop content plan, research stories and shot lists for on-site event coverage.
  • Assist in the research, development and implementation of social media content and campaigns.
  • Research, develop and create content to share industry stories and support industry recovery campaigns that will be delivered through various digital platforms such as podcasts, vlogs, blogs and social storytelling.
  • Respond to emails, attend meetings, participate in discussions.
  • Collaborate with team members in other related duties as required.

About You:

  • Must be eligible to participate in the Canada Summer Jobs Program:
  • are between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number and be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Have college or university education in marketing, public relations, journalism, communications, or related field.
  • Must have excellent, and proven, oral, and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Be detailed oriented, motivated, self-managed, and reliable.
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team as well as work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends to attend events.

Nice to Have:

  • Bilingualism is not a requirement however French is considered an asset
  • Someone passionate about the festivals and arts community

Join our team!
If you have the skills and experience outlined above, a desire to make a difference for our network and city, forward your résumé and covering letter to [email protected]

The Ottawa Festival Network is committed to an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in the selection process. While we thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.