Economic Development Student (Student)
Hours of work:
35 hours per week, usually seven (7) hours per day with a one (1) hour unpaid meal break; shifts may include day, evening, weekend or holiday hours. Flexibility in scheduling is necessary to change shifts, attend to functions such as special events or meetings outside of normal work hours, and/or work extra hours as required.
This position is dependent upon funding and the successful candidate must meet the following eligibility criteria as stated in the grant agreement:
(a) between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
(b) registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
(c) student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;
(d) Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (foreign students are not eligible) and;
(e) legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.
Reporting to the Director, Economic Development, this position is responsible for assisting with the design and implementation of promotional strategies for key summer festivals and events in Collingwood. This is a fast-paced period in this major tourism centre with the opportunity to work on award-winning festivals and events with tourism partners that are considered among the best in Canada. Main duties and responsibilities are in the areas of promotional initiatives, digital activation of events and creating program recaps and presentations.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Enrolled in a post-secondary Communications, Marketing, Business Administration or related program, together with experience marketing products, services and/or events.
- Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented
- Aptitude for working with designers to develop images and other promotional online and printed visuals.
- Energetic, enthusiastic and flexible. Willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays.
- Ability to work as a team member or independently as required. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Bias towards action and proven ability to exercise initiative.
- Experience working on experiential and event marketing initiatives.
- Strong writing ability, preferably with copywriting experience for blogs and other editorial
- Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office applications, especially PowerPoint
- Valid Class “G” driver’s license in good standing, with the ability and willingness to travel within the community.
- Possess a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) with results satisfactory to the Town and a valid Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level “C” certificate.