Job Posting: Membership and Communications Assistant
Duration: 11 weeks
Wage: 12.50 per hour, 35 hours per week
Start and End Dates: Candidate must be available to work for 11 consecutive weeks between May 11 and August 28, 2015.
Language(s) of work: Intermediate to excellent oral and written English and basic (working knowledge of) oral and written French
Location: Montreal, Quebec
The English-Language Arts Network is a non-profit organization devoted to helping Quebec’s English-language artists make connections with one another, with their francophone colleagues, and with their audiences in Quebec, Canada and internationally.
ELAN is searching for a Membership and Communications Assistant for an eleven-week period. This position will provide valuable experience for candidates considering a career in arts and cultural administration, marketing, and communications, especially in the not-for-profit sector. The Membership and Communications Assistant will have three principal duties:
Communicate with ELAN’s new, renewing, and inactive members, updating and revising membership communications materials (welcome letters, reminder emails, etc.) as necessary;
Assess ELAN’s current digital resources for members and community (particularly our online Arts Services Kit – ASK, as well as the wealth of information provided on our main website and project websites) and recommend improvements in relevance, clarity and organization;
Assist ELAN staff in developing membership recruitment plans for, and improving services to, underrepresented populations amongst ELAN’s current membership.
The Assistant will also collaborate with ELAN staff on ongoing marketing and membership outreach campaigns, through digital communications (social media, website, email) and other channels. Research, writing, and communication through email, by phone, in person, and online will be involved.
This position is funded by the Government of Canada through Young Canada Works (YCW). You are eligible if you:
Meet the General Student Eligibility Criteria, viewable at http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1359484003285/1359484079115#a1
Have a working knowledge of both English and French.
Are willing to work in another region of Canada.
Priority will be given to students who must travel at least 125 km from their permanent residence to their job site.
Priority is also given to candidates who have not previously participated in a summer work experience program.
Candidate should be pursuing a post-secondary university, CEGEP or college degree in arts and cultural management, arts administration, general or fine arts, communications, social sciences, marketing, or business.
Intermediate computer, word processing, and email skills.
Familiarity with social media, database programs, and Excel. Experience with website design and digital communications will be considered an advantage.
Solid interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills.
Good social skills. Candidate should be outgoing and approachable, and work well within a team.
Intermediate to excellent oral and written English and a working knowledge of French.
Good organizational skills. Candidate must be detail-oriented and able to multi-task.
Resourcefulness and ability to work independently.
Creative problem-solving skills.
Knowledge of or proven interest in arts and culture or Quebec communities will be an asset.
Number of positions to be filled: 1 (One)
How to Apply
DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Email your CV and a cover letter in Word or PDF format to: email@example.com
If you apply through the Young Canada Works site, please email us your CV and a cover letter in Word or PDF format: firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
ELAN is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce, encouraging applications from all qualified individuals. We strongly encourage applications from members of the Government of Canada’s job equity groups (i.e. women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal peoples).
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