Want to be a part of something amazing? We are seeking superstars to help us with our summer initiatives and programs!
Status: Full Time, Temporary from mid May to end of August
30 to 35 hours per week, wage is $16.00/hour + 4% in lieu of vacation
Typical hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm, however some evening and weekend work will be required in July and August. Some work may be done remotely, and our team follows strict safety protocols in accordance with current public health orders.
This is an exciting role full of variety, and the opportunity to have input into BIA communications strategies, initiatives, events and promotions. Our culture is incredibly positive, enthusiastic and above all passionate about Downtown New West! Summer Ambassadors' primary focus will be in planning, executing, and evaluating BIA programs, events, and marketing initiatives but may also include working on public space activation projects, economic development research, and building community in various ways.
The ideal candidates will truly be Ambassadors for Downtown New West with high energy and enthusiasm for our mission.
Events & Experiences Planning
- Support the Events Manager in planning logistics, communications, promotions, liaising with vendors and sponsors for BIA events
- On site event work including set up and take down, liaising with members, supervising volunteers, providing customer service.
- Communications with members and partners on a regular basis about a variety of issues, including but not limited to advocacy, promotion, special projects.
- Develop regular blog and social media content (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok)
- Update our online business directory and events calendar daily.
- Liaise with stakeholders, members, media, committees, the BIA Board of Directors, and partners on projects, initiatives, events and experiences.
- Provide a pleasant, positive, and professional atmosphere for our members and the public when communicating with our office.
- Provide administrative support to the BIA staff.
- Support the office in maintaining accurate and organized files for all BIA related activities.
- Reception and database management.
Who are we looking for?
- Energetic, positive and outgoing candidates who are passionate about being a part of our fun team this summer!
- Customer service and sales experience an asset
- Ability to multitask and meet deadlines under changing priorities
- Ability to communicate effectively with business owners, partners, and the public
- Good problem solving skills
- Ability to take initiative and follow through
- Fluent in English, other languages a big asset
- Good proficiency in G Suite and Microsoft Office Suite
- Someone who doesn't mind being featured in videos and photography promoting Downtown New West
- Experience and/or education in graphic design, photography, videography, social media engagement, writing, communications, marketing, and supervision of staff and volunteers all BIG assets
These positions are only made possible through the Canada Summer Jobs program, this federal grant funding requires that successful candidates:
- are between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
- are Canadian Citizens, permanent residents, or persons on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*;
- have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and are legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
* International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible. As the objective of the Canada Summer Jobs program is to support youth entering the Canadian labour market, the temporary nature of an international student’s time in Canada does not allow for a long-term connection to the labour market
The Downtown New West BIA believes in employment equity and encourages applications from youth who self-identify as being part of underrepresented groups or as having additional barriers to entering or staying in the labour market, as outlined below:
- New immigrant/refugee youth (new is defined as having arrived in Canada in the past 5 years);
- Indigenous youth;
- Youth who have not completed high school;
- Visible minorities/racialized youth;
- LGBTQ2 youth;
- Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); and,
- Youth who have not previously been employed and for whom this would be their first job experience.
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