The Electric City Culture Council
Canada Summer Jobs
Job Title: EC3 Arts Awareness Outreach Campaign Assistant (Student Position) 2018
Applications due by: June 25th, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Email a resume and cover letter to
Su Ditta, EC3 Executive Director
To be eligible, students must:
-Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
-Have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
-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
-Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
This job offers an opportunity for a student to work directly with the Electric City Culture Council (EC3) staff, skilled volunteers and Board members to assist in the design, development and delivery of an Arts Awareness Campaign for Peterborough and the surrounding region, including a strategic outreach campaign to marginalized communities who have specific barriers to accessing arts, culture and heritage experiences and opportunities. This project aims to create a high profile, vibrant picture of the arts, culture and heritage community and change who is in that picture.
The Arts Awareness Campaign has three components:
- Enhancing the profile of local arts, culture and heritage organizations and the work they do for the general public, increasing participation in festivals, arts celebrations and heritage events.
- Connecting arts, culture and heritage organizations with each other, breaking down silos and building networks and bridges to broaden public inclusion in arts, culture and heritage across disciplines, locations and cultural and social divides.
- Creating specific vehicles, cross-sector networks and opportunities that welcome the following groups into the ACH community and adopting tools and approaches for effective engagement and inclusion: persons with disabilities, new comers to Canada, indigenous peoples, members of visible/racialized minorities, youth, the LGBTQ2 community, people with social or employment barriers including literacy and numeracy and mental health challenges.
- Undertaking primary research on the target groups and developing contacts and relationships with the key organizations that represent or work with them.
- Providing administrative support in establishing meetings with volunteer and professional steering committees and working groups, including communications and logistics.
- Participating in the planning of special events to engage the public and promote awareness
- Other customized strategies including workshops, tours, enhanced cultural passports, relaxed performance toolkits etc. for target groups.
- Providing assistance with design and delivery of these campaigns across multiple digital, broadcast and print platforms (developing plans, editing text, sourcing and selecting photos, establishing release schedules, making videos, managing databases, organizing volunteers)
- Documenting and archiving campaign materials in both digital and print formats.
- Planning a “presence” for EC3 and the arts, cultural and heritage community in non-traditional venues and events including agricultural fairs and culturally based community festivities. Booths, ticket giveaways, talks etc.
- Ability to take initiative, plan and organize projects from beginning to end
- Good writing and communication skills and critical thinking abilities will be an asset
- Good judgment and flexibility
- Ability to work effectively independently, as well as in a team
- Proficiency with a variety of social media platforms
- Knowledge of the arts and the Peterborough community a definite asset
- Students in Arts Management, Design, Business, Marketing and Communications, Tourism, Cultural Studies, Fine Arts, Settlement Services, Indigenous Studies, Social Work and Education would all have a close relationship to the duties and tasks involved in this position and these projects.
- Knowledge of the arts, community capacity building and accessibility issues an asset
30 hours per week
8-week position begins on July 2nd, 2018, ends on August 24th, 2018
Hourly Rate of Pay
$14.00 per hour
Please email a cover letter and resume to:
Su Ditta, EC3 Executive Director
While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will receive a response to the application.
The Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is a not-for-profit service organization providing support to the arts, culture and heritage sector in Peterborough and the surrounding region. Our mission is to build and strengthen the sector through a variety of programs and services.
EC3 is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from self-identified members of underserved communities including Indigenous youth, youth with disabilities, new Canadians, as well as visible and invisible minority groups.
Thanks to Employment and Social Development Canada for funding this position under the Canada Summer Jobs Program
Thanks to our funders for their generous support