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Student Culture Services Assistant in Oshawa at City of Oshawa

Date Posted: 5/15/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

 

 
City of Oshawa, located just a short 30-minute drive from Toronto, is a progressive city of 168,000 people and is the economic engine of the eastern Greater Toronto Area. Our strategic pursuit of sustainable growth, excellent community service delivery and co-operative partnerships have enhanced our quality of life advantage, while maintaining a strong commitment to fiscal restraint.

Job Title:   Student Culture Services Assistant     Posting Number:  002325  

Department:   Community Services Department  Branch:  Recreation & Culture Services   

Location:   Arts Resource Centre

Posting Start Date: 2019/05/15 Posting End Date:  2019/05/26 by 4:30pm

Employment Group:   CUPE 251   Salary Grade:   01, $22.31 - $26.27    Standard Weekly Hours of Work:  Up to 30   Shift Work Required:  Yes




Job Description

To be eligible for a summer student position with the City of Oshawa you must be currently enrolled in full-time studies at community college or university and returning to full-time studies in the fall. Documentation from the school must be provided by the end of June indicating your intention to return to school at the end of the summer break in the current year.  If this documentation is not received, you will be disqualified from the student employment program and will not be considered for future student employment opportunities.  The Student Culture Services Assistant is an important component of the Recreation and Culture workforce and is key to the successful coordination of projects relating to the Culture Counts: Oshawa’s Arts, Culture & Heritage Plan.

Students must commit to a full term of employment up to and including Friday, August 30, 2019. Student performance will be evaluated during the work term.  This position requires a satisfactory verification of a candidate’s Criminal Information Request as a condition of employment. Applications will be reviewed and those selected will proceed through the interview process.  We would like to thank all applicants, but please note that due to the volume of applications received only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

The deadline for applying for this position is Sunday, May 26, 2019. The Student Culture Services Assistant position will commence employment on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.  Reporting to the Supervisor, Cultural Development and Programming and/or designate, the student will perform various duties in the Recreation and Culture Services Branch within the Department of Community Services.

Job Responsibilities

The Student Culture Services Assistant is a temporary summer position responsible for supporting projects relating to Culture Counts: Oshawa’s Arts, Culture & Heritage Plan.  The City of Oshawa strives to provide an environment that cultivates and supports the following core values: Authenticity, Courage, and Trust (ACT).

The student will report to the Supervisor, Cultural Development & Programming, or their designate when required.  The Student Culture Services Assistant will perform various tasks, including but not limited to: researching and summarizing cultural initiatives, organizations, events and places; updating the cultural map; researching and recommending marketing opportunities to promote culture counts; developing marketing material; assisting with writing Culture Counts newsletter; assisting with the development of social media content; assisting with program and special events, including set up and take down and activity stations; supporting the planning and development of Culture Days and Doors Open activities at the Arts Resource Centre; providing support to Recreation and Culture Staff as needed; other duties as assigned.



Job Requirements

Knowledge and skills generally associated with the completion of a minimum of one year post-secondary in cultural policy, arts administration, history, art history, music, theatre, museum and/or gallery studies management.

Knowledge of cultural policy, programs and initiatives.

Understanding of marketing approaches, tools and applications.

Knowledge of policies, issues and trends related to cultural planning, arts, culture and heritage development and best practices.  Knowledge of municipal government practices and procedures will be considered an asset.

Possess excellent customer service and interpersonal skills – able to deal courteously with the general public, members of the community and colleagues and maintain positive relationships.

Possess advanced written/oral English communication skills. Able to understand and follow detailed oral and written instructions concerning a variety of work assignments.

Be able to establish priorities and meet deadlines.

Strong organization and time-management skills, being able to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities within short timelines.

Creativity, enthusiasm and a strong commitment to operating both independently and within a team environment.

Established skills and experience using PC equipment and related software applications (MS Office Suite).

Experience with Microsoft Software programs.

Experience with social media tools and trends.

Experience with office equipment including printers and scanners will be considered an asset.

Possess a valid Ontario Driver's License, minimum Class "G", in good standing, and have access to a vehicle for all shifts.

Be able to work evenings and weekend shifts.

The position will require the successful candidate to be scheduled 4 days per week only.

Be able to work in variable conditions including indoor and outdoor work.

Please be advised that position location as noted is at the time of posting and is subject to change, as required due to operational needs.

We would like to thank all applicants however, please note that only those selected to attend an interview will be contacted and all other applicants will be kept on file.  Applicants are advised that written, oral and practical testing may form part of the selection process.

City of Oshawa employees need to apply through the intranet (iConnect) in order to be considered as an internal candidate.  All applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes.  Please ensure that you check your email regularly to receive any correspondence.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC).  The City of Oshawa will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities and/or needs related to the OHRC.  Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Job Requirements

Knowledge and skills generally associated with the completion of a minimum of one year post-secondary in cultural policy, arts administration, history, art history, music, theatre, museum and/or gallery studies management.

Knowledge of cultural policy, programs and initiatives.

Understanding of marketing approaches, tools and applications.

Knowledge of policies, issues and trends related to cultural planning, arts, culture and heritage development and best practices.  Knowledge of municipal government practices and procedures will be considered an asset.

Possess excellent customer service and interpersonal skills – able to deal courteously with the general public, members of the community and colleagues and maintain positive relationships.

Possess advanced written/oral English communication skills. Able to understand and follow detailed oral and written instructions concerning a variety of work assignments.

Be able to establish priorities and meet deadlines.

Strong organization and time-management skills, being able to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities within short timelines.

Creativity, enthusiasm and a strong commitment to operating both independently and within a team environment.

Established skills and experience using PC equipment and related software applications (MS Office Suite).

Experience with Microsoft Software programs.

Experience with social media tools and trends.

Experience with office equipment including printers and scanners will be considered an asset.

Possess a valid Ontario Driver's License, minimum Class "G", in good standing, and have access to a vehicle for all shifts.

Be able to work evenings and weekend shifts.

The position will require the successful candidate to be scheduled 4 days per week only.

Be able to work in variable conditions including indoor and outdoor work.