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Canada Summer Job Posting

UrbanArts is hiring Canada Summer Job Postings for the summer! Please send a resume and cover letter to hr@urbanartstoronto.org.

UrbanArts is a progressive, not-for-profit charitable Local Arts Service Organization (LASO) providing opportunities for diverse cultural expression, artistic development, training and employment to members of urban communities with a focus on youth in central west Toronto; UrbanArts focuses on engaging community through the arts; UrbanArts is an incubator for local arts, with a range of programs led by professional artists in visual, literary, digital, culinary and media arts, theatre, dance and music. As the thread that weaves together generations, UrbanArts offers its program and services to the broader community, maintaining a focus on youth. 

Please note: 

-The youth must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period. The youth may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period as long as the youth was 30 at the beginning of the employment period.

-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.

JOB POSTING 
Job Title: Social Media & Marketing Assistant 
Start Date: June 2024 
Duration: 8 weeks,  
Hours: 35 hours per week 
Compensation: $16.55 per hour 

Position Description: 

The Social Media & Marketing Assistant will be responsible for promoting the programs and events to potential participants and the wider community. This role involves developing and implementing marketing plans and campaigns, maintaining the program’s website and social media accounts, creating promotional materials such as flyers, newsletters, and email blasts, gathering and analyzing data on marketing efforts, assisting with the planning and execution of promotional events, and collaborating with local media outlets and community organizations to increase program visibility. The Social Media& Marketing Assistant should have excellent communication and marketing skills, proficiency in graphic design and social media platforms, and preferably experience with marketing research and data analysis. 

Tasks and Responsibilities: 

Responsible for all aspects of social media marketing and promotion of our programs. 

Conduct regular updates to our online calendars. 

Create digital promotional materials. 

Ensure our participants and the public at large are connected and receive our information digitally. 

Maintain a strong social media presence to help build our audience and promote our programs and activities. 

Update the content calendars daily. 

Work collaboratively with our communications team to raise awareness about UrbanArts. 

Collect analytical data from social media profiles to monitor results. 

Support organizational events through managing photos, videos and social media content 

Eligibility: 

To be eligible for this position, the candidates must meet the following criteria: 

Be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of the employment period. 

Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada. 

Be legally entitled to work in Canada and have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN). 

Must have Vulnerable Sector Check (valid within the last 6 months) 

We’re looking for candidates who: 

Have a strong combination of education and experience in marketing & communications, the arts and event coordination   

Has advanced knowledge of social media platforms Instagram, Facebook, Twitter 

Have working knowledge of design and video editing programs such Adobe, Canva, InShot, etc. 

Has experience and/or a strong desire for working with a multi-ethnic, underserved communities    

Have a strong knowledge of the former city of York and its high-needs/emerging areas (York South Weston, Little Jamaica, Oakwood Village, Weston-Pelham Park, etc.)    

Have experience with local cultural neighbourhoods such as Little Jamaica is an asset     

Have a passion and knowledge and/or experience within the arts and in local communities     

Are energetic, positive, creative thinker with strong communication skills    

Will attend programs and events to gather marketing photos and videos for future use 

Have the ability to meet deadlines and work independently as well as a part of a team 

Support SummerArts Camp as needed 

Working knowledge of creating document templates using Microsoft Word and Excel, Google and Outlook 

Working Conditions: 

The Social Media & Marketing Assistant will work at both UrbanArts’ locations in York South-Weston, Toronto.  

Application Details: 

Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your experience and qualifications via email to hr@urbanartstoronto.org 

Please quote “Social Media & Marketing Assistant ” in the subject line. 


UrbanArts is an equal opportunity employer. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

 

 JOB POSTING 

Job Title: Lead Coordinator, Special Events (One Position) 

Start Date: As soon as possible 

Duration: 8 weeks 

Hours: 35 hours per week 

Compensation: $16.55 per hour 

  

Position Description: 

The Lead Coordinator, Special Events for the SummerArts Program will be responsible for leading the planning and organizing community events and projects related to the annual organizational event Culture Shock. This role involves identifying and securing event venues, developing and implementing event marketing plans, collaborating with local community organizations and artists, coordinating and monitoring event budgets and contracts, coordinating logistics such as catering, entertainment, and equipment rentals, overseeing on-site event set up and tear down, evaluating event success and preparing reports. The Coordinator should have excellent communication, planning, and interpersonal skills, as well as a passion for the arts and community engagement. Event planning experience is preferred. 

 

Tasks and Responsibilities: 

·       Assist the Program Manager in developing and implementing organizational events such as the CultureShock Festival, workshops, panel discussions, programs and arts activities. 

·       Supervises the event and ensures safety protocols are in place as needed 

·       Assist the Program Manager in the preparation of project plans and reports. 

·       With Program Manager, develop and coordinate events collaboration opportunities with other organizations including the community event planning committee. 

·       Attend networking events and performances to build relationships with our community and stakeholders. 

·       Lead in recruiting and training and providing guidance to event volunteers. 

·       Liaises with artists to collect and share information about upcoming events with various departments (marketing, accounting). 

·       Participate in the preparation and delivery of post-event surveys for event evaluation including collecting feedback and compiling reports. 

·       Lead event update meetings with the support of the Program Manager 

 

Requirements: 

To be eligible for this position, the candidate must meet the following criteria: 

·       Be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of the employment period. 

·       Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada. 

·       Be legally entitled to work in Canada and have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN). 

·       Must have Vulnerable Sector Check (valid within the last 6 months) 

 

We’re looking for candidates who: 

·       Have a strong combination of education and experience in arts event coordination, marketing and communications 

·       Has experience working with and coordinating with vendors, artists and community 

·       Have a strong desire for working in underserved communities 

·       Have a strong knowledge of the former city of York and its high-needs/emerging areas (York South Weston, Little Jamaica, Oakwood Village, Weston-Pelham Park, etc.)    

·       Have experience with local cultural neighbourhoods such as Little Jamaica is an asset     

·       Have a passion and knowledge and/or experience within the arts and in local communities     

·       Are energetic, positive, creative thinker with very strong communication skills    

·       Have the ability to meet deadlines and work independently as well as a part of a team 

·       Has the ability to take direction and lead a small team as needed 

·       Can connect with partners and community to ensure collaboration and inclusive of the event planning committee 

·       Working knowledge of creating document templates using Microsoft Word and Excel, Google and Outlook 

 

Working Conditions: 

The Lead Special Events Coordinator will work at both UrbanArts’ locations in York South-Weston, Toronto.  

 

Application Deadline: 

Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your experience and qualifications via email to hr@urbanartstoronto.org 

 

Please quote “Lead Coordinator, Special Events” in the subject line. 

 

UrbanArts is an equal opportunity employer. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

 

 

 
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