Job Opportunities

Service Canada Summer Jobs

30-hour workweek

May to end of August 2014

Wage Rate per Hour: $10.25/$11.00

Research Team - Festival Support 30 Hours a Week

Describe work tasks and responsibilities:

  • Work with team on a survey database to measure festival economic impact and tourism impact along with customer satisfaction, advertising targets and demographic indicators
  • Conduct on-site exit surveys at the festivals & events between May and the end of August
  • Set up and work the summer information kiosk at festival sites, distributing information & obtaining the needed research data
  • Collate all data collected from the on site exit surveys & organizers interviews and enter in database
  • Work to provide a copy in report form of the comprehensive statistical data including qualifiers and graphs for the use of all members, CSFN, Tourism Windsor Essex, Pelee Island, Media, government bodies
  • Prepare with the team a summary of all surveyed event findings for a PowerPoint presentation
  • Take pictures of the events for website/Facebook and photo library
  • Produce with team weekly activity reports
  • Perform other duties in the absence of staff or team member as may be necessary
  • Work in multidiscipline environments
  • Work directly with the Canada South Festival Network Executive Director and Staff

Mentoring plan:

Student will work with the coordinator or on-site festival mentor to put into use their learned business practices as they relate to collecting information and supporting events. We will work as a team to look at best practices for the purpose of the task at hand. Collaboration will be used wherever possible. This will be achieved through weekly meetings to co-ordinate the weekly objectives/schedules as they relate to the respective festivals and events that week. Participants will produce a weekly log to be placed in the team's end of summer report.

Level of education/personal attributes preferred:

Post-Secondary (Community College, CEGEP, Technical Institute, University)

  • Business related education, Economics, Statistics, Business and Marketing, Journalism, Communications or programs with transferable skills
  • Knowledge and skills in the following areas: Microsoft applications, excel spreadsheets and reports, digital cameras, Adobe Suite; knowledge of working with websites, social media
  • An understanding of the not-for-profit and festival business
  • Possess acute communications/interpersonal skills, both verbal and written, analytical skills
  • Be a self-starter, able to work with minimum supervision and/or part of a team & with volunteers
  • Must be organized and able to meet quotas
  • Knowledge of Windsor Essex County and the Festivals and Events
  • Must be prepared to work outside at festival sites under all weather conditions
  • Must be able to work weekends, evenings and flexible hours
  • Must have valid driver's license and provide own transportation to County/City Festival Sites
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen between the ages of 16 and 35

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