Thursday, September 3, 2015

New blogs coming soon!

First-year CreComm gets blogging this week
This time next week, the CreComm Blog Network will feature a new range of blogs by first-year students like the industrious Section 3 (above).

Bookmark this site, and return often to read them!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Job opportunity: St. James-Assiniboia School Division

“Great Schools for Growing and Learning”

requires an

(One Year Term Commencing August, 2015)

This position is responsible for the development and promotion of excellent communications between the School Division and the community.  The successful applicant will also be responsible for all aspects of planning special events within the Division (i.e. employee recognition events).  This position will involve evening work to cover Board meetings and school events.

Specific duties will include the writing, editing, design layout and photography for the Division newsletter (distributed throughout the community five times annually), brochures and other informational material.  Assisting with maintaining ongoing media contact and involvement in the marketing of the Division and schools is also involved.

Qualifications required include post secondary training in journalism, public relations or equivalent.  Previous experience in writing, design layout and photography is essential.  Experience and a solid understanding of current Adobe design applications are required; specifically InDesign, Photoshop and LightRoom.  Web design skills and experience using social media as a marketing tool would be considered an asset. Experience in planning of special events is strongly preferred.  Knowledge of the public school system would be a definite asset.  A valid driver’s license and legally registered and reliable motor vehicle are required.

Applicants must submit a detailed written resume with samples of previous published work and three references by Friday, May 22, 2015 to:

Manager, Human Resources
St. James-Assiniboia School Division
2574 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3J 0H8

We appreciate your interest in this position but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.  Employment is contingent upon the provision of clear Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry checks.

The St. James-Assiniboia School Division is proud to employ staff who represent the diverse community it serves.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Summer job opportunity: Manitoba Arts Network

 Special Events Assistant (Summer Position) 

The Manitoba Arts Network (MAN) is a non-profit organization that brings high quality performing and visual arts to 7 different regions of the province, reaching over 20,000 Manitobans Annually. Collaborating with artists, industry partners, and a range of cultural organizations, the Network presents over 60 performances and mounts art exhibitions in 25 locations each year. 
Representing over 35 member organizations who engage the support of hundreds of volunteers, we are collectively building creative communities by bringing the arts to the heart of Manitoba. In partnership with the Federal Government’s Canada Summer Jobs program MAN is seeking a dynamic, creative and self-motivated individual to serve as the Special Events Assistant at our Winnipeg office. 

The Special Events Assistant, under the direction of the Executive Director and other staff, shall provide assistance in the following areas: 

Manitoba Showcase (annual conference) 
 Assist in coordination of conference logistics and preparation of related materials 
 Compile, edit and proof information for annual Performing Arts Directory 
 Confirm artist registration and technical requirements for showcase performances 
 Engage, inform and promote artists, events and communities through social media 
 Identify and cultivate potential Manitoba Showcase attendees 
 Update performing arts program forms, contact lists and database 

Rural and Northern Art Show 
 Develop materials and coordinate logistics for the Rural & Northern Art Show in July 
 Intake and coordinate artist registrations and build excel contact list 
 other duties as needed 

 Assist with annual membership drive 
 Categorize resource and links section for website 
 Research 

Knowledge and Experience: 
 Strong verbal and written communication skills 
 Experience planning special events 
 Strong project management, and documentation skills 
 Works independently with minimal supervision and takes initiative 
 Positive attitude, facilitation and sharing attributes 
 Proficient with basic workplace PC applications 
 Knowledge of Performing and/or Visual Arts an asset 

Candidates must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, 18-30 years of age and a full-time post-secondary student intending to return to their studies in the next school year. A Criminal record check will be required upon job offer. 

Term: Nine weeks (Mid June- August 30, 2015) Wage: $10.70/hour 

Interested applicants should submit their resumes, and cover letter by May 27, 2015 to Rose-Anne Harder, Executive Director of Manitoba Arts Network by email: We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Summer student opportunity at Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: Application deadline is Monday, April 20. Apply on the WCB website.

Communications Officer - Summer Student 

Job Summary:
The Communications Officer is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of communication programs in support of WCB initiatives. The Communications Officer provides public relations counsel and support to the organization's leadership and maintains understanding, acceptance and cooperation between the Board and its stakeholders. 

Job Duties:
Develops, executes and evaluates communications and public relations strategies in support of WCB goals and initiatives.

Researches, writes and edits publications, news releases, articles, letters and speeches, including material provided to the Minister's office and/or other government bodies.

Oversees and edits the work of other contributors to internal and external publications and other written projects.

Manages and coordinates all layout and design of WCB literature and graphic displays created by external vendors.

Provides communication counselling/advice and support to other WCB departments, committees and specific external stakeholders.

Performs specific layout and design internally (publications, presentations, signs, documents).

Organizes and co-ordinates special events including open houses, trade shows, seminars and workshops; manages and coordinates WCB staff in trade shows and speaking engagements.

Manages, edits and coordinates the official WCB web site.

Makes presentations to internal and external audiences/stakeholders.

Acts as a liaison to stakeholders, internal staff and the media to ensure accurate exchange of information.

Responsible for maintenance and integrity of WCB graphic standards and styles.

Responsible for WCB photography.

Establishes and maintains contacts within the print, design, advertising and Internet industries to ensure quality/cost effectiveness.

Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Completed one year of a post secondary diploma in Creative Communications, with specific training in public relations, advertising and journalism

Six months experience in a journalism and/or public relations environment

Demonstrated ability to use a personal computer and software in a Windows environment including working knowledge of the Internet

Well developed desktop publishing and photography skill.

Superior oral and written communication skills including business writing, journalism, newspaper or magazine writing, advertising copy writing, technical writing, press release/press kit writing, plain language writing and speech writing

Ability to understand and explain complex information and concepts

Excellent layout and design skills

Demonstrated ability to communicate fluently in French and English, both verbally and in writing, is required for Designated Bilingual positions only

For external candidates, a satisfactory criminal record check will be required for the successful candidate 

Written Communication
Quality Orientation/Attention to Detail
Planning, Organizing & Follow Up
Client Service Orientation

Very Important
Integrity/ Building Trust
Judgment /Problem Solving
Interpersonal Communication

Organizational Awareness 

Additional Information:
The hours of work are Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 4:30.

Screening decisions are based on information outlined in your resumé and cover letter. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Summer student position: Canadian Diabetes Association

Public Programs and Services Summer Student
Start Date
May 2015
Public Programs And Services
$12/ hour
35 hours/ week ( Mon-Fri, some evenings and weekends required)
Length of Time
12 weeks
Staff Partners
Public Programs and Services Coordinator

The purpose of this role is to increase the awareness of the Canadian Diabetes Association’s regional and national activities through community programing and networking.


1.      Focus will be on inner city programs including risk assessments, presentations and an expo
2.      Responsible for facilitation and coordination of Public and Programs and services, educational programming, volunteer management, community health fairs and risk assessments, and education in First Nation communities.
3.      Responsible for capturing and compiling data for reports and evaluations.
4.      To develop and implement a diabetes education and personal wellness presentation and hands-on activity to be carried out for youth within the community. To work in coordination with youth volunteers in the implementation of these programs.
5.      Responsible for creating promotional materials for programs.


1.     The awareness and participation, by individuals, in the Association’s programs and activities will increase
2.     Knowledge about our programs will be targeted to the inner city
3.     Direct outreach to people living with diabetes

1.     The awareness and participation, by individuals, in the Association’s programs and activities will increase
2.      Create a continuum of public awareness activity that is consistent and ongoing
3.     Increase in community fundraising
4.     Increase awareness about the risks of diabetes


1.      Play an integral role by engaging communities into the mission, vision, and values of the CDA
2.      Have a positive impact on the quality enhancement of life for people affected by diabetes
3.      Enhance your portfolio and Resume

1.      Regional Orientation – in-person or via teleconference – 2 hours
2.      Position-specific Orientation and Training
3.      Ongoing training (see Support below)
4.      Are you in Danger? Training

Supervision and mentorship will be provided by the Public Programs and Services Coordinator for the Winnipeg area. This will involve on-site training, weekly meetings, coaching on events and program planning, volunteer engagement, community involvement and management experience.

1.      Ability to take initiative and be self-directed
2.      Knowledge of CDA mission, vision, priorities, and events, including use of CDA web resources
3.      Proficiency in the MS Office suite of desktop applications, online resources and social media
4.      Strong organizational and administration skills
5.      Community Networking skills
6.      Health knowledge/medical skills are an asset
7.     Communications experience is an asset

Health Promotion, Nursing, Kinesiology, Education, Sport, Culture and Recreation, Nutrition, Medicine, and communications. Students in these fields will have experience in program development, working with youth, lesson planning/teaching, physical activity teaching, wellness, program promotion and diabetes management.

Must be a full time student in fall 2015.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Laryssa Sawchuk at by May 2, 2015