Monday, April 18, 2016

Summer job: Folklorama

Social Media Assistant (part-time)

Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Communications, the social media coordinator is responsible for the execution of Folklorama’s social media plans leading up to and during Folklorama 2016. The ideal candidate is passionate about social media with exceptional communication/writing skills. The focus of the role will be on real-time posting and engaging with our Folklorama social media base.

Job Description:

Develop copy for daily posts and publish on all channels (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook). Digital photos, short videos and live tweeting from some events/pavilions is required. Monitor and engage social media communities via conversations and likes. Messaging ideas and general direction to be provided by Folklorama.


Week of June 20 (date TBD) – 1 hour re: overview
July 1 (Canada Day) – 4 hours (afternoon/early evening)
July 8 (Folklorama event) – 2 hours
July 9 (Folklorama event) - 2 hours
July 23 (Folklorama media event) – 2 hours
July 25 (Folklorama Kick-Off at The Forks) – 5 hours (afternoon/ early evening)
July 29 (Folklorama event) – 2 hours
6-10 nights during Folklorama (July 31 – August 13), 2 hours per night.
Exact dates and pavilions to be determined by the Director of Marketing & Communications.

Application Process:

Send résumé, 3 examples of social media copywriting with corresponding video or photo examples and three references to:

Christa Mariash
Director of Marketing & Communications Folklorama

Application Deadline: May 3, 2016

Folklorama thanks all applicants for their interest, but please be advised that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Meet Folklorama
Folklorama began in 1970 as a one-time celebration of Manitoba’s centennial but has since grown to be the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world. Developing out of the success of the Festival, the organization offers three year-round programs: Talent, Teachings and Travel. All of the programs bring to life Folklorama’s mission of celebrating diversity and promoting cultural understanding. To find out more, visit Follow Folklorama on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Summer jobs: Tire Stewardship Manitoba

Interns Needed!

We are looking for two enthusiastic interns to staff a community relations campaign starting May 2016 until the end of August 2016. 

The Be Tire Smart education campaign was developed to raise awareness on how proper tire maintenance positively impacts fuel economy and the environment. 

The interns will staff the community vehicle visiting events and educating the public answering to the project manager for the campaign. 

This is geared for a student in a public relations program with strong communications skills, an interest in the automotive industry, the environment, and possession of a driver’s license with a clean driving record is strongly desired.  Bilingualism is an asset, but not a requirement. 

Please visit  for more information on the campaign. 

Our interns:

  • Report to the Program Manager.
  • Can handle all vehicle requirements pre and post event.
  • Well spoken; can deal with the media.
  • Clean cut, well presented.
  • Enough presentation skills to conduct information sessions.
  • Able to manage supplied equipment.
  • Physically able to handle event activities, such as set-up and take-down.
  • Can absorb tire and media training readily.
  • 35 hour week, but usually works only on weekends.
  • $15/hour wage.
  • Travels to fairs and festivals throughout Manitoba during the summer months promoting. tire recycling.  Car and uniform provided.
  • Some overnight stays in hotels required. 
  • Will be educated on tire recycling, and their products.
  • There may be part-time work during the winter months.
  • Driver’s license is required.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to:  Carolyn Rickey, Be Tire Smart Program Manager at

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Summer jobs: Sarasvati Productions

Sarasvàti Productions is hiring two summer students through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. The individuals must be youth (under 30 years of age) and returning to full-time studies at a recognized institution in the fall. Both positions are for 30 hours a week for the full summer and we are particularly interested in candidates who would like to continue with part- time work in the fall; the wage is $11.10/hour. Below are descriptions of the two positions.

Production Assistant

This individual will assist with the management of production elements for Sarasvàti Productions’ upcoming projects including FemFest, a theatre festival dedicated to women playwrights; a fall high school tour and coordination of youth-based workshops. Tasks will include: liaising with production team members, artists and presenting companies; creating schedules; maintaining paperwork and undertaking administrative tasks; coordinating meetings; sourcing production requirements and recruiting volunteers. Strong communication, organizational, coordination and computer skills required. Theatre experience is a definite asset.

Marketing and Community Outreach Assistant

This individual will assist with the marketing and community outreach work for Sarasvàti Productions’ upcoming projects including: FemFest (a festival of one-act plays by women), the tour of a new play to high schools, and a series of workshops for youth. Tasks will include: communication with media, partner organizations, target audience groups, schools, community groups, and advertising outlets to pursue possible promotional opportunities. In addition the student will coordinate promotional work with graphic artists, presenters, and performing artists in order to take advantage of all marketing angles. This may include creating communications tools and promotional materials, including snail mail and e-mail campaigns; as well as booking school performances. In addition the student will coordinate promotional work, while exploring ways to reach out to under-represented communities. In conjunction with marketing tasks, the student will assist in the pursuit of media sponsorship and advertising dollars. Strong organizational, communication and computer skills are required with particular familiarity in Photoshop, In Design, Microsoft Publisher and Excel databases, as well as with on-line social media. Experience in marketing and/or development is an asset.

For more information on the company please visit our website – To apply for either position please forward your resume and cover letter by e-mail only to

The positions are dependent on funding, but we hope to start in early May.

Application deadline: April 15, 2016

For questions or information contact Hope McIntyre at or (204) 586-2236.

About Sarasvàti Productions:
Sarasvàti Dramatic Theatre Productions and Repertory Inc. (founded in Winnipeg in 2000) seeks to inspire artists and audiences through the use of theatre and to provide a place where artists can develop and showcase their skills, and celebrate their creativity. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

CreComm Info Night 2016

The Creative Communications program is hosting an information night on January 19, 2016, where you can find out about the two-year RRC diploma or four-year joint degree program with The University of Winnipeg.

Date:  January 19, 2016
Time:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Place: 160 Princess Street (Room P107)

It’s a great opportunity to tour the facilities, meet students and instructors, see student work, and ask questions about the program and application process. Family and friends are also welcome to attend. Contact Tracey Seida, Program Coordinator, at or 204-949-8339 for more information.

Hope to see you there!

CreComm students: we need your help promoting CreComm Info Night! Tweet out the link to this post, or a link to the event page on Facebook, and use the hashtags #CreComm and #CreCommNight on Twitter to enter to win a great prize. Thank you for helping us spread the word!

Raegan Hedley
Public Relations & Communication Management Major

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.