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

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Summer jobs for CreComms at Sarasvàti 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 $10.85/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 and a fall tour. 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).  Tasks will include: communication with media, partner organizations, target audience groups, schools, community groups, and advertising outlets to pursue possible promotional opportunities; 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, InDesign, 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 by early May. 

Application deadline: April 10, 2015.

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.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

MTS summer student opportunity

MTS Inc. is one of Canada’s leading national communication solutions providers, serving residential and business customers in Manitoba with a full suite of wireline voice, High Speed Internet and data, next generation wireless, digital television, security and alarm monitoring services and national business customers with a world-class portfolio of IP-based connectivity, and managed network services. 

At MTS Inc., our employees lie at the heart of our success. We’d like you to join us. 

The Summer Student position in MTS’s Advertising department will be responsible for assisting with a wide range of marketing communications projects with a focus on writing, editing, and content development. 

NOTE: Please submit a recent University or College transcript with your application. 

1. Currently enrolled in a Creative Communications program. 
2. Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities while maintaining attention to detail. 
3. Ability to be a team player able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced work environment. 
4. Strong writing and editing skills with an ability to write to an identified “voice”. 
5. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs and the ability to learn new programs/applications quickly. 

Employment Term: April 27, 2015 to August 28, 2015 

If you are motivated by excellence, a team player and dynamic, please submit your resume by March 31, 2015 to We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

MTS Inc. is an employment equity employer and values a diverse workforce. MTS Inc. will provide reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. In support of our employment equity program, women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and self-identify in the application process. 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Summer job opportunity: Tire Stewardship Manitoba

Interns needed!

We are looking for two enthusiastic interns to staff a community relations campaign starting May 2015 until the end of August 2015. 

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 and the environment; 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.
  • Are well spoken; can deal with the media.
  • Are clean cut, well presented.
  • Have enough presentation skills to conduct information sessions.
  • Are able to manage supplied equipment.
  • Are physically able to handle event activities, such as set-up and take-down.
  • Can absorb tire and media training readily.
  • Will be educated on tire recycling, and their products.

Other details:
  • 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. 
  • 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