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Sparks Street Student Ambassador 


The Sparks Street Business Improvement Area (BIA) & Mall Authority is seeking a Sparks Street Student Ambassador. The successful candidate will assist in execution and development of events that enhance the pedestrian experience on Sparks Street. The ideal candidate would help with promotional activities including planning and liaison with coordinators, document preparation, set-up and take-down, social media, and follow-up notes/reports and correspondence.

Position Summary: Reporting to the Events Coordinator and working in a small team, the Sparks Street Student Ambassador will be hands on in the delivery of events and programming throughout the summer.


Position Type: Full Time – May-August, with part time hours in April and September. Daytime, evenings and weekends.


Salary: $15.00 per hour



  • Help produce Sparks Street events including Ottawa Ribfest, Ottawa International Buskerfest, and ongoing programming elements 

  • Assist Events Coordinator and third party organizers in producing successful events along Sparks Street

  • create digital content (images, video and written) for web and social media channels

  • Assist Site Manager with traffic management and general site maintenance to enhance and contribute to the pedestrian experience on Sparks Street

  • Other duties as required


Required Skills and Attributes:


  • Currently achieving a post-secondary degree/diploma and/or related experience in Event Planning, Public Relations, Marketing, Hospitality Management, Arts Administration or related field

  • Willingness to learn, take direction and be adaptable in a constantly changing environment

  • Availability to work evenings and weekends

  • Comfortable working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions

  • Ability to work under pressure with rigid timelines

  • Good verbal and written communications skills

  • Knowledge of proper methods of lifting, loading and stacking heavy materials

  • Language: Bilingual preferred, English and French

  • Working knowledge of social media channels


To apply, please send resume and cover letter by email to Executive Director Kevin McHale, using the Subject Line: “Student Ambassador Position” . Application Deadline:  April 30, 2019

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