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Sparks Street Student Ambassador


The Sparks Street Business Improvement Area (SSBIA) & Mall Authority (SSMA) 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 liaising with coordinators, vendors, contract preparation, event set-up and take-down, the creation of digital content and other correspondence.

Position Summary: Reporting to the Site Manager 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 season.

Position Type: Full Time –May – August. Daytime, evenings, and weekends.

Compensation: $18.00 per hour

Key Responsibilities:

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

  • Assist Site Manager in the facilitation of event and programming logistics

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

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

  • Other duties as required

Required Skills and Attributes:

  • Currently achieving a post-secondary degree/diploma and/or related experience

  • 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: English required, French considered an asset

  • Good 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: May 23, 2022 This position is made possible by the Government of Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs grant successfully achieved by SSBIA through Employment and Social Development Canada.

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