Student - Social Media and Promotions
Government of Canada
Winnipeg, MB
Parks Canada
Winnipeg (Manitoba)
SU-01 - Student - Social Media and Promotions
full-time May 6, 2019 - August 23, 2019
$13.47 to $16.49 per hour (salary under review)
Closing date: 4 February 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: To be eligible, you must be:
  • currently enrolled as a full-time student in an academic institution;
  • returning to full-time studies in the next academic term;
  • have legal status to work in Canada.
Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada (i.e. Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit).
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Important messages
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

Join us this summer to promote Parks Canada sites in Manitoba. Work on a dynamic team of communications professionals, and learn how Parks Canada uses social media to increase visitation to its places. You will have the opportunity to gain office experience, participate in community parades, and support special events at Parks Canada’s national historic sites in southern Manitoba.

Assessment accommodation

Applications will only be accepted through the public service resourcing system.
When answering screening questions please provide examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

  • Develop promotional materials and content for programs and events for Parks Canada’s website and social media channels (@ParksCanadaWpg / @ParcsCanadaWpg on Facebook and Twitter);
  • Assist with developing and implementing social media strategies and campaigns with government messaging on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram;
  • Assist with coordination of photo shoots at Manitoba South sites (The Forks, Riel House and Lower Fort Garry), based on needs for print, web and social media;
  • Assist with on-site promotions at Parks Canada events;
  • Assist in photo cataloguing, selection and preparation for the Parks Canada website and various apps;
Work environment
Work will take place at Parks Canada’s downtown Winnipeg office, Parks Canada’s sites in southern Manitoba, and special events located in and around Winnipeg.

Intent of the process
The intent of this process is to hire students for the spring and summer of 2019. Please ensure you clearly demonstrate that you meet the experience and education criteria in your answers to the screening questions.
Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Currently enrolled in a college or university program with a focus on marketing, communications or equivalent

Degree equivalency

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential
This is an English position. French is an asset but not required.

Information on language requirements

  • Experience and or familiarity working with Adobe Creative Suite ( InDesign and Photoshop)
Experience/ familiarity working within social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Experience with photography and editing photos is an asset but not required.

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Ability to carry out detailed instructions accurately and efficiently;
  • Ability to organize tasks and take initiative.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

  • Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required.
  • Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain and weather conditions by various means of transportation;
  • Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and required protective clothing
Conditions of employment
Conditions of employment

  • Reliability status in federal government security clearance is required (process will be initiated after conditional job offer is made);
  • Be in possession of a valid class 5 driver’s license
Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Tips for applicants:
  • When answering the screening questions ensure that you provide complete and thorough details of your experience. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each experience element.
  • Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history.
Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Indigenous person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.
The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.