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2020 Summer Student Program

Closing date: To be Confirmed
Competition: (Internal/External)
Status: Temporary Full-time for approximately twelve (12) weeks 
Salary Scale: $15.40 to $27.73
Location: Ottawa

Are you looking for a summer job? If so, you can apply for the Canada Council for the Arts Summer Student Program! Submit your application for our summer student job opportunities by end of day on April 12, 2020.

This is your opportunity to learn about the Canada Council for the Arts and to gain valuable work experience, improve your marketability and further your future career goals.

The duration of employment for the Summer Student Program is approximately twelve (12) weeks or a total of 450 hours.

Who is eligible to apply?

This program is for students. To be considered, you must:

  • Be registered for academic studies in the fall of 2020 (proof will be required)
  • Be a Canadian citizen or be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Meet the basic requirements of the positions as noted under each of the available employment opportunities

About the Canada Council for the Arts

Join our team and play a role in supporting Canadian creativity. The Canada Council is a dynamic, highly-respected federal Crown corporation with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and production of works in, the arts for the benefit of all Canadians. We offer competitive salaries and benefit package. For more information about the Canada Council for the Arts, please visit our website at www.canadacouncil.ca.

The Canada Council for the Arts is located in Ottawa (150 Elgin Street).

Canada Council for the Arts respects the rates of pay for federal government students as established by the Treasury Board Secretariat.

Six student employment opportunities are available in the following sections:

Position #1: Office, Chief Financial Officer and Human Resources and Organizational Development

Hourly rate : $15.40 to $24.77 per hour

HR and Finance have recently transitioned to a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Part of the mandate is to enhance data analytics and business intelligence by developing advanced dashboards and tools that will transform HR and Finance data into meaningful insights to support informed decisions regarding payroll processing, workforce management, program delivery and budgeting, forecasting, quality assurance and performance.

The student working in data analytics will perform a variety of activities which may include:

  • Advanced analytics / data science – Participating in projects supporting a broad range of data-driven solutions by applying a variety of techniques to build-out models
  • Visualization – Providing data visualization support by employing various techniques to support the organization in interpreting information and communicating implications and/or recommendations to the organization
  • Business intelligence – Designing and developing dashboards and score cards to support organizational needs and ensuring alignment of metrics across the organization
  • Data management – Participating in projects by analyzing approaches, processes and tools to support the organization’s data strategy

Basic requirements of the position:

  • Be enrolled in academic studies at a college or bachelor’s level in a relevant field
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Suite programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Visio, as well as with databases
  • Have excellent writing, analytical and time management skills
  • Be detail-oriented and have a high level of accuracy
  • Have solid initiative, judgment, prioritization, research and communication skills
  • Have the ability to work autonomously
  • Be proficient in both official languages

Position #2: Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO)

Hourly rate : $15.40 to $24.77 per hour

This is a joint request between the Programs team and the CCUNESCO’s Public Affairs team.

The summer student will be working for the Public Affairs team on developing and implementing a communications strategy around the Commission’s commitments with regards to UNESCO’s convention on intangible cultural heritage and the CCUNESCO’s patronage of the Caribana festival in Toronto and Montréal, underlining the addition of reggae to UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage.

The student will also carry out research for the development of a communications strategy for the beginning of the International Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, which is a priority for the CCUNESCO and its numerous partners.

In addition, the student will implement a project to promote engagement among members of the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities. The project could include e-bulletins, a Slack channel, webinars and other tools.

This is a unique opportunity to be introduced to the way the United Nations system works and to understand the complex ramifications of an organization like UNESCO. Additionally, an experience as part of our multisectoral team is an exceptional learning environment with professionals who manage vast networks across Canada and deal with complex relationships both in Canada and abroad.

The student will be a full-fledged member of the team throughout the internship. He or she will have the opportunity to attend project development meetings, take part in discussions on strategic recommendations for government bodies and contribute to the creation and implementation of communications strategies.

Basic requirements of the position:

  • Be enrolled in academic studies at a bachelor’s or master’s level in a relevant field
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Suite programs such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Have excellent analytical and time management skills
  • Be detail-oriented and have the ability to ensure a high level of accuracy
  • Have solid initiative, judgment, prioritization, research and communication skills
  • Have the ability to work autonomously
  • Be proficient in both official languages

Position #3: Communications

Hourly rate : $15.40 to $24.77 per hour

Under the direct supervision of the Manager, Digital and Brand, the student will contribute to projects outlined in the website roadmap approved by the Executive Management Committee (EMC) and the Web Steering Committee. Specifically, the student will play an integral role in Web content audit work, preparing for the upcoming upgrade to our Web content management system, as well as working with webmasters and colleagues in the Content team to rebuild the Spotlight and CEO’s blog sections of the website.

A new and improved Spotlight section will contribute to strategic priorities by improving our ability to report on our support for the arts, our digital investments, Indigenous support and international commitments. The success of this project will benefit content owners across Council.

The role requires a high degree of coordination with other people, particularly those in the Content team and the Communications and Engagement team. The Communications director and Policy, Planning, Content and Foresight director are aware of the project. The impact on their teams is expected to be minimal and, if anything, should complement their work.

Basic requirements of the position:

  • Be enrolled in academic studies at a college level in a relevant field
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Suite programs such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel and have experience with content management systems
  • Have excellent analytical and time management skills
  • Have solid initiative, judgment, prioritization, and communications skills
  • Have the ability to work autonomously
  • Be detail-oriented and have the ability to ensure a high level of accuracy
  • Be proficient in both official languages

Position #4: Corporate Technology Solutions

Hourly rate : $15.40 to $24.77 per hour

The Corporate Technology Solutions section of Canada Council for the Arts is looking for a summer student to assist with development and testing activities associated with Council applications.

The student will be working in a team environment and gain experience working with Agile methodologies. He or she will also gain important knowledge and work experience on writing code using best practices and quality assurance testings.

The student will be responsible for participating in daily scrum meetings, writing code, conducting unit tests, and working with quality assurance testers to assist with test plans.

Basic requirements of the position:

  • Be enrolled in academic studies at the college level in a relevant field
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Suite programs such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Have excellent analytical and time management skills
  • Have solid initiative, research and communications skills
  • Be detail-oriented and have the ability to ensure a high level of accuracy
  • Be proficient in both official languages

Position #5: IT Operations

Hourly rate : $15.40 to $24.77 per hour

The IT Operations team is looking for a summer student to help with incoming support calls and with cleaning up our server room and communications rooms. During slower periods, the student will be able to explore our monitoring tool, SolarWinds.

The student’s duties will include:

  • Assisting with the server cabinet and communication rack clean-up
  • Answering support calls over four different channels (phone, walk-in, desk-side and portal)
  • Looking at our monitoring tool’s reporting engine and providing configuration suggestions while participating in the implementation
  • Using the Council’s Cherwell IT service management platform

Basic requirements of the position:

  • Be enrolled in academic studies at the college level in a relevant field
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Suite programs such as Excel, Word and Office 365
  • Have excellent analytical and time management skills
  • Be detail-oriented and have the ability to ensure a high level of accuracy
  • Have solid initiative, research and communications skills
  • Be proficient in both official languages

Position #6: Research, Measurement and Data Analytics

Hourly rate : $15.40 to $24.77 per hour

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst, the summer student will contribute to research studies and analysis with regards to the impact of the Canada Council for the Arts’ granting activities in Canada and abroad.

With a focus on diversity, inclusion, and truth and reconciliation, the student will contribute to exchanging knowledge and work on projects in collaboration with staff in RMDA related to Indigenous research practices, methodologies, data collection and validation procedures, analysis of performance indicators and the Research on the Value of Public Funding for Indigenous Arts and Culture project.

As he or she works on projects to support RDMA staff, the student will have the opportunity to collaborate with other sections within the Council, such as the Policy, Planning, Content and Foresight Section and the Creating, Knowing and Sharing Program.

The student will process requests for information and coordinate the dissemination of research project results through reports, presentations, Web tools and other methods to reach Indigenous audiences across Canada and abroad.

Basic requirements of the position:

  • Be enrolled in academic studies at a master’s level in a relevant field
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Suite programs such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Have excellent writing, analytical and time management skills
  • Be detail-oriented and have the ability to ensure a high level of accuracy
  • Have solid initiative, judgment, prioritization, communication and research skills
  • Have the ability to work autonomously
  • Be proficient in both official languages

How to apply

Send the complete Application Form quoting the competition number listed above and a copy of your resume to the attention of Mylène Mougeot, Human Resources, prior to the closing date by email at competition@canadacouncil.ca.

For more information please contact Mylène Mougeot at 613-566-4414 or 1-800-263-5588, extension 4124 or by e-mail at competition@canadacouncil.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview and/or a written exam will be contacted.

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The Canada Council for the Arts 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 targeted groups (women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities) when you apply. Please note that while Council uses other terms such as Indigenous (for Aboriginal peoples) in this posting, Council uses the terminology prescribed by legislation for the purposes of employment equity monitoring and reporting.

We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all. Should you require accommodation during the staffing process, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Human Resources team.

Application Form

PDF Application Form [PDF, 149 KB] 

Send the completed form to:

email: competition@canadacouncil.ca


Human Resources, The Canada Council for the Arts,
150 Elgin Street, P.O. Box 1047,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5V8.