Summer Student Job Opportunity | Parks Canada – External Relations

Student Employment – External Relations

Reference number: CAP19J-011557-000245
Selection process number: 2019-CAP-GBOE-ER-STUDENT-017
Parks Canada – Georgian Bay and Ontario East Field Unit
Kingston (Ontario), Mallorytown Landing (Ontario), Tobermory (Ontario)
$15.42 to $16.49 per hour (under review)For further information on the organization, please visit Parks CanadaClosing date: 15 March 2019 – 23:59, Pacific TimeWho can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

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


– Generate social media content and monitor social media activity, promote engagement of our online audiences.
– Produce video and photos to promote Parks Canada places and messages.
– Participate in outreach events on behalf of Parks Canada.
– Provide graphic design, video editing and photo support for the external relations team.

Work environment

Consider yourself savvy at social media? Parks Canada in Ontario is looking for some energetic and enthusiastic summer students to join our External Relations team. Experience our special Parks Canada places while sharing them with future visitors. Are you up to the challenge?

Parks Canada is seeking self-motivated, outgoing and creative individuals to join their team. The role is to inform, educate and inspire visitors about the local cultural and natural history and to promote Parks Canada.

Successful applicants will be confident, have strong communication skills, work independently and be able to follow detailed instructions.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to hire students for summer 2019. We will only contact students who possess the education, experience and abilities required for this opportunity.

Positions to be filled: 2

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 2,000 words (maximum)

Contact information for 3 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Experience working in new media or traditional media

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
English Essential
Bilingual in English and French

Information on language requirements

– Knowledge of Parks Canada’s vision and mandate

• Ability to write and produce engaging social media content for Facebook and Twitter.
• Strong communication and public relations skills as they relate to engaging with the public.
• Knowledge of photo editing, video editing or graphic design.
• Ability to work cooperatively as a part of a team.

• Exercises sound judgement and strives for excellence
• Demonstrates integrity

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

Reliability Status security clearance

• Be in possession of a valid class G2 or G 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


You are required to submit your application online.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter the following:

• how you meet the eligibility criteria
• do you have a valid drivers licence
• languages – working ability in English or French (beginner, intermediate, advanced)

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

At some point you will asked to submit a proof of enrollment.

Park housing may be available.

PLEASE NOTE: Our intention is to communicate with candidates via e-mail for screening/assessment purposes (including issuing screening results, and sending invitations for written tests and interviews). Candidates who apply on this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide any changes to their personal information to the contact indicated on this job advertisement.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Wanda Burdett, Human Resources Assistant
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