April 23, 2016

Summer Job Spotlight ... Summer job opportunity with the City of Toronto for a broadcasting student/graduate

Students that are currently enrolled in or have recently graduated from a broadcasting/media studies program, this post is for you.

As a graduate of a media studies program, I know how difficult it can be to gain industry experience. And so I was quite surprised when I found out that the City of Toronto's Facilities Management Division is looking to hire a Work Term Student (Audio/Visual) for a 4-month, full-time contract.

And so if you're currently looking for a summer job or an entry-level opportunity, then read on for more information on the job and submit your application as soon as possible.

In the role, you will be reporting to the Supervisor Audio Visual Services and working with a team to "assist in the delivery and support of audio visual services provided by the Customer Support Services Unit."

Your job duties will include:
  • Assisting with the coordination of technical requirements for users of City meeting spaces including presentation systems, lighting, audio, etc.
  • Assisting in the preparation of equipment for proper operation, including set up, testing, and making necessary adjustments
  • Assisting in the broadcast production, direction, recording and distribution support for City Council, Committee meetings and set up and dismantling of indoor and outdoor events
In terms of skills and experience, the Human Resources team is looking for a candidate with:
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Good knowledge of various audio visual hardware, software and other technologies required in the delivery of varied audio visual broadcast related services
  • Very good customer service skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with staff, politicians, media, members of the public and other sensitive clients in an efficient and diplomatic manner
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • Good organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively within a team and to work independently
  • Ability to work under time constraints and meet deadlines
  • Must be physically capable of performing the required duties, including the ability to lift a minimum of 20lbs
  • Ability to work varied shifts including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to travel to various work locations within the City of Toronto as required
  • Familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations that apply to this work
  • Possession of a valid Province of Ontario, Class “G” Driver’s License and the ability to qualify for the City’s Operators Permit an asset
The salary ranges between $14.80 and $21.96 per hour.

To apply, you must visit the City of Toronto's Summer Jobs Portal and apply online via the TalentFlow system.

Applications are due by May 6, 2016; however, because this posting might be used by other divisions with similar opportunities, I would recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

Good luck!

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