Hillside is looking for a student to work full-time from the week of May 16th to July 29th, 2022.

Job:  Marketing Coordinator

Hours and wage:  7.25 hours/day at $16.00

The person responsible for marketing has superb communication skills, an ability to prepare creative, original content for a variety of materials and platforms, and an ability to work to deadline as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

The key component of this position’s work is the promotion of the organization’s activities through the execution of the following duties:


  • Writing newsletter stories (member, donor);
  • Scheduling meetings and interviews for newsletter topics;
  • Developing, updating and managing the website;
  • Updating fundraising campaigns through promotions and follow-up;
  • Writing of social media copy and offering input on campaign management;
  • Developing and maintaining the marketing campaign;
  • Finding advertising and promotion opportunities; overseeing creation of ads & related collaterals;
  • Proofreading the program, including schedules, times and dates;
  • Planning and executing media relations and promotional strategies, independently or as a team, including developing new relationships with members of the media;
  • Providing support to staff members on various projects related to promotion; assisting in the coordination of various events;
  • Selecting photos from database;
  • Brainstorming creative ideas and strategies for campaigns;
  • Being a member of the Marketing Committee;
  • Determining shot lists for festival photographers with input from other staff;
  • Supervising photographers and list of topics;
  • Creating MC notes for all stages with input from Executive Director;
  • Coordinating media accreditation submissions and approvals;
  • Creating media information packages;
  • Coordinating media interview requests with Artistic Director;
  • Assisting with completion of accurate, thorough, and timely publicity and post-mortem reports.
  • Gathering and archiving media coverage, both pre- and post-Festival.


  • Superior communications skills, both written and oral;
  • Strong editing skills;
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Dropbox, Google Drive, database);
  • Excellent working knowledge of website design, social media platforms and blogs;
  • Strong grasp of playlist creations on multiple platforms/apps;
  • Ability to network and develop relationships with others in the industry and beyond;
  • Adaptable to a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends;
  • Very personable, dedicated and team-oriented;
  • Able to work collegially and collaboratively with a broad range of staff;
  • Passionate promoter of arts and culture;
  • Ability to work within a promotions budget;
  • Ability to plan and execute effective publicity campaigns; have experience in pitching to the media and securing media coverage;
  • Awareness of local and national art and entertainment media outlets and journalists;
  • Strong sense of design;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage numerous projects under deadline;
  • French language an asset;
  • Marketing experience an asset. 

Working Conditions & Remuneration:

  • Hybrid work environment: Most staff are working remotely right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but when it is safe to do so we will be transitioning to a hybrid work environment in an office space at 341 Woolwich Street, Guelph, an accessible building. Our office is comfortable and relaxed, with a side porch and back patio. Currently, we encourage our staff to work wherever they feel most comfortable and productive, whether that is at home or at the office.  This position requires a lot of communication, so the candidate should be prepared to meet over Zoom, on the phone, or in person and to collaborate extensively over email.
  • A computer and office desk will be provided for in-person office work.
  • Please note that Hillside has a strict COVID-19 vaccine policy for all employees, contractors, volunteers, and artists.

Requirements for this summer job:

  • The candidate must be a student.
  • All students must be currently enrolled in a secondary, or post-secondary institution or within six months of graduation and have reached the age of 15 and not yet reached the age of 25 upon commencement of employment or up to 29 years of age for persons with a disability, within the meaning of s.10 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19, as amended from time to time.
  • Students must be employed full time for a minimum employment contract length of 232 hours or 32 days at 7.25 hours per day.
  • Proof of student enrolment must be provided to the employer.
  • Students must be residents of Ontario during the period of employment.
  • Students must be eligible to work in Canada and have a Social Insurance Number (SIN).
  • Students should be living in Ontario at the time they start work.

The intention of the program is to provide career-related experience to eligible students that are also eligible to work in Ontario.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an email containing your resumé and a cover letter in one pdf document by Thursday, May 12th at midnight to Marie Zimmerman, Executive Director:  [email protected].  Tell us a bit about yourself, your experience, and why you feel you would be the right addition to our team.

Hillside is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.  If you self-identify as belonging to a traditionally under-represented community, we invite you to address this in your cover letter.


All applications must be received by midnight Thursday, May 12thThis position starts the week of May 16th, 2022.

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