Communications Student (Summer 2024)

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Communications Student (Summer 2024)
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Communications & Customer Experience
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Summer Student
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Contract Duration :
June 3 to Aug 30, 2024
Hours of Work:
35 hrs/wk
Date Posted:
February 1, 2024
Closing Date:
March 3, 2024

Opening Statement

We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Communications & Public Engagement, the Communications Student is responsible for providing the planning, coordination, execution and logistics for public engagement events for the City of Kingston.


Promote the City’s Public Engagement Framework through smaller in-person, online or hybrid events or promotional opportunities

Act as the main point of contact and liaison for special public engagement events with internal departments and external partners

Facilitate facility and engagement equipment bookings

Create and execute communications plans for special public engagement events

Compile and maintain up to date records and files for all aspects of the engagement events

Develop evaluation criteria for the event and complete the evaluation following the events

Perform clerical and administrative duties as assigned

Attend on site meetings for events as required

Required to work irregular hours (evenings, weekends, holidays)

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Competencies


Preference given to university or college students currently studying or have an academic background in special event planning or a related program

Experience in a municipal government environment an asset

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to communicate effectively with various audiences and to present programs, projects, promotions in a clear, concise and professional Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to communicate effectively with various audiences and to present programs, projects, promotions in a clear, concise and professional manner

Ability to build internal and external relationships with peers, management, residents and community organizations

Ability to effectively coordinate, organize and prioritize a multitude of tasks

Ability to work in a demanding office environment

Team player with excellent customer service skills

Strong problem solving skills and ability to use tact and discretion

Ability to facilitate meetings and mediate competing interests

Ability to work outside regular business hours, including evenings and weekends, as needed

A satisfactory criminal record check is required at candidate’s own expense

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at:
Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at

Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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