We Are Hiring! Summer 2018

Work with Winnipeg Trails!
We are currently hiring summer students.
**Not a student? Despair not. Apply anyway! See bottom**

We are looking for 5 high school, college or university students planning to return in the fall who want to work from the best “office” in Winnipeg… our growing network of trails and protected bike lanes!

Are you interested in a modern city? Do you like learning more about how cities plan for cycling and walking and accessibility and doing something about it?

Do you have a passion for the future of Winnipeg and its people?

Do you like nature, urban landscapes or spending time outdoors?

Do you like citizen science, city planning or helping people?

Are you social media savvy?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you might be a great fit.

Keep reading.

All applicants must be:

(a) between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;

(b) registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;

(c) intending to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;

(d) a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;

(e) a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and;

(f) legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations

We are hiring three (3) Trails Analysts, one (1) Junior Analyst, and one (1) Project Coordinator to work with us over the summer.

Some of the work will include use of mobile applications to communicate. All applicants should have access to a working smartphone, ideally both platforms or iOS only. Extra battery packs are handy.

All applicants should be familiar with Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, the CounterPoint app for counting traffic, and our own Winnipeg Trails app.

Timeline: Short term positions representing 8 weeks @ 30hrs/week between now and September 2018. Exact work hours and vacation time are flexible and negotiable, depending on start date and needs of project.

Workplace: Work will be carried out on site on trails throughout Winnipeg, and/or at home and/or at our headquarters in South Point Douglas.

How To Apply:

  1. Review the Job Descriptions below.
  2. Write a short email indicating which position you are applying for and describing why you think you would be a good fit for the position to coordinator@winnipegtrails.ca with the subject line “Summer 2018 Job Application”, and attach a brief resume.
  3. Apply as soon as possible.

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Trails Analyst Job Description

Winnipeg Trails is seeking trails analysts to help us better understand, communicate and disseminate the findings of the projects we undertake. Analysts will have a mixture of design skill and data analysis abilities. Analysts should have a strong interest in sustainable transportation principles and culture shift, and be ready to collect data in the field.

Analysts will be responsible for:
Collecting, Manipulating and analysing data.
Developing project-related communications materials.
Engaging members of the public.
Coordinating with other workers.
Using active and sustainable transportation when possible. (cycling, walking, skiing – a working bicycle, handcycle or related vehicle is an asset).

Analysts may be responsible for:
Conducting surveys.
Testing surveys for accessibility and user-friendliness,
Website content management.

The ideal candidate(s) will have:
Excellent communication skills, including social media skills.
Understanding of planning and engineering fields.
Good visual communications skills (Photography, Design).
High degree of organization.

Wage: $17/hr

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Junior Analyst Job Description

Winnipeg Trails is seeking Junior Analysts/Surveyors to help us better understand, communicate, and disseminate the findings of the projects we undertake. Junior Analysts should have a strong interest in sustainable transportation principles and culture shift, and be ready to talk to the public and collect data in the field.

Junior Analysts will be responsible for:
Setting up and taking down the surveying site and equipment.
Engaging members of the public to complete intercept surveys.
Conducting active transportation traffic counts in vicinity of the survey site.
Collecting data on the quality of the built environment,
Keeping equipment in good working order.
Using active transportation to and from surveying sites when possible. (cycling, walking, skiing – a working bicycle, handcycle or related vehicle is an asset),.

The ideal candidate(s) will have:
Excellent communication skills, including social media skills.
Visual communications skills (Photography, Design).
A high degree of organization.
An interest in what Winnipeg Trails does, and a strong motivation to learn more.

Wage: $11.15/hr

The ideal candidate for this position is likely in, or has just completed High School.

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Project Coordinator Job Description

Winnipeg Trails is seeking coordinators to run a diversity of projects in the fields of art, design, planning, research and communications. Our work revolved around developing sustainable transportation infrastructure and culture. Coordinators will work with the executive director, board, artists, designers, experts, regular staff and volunteers to ensure projects are carried on time and on budget.

Coordinators will be responsible for:
Project Management.
Working with artists and designers.
Engaging members of the public.
Working with the executive director to plan and implement projects.
Event planning.
Coordinating workers and volunteers.
Using active transportation to complete work activities when possible. (cycling, walking, skiing, wheelchair – a working bicycle, handcycle or related vehicle is an asset).

Coordinators may be responsible for:
Website content management.
Media relations.
Social media communications.
Working with planners and engineers.
Meetings with professionals and elected officials.
Strategic planning.
Budgeting.
Mapping.

The ideal candidate(s) will have:
Excellent communication skills, including social media skills.
Financial skills.
Visual communications skills (Photography, Design) are an asset.
High degree of organization.

Wage: $20/hr

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*We are always looking to hire great people and often have positions available that do not require that you meet the Canada Summer Jobs requirements. In fact, we could possible use your specialized skills and ideas. Write us a letter. Send us a resume. Tell what you can do and why you’d like to make a difference!