ELAN is Hiring a Membership Assistant

Mon 22 Aug, 2016 - News

Job Posting: Membership Assistant

Duration: approx. 16 weeks Wage: 12.50 per hour, 35 hours per week

Start and End Dates: Candidate must be available to work for approximately 16 consecutive weeks between September 1 – December 21, 2016.

Language(s) of work: Intermediate to excellent oral and written English and basic (working knowledge of) oral and written French

Location: Montreal, Quebec


Job Description

The English-Language Arts Network is a non-profit organization devoted to helping Quebec's English-language artists make connections with one another, with their francophone colleagues, and with their audiences in Quebec, Canada and internationally.

ELAN is searching for a Membership Assistant for Fall 2016. This position will provide valuable experience for candidates considering a career in arts and cultural administration, marketing, and communications, especially in the not-for-profit sector. The Membership Assistant will have three principal duties:

1. Communicate with ELAN’s new, renewing, and inactive members, updating and revising membership communications materials (welcome letters, reminder emails, etc.) in conjunction with ELAN’s new communications plan;

2. Assist ELAN staff in implementing ELAN’s communication plan and revising ELAN’s communications infrastructure (website, social media, written promotional materials and email newsletter) accordingly;

3. Assist ELAN staff in executing and evaluating a membership campaign in conjunction with ELAN’s fall 2016 communications relaunch (logo, website, email newsletter).

The Assistant will also collaborate with ELAN staff on ongoing marketing and membership outreach campaigns, through digital communications (social media, website, email) and other channels. Research, writing, and communication through email, by phone, in person, and online will be involved.


Eligible Candidates

This position is funded by the Government of Canada through Young Canada Works (YCW). You must meet program criteria to be eligible for this position.

You are eligible if you:
• Have a working knowledge of both English and French;
• Were a full time student during winter 2016, who is returning full time as well in winter 2017;
• Are between 16 and 30 years old;
• Did not already participate in the 2016 edition of Young Canada Works.

Candidates must be approved by Young Canada Works before hiring is confirmed.



Candidate should be:
• Pursuing a post-secondary university, CEGEP or college degree in arts and cultural management, arts administration, general or fine arts, communications, social sciences, marketing, or business.
• Intermediate to excellent spoken and written English; and a working knowledge of French.
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word), social media (Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite), email programs (Thunderbird), databases; knowledge of Photoshop and Mailchimp will be considered an asset.
• Solid interpersonal communication and teamwork skills.
• Good organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
• Resourceful, with creative problem-solving skills, and the capacity to work autonomously.
• Experience with website design and digital communications will be considered an asset.
• Experience with outreach and development in the non-profit sector will be considered an asset.
• Knowledge of or proven interest in arts and culture or Quebec communities will be considered an asset.

Number of positions to be filled: 1 (One)


How to Apply

APPLY ASAP! We are looking to hire as soon as possible.

Email your CV and a cover letter in Word or PDF format to: admin@quebec-elan.org

If you apply through the Young Canada Works site, please email us your CV and a cover letter in Word or PDF format: admin@quebec-elan.org

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

ELAN is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce, encouraging applications from all qualified individuals. We strongly encourage applications from members of the Government of Canada’s job equity groups (i.e. women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal peoples). We encourage applicants who consider themselves part of these or other groups who experience marginalization to self-identify in their cover letter if they are comfortable doing so.