Blue Canoe is now hiring Work Study Students! We have three positions available: Administrative Assistant, Marketing Assistant and Education Assistant. You must qualify for the Work Study Program through Queen's University to apply. 

Not sure if you qualify? Visit to find out!

If interested, please email a Resume and Cover Letter to Maureen and Allison at Applications due by November 10th, 2018 at 10:00pm. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out! 

Job Descriptions

Student's Entitlement: $2000

Proposed start: A.S.A.P.

Proposed End Date: April 26, 2018

Amount of hours: Student must work 136 hours within time frame


Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant will assist the General Manager and Managing Directors with the administrative duties of Blue Canoe Productions and the Youth Arts Festival which will include: helping to organize and establish protocols for donor outreach, aiding in the development and execution of a fall funding campaign, event planning, recording meeting minutes, editing Festival documents, and other work as assigned.  Students should be comfortable with social media, email, using the phone and be proficient in Microsoft office programs.  The Administrative Assistant will work with various youth groups across Kingston, alongside the General Manager, and will assist with media relations as well.

Marketing Assistant

The Marketing Assistant will work closely with the Marketing Manager and administrative teams on all Blue Canoe projects that take place during the school calendar, including the Juvenis Festival. The Marketing Assistant will also be responsible for weekly social media for the festival and Blue Canoe including scheduling posts on Facebook, Twitter and various other sites. This position will also be required to help develop a sponsorship package, a plan for sponsorship outreach and will be expected to establish connections with potential community partners. Student should be comfortable with computer work, phones, social media and email.

Education Assistant

 The Education Assistant will help to develop and deliver engaging arts education initiatives and programs to youth in the Kingston community. These programs will primarily be presented as workshops and short classes which will occur throughout the school year.  This process will involve researching the needs of Kingston's youth community while working alongside Blue Canoe's General Manager and Education Coordinator to facilitate and plan the events.  The Education Assistant will also be working and connecting with professionals from all areas of the Kingston arts community to build a strong, well-rounded and well-represented foundation in education and the arts.  Students should also be comfortable speaking with teachers from high schools across Kingston, as they will be required and encouraged to use them as a resource and to establish a connection to schools throughout the community.  This role requires proficiency in Microsoft office programs.


If  you are interested in a position or have any questions, please email a Resume and Cover Letter to Maureen and Allison at

Applications due by: November 10th, 2018 at 10:00pm