MacEwan University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP)
SCE International Summer Program Guide

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

In conjunction with the Government of Alberta, MacEwan University is offering students the opportunity to apply their education and skills in the workplace through the Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP). This is a 5-week employment opportunity starting in July 11, 2018 and ending on or before August 11, 2018. There are 4 positions available. 

Summer Program Guides will be responsible for hosting a group of international high school learners visiting MacEwan University for a 4-week English Language program. The School of Continuing Education (SCE) International plans the program, with learners in English classes in the morning and participating in cultural activities in the afternoons.

The Summer Program Guides will accompany the group on their afternoon activities, such as canoeing on the North Saskatchewan, exploring Elk Island Park, and enjoying some summer festivals in the city. Summer Program Guides will work with SCE International staff to plan and administer evening activities.  Some office work is required, such as confirming bookings and sending communications to the group.

The successful applicants must be responsible, outgoing, and organized. They must be able to manage large groups as they are planning and leading activities for groups of approximately 20 learners at a time. Strong communication skills are key as the group is learning English as an additional language. A passion for Edmonton and Canadian culture is a must!

The student will have the following:
•    Standard First Aid training
•    Experience working with teens
•    Experience managing large groups

Applicants must be:
•    At least 15 years of age
•    A Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or protected person under the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and legally entitled to work and study in Canada.
•    Residing and/or attending school in Alberta with an Alberta address
•    Returning to high school or a post-secondary institution no later than November 1, 2018.
•    Enrolled in a program that will result in a Certificate, Diploma, or Degree. Technical training for Apprenticeship is not eligible
•    Available for full-time summer employment
•    Participating in only one STEP position during the summer
•    Not currently employed at MacEwan University

As outlined in the STEP eligibility guidelines, International students and Temporary Foreign Workers are not eligible for STEP.

How to Apply:   

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. 

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.  Please be advised that only applicants who apply directly to a posting through www.macewan.ca/careers will be considered.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association collective agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category STEP Student
Salary $15.00 - $16.70 per hour
Closing Date May 4, 2018
Competition No. 18.04.080

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