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Applied Studies courses are customized Work-Integrated Learning opportunities that allow you to earn academic credit for combining work (paid or volunteer) and academic studies.  

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Setting up your Applied Studies course:

For more information on Applied Studies course requirements and application procedures, visit our website.  Contact the Applied Studies office to set up an appointment immediately after you secure a position to start the process of registering for an Applied Studies course. 

Contact the Applied Studies office if you have any questions or concerns.

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Position: Marketing, Social Media and Content Creator
Employer: University of Lethbridge Conservatory of Music

Duties: Responsibilities will include managing our social media channels, creating new and engaging web content (stories, journeys, blogs, etc.), optimize, analyze and report on both organic and paid campaigns and keep up to date with all industry trends, insights, topics and best practices. The successful candidate will also be required to gather content during available photo or video opportunities.  

Employer Contact: Breeanne Fuller

Location: Conservatory of Music, located at Casa (230-8th Street South)

Semester Start: Fall, 2022 

Majors: Open to All Majors, with preference given to student who have marketing experience, savvy social media and content creating skills (including Facebook), and a classical music understanding.  Photography and video editing skills would also an asset.

Salary: TBD

Duration: 4 months 

Duties: Responsibilities will include managing our social media channels, creating new and engaging web content (stories, journeys, blogs, etc.), optimize, analyze and report on both organic and paid campaigns and keep up to date with all industry trends, insights, topics and best practices. The successful candidate will also be required to gather content during available photo or video opportunities.  

Qualifications: Third or fourth year University standing, enrolled in business or with applicable social media/marketing experience.  

Skills:

  • Must demonstrate strong organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of social media advertising platforms with particular emphasis on Instagram and Facebook
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently with minor supervision
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of social media editing tools such as Canva and Photoshop
  • Ability to take photos and videos on location at the Conservatory scheduled group classes and lessons, for us on social media

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter directly to Breeanne Fuller by email at Breeanne.fuller@uleth.ca

DEADLINE: August 15, 2022

Position: Educational Assistant
Employer: Branches Fine Arts

Duties: Act as an educational assistant for a specific student who you will be paired with. The successful applicant will work primarily to help the student they are paired with to achieve outcomes set by the instrument instructor, interact positively in a group setting: stay on task, act in a respectful and kind way. This may, but is not limited to, include tasks like pointing to notes for a child, correcting posture as directed by the instrument instructor, gently reminding the student how to behave in a class setting, or providing extra instruction at the direction of the primary teacher, etc. To learn about your students' learning style and brainstorm with staff alternative ways of teaching that might benefit your student.

Employer: Branches Fine Arts Academy

Employer Contact: Jessica Groeneveld, Director

Student Job Title: Educational Assistant

Job Location: Branches Fine Arts, 1805 9 Ave. North Lethbridge

Semester and year (September/January)

Majors: Open to All Majors, with preference given to students with a major in Music,

Education, Fine Arts, Digital Audio Arts

Salary: n/a

Duties:

  • act as an educational assistant for a specific student who you will be paired with. The successful applicant will work primarily to help the student they are paired with to
    • achieve outcomes set by the instrument instructor
    • interact positively in a group setting: stay on task, act in a respectful and kind way. This may, but is not limited to, include tasks like pointing to notes for a child, correcting posture as directed by the instrument instructor, gently reminding the student how to behave in a class setting, or providing extra instruction at the direction of the primary teacher, etc.
  • learn about your students' learning style and brainstorm with staff alternative ways of teaching that might benefit your student.

 

The primary objective of the applied study student will be to create a positive and

caring relationship with the student they are paired with. They will be acting in an

assistant capacity under the direction of the music teachers and Branches staff, not acting in a teaching capacity unless directed by Branches staff.

Hours (traditionally the successful candidate must commit to 120 hours – around 10 hours/week, for 12 consecutive weeks within a semester): approximately 126 hours, over 14 weeks (9 hours a week), Monday-Wednesday

In person/remote: In Person

Qualifications: Preference is given to students enrolled in music or education with interest in gaining experience in alternative teaching experiences, non-profit work, working with special needs students, and working with families in need.

Skills:

  • Must have a background in (one of), piano, violin or voice
  • Possess knowledge of at least a level 2 RCM theory
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Possess the ability to think creatively
  • Experience and proven effectiveness in working with at-risk youth.
  • Experience and proven effectiveness in teaching their skill area.
  • Experience and proven effectiveness in mentoring.
  • Possess clean criminal record check and child intervention check
  • Possess strong organizational skills
  • Able to thrive working in a team environment as well as working well independently
  • Possess high levels of patience and empathy

 

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter directly to

Jessica Groeneveld by email to info@branchesfinearts.ca.

Job Application Deadline: August 1, 2022

Benefits:

  • First aid training
  • One day training course with Chinook Arch Sexual Assault Center (dependent on their availability)
  • Criminal Record Checks and screening (to be completed through volunteer Lethbridge)
  • Possible reference letters upon completion of the course
  • A copy of Branches Fine Arts teacher resources (games, theory tools, crafts, etc.)
  • Alternative teaching experience
  • Branches Fine Arts Swag.

Setting up your Applied Studies course:

For more information on Applied Studies course requirements and application procedures, please visit our website at: ulethbridge.ca/career-bridge/applied-studies. Contact the

Applied Studies office to set up an appointment immediately after you secure a position to start the process of registering for an Applied Studies course.

Contact the Applied Studies office if you have any questions or concerns:

applied.studies@uleth.ca.