Opportunities

– AUS Jobs –

Interested in working for the AUS this year? The AUS hires dozens of students every year in paid and unpaid positions ranging from Speaker of Council, to Graphic Designer, to Webmaster, and much much more. The list of positions we are CURRENTLY hiring can be found below.

Applications for all positions MUST be made through this Google FormPlease complete the form separately for EACH position you are applying for. Please do not apply for more than three positions. 

Unless otherwise indicated, all applications were due at 11:59 PM on Friday, March 24th 2017. Please send any questions about specific positions to the AUS executive responsible for that position–Executives’ contact info may be found here: https://ausmcgill.com/governance/aus-team/executive/

 

President

Elections AUS- Chief Returning Officer (CRO) (1)

Compensation: $100 per semester + $50 per electoral period

Time Commitment: roughly 40 hours per semester

The holder of this position is expected to be familiar with the elections software (Simply Voting), have a good understanding of values of a fair election, be familiar with the AUS constitution and electoral by-laws and must have basic writing skills. In addition you are responsible for sending out listservs, understanding of election turn out factors, and must have a basic knowledge of WordPress. The CRO’s duties include setting up elections and referenda, allowing students to vote, ensuring a fair election, creating models to increase election turn out, creating timelines for elections, and managing the deputy returning officer (DRO) team. This is a paid position ($100 / semester + $50 per electoral period) with a high level of autonomy and a time commitment of roughly 40 hours per semester.

Elections AUS-Deputy Returning Officer (DRO) (2-3)

Compensation: $100 per year

Time Commitment: roughly 20 hours per semester

The holder of this position is expected to be familiar with the values of a fair election, the AUS constitution and electoral by-laws, basic writing skills, as well as to hold a good understanding about the motivating factors for students to vote. This role entails a high level of autonomy and responsibility. It is a paid position ($100 per year) with a time commitment of roughly 20 hours per semester.

Speaker of Council (1)

Compensation: $40 per council meeting + $50 per GA (totals approximately  $280 per semester)

Time Commitment: approximately 2 hours per week

The holder of this position is expected to have thorough knowledge of Roberts Rules, have strong organization and time management skills, feel comfortable speaking and controlling a meeting, have knowledge of the AUS and its governance structure as well as a basic knowledge of WordPress. The Speaker’s duties include preside over AUS Council Meetings, attending AUS Council Meetings, disseminating information regarding AUS Council meetings, serve as an accountability officer, and take in complaints against executives. This is a paid position ($40 per council meeting, plus $50 / GA ~ $280 / semester) with moderate responsibility and moderate autonomy and a time commitment of approximately 2 hours per week.

Recording Secretary (1)

Compensation: $400 for the year, plus $25 for any extra meetings

Time Commitment: approximately 2 hours per week
The holder of this position is expected to have sufficient knowledge of on-campus groups and initiatives in order to understand the acronyms and club names that are used. The role requires a fast and accurate typing speed and promptness. Knowledge of French is an asset. The Recording Secretary attends bi-weekly AUS meetings in order to transcribe notes on the proceedings. Additional duties include re-reading notes after the meeting to correct any grammar errors and to ensure that notes transcribed are logical and accurate, as well as writing summaries of AUS Council meetings to publish in the AUS Listserv. The role has a high autonomy and responsibility. This is a paid position ($400 for the year, plus $25 for any extra meetings) with a time commitment of approximately 2 hours per week.

Deputy Secretary General (1)

Compensation: $300 per year

Time Commitment: 2 to 4 hours per week

The AUS is seeking a Deputy Secretary General for the 2017-2018 academic year. We are looking for an Arts student entering into U2 or below to assist the Secretary General in overseeing human resources and accountability throughout the AUS. Duties include co-chairing the AUS Accountability Committee, coordinating the hiring process, administering the organization’s payroll, and mediating executive and employee conduct where necessary. The Deputy Secretary General will specifically focus upon the organization’s bylaw reform, sitting on next year’s Constitutional Bylaw Committee. We are ideally searching for a candidate with aspirations to succeed the Secretary General in their role the year following next. No previous payroll experience is required. Fluency in French is an asset but not required. 

Equity Commissioner (2)

Compensation: $200 per year
Time Commitment: approximately 1-3 hours per week

 The holders of this position are expected to have a grounded understanding of equity terms and ideas as well as strong event-coordinating and communications skills. The Equity Commissioners act as mediators for equity complaints and/or issues that occur for all groups, Frosh as well as other events and activities in the Faculty of Arts. They ensure that events are organized in an anti-oppressive framework and act as a crisis-management team for equity-related situations. Equity Commissioners are also expected to promote a culture of inclusivity and anti-oppression by pursuing their own equity-promoting projects, workshops, and events. This is a volunteer position with a time commitment of roughly 1-3 hours a week or more depending on various projects and events.

Student Executive Assistant (1)

Compensation: $12 per hour
Time Commitment: 10-20 hours per week

The AUS Executive Assistant serves as the AUS receptionist, provides direct administrative support to the AUS Executive Committee, and assists with AUS financial record-keeping. This involves several day-to-day tasks: responding to inquiries and issues from students via phone, email, and in-person at the AUS Office; managing table bookings, locker rentals, and liquor permits (may require trips outside the AUS Office); general upkeep of the AUS Office; liaising with the government, processing cheque requisitions, and assisting the VP Finance with bookkeeping; and more. This is a part-time position–several students will share the role and responsibilities of AUS Executive Assistant. French (written/spoken) is a definite asset, but not absolutely required.  Financial literacy and understanding of Quickbooks is strongly preferred.

AUS Space Improvement Coordinator (1)

Compensation: $200 per year
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week

The Space Improvement Coordinator liaises with the McGill Space and Planning Team, as well as internal AUS groups and the Faculty of Arts to help coordinate physical improvements to AUS and other Arts spaces, including the area around SNAX, the Leacock Lobby, and the AUS Computer Labs. Applicants should have a passion for student spaces and a strong eye for detail!

 

VP Academic

Essay Center Coordinator (2)

Compensation: 250$/semester per coordinator
Time Commitment: 3-4 hours per week

 

The holders of this position are expected to have experience tutoring, editing and/or teaching as well as have effective communication, verbal, and written skills. They must also have an ability to collaborate with fellow coordinators, have an attention to detail, and general time management, organization, and administrative skills. The Coordinators’ duties include:

  1.  External Coordinator – publicizing and promoting of the Essay Centre including listserv submissions, social media, tabling, and other creative strategies, postering and advertising (creating graphics or liaising with the AUS graphic designer), as well as liaising with external groups (e.g. the McGill Writing Centre, Library, departmental associations). In addition the external coordinator is jointly responsible for tutor orientation and supervision as well as attending drop-in hours 2 or 3 days per week as a tutor.
  2. Internal Coordinator – scheduling tutors and coordinating appointment requests, booking rooms, keeping up to date with the Essay Centre email. In addition the internal coordinator is jointly responsible for tutor orientation and supervision as well as attending drop-in hours 2 or 3 days per week as a tutor.

AUS Publications Commissioner (1)

Compensation: 100$ per semester
Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per week

The journal publishing coordinator is in charge of implementing best practices for departments wishing to publish journals (by setting up workshops, coordinating meetings with the McGill librarians, etc.) and is also in charge of continuing the AUS’ archiving efforts by creating physical, digital and online platforms for published journals sponsored by the AUS. They are in charge of 2 publishing coordinators: the external and internal coordinators and are accountable to the AUS VP Academic.

Prof Talk Coordinator (2)

Compensation: $100 per year
Time Commitment: 2 hours per week

The holders of this position are expected to have experience with event planning and preferably have previous experience as a coordinator. The Coordinators’ duties include contacting professors for the AUS Prof Talk series, settling room booking and event planning details while ensuring Professors have been provided necessary information concerning the event and overseeing the functioning of the Prof Talk session. This is a volunteer position with a high level of responsibility and a high level of autonomy. The executive members of AUS will hold the position holders accountable and this position has a time commitment roughly 2 hours per week.

VP Communications

Translator (1)

Compensation: $750 per year

Time Commitment: 4-6 hours per week

The holder of this position is expected to be fluent in both French and English and demonstrate a skill in writing, grammar, and spelling. The Translator’s duties include reading through the weekly listservs and translating them to French as well as translating occasional legal documents for the AUS. This is a paid position with a high level of responsibility and a high level of autonomy. The executive members of AUS will hold the position holder accountable and this position has a time commitment of 4 to 6 hours per week.

Handbook Coordinator (3)

Compensation: $400 per year (for summer)

Time Commitment: 10 hours per week (during summer only)

The holders of this position are expected to have experience copywriting and editing, as well as a working knowledge of graphic design, and demonstrate teamwork. The Coordinators’ duties include designing a layout and cover pages for the AUS Handbook, generating, updating, and revising content while discussing printing with the print house. This is a paid position with a high level of responsibility and a moderate level of autonomy. It would be preferable if the Handbook Coordinators would be in Montreal for the duration of the summer. The executive members of AUS will hold the position holders accountable and this position has a time commitment roughly 10 hours per week.

 

Graphic Designer (1)

Compensation: $450 per year

Time Commitment: 1-3 hours per week

 The holder of this position is expected to have great graphic design abilities as well as have a working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (specifically Photoshop and Illustrator). The Designer’s duties include executing creating logos, posters, cover photo, and other designs for AUS groups and events as well as illustrating promotional material for AUS. This is a paid position with a low level of responsibility and a moderate level of autonomy. The executive members of AUS will hold the position holders accountable and this position has a time commitment roughly 1 to 3 hours per week.

Webmaster (1)

Compensation: $900 per year

Time Commitment: 7-10 hours per week (summer), 1-2 hours per week (fall/winter)

The holder of this position is expected to have extensive experience with WordPress, as well as basic to Intermediate HTML, CSS, PHP knowledge and website administration knowledge (cpanel, email administration, etc.) in addition to clear communication skills and a functional understanding/familiarity with written French. The Webmaster’s duties include updating and maintaining the AUS website, designing and deploying the annual Arts Frosh website, liaising between AUS staff, executives and addressing their IT needs, and troubleshooting online services (PHP/WordPress plugins). This is a paid position with a high level of responsibility and a high level of autonomy. The executive members of AUS will hold the position holders accountable and this position has a time commitment roughly 7-10 hours per week in the summer and 1 to 2 hours in the Fall/Winter semesters.

 

Fine Arts Commissioner (2)

Compensation: Unpaid

Time Commitment: 3-4 hours per week

 The Fine Arts Commissioners chair the AUS Fine Arts Council meetings and delegate tasks to Fine Arts Council members for event planning, promotion, and implementation. The Fine Arts Council plans AUS’s Nuit Blanche spring showcase under the supervision of the Fine Arts Commissioners and various other fine arts workshops throughout the academic year. Previous experience with event planning and logistics and passion for any and all forms of fine art is required. This is a volunteer position with a high level of responsibility. The executive members of AUS will hold the position holders accountable and this position has a time commitment of roughly 3-4 hours per week throughout the Fall and Winter semesters.

 

Francophone Commissioner (3)

Compensation: Unpaid

Time Commitment: 4-5 hours per week

 The AUS Francophone Commissioners work to represent Francophone and bilingual students’ interests and to further francophone and Quebecois culture in the AUS. They facilitate AUS’s bi-weekly (twice/week) French Conversation Circles, amongst other initiatives. The Commissioners are expected to be fluent in both French and English and to be comfortable speaking with peers ranging from beginner to expert knowledge of both the French and the English languages. This is a volunteer position with a fair amount of responsibility and a high amount of autonomy. The executive members of AUS will hold the position holders accountable and this position has a time commitment of roughly 4-5 hours per week planning and facilitating French Conversation Circles throughout the Fall and Winter semesters.

 

Media Coordinator (1)

Compensation: $200 per year

Time Commitment: 1-3 hours per week

The holder of this position is expected to have a distinguished talent in photography, photo editing, task delegation, and conflict management. The Media Coordinator’s duties include supervising the five (5) AUS Photographers, delegating photography shifts to Photographers, taking shifts as a photographer, and ensuring the fair distribution of hours amongst the Photographers. This is a paid position with a high level of responsibility and a high amount of autonomy. The executive members of AUS will hold the position holder accountable and this position has a time commitment of roughly 2-3 hours per week throughout Frosh and the Fall and Winter semesters.

 

Videographer (1)

Compensation: $150 per year

Time Commitment: 3-4 hours per week

The holders of these positions are expected to have a distinguished talent in photography and videography, photo editing, and  video editing. The videographer will be assigned videography shifts at events hosted by the AUS and the AUS’s Departmental Associations. Should the photographers be unavailable, the videographer will be assigned photography shifts at events hosted by the AUS and the AUS’s. In both cases, the videographer will be expected to edit the video or photos in a timely manner for the host(s) of said event. The videographer will also film and edit weekly/bi-weekly McGill TALKS videos hosted by the Vice President Communications. This is a paid position with a fair level of responsibility. The executive members of AUS and the Media Coordinator will hold the position holders accountable and this position has a time commitment of roughly 3-4 hours per week throughout Frosh and the Fall and Winter semesters.

Photographer (4)

Compensation: $100 per year

Time Commitment: 1-3 hours per week

The holders of these positions are expected to have a distinguished talent in photography and/or videography, photo editing, and perhaps video editing. The Photographers will be assigned photography shifts at events hosted by the AUS and the AUS’s Departmental Associations and will be expected to edit photos in a timely manner for the host(s) of said event. This is a paid position with a fair level of responsibility. The executive members of AUS and the Media Coordinator will hold the position holders accountable and this position has a time commitment of roughly 2-3 hours per week throughout Frosh and the Fall and Winter semesters.

Technology Coordinator (2)

Compensation: Unpaid

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week

The holders of these positions are expected to have a passion for improving the technology services AUS offers to its constituents. They will be expected to see technology initiatives through to their fruition and to sit on AUS’s joint technology committee (InfoTech Committee and Arts Computer Lab Fund Committee). This is an unpaid position with a fair level of responsibility and a high level of autonomy. The executive members of AUS will hold the position holders accountable and this position has a time commitment of roughly 1-2 hours per week throughout the Fall and Winter semesters.

VP External

Arts Community Engagement Commissioner (2)

Compensation: Unpaid

Time Commitment: 1 hour per week, except around events where it will be more


The Arts Community Engagement Co-Commissioners lead the Arts Community Engagement Committee. They are expected to liaise with other campus groups and organizations within the McGill Community, to promote community and solidarity on Campus. This year, they have had events pertaining to mental health, sexual health, and more. Their main responsibility is facilitating embrACE week, which is a week long series in which 1-2 engagement events are provided per day.

Sponsorship Coordinator (2)

Compensation: Paid on commission

Time Commitment: 3-5 hours per week (May-October); 1 hour per month (November-April)

This position will work diligently at the beginning of the summer to strategize and develop for full year sponsorship opportunities with the AUS. They will also be responsible for connecting with sponsors outside of Frosh, and to find potential partners that work on values consistent with those of the AUS.  Potential sponsorship deals can be either monetary or in kind, in which the coordinator will attain tickets or opportunities for Arts Students in exchange for promotion.

International Student Affairs Commissioner (2)

Compensation: Unpaid

Time Commitment: 1 hour per week
The ISAC commissioners will be responsible for creating events and providing resources that cater specifically to the unique needs of international students in the Arts Community.  They will foster a space of social and academic support for international arts students, and will also be responsible for advocating for the needs of international students externally.

Career Coordinator (2)

Compensation: $150

Time Commitment: 1-3 hours per week (fall), 7-12 hours per week (January)

Career Coords should be familiar with Work Your BA as well as career planning and challenges of Arts students. They are also expected to have event planning experience, an ability to work with administrative officials, have seasoned interpersonal communication skills, be creative with good brainstorming, and a disposition for on-the-fly problem solving. While French is an asset, it is not required. The Career Coordinator’s duties include facilitating the set-up and workings of Grad Fair, and planning Work Your BA, which includes envisioning events for the week, working with CaPS, being able to plan relatively independently, advertising, and monitoring real-time logistics during the event. In addition, they are expected to head the planning of Work Your BA in January, attend weekly meetings with CaPS, reach out to speakers and book rooms and chair the Career Coordination Committee. We also hope that they will bring creative insights on how to design Work Your BA in the future so that it will cater to even more Arts students.

Mental Health Commissioner (2)

Compensation: $150

Time Commitment: 1 hour per week
The Mental Health Commissioner will be responsible for liaising the AUS with different groups and initiatives on campus that deal with issues of health and mental health. These include, but are not limited to, Mental Health Awareness Week, Peer Support Network, and Healthy McGill.  The Mental Health Commissioner should facilitate the design of events ranging from wellness workshops to meditation sessions, and should be on the forefront of advocacy for improved mental health services on campus. The Mental Health Commissioner should also be responsible for creating campaigns to enhance understanding of mental health issues, and further to promote the available services on campus.

VP Finance

SNAX Assistant Manager (1)

Compensation: $800 / month

Time Commitment: 25 to 30 per week (September-October), 15 to 22 hours per week (November-April)

 The holder of this position is expected to be comfortable in counting and depositing significant cash proceeds from sales, demonstrate an ability to work in a team and stressful environment as well as an ability to multi-task, be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word and have an ability to work in a leadership position when the manager is unavailable. The Assistant Manager’s duties include receiving, counting and depositing cash proceeds at the bank on a bi-weekly basis, preparing schedules for the cashiers at the beginning for each semester and modifying them if need be, while maintaining, monitoring and updating employee records.  They are further responsible for assisting the Manager with precise record keeping and inventory. The Assistant Manager must also attend weekly AUS SNAX meetings. This is a paid position with a high level of responsibility and a high level of autonomy. The executive members of AUS will hold the SNAX Assistant Manager accountable for a time commitment of up to 25 to 30 per week at the beginning of the Fall semester but fall to 15 to 22 hours mid-semester and for winter semester.

SNAX Cashiers

Compensation: $10.75 per hour

Time Commitment: 6-8 hours per week


Cashiers are expected to be comfortable in dealing with cash on a daily basis, demonstrate an ability to work in a team and stressful environment as well as an ability to multi-task. They must also have a basic understanding of customer service representation and value punctuality. The Cashiers’ duties include properly opening and closing the store, including being responsible for store security, depositing cash into the safe, keeping the store stocked and clean at all times, and receive orders from suppliers. This is a paid position with a moderate level of responsibility and a low level of autonomy. The executive members of AUS will hold the position holders accountable, with a time commitment of 6-8 hours per week.

SNAX Sustainability Coordinator (supplement to Cashier position) (1)

Compensation: $11.75 / hour

Time Commitment: 1-4 hours per week (in addition to working as a cashier)

The holder of this position is expected to have factual and practical knowledge about sustainable practices on McGill campus and in broader Montreal society as well as demonstrate an ability to brainstorm, design and implement new sustainable measures at AUS SNAX and have a basic understanding of ecological/environmental footprint and ability to perform rudimentary calculations. The Coordinator’s duties include establishing meaningful collaborations and relationships with groups on campus and suppliers supporting sustainable measures, constantly working with the manager to improve the product portfolio in terms of sustainability, and monitoring control and providing briefs on the current sustainable projects undertaken by AUS SNAX. This is a paid position and the executive members of AUS will hold the position holders accountable, with a time commitment of 1-4 hours per week (in addition to working as a cashier).

VP Internal 

AUSEC Commissioner (3)

Compensation: unpaid

Time Commitment: roughly 4 hours per week

  1.  Sustainability Commissioner – The holder of this position is expected to have an ability to come up with ideas for new sustainability initiatives within AUS as well as an interest in green initiatives. They must also have a working knowledge and background in sustainability. The Commissioner is also responsible for coordinating and researching initiatives to improve the sustainability of AUS events, services, and operations, including but not limited to Frosh. They must also facilitate awareness campaigns to assist AUS members, in concert with the other AUSec commissioners, with sustainable living and reducing individual impact. This is a volunteer position and the other members of AUSec hold the holder accountable, with a time commitment of roughly 4 hours per week.
  2. Internal Commissioner – The holder of this position is expected to be comfortable in a role as a student representative and with public speaking in addition to an interest in green initiatives. It is also preferable to have a knowledge and background in sustainability. The Commissioner’s duties include sitting on AUS Legislative Council as a voting member, with a mandate to vote on resolutions based on their degree of environmental, economical, and social sustainability.  They also serve as a resource person for and liaise with internal groups of the AUS including but not limited to departmental associations, committees, publications, and affiliates of the Fine Arts Council, in planning sustainable events and initiatives. This is a volunteer position and the other members of AUSec hold the holder accountable, with the time commitment of roughly 4 hours per week.
  3. External Commissioner – The holder of this position is expected to be comfortable in a role as representative of the committee and have an ability to manage social media platforms. They are also expected to have an interest in green initiatives in addition to a working knowledge and background in sustainability. The Commissioner’s duties include representing AUSec and acting as the liaison to external environmental groups both on-and off-campus, communicating to the AUSec any external issues that may affect the council, its members, or projects as well as acting to ensure that no AUSec projects or initiatives overlap with the endeavors of other groups. They are also responsible for updating social media content such as, but not limited to, the AUSec Facebook page. This is a volunteer position and the other members of AUSec hold the position holder accountable, with the time commitment of roughly 4 hours per week.

 

– AUS Committees –

Please send letters of interest to the committee’s respective exec at their emails.

President’s Portfolio – president.aus@mail.mcgill.ca

 

There are no committee openings under the President portfolio.

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Academic Portfolio – academic.aus@mail.mcgill.ca

There are no committee openings under the Academic portfolio.

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Communications Portfolio – communications.aus@mail.mcgill.ca 

There are no committee openings under the Communications portfolio

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External Portfolio – external.aus@mail.mcgill.ca

There are no committee openings under the External portfolio

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Finance Portfolio – finance.aus@mail.mcgill.ca

There are no committee openings under the Finance portfolio

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Internal Portfolio – internal.aus@mail.mcgill.ca

There are no committee openings under the Internal portfolio

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Social Portfolio – social.aus@mail.mcgill.ca

There are no committee openings under the Social portfolio


– Other Opportunities –

 

Arts Internship Office

http://www.mcgill.ca/arts-internships/find

 

http://www.mcgill.ca/arts-internships/awards