Research Assistant (Cultural Trailway – Phase 3)

Position: Research Assistant (1 position available)

Date: April 29 – August 28, 2019 

Hours: 35 hours per week at $16/hour. 

Application deadline: March 22, 2019 

Position Summary: Which famous Canadian rebel was hidden under the floorboards of a church in downtown Regina? Which Regina event from 1912 involved a survivor of the Titanic? Which downtown building was the home of one of Saskatchewan’s first ever department stores? Join the team of Regina Downtown Business Improvement District as a Research Assistant and develop historical tours that brings to life the answers to questions on the history of Regina. 

Cultural Trailway is a heritage preservation partner project between Regina Downtown Business Improvement District and Heritage Regina. It seeks to deepen a sense of place and community in the downtown area by connecting Reginans with their shared history. The project consists of three central components: a booklet that outlines the historical significance of buildings, events and people that have shaped Regina, two 90-minute walking tours that share the stories of historical Regina residents, events and  buildings, and an audio tour/mobile app that allow for further exploration into Regina’s history. The project features buildings and events central to the historical development of Regina, including Union Station (Casino Regina), the Hotel Saskatchewan, and the Dominion Government Building. 

The Research Assistant will support the development of Cultural Trailway walking tours of culturally significant events, buildings, and people in the downtown area. They will conduct research into the social and built history of the city of Regina, making extensive use of archival materials and objects from the City of Regina Archives, the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, and the Civic Museum of Regina. They will develop routes and schedules for two new walking tours to be launched in the summer of 2020: Icons of Regina (on individuals and events who have influenced the history of Regina) and Brick by Brick (on the architectural heritage of the city). They will collaborate with RDBID’s graphic designer on the format and content of the Cultural Trailway printed booklet that will amplify the walking tour experience. The Research Assistant will be responsible for updating the Cultural Trailway mobile app and audio content to accompany the walking tours. The Research Assistant will also organize an event to celebrate the relaunch of the updated Cultural Trailway booklet. The Research Assistant may be called on to assist with other RDBID events and projects as needed, dependent on available staff. 

The ideal candidate has experience in historical research, heritage interpretation, public speaking, and project coordination.  A background in history or another humanities discipline, education, or urban planning is preferred. The successful applicant will work closely with key project partners, including Heritage Regina, property owners and City of Regina representatives. Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of products including Word, Excel, and Power Point is required. The Research Assistant is responsible for projecting a professional and positive image of RDBID at all times.  This is a temporary, full-time position from late April to late August.

Reporting: The Research Assistant reports directly to the Manager of Member Engagement.  In the absence of the Manager of Member Engagement, the Research Assistant reports to the Executive Director. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinate offerings of walking tours 

  • Research the social and built history of the city of Regina, making extensive use of archival materials and objects.
  • Coordinate with graphic designer to develop both a booklet outlining heritage buildings and events on the walking tours and a trailway map linking cultural assets.
  • Develop tour routes and a schedule of offerings for walking tours of heritage properties, individuals and events in the downtown area.
  • Work closely with project partners such as Heritage Regina, the Civic Museum of Regina and the City of Regina.
  • Update and upload content to the mobile app and audio tour segments of the Cultural Trailway project.
  • Coordinate development of project identity and signage design, with direction from the Manager of Member Engagement.
  • Develop a digital version of walking tour content for presentation in seniors homes’, community centers, and outreach organizations (for those who may not be able to attend a walking tour).
  • Plan a small reception for the unveiling of the completed booklet and updated audio tour and mobile app.
  • Attend/administer meetings with project partners as needed.

Preferred Qualifications: The Research Assistant must possess exceptional research and writing skills, strong organizational, problem solving and communication skills and be able to establish effective working relationships with many different people. An interest in Canadian history is required. Previous knowledge of Regina/Saskatchewan history is an asset. An educational background in history (or another humanities discipline), education, museum and/or cultural studies, geography or urban planning preferred. The Research Assistant must be able to work independently with minimal supervision while meeting project milestones.  They must be creative and outgoing with the ability to engage both project partners and our membership base.  Experience in Microsoft Office is essential.  The Research Assistant position is affiliated with the Young Canada Works program.  As such, Applicants must fit the following criteria:

  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment;
  • have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW work assignment; and
  • intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment.

How to apply: Send your resume and cover letter to Amber Parker, Manager of Member Engagement, at hr@reginadowntown.ca. Please include “Research Assistant” in the subject line. You can also mail or drop off your resume in person at 1822 Scarth, Second Floor, Regina, SK S4P 2G3.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.  The deadline for applications is March 22, 2019.

Planning Coordinator

Position: Planning Coordinator (1 position available)

Date: April 29 – August 28, 2019

Hours: 35 hours per week at $16/hour.

Application deadline: March 22, 2019

Position Summary:

The Planning Coordinator is responsible for assisting with initiatives that support the development of an economic development program to support downtown businesses.  

Reporting:

The Planning Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director.  In the absence of the Executive Director, the Research Assistant reports to the Operations Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Planning Coordinator is accountable to the Executive Director of Regina Downtown Business Improvement District for planning and economic development research and project management, such responsibilities including:

  • Assist with planning research which will include property value assessments, vacancy rates, economic indicators, and demographics
  • Assist with the development of an economic dashboard for Downtown Regina
  • Assist with the development of the RDBID Strategic Plan
  • Manage the annual Pedestrian Count
  • Research best practices for economic development in a downtown environment
  • Recommend potential economic development or business support programs for implementation in Downtown Regina
  • Develop an library of business support programs that are available to downtown businesses
  • Compile and present data for use in RDBID communications
  • Develop copy for Economic Development pages on the RDBID website
  • Planning, organizing and scheduling of reoccurring meetings with members, if required

Preferred Qualifications:

The Planning Coordinator must possess exceptional research and writing skills, strong organizational, problem solving and communication skills and be able to establish effective working relationships with many different people.

The desired level of education for this position will be post-secondary, requiring experience/interest in:

  1. Urban Planning
  2. Economic Development
  3. Demographic/Economic Research
  4. Working collaboratively with federal, provincial and local government entities

The Planning Coordinator must be able to work independently with minimal supervision while meeting project milestones.  They must be creative and outgoing with the ability to engage both project partners and our membership base. Experience in Microsoft Office is essential.

The Research Assistant position is affiliated with the Young Canada Works program.  As such,

Applicants must fit the following criteria:

  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • intend to return to full-time studies in the following semester.

How to apply:

Send your resume and cover letter to hr@reginadowntown.ca. Please include “Planning Coordinator” in the subject line.

You can also mail or drop off your resume in person at 1822 Scarth, Second Floor, Regina, SK S4P 2G3.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

The deadline for applications is March 22, 2019.

Info on the Go Team – Team Lead

Position: Info on the Go Team – Team Lead (1 position available)

Date: April 23 – August 30, 2019

Wage: $16.00 per hour

Application deadline: March 22, 2019

Position Summary:

The Info on the Go Team – Team Lead is responsible for providing direction to the Info on the Go Team.  As the team leader, responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication Skills
  • Initiative
  • Team Building
  • Develop weekly work plan and daily schedule of tasks
  • Facilitate the gather of information required for reporting purposes
  • Manage numerous projects

This position also provides support and assistance to RDBID office staff by assisting at downtown events and conducting deliveries on behalf of RDBID.

The Info on the Go Team – Team Lead position is seasonal from April to the end of August.  Team members will be scheduled to work Monday to Friday and Tuesday to Saturday in a variety of shifts to coincide with Downtown activities, programming and events.

Reporting:

The Info on the Go Team – Team Lead reports directly to the Manager of Visitor Services.  In the absence of the Manager of Visitor Services, the Info on the Go Team – Team Lead reports to the Manager of Operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.     Board of Directors (provides assistance to the Manager of Visitor Services /Manager of Operations)

  1. Coordinate distribution of relevant material/information to Board members and to RDBID members when requested by the Manager of Visitor Services.
  1. Program Coordination
    1. Maintain accurate reporting that tracks requirements requested by the Manager of Visitor Services for weekly, monthly, semi-annual and annual reports.  
    2. Develop and maintain relationships with Downtown members, Program Partners/Coordinators and City of Regina staff.
    3. Determine priorities for the Info on the Go Team and set goals
    4. Develop and maintain all work plans and daily schedule of tasks for the Info on the Go Team
    5. Communicate work plans and task schedules with the Info on the Go Team  
  1. Special Projects, in coordination with the Manager of Visitor Services
  1. Assist with key partner organizations in preparation for events held in the Downtown.  
  2. Coordinate with the Clean Team for litter clean up and maintenance in City Square prior to and after Regina Downtown signature events.
  3. Coordinate the set up and takedown of RDBID programming and/or signature events. (ie Cinema Under the Stars, Exploration Days)
  4. Assist with the annual membership review
  1. Info on the Go Team – Team Lead
  1. Provide leadership to the Info on the Go Team members
  2. Ensure team adhere to guidelines for reporting to work.
  3. Ensure team adhere to uniform requirements.   
  4. Respond to inquiries from all individuals in a polite and knowledgeable manner. 
  5. Participate in all training provided.  This could be in the form of reviewing the Info on the Go Team Handbook or attending training deemed as essential for this position.       
  6. Coordinate all reporting documentation and input as directed by the Manager of Visitor Services.
  7. Provide Info on the Go Team with the skills to engage in preventative measures and mediation techniques to address Downtown safety concerns.
  8. Ensure that the Info on the Go team adhere to all safety measures 
  9. Coordinate ongoing inspections of public areas in Downtown to identify risks or threats to public health and safety.  Report these to the Manager of Visitor Services.
  1. Administration
    1. Assist the Manager of Visitor Services with special projects and duties as required. 
    2. Provide assistance to other RDBID staff members at the request of the Manager of Visitor Services.
    3. Attend and participate in all staff meetings.

Preferred Qualifications:

Potential candidates must be actively pursuing a post-secondary education.  Further education in any of the following would be considered as an asset:  Hospitability, Tourism, Education or Human Justice.  

Applicants must possess strong teamwork, problem solving and communication skills and be able to establish effective working relationships with many different people, as well as, determination, loyalty, poise and confidence.  They must be capable of working independently and effectively with minimal supervision.  They must also possess the ability to organize and coordinate work efficiently, to set priorities and to motivate others.  They must have a broad base of office skills coupled with personal flexibility to adapt to changes in organizational structure and move among tasks/events when necessary.  They must be physically capable of performing occasional lifting, transporting supplies and working outdoors on their feet for long periods of time.  

Knowledge of Downtown Regina is required.

How to apply:

Send your resume to hr@reginadowntown.ca.  Please include “Info on the Go Team – Team Lead” in the subject line.

Mail or drop off your resume at 1822 Scarth, Second Floor, Regina, SK S4P 2G3

No phone calls please.

The deadline for applications is March 22, 2019

Info on the Go Team Member

Position: Info on the Go Team Member (6 positions available)

Date: May 21 – August 30, 2019

Wage: $14.00 per hour

Application deadline: April 5, 2019

Position Summary:

The Info on the Go Team members act as goodwill ambassadors and are considered the “welcome wagon” of downtown by responding to residents and visitors.  This includes:  responding to inquiries for directions, answering questions on transportation, hotels, dining, shopping, etc.  Info on the Go Team members will also provide directions to and from downtown to local tourist attractions, landmarks and answering questions about current events or other happenings in the area.  Info on the Go Team members also serve as “additional eye and ears” for the Regina Police Service (RPS) by being watchful for risks or threats to the safety and security of the public, downtown businesses and public property.  Info on the Go Team members engage in preventative measures and mediation techniques to address downtown safety concerns with the aim of resolving issues before they require police attention.  This position also provides support and assistance to RDBID office staff by assisting at downtown events and conducting deliveries on behalf of RDBID.

The Info on the Go Team position is seasonal from May to the end of August.  Team members will be scheduled to work Monday to Friday and Tuesday to Saturday in a variety of shifts to coincide with Downtown activities, programming and events.

Reporting:

The Info on the Go Team members report directly to the Manager of Visitor Services. In the absence of the Manager of Visitor Services, the Info on the Go Team members report to the Manager of Operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.     Board of Directors (provides assistance to Manager of Visitor Services /Manager of Operations)

  1. Distribute relevant material/information to Board members and to RDBID members when requested by the Manager of Visitor Services.
  1. Program Coordination
    1. Maintain accurate reporting that tracks requirements requested by the Manager of Visitor Services for weekly, monthly, semi-annual and annual reports.  
    2. Develop and maintain relationships with Downtown members to enhance and promote the services provided by the Info on the Go Team.  
  1. Special Projects, in coordination with the Manager of Visitor Services 
  1. Assist with key partner organizations in preparation for events held in the Downtown.  
  2. Assist with the Clean Team with litter clean up and maintenance in City Square prior to and after Regina Downtown signature events.
  3. Assist with set up and takedown of RDBID programming and/or signature events. (ie Cinema Under the Stars, Exploration Days)
  4. Assist with the annual membership review.
  1. Info on the Go Team
  1. Adhere to guidelines for reporting to work.
  2. Adhere to uniform requirements.   
  3. Respond to inquiries from all individuals in a polite and knowledgeable manner. 
  4. Participate in all training provided.  This could be in the form of reviewing the Info on the Go Team Handbook or attending training deemed as essential for this position.       
  5. Aid in documentation, reporting and removal of light graffiti within the RDBID boundaries as directed by the Manager of Operations.
  6. Engage in preventative measures and mediation techniques to address Downtown safety concerns.
  7. Safely remove and dispose of syringes within the RDBID boundaries.
  8. Conduct ongoing inspections of public areas in Downtown to identify risks or threats to public health and safety.  Report these to the Manager of Visitor Services.
  9. Aware/alert to potential threats to the safety and security of the public, businesses and public property. 
  10. Report incidents to Regina Police Service as required.
  1. Administration
    1. Assist the Manager of Visitor Services with special projects and duties as required. 
    2. Provide assistance to other RDBID staff members at the request of the Manager of Visitor Services.
    3. Attend and participate in all staff meetings.

Preferred Qualifications:

Potential candidates must be actively pursuing a post-secondary education.  Further education in any of the following would be considered as an asset:  Hospitability, Tourism, Education or Human Justice.  

Applicants must possess strong teamwork, good problem solving and communication skills and be able to establish effective working relationships with many different people.  They must be capable of working independently and effectively with minimal supervision.  They must be physically capable of performing daily lifting, transporting supplies and working outdoors on their feet for long periods of time.  

Some knowledge of Downtown Regina is required.

How to apply:

Send your resume to hr@reginadowntown.ca.  Please include “Info on the Go Team” in the subject line.

Mail or drop off your resume at 1822 Scarth, Second Floor, Regina, SK S4P 2G3

No phone calls please.

The deadline for applications is April 5, 2019

Regina Downtown Pedestrian Count

Position: Pedestrian Counter – Temporary (35 positions available)

Date: May 30 and June 1, 2019

Time: Shifts are 8 hours with ½ hour break.  

Available Thursday, May 30th shifts are as follows:

7am to 3pm

10am to 6pm

Available Saturday, June 1st shifts are as follows:

9am to 5 pm 

Wage: $11.50 per hour

Application deadline: May 1, 2019

Position Summary:

Pedestrian counters will be responsible for counting pedestrian and cyclist traffic at specific locations throughout Downtown Regina.  They will be provided with a hand held counter and tally sheets.  An orientation session will take place the day of the count to ensure all counters are briefed properly.  Pedestrian counters will be paid immediately upon completion of their shift with a completed tally sheet.  All training will be provided

Benefits of Pedestrian Counts:

Pedestrian flow is an indicator of the vitality of downtown as the majority of storefronts rely on pedestrian traffic.  For this reason the value of any given storefront can be measured, in part, by the amount of people who pass by its doors each day.  

Regina Downtown is interested in obtaining downtown pedestrian numbers to demonstrate why it is an ideal location to do business.  The data collected will indicate not only the numbers of pedestrians but the volumes in any given area.  It will allow us to determine where measures are needed to increase pedestrian traffic and where pedestrian amenities should be placed or require upgrading. Pedestrian counts will also help to establish the level of traffic before and after development.  The counts will serve as an indicator of the progress being made downtown and a guide for future decisions.

How to apply:

Send your resume to hr@reginadowntown.ca.  Please include “Pedestrian Counter” in the subject line.

Mail or drop off your resume at 1822 Scarth, Second Floor, Regina, SK S4P 2G3

No phone calls please.

The deadline for applications is May 1, 2019.

The Regina Downtown Business Improvement District (RDBID) is an organization that provides a range of business and community services to promote and enhance Downtown’s unique assets, to improve conditions for businesses operating in the district, and to improve the quality of life for those who shop, work, live and play Downtown.

© 2018 Regina Downtown Business Improvement District

CONTACT US

1822 Scarth St., 2nd Floor Regina, SK S4P 2G3

PHONE:306.359.7541

FAX:306.359.9060

THIS PROJECT RECEIVED FUNDING THROUGH THE GOVERNMENT OF SASKATCHEWAN’S MAIN STREET SASKATCHEWAN PROGRAM

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