Student Summer Employment: Two Positions at PTRC

  • Engineering/Geology Communications Trainee
  • Technical Writer and Content Developer Summer Student

PTRC is looking for two highly motivated summer students to work alongside our scientific project team and our communications team to help in the creation of on-line content during the process of upgrading our website and related social media, and to assist in the daily activities of the PTRC.

Term of Work:  May 6th to August 30th, 2019

Status:  Full-time Summer Employment

Interested applicants should submit their resumes and cover email to PTRC via  Deadline for submissions is April 12, 2019.

Through working in collaboration with the Research Project Coordinator, and the Communications Coordinator, successful candidates will:

  • learn about the PTRC’s research programs and current communications activities
  • identify and develop content for the public sections of PTRC’s new website (currently in development) that effectively conveys the important scientific work we do
  • assist in monitoring film production for a number (up to 15) small 2 to 3-minute videos on various PTRC research projects to be included on our public website pages and at the PTRC’s YouTube site
  • populate PTRC’s in-development Instagram page with appropriate photos that are an accurate reflection of our research projects and community activities
  • create and update PTRC informational charts, graphs, and infographics for use at the website and in our social/print media publications, and assist in the preparation of reports
  • develop and recommend solutions for identified needs, and assist with the maintenance of project files
  • assure the success of the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in late May, including assisting directly on the floor of the conference, participating in the planning of activities (including a tour of PTRC’s Aquistore project in Estevan), and dissemination of post-conference information
  • participate directly in some of the field work being conducted in PTRC projects, including the Aquistore CO2 storage project and potential field work at enhanced oil recovery operations
  • assist in the daily office operations of the PTRC

Successful candidates will be:

  • a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, able to work in Canada
  • pursuing an undergraduate degree in either engineering/geology or, in the case of the technical writing position, in arts/communication at a Canadian university
  • in possession of excellent skills in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • self-motivated and in possession of a good work ethic
  • good at written and spoken English
  • able to travel within the province for field trips or tours
  • available for employment effective May 6th

Interested applicants should submit their resumes and cover email to PTRC via  Deadline for submissions is April 12, 2019.



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