Arts Student Ambassador Program

Arts Ambassadors are students who love sharing experiences and are excited to show the diverse offerings of the Faculty of Arts to other McGill students and the world at large. Keen to share their passion for their studies, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, they will have the opportunity do so via the official Faculty of Arts websites and social media channels.

Just as the student body is made up of a diverse mix of backgrounds, cultures and aspirations, our Ambassadors also illustrate the incredible plurality of the Faculty of Arts. These students will gain valuable mentorship, and walk away with concrete experience in content creation, public relations and marketing. This is a volunteer position, and will be included in your co-curricular profile.   

Become an Ambassador

These are the duties for Faculty of Arts Student Ambassadors:

  • Faculty of Arts events: Student Ambassadors will be called upon to provide testimonials about their experiences in the Faculty of Arts with prospective students, their parents and the general public at McGill Open House (May) and other Faculty events. This is a great opportunity to hone your public relations, networking and interpersonal skills.
  • Content creation: Arts Ambassadors love to write, take photographs, create videos and share their experiences online. All ambassadors are required to contribute to the Faculty of Arts blog, and social media accounts in English and/or French. Blog posts/articles can be written about anything pertaining to Arts students: departmental events, student profiles, faculty interviews, alumni success stories, etc. Photo essays will also be accepted. Ambassadors will pitch their ideas to the Communications Officer or Communications Assistant, and will receive valuable feedback and editing on all pieces submitted. There is no maximum number of articles per semester, but we ask for a minimum of three.
  • Instagram curation: For Ambassadors who love photography and can't stop posting on Instagram, we will also have opportunities available for the curation of the @McGillArts Instagram account. This will rotate monthly. Photographic samples are required.

The Arts Ambassador role is perfect for students who are keen to improve their PR, marketing or journalism skills, or want a taste of what it would be like to work as a community manager, freelance writer or photographer.

Selection

You can apply by filling out our application form (below). We also require writing and photographic (optional) samples. The Faculty of Arts Communications Team will select our Student Ambassadors based on academic standing, writing skills, vim and vigor. Bilingualism is a huge asset but not required.   

Deadline

April 28, 2017

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Heller at lauren.heller [at] mcgill.ca


 

I.e. Second year student in Philosophy with a minor in Hispanic Studies.
100 word maximum
100 word maximum
This should be distinct from your academic background. You can include information like where you grew up, your interests and hobbies, your career aspirations, and why you chose to study Arts at McGill. This text will be used in your profile on the website if you are nominated as a Student Ambassador.
These can be from student newspapers, or any other sample that will show your ability to write engaging content. If these have been published online, please include the link in the document. You should upload both samples in a single document.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc.
You can enter links here or send your photographic portfolio to lauren.heller@mcgill.ca