Public Education Ambassador

Barrie, ON Seasonal

Public Education Ambassador

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Location: This position will be in-person and may include multiple locations within the assigned region.

Hours Per Week: Up to 30 hours per week based on assigned regions and performance schedules. Position schedule will occur mostly during weekends and some late afternoons/evenings during the week (not including Mondays).

Job Summary:  

Canadian Musicians Co-operative is bringing back our live performances! We are seeking responsible individuals for our Public Education Ambassador (PEA) position. The purpose of the role is to follow, implement, and educate about COVID-19 and health and safety procedures for performers and the attendees. The PEA will be present with musicians when they are performing in public spaces, festivals and any Community Engaged Performances held in the assigned region. The PEA will coordinate with the Program Coordinators and Canadian Musicians Co-operative supervisors in encouraging safety, by applying COVID-19 and health and safety compliance procedures according to provincial and local guidelines.The PEA is a team player, results driven, and compliance oriented.

This is a great position for individuals who:

  • Crave working outside

  • Are excited about seeing different parts of their region

  • Are looking for an opportunity to meet new people

  • Want to gain hospitality experience

  • Love music! 

Canadian Musicians Co-operative is an inclusive community of artists that is eager to welcome you. 


Reports to: Program Coordinator/Human Resources Manager 

Works with: Program Coordinators, HR department, Joint Health and Safety Committee, Canadian Musicians Co-operative staff and members.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage and divert crowds, encourage social distancing, discourage and report any incidents of harassment, encourage the overall safety of the musicians.

  • Liaise with members of the public.

  • Document any issues on-site and report them to the Program Coordinator. 

  • Identify incidents that require support, call on-site security and designated municipal officers when necessary.

  • Comply with and implement Canadian Musicians Co-operative and government policies and procedures. 

  • Review COVID-19 safety policy and make recommendations as needed.

  • Keep records of attendance for contact tracing purposes.

  • Respond to inquiries and complaints; communicate and participate effectively as part of a team.

  • Protect the security of information and ensure that confidentiality is maintained.

  • Encourage performing artists to take required breaks during performances. 

  • Make sure PPE and sanitary equipment is available and used appropriately.

  • Support artist(s) to properly sanitize equipment before and after performances.

  • Support artist(s) in providing an excellent outdoor experience for members of the public.

  • Other light administrative duties as required.

Additional Information:

  • Training specific to COVID-19 protocol will be provided.

  • The PEA will be required to be present for the full duration of performances by Canadian Musicians Co-operative musicians. 

  • PEAs may be required to assist and support crew or volunteers, for example Audiovisual Technicians capturing audio or visual assets at the event.

Job Requirements (Skills and Qualifications):

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and effectively influence others. 

  • The ability to foster customer service excellence.

  • Must be able to travel from city to city to access different venues and musicians within a reasonable time frame as requested with the potential of carrying supplies.

  • First-Aid Safety Certification is considered an asset. 

  • Must be comfortable communicating with the public.

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