We’re Hiring a Culture Shock CoordinatorOn Embauche un Coordinateur/trice de Culture Shock

Application Deadline: September 15th 

This position is hired through the Student’s Society of McGill University (SSMU) in collaboration with QPIRG-McGill.

Click here for a PDF of the application information: Culture Shock 2014

To access the application, please visit; https://www.smartrecruiters.com/StudentSocietyMcGillUniversity/75535790-culture-shock-coordinator

Job Description:

  • Work with the Vice President (Clubs and Services) and QPIRG’s Finance and Administrative Coordinator to plan a budget
  • Plan the Culture Shock schedule and structure, including renting the necessary equipment and booking the necessary spaces alongside the VP Clubs and Services and the QPIRG External Coordinator
  • Assist with setup and the on-site organization of the events of Culture Shock
  • Coordinate film screenings
  • Contact and coordinate with all necessary student groups involved in the workshop series
  • Be the main contact person for all Culture Shock event participants
  • Coordinate the advertising of Culture Shock, including but not limited to postering, flyering, and liaising with student media
  • Recruit and coordinate volunteers to ensure the seamless operation of all Culture Shock Events
  • Adhere to all standard accounting procedures of the SSMU and QPIRG
  • Ensure that Culture Shock as a whole adheres to the principles of anti-oppression outlined in the SSMU Constitution and the QPIRG mandate


  •  Some experience in event coordination
  • Some experience in event coordination
  • Comfort working independently in a self-directed environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • High degree of organization and planning skills
  • Some familiarity with QPIRG, the SSMU, and community organizations in Montreal
  • Understanding of and commitment to to the Culture Shock mandate

Contract Details:

This contract is part time from early September until late November. For more information about hours, work scheduling, and pay, please contact QPIRG at qpirg@ssmu.mcgill.ca or at 514-398-7432.

About Culture Shock:

Culture Shock is an annual event series dedicated to exploring the myths surrounding immigrants, refugees, indigenous people and communities of colour. Culture Shock seeks to bring together members of these communities to engage in dialogue about issues relevant to their lives, as well as to educate non-members around some of the issues faced by communities of colour in Canada and beyond. Every year, QPIRG and the SSMU bring panels, workshops, film screenings and fundraiser parties to McGill students and the broader Montreal community as part of the Culture Shock programming. Culture Shock is co-organized annually by the Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) at McGill and the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU).

Employment Equity:

QPIRG McGill recognizes and welcomes the unique contributions that individuals from marginalized and oppressed communities bring to our organization, and invites these individuals to apply. We encourage applicants to describe the unique contributions they, as individuals with diverse experiences, would bring to QPIRG McGill in their cover letter or resume.

To apply, please fill out the online application form here: https://www.smartrecruiters.com/StudentSocietyMcGillUniversity/75535790-culture-shock-coordinator