Summer jobs, mural art and music – share your talents Stittsville

Ottawa City Hall. File photo by Devyn Barrie.

It’s never too early to start looking for that summer job. From February 28 – March 1, 2019 students can apply for a summer job with the City of Ottawa. If you are aged 16 or over and are enrolled in high school, college or university, there are over 50 jobs to choose from. You will gain life skills, work experience and discover more about the career path you choose to take. It is suggested that you apply for more than one position. To apply, under the Summer Employment Recruitment tab, here is the link – ottawa.ca/careers.

Crime Prevention Ottawa is calling all artists to ‘Paint it Up’ by creating outdoor mural art projects. If you have a wall or building in Stittsville that you think could be beautified with art, of course with permission, apply by April 2nd. This program has been in place for 10 years and has prevented graffiti from taking hold while bringing artistic talent to blank walls. Applications are available at the Crime Prevention Ottawa website or by calling 3-1-1. This could be an opportunity to share some of Stittsville’s historical past with the present.

Ottawa’s Paint It Up! Program, through the City of Ottawa. (Photo: National Capital Commission)

The City is also seeking out local musicians to apply to have their original songs played through #ottmusik for the listening pleasure of residents while waiting on hold to speak with a City official. The songs will be reviewed by a committee made up of Ottawa-area professional musicians who will recommend 25 songs to be played on the City phone systems. The songs will begin airing in the Spring of 2019 and continue for one year. If you are interested in sharing your musical talents with the residents of Ottawa, here is how you can take part by March 18, 2019 – ottawa.ca/en/ottmusik. Stittsville has many hidden songwriters out there, so take the time to look into this opportunity to let others hear your music. Who knows who is listening and may discover you!

 


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