ALL CBU STUDENTS – Marketing Research Assistant, JA Douglas McCurdy Airport


Marketing Research Assistant
Deadline for applications: Friday, May 25, 2018
Hourly Rate: $12.50 per hour
Employment Period: Minimum 8 weeks, Maximum 10 weeks
Hours: Will vary throughout the term

The Sydney Airport Authority is a not-for-profit society with a mandate to serve the community by providing transportation to the travelling public. The Board of Directors and Management work with various community groups to promote tourism in Cape Breton. The airport is a point of entry for many visitors to Cape Breton Island and is an ideal location to promote tourism.

The student would preferably be bilingual and enrolled in a Bachelor of Business Administration/Commerce program or diploma program; Public Relations program; or tourism-related program. They should have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, and Internet applications. The student should be reliable, diligent, creative, demonstrate a positive attitude, wear appropriate and professional attire and be comfortable in approaching passengers.

The student will work under the supervision of the Manager of Finance and Administration.


The Marketing & Research Assistant position provides a student with the opportunity to gain experience in the area of marketing and marketing research. He/she will work with community organizations to gather marketing material and will be expected to become familiar with current & upcoming summer events & activities. He/she will be stationed at the Visitor Information kiosk in the main terminal and be available to answer questions and inform travelers on the current & upcoming events, festivals in Cape Breton, provide information about accommodations, restaurants, golf courses, beaches, tourist attractions, etc. The student will be responsible to maintain an inventory of marketing material and ordering new material as needed. In addition to meeting and greeting passengers, he/she will be instrumental in creating and distributing a passenger survey, compiling and analyzing the survey results and finally producing a report for use by the CEO and Board of Directors. Other business and office administration duties would be included in this position.

Application Details

Deadline for applications: Friday, May 25, 2018

Those selected for an interview will be required to provide references and proof that they will be attending full-time, recognized university or college for the September, 2018 school year.

Please send resumes and cover letters to or fax to 902-564-2726.

While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.