Decoding the Job Post: What's Your Job Type?

Posted: 2021-05-31 3:42:22 PM by WorkInCulture editor | with 0 comments

computer code in background with a silhouette of a break dancer in the foreground


Let’s talk about hiring for a specific job type. Although,  most positions posted on the WorkInCulture job board are for full-time positions (30 hours or more per week), there are also many other types of positions that are posted. The second most popular position posted on the JobBoard is contract work. These are positions that are for a fixed period (e.g. 3 months, 6 months etc.) and potentially for a specific project. Individuals hired as contractors are usually not eligible for employee benefits as they are not considered permanent employees. It may be helpful to mention in the posting, your definition of the job type e.g. full-time, part-time, contract, etc.  in order to make it clear to job seekers what your expectations are for the position. Consider mentioning the number of hours generally required for such a position based on similar work completed in the past at your organization.  The more information you provide in advance the less likely you’ll receive unqualified applications.

When reviewing a job posting, take into account your overall daily schedule, responsibilities, and the amount of time you have each day to dedicate to work. Additionally, evaluate the commitment and expectations outlined and based on your experience and drive, determine how much time you think you would have to invest to get each task that is highlighted in the posting completed. This will help you gauge if you are qualified to do the work -- given the stated job type. For example, if the position is part-time and there are several tasks mentioned in the post that you think in total would require more hours than the general 30 hours of work per week for you to complete, then you may want to consider another position.  It’s all about the kind of work-life balance you would like to realistically create for yourself given your personal responsibilities and what stage/phase you are in in your life. Lastly, sometimes job titles and job types are misleading; a close examination of the duties and responsibilities gives you a better picture.

WorkInCulture Job-Type Definitions:
Full-time = 30 hours or more; a permanent employee; on salary
Part-time = less than 30 hours; a permanent employee; on salary
Contract = Individuals hired to complete a project over a fixed amount of time. The daily or weekly hours depends on the individual hired and their experience, drive, and other commitments that will impact the time that they have available to complete the project expectations and tasks on schedule. E.g. maternity leave contract
Individual contractor = Individuals that are self-employed as experts in a given field and who are hired for their expertise for a fixed period of time and for a specific project.  E.g. graphic designers
Paid Internship = contract work for entry level workers
Casual labour = work completed for individuals and not necessarily for a business/organization
Casting call = paid work for actors/actresses/musicians/live performers for tv/film/live performance productions
Requests for proposals (RFP) = “A request for proposal (RFP) is a project announcement posted publicly by an organization indicating that bids for contractors to complete the project are sought.” (
Requests for Quotes (RFQ) = when a business solicits quotes from select suppliers and contractors for a specific task or project; may be done before requesting an RFP.
Festival/event work = work completed for a festival or an event and has a fixed termination date (could be part-time, contract, full-time, etc.)
Summer jobs = work completed during the summer (could be part-time, contract, full-time, etc.)
Co-op placement = contract work for students in high school, college, or university that provides credits to complete an educational program (could be part-time, contract, full-time, etc.)

Job Post Tips
For tips on how to write or read a job post visit:
Tip 1 on salary ranges
Tip 2 on highlighted sections
Tip 3 on job benefits
Tip 4 on career levels
Tip 6 on location/work place

Blog post currently doesn't have any comments.

Recent posts

    No recent posts


#BigFeels accessibility administrative leadership administrator Announcement art artist artists arts arts administrator Arts Job Arts Symposium Arts Workers award becoming a leader board Board Member boards career career level Career Path changes classes Community Roundtables Conflict Management course COVID-19 Resources cripping the arts cultural Cultural Sector Cultural Strategy culture Culture Sector Culture Workers customer service decoding the job board decoding the job post development disability disability art diversity Earned Revenue Earned-Revenue emerging leaders employment equity events feedback filters GERM Program Growing Creative Careers hiring hiring practices how to apply HR HR expert HR trends human Human Resources immigrant improvements in inclusion industries investing job job benefits job board Job Description Job Post Job Posting tips job posting tips, JobBoard jobs job-type Labour Market Insight Project Leadership making improvements MakingItWork Media Release Membership Mental Health mentor mentors mentorship Milestones Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport mobile music NAN networking new features new website features newcomer nordicity online Ontario Ontario Cultural Sector Ontario Culture Strategy Ontario Government otf partnership person Product Development rebranding Recruitment Research resources responsive RobertJohnstonAward Roundtable rseources salary salary and benefits Salary Range sector skill skills soft skills, Space Rental Support survey TAF time training updating website website update WIC team WIC update notice WIC website WICJobBoard Windsor work workinculture working in the arts Workman Arts workshops