*Updated!* Internship Opportunity: Media Arts Conference Coordinator | IMAA | Saskatoon, SK or Winnipeg, MB

Title: Media Arts Conference Coordinator

Location: Saskatoon or Winnipeg

Wage: $16 per hour, 30 hours per week

Dates: September 11 2017 to March 23 2018, with a two-week break in December-January


Job description:

This internship will immerse you in the activities of the Independent Media Arts Alliance (www.imaa.ca). IMAA is an exciting and dynamic workplace that is currently engaged in a number of ambitious projects to advance and strengthen the media arts community in Canada. The specific focus of this internship is to assist in the planning and organization of a major Indigenous media arts conference in 2018. This project is led by the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition (http://www.nationalimac.org).

Over the course of this six-month internship at IMAA, you will first receive intensive on-the-job orientation and training and then have the opportunity to participate hands-on in the development and early planning phases of an ambitious and high-profile project: an International Indigenous Media Arts Conference planned for summer 2018. You will benefit from exposure to a very experienced and highly professional team of arts administrators, organizers, curators and other specialists, participating fully in an exciting and ambitious project over the course of the six-month internship.

By the end of the internship period, you will have dramatically increased your understanding of the Canadian media arts sector, made concrete decisions regarding your future specialization within the field, equipped yourself with tools for seeking further employment or self-employment options, and be better positioned to pursue those options.


About you:

You hold a degree in arts administration or equivalent. You have a passionate interest for, and preferably also hands-on experience within the media arts (independent film, video, audio art, or new media/digital art). You have first-hand knowledge of and experience with the current climate in Indigenous arts as well as issues and questions of concern to First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists in Canada. You have strong organizational skills, including proficiency with all standard digital office tools, and well-developed work practices. You are responsible, accountable, and able to work largely in a self-directed manner. You have excellent communications skills and a demonstrated ability to work well in teams.

You meet all the eligibility criteria for the “Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage” program (please refer to http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1459869949087). You should also register for the YCW program by creating an account here: https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/Account/Register

Advanced English and basic French language skills (written and spoken) are required, with preference given to fluently bilingual candidates with excellent writing skills. Preference will also be given to candidates of First Nations, Métis or Inuit background.


To apply:

Please send an email to info@imaa.ca with “Hiring committee” in the subject line. Please include the following three documents as email attachments:

  • your CV
  • a cover letter summarizing your interest and relevant skills and experience
  • a writing sample (something you’ve written in the past either for work or for studies – we ask for this in order to get a sense of your writing skills in English)

The application deadline is Monday August 14, 2017 *deadline extended!* at midnight MDT. Interviews will be scheduled in the week of August 28 2017. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


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