Internship Opportunity at IMAA

Job Title: Media Arts Projects Coordinator

Location: Montréal

Wage: $16 per hour

Dates: October 1 2018 to March 29 2019 with a two-week paid break in December-January

English: Advanced

French: Intermediate

Job description:

This internship will immerse you in the activities of the Independent Media Arts Alliance, an exciting and dynamic workplace that is currently engaged in a number of ambitious projects which advance and strengthen the media arts community in Canada. The specific focus of this internship is the coordination and promotion of IMAASource (, an online resource hub for media arts organisations. IMAASource offers access to a comprehensive, interlocking, and mutually reinforcing breadth of pre-existing content that has been developed by IMAA’s close partners, members, or counterparts in other fields.

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 management and promotion of IMAASource. You will become familiar with the latest standards, recommendations, and tools; sharing them within the media arts community and soliciting their feedback and recommendations. You will benefit from exposure to a very experienced and highly professional team of arts administrators, organizers, 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 an interest in gaining experience in arts administration and learning more about the available resources, guides, and standards that support this work. 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 You should also register for the YCW program by creating an account here:

English and French language skills (written and spoken) are required, with preference given to fluently bilingual candidates with excellent writing skills. IMAA is committed to equal employment opportunities and encourages candidates who identify as women, Indigenous, members of visible minorities, LGBTQ2SIA+, and persons with disabilities to apply.

To apply:

Please send an email to 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 in either French or English (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)

The application deadline is Monday August 20, 2018 at midnight ET. 

Mission & Mandate of IMAA:

The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) is a member-driven non-profit national organization federally recognized as the National Arts Service Organization for Canada’s media arts sector. Founded in 1981, IMAA is a key player in the domain of media arts on the national scene. IMAA works tirelessly to advance and strengthen the media arts community in Canada. Representing over 90 independent film, video, audio, and new media production, distribution, and exhibition organizations in all parts of the country, the IMAA serves over 16,000 independent media artists and cultural workers.

IMAA’s aims are:
>  COMMUNICATIONS | to provide a forum of communication and discussion among independent media arts groups
>  COMMUNITY | to provide opportunities for developing links between all members of the IMAA
>  ADVOCACY |  to represent the interests of independent media arts organizations before relevant agencies in the public and private sector.



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