Wage: $18 per hour, 35 hours per week
Dates: July 20 2020 to December 23 2020
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. This internship will cover two areas of activity: assisting in the coordination and planning of an online media arts gathering, and coordinating the operations of IMAA’s online resource hub IMAASource (imaa.ca/Source).
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 two projects described above: online media gathering and resource hub. You will develop new skills in the use of digital tools for sharing knowledge and facilitating conversation. 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.
You hold an undergraduate degree in an arts or communications related field. 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 the use of tools to facilitate knowledge exchange and professional gatherings using online means. You have strong organizational skills, including proficiency with all standard digital office tools, and well-developed work practices. Familiarity with media streaming platforms and software would be an asset. 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 https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/Opportunity/ProjectDetails?projectId=9449). You should also register for the YCW program by creating an account here: https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/Account/Register
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.
Please use the young-canada-works.canada.ca portal to submit your application. Please include the following three documents with your application:
● 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)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The application deadline is Friday June 26 2020 at 11:59 pm EDT.