Youth internship opportunity – Young Canada Works

Position: Media Arts Projects Coordinator 

Location: anywhere in Canada

Wage: $18.25 per hour, 30 hours per week

Contract Dates: June 1 2021 to March 31 2022

About the position:

This internship will immerse you in the activities of the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) and its close partner the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition (NIMAC). Both organizations are exciting and dynamic workplaces that are currently engaged in a number of ambitious projects, which advance and strengthen the independent media arts community in Canada.

Your time will be split evenly between the two organizations. 

During your time with IMAA, you will be responsible for: 

While at NIMAC, your responsibilities will include:

Your general responsibilities at both organizations will also include:

Over the course of this ten-month internship, you will first receive intensive on-the-job orientation and training and then have the opportunity to participate hands-on in our organizations’ active projects. You will benefit from exposure to a very experienced and highly professional team of arts administrators, organizers, and other specialists, participating fully in our day-to-day work over the course of the 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:

English language skills (written and spoken) are essential for this position. Written and spoken French would be considered an asset, but not a requirement of the position.  

IMAA is strongly committed to correcting historical employment inequities in the sector it serves and is working proactively to centre diversity within the organization. We welcome all applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Accommodations will be made available to applicants with disabilities in the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please provide details in your application – you may append your requirements to your cover letter. 

To apply: 

Please use the portal to submit your application. Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. your resumé
  2. a cover letter summarizing your interest and relevant skills and experience

Please be sure to submit BOTH a resumé AND a cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

The application deadline is Monday May 3rd 2021 at 23:59 EDT.

For more information:

About the Independent Media Arts Alliance:

About the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition: 

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