Join our team and play a role in advancing equity justice in Canada. ArtsPond is a changemaker of a different sort. Devoted to radical inclusivity, our mandate is to nurture healthy ecosystems that promote social, spatial, economic, digital, and accessibility justice by fostering cooperative actions fusing social innovation and the arts on-the-ground and in-the-cloud.
About the role
Associate Producer Interns support the Executive Team and the Board of Directors in the strategic evolution of the organization, and contribute to one or more programming, community, and revenue development initiatives planned for the Winter, Spring and Summer 2021.
Depending on the skills and interests of the selected candidate(s), the Intern(s) will be granted opportunities to apply and learn valuable new skills in one or more of the following areas:
- Strategic development
Assist the design and implementation of long-term strategic planning and collaborative market research on the promotion of social, spatial, economic, digital, and accessibility justice in arts and culture. Support the submission of a federal charity status application for ArtsPond Foundation and Groundtrust, and incorporation of Artse United platform cooperative.
- Program development and event management
Contribute to the visioning, curation, programming, production/event management, and evaluation of major programming initiatives including: Hatch Open and Artse United design thinking research consultations and open source arts management software development; Groundstory and Groundtrust social purpose real estate research and community engagement; DigitalASO national digital innovation ecosystem and network development; Together There social innovation literacy research and public engagement, and more.
- Fund development
Assist the preparation and submission of $8 million in new public and private sector funding applications for Together There, Groundtrust, Hatch Open, Artse United, and DigitalASO.
- Marketing communications
Research and cultivate prospective clients and partners locally, nationally, and internationally including the arts, non-profits, social services, small to medium sized business, government, funders, and the public using digital tools including Office 365, HubSpot CRM, Mailchimp, Hootsuite, WordPress, Import.io, various social media platforms, and more.
Strengthen awareness of issues in arts and culture through non-partisan advocacy activities addressing justice issues in arts and culture.
- Governance and general administration
Contribute to governance and standing committee meetings of the Board of Directors, as well as other general administrative duties as required.
The Intern(s) will be able to select the areas of responsibility and learning that they are most interested in while also taking advantage of their current experience, skills, and backgrounds. The ideal candidate(s) will:
- Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in Arts Management, Communications, or a related field
- Familiarity with or a passion for arts and culture in Canada
- A collaborative, self-starter attitude, able to adapt and learn new skills quickly
- A passionate, concise, and eloquent communications style in English, including reading, writing, and spoken word
- French language skills are an asset
- Strong literacy with computer programs, especially social media and Microsoft Office 365, including Excel formulas, charts, pivot tables, and filters
- Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere) an asset
- Knowledge or experience with WordPress, HubSpot an asset
- At least one year of knowledge or experience in a relevant field
- Access to a home office including personal computer (Windows or Mac OS) and internet.
The desired commitment is a total of 125 hours between January 25 and May 14, 2021. Desired work hours are between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, all hours will be working remotely from home.
The desired commitment is a total of 300 hours between May 17 and August 27, 2021. Work hours are between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, all hours will be working remotely from home.
This Internship is a volunteer opportunity with the possibility to transition to a paid position contingent upon the availability of funding. An honoraria will be provided. Applicants under 30 years of age may also be eligible to extend their contributions into an 8 to 10-week paid summer student position from June to August 2021, with projected funding from Canada Summer Jobs. The potential of additional funding to up to $20 per hour for 8 to 10 weeks to be confirmed in May 2021.
Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae outlining your skills and interests related to the position to:
Jessa Agilo, Founder, President + CEO
ArtsPond / Étang d’Arts
ArtsPond is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, creed (religion), colour, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender identity or expression, place of origin, or race, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, provincial, or local laws. We particularly encourage equity-seeking groups including women, Black, Indigenous, New Canadians, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ and other diverse identities, cultures, and origins to apply. While we thank all who take the time to apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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