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
Knowledge Seeker Interns work closely with the Executive Team and community members to highlight key lessons and insights that guide positive organizational and community development, including Together There (equity justice), I Lost My Gig Canada (economic justice), DigitalASO, Artse United, Hatch Open (digital justice), and Groundtrust (spatial justice).
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:
- Support the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of human-centered design action and applied research including international literature reviews, focus group interviews, social media sentiment analysis, survey question design, results analysis, and reporting with Zotero, NVivo, Tableau, Limesurvey, Microsoft Excel, and other relevant digital tools
- Support the preparation and dissemination of knowledge toolkits and resources including curricula guidelines, workshop content, webinars, podcasts, and other shared learning resources prioritizing youth (18 to 35 years of age), women, Indigenous, Black, New Canadians, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ and other diverse identities and cultures.
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, Urban Planning, Social Innovation, Research, Social Science or Humanities, or a related field 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
- At least one year of knowledge or experience in a relevant field
- Advanced reading, verbal, and written communications skills in English
- French-language skills (reading and/or writing) an asset
- High level of familiarity with computer programs, especially Microsoft Office 365
- Ability to maintain a positive attitude toward achieving goals, including excellent inter-personal communication and attention to detail
- Familiarity with effective human-centered design research methodologies including surveys, focus groups, literature reviews, quantitative and qualitative data analysis and reporting
- 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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