Independent Media Arts Alliance – Internship Opportunity
Internship Title: Media Arts Project Coordinator
This internship will immerse you in the activities of the Independent Media Arts Alliance, an exciting and dynamic workplace working to advance and strengthen the media arts community in Canada. The specific focus of this internship is on a project involving the Indigenous media arts community, working in partnership with the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition.
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 several of IMAA’s current projects, including the development and early planning phases of an ambitious and high-profile projects: an International Indigenous Media Arts Conference. You will benefit from exposure to a very experienced and highly professional team of arts administrators, organizers, curators 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 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 first-hand knowledge of and experience with issues and questions of concern to First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists in Canada. 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. Advanced English and Intermediate French language skills (written and spoken) are required, with preference given to fluently bilingual candidates. Preference will also be given to candidates of First Nations, Métis our Inuit background.
You are between 16 and 30 years of age on at the start of the internship. You are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status in Canada. You are legally entitled to work in Canada. You have registered in the YCW online candidate registry. You are able to commit to the entire six-month work assignment.
30 hours per week at $17 per hour, plus vacation pay. Contract duration: September 12, 2016 to March 24, 2017.
The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) is a member-driven non-profit national organization working 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.
This Internship is made possible by the federal internship program Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage.