Ontario Culture Days Assistant
Work Period: May 5 to August 29, 2014
Main objective of placement: To provide communications, outreach and planning support to the Ontario Culture Days team for the 5th year of Culture Days. To increase the impact of Culture Days across Ontario, especially in the GTA, by supporting local artists, arts/culture groups and organizations with the planning of Culture Days activities and celebrations.
Main Skill Areas
- Outreach including cold calling
- Network development and support
- Public presentations
- Provide support to artist and organizers for local fundraising, organizing, event planning, etc.
- Content development, including blog posts, tip sheets and toolkits
- Communications, including social media, video and public relations
- Conduct outreach to potential GTA neighbourhood organizers
- Hold neighbourhood Culture Days information sessions
- Support local organizing, event planning and fundraising efforts
- Support Ontario Task Force’s network of community organizers with distribution of resources, facilitating peer-to-peer learning and sharing of experiences/ideas
- Create content to support activity organizers’ planning and promotions (artist profiles, interviews, blog posts, videos, etc.)
Note: The internship will require regular travel in and around the GTA with significant out of office work in neighbourhoods across the city of Toronto.
Location: 151 Bloor Street West, 5th Floor, Toronto, ON
- A recent graduate of an undergraduate program in Arts Management, Communications, Event Management, Cultural Policy, Visual or Performing Arts or a related field (must have graduated within the last 24 months at the start of employment).
- A strong background in project management and event planning.
- An ability to work unsupervised; maintain a pro-active attitude towards achieving goals and possess excellent attention to detail.
- Possess a high level of familiarity with computers, including Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel or other database software.
- Possess a high level of knowledge of social media platforms and strategies.
- Possess a familiarity with a diverse range of communications platforms for outreach, promotions and project management such as Adobe Connect, Basecamp and WordPress.
- Experience with producing multimedia content such as podcast and videos is an asset.
- A proficiency in both official languages is an asset but not required.
Funding for this internship has been made possible in part through a contribution from the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage program, Department of Canadian Heritage. The Cultural Human Resources Council administers a component of the YCW program on behalf of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
To participate in this internship, the candidate must meet the eligibility requirements outlined on the Young Canada Works website. For eligibility requirements, please visit: http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1359485622985/1359485696941.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter by April 17 to:
Ontario Culture Days Manager
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