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OPEN CALL | FESTIVAL ASSISTANT
08 May 2017
PRESENTED BY National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition & Near North Media Mobile Lab
MENTORSHIP DATES: July 04 to November 15, 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 16, 2017
Are you interested in working for a film festival? Are you an emerging Indigenous filmmaker/programmer/administrator/student living in and around North Bay, ON? Consider applying for the Festival Assistant position at the North Bay Film Festival (NBFF) in North Bay, ON. This hands on paid mentorship is presented in partnership by the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition (NIMAC) and the Near North Media Mobile Lab (N2M2L).
Reporting to the Director, the Festival Assistant will work in a fast-paced environment, assisting in all aspects of the North Bay Film Festival from pre to post festival operations. We are interested in emerging Indigenous media arts cultural workers who would like to develop their arts career through a paid mentorship. The ideal applicant has a specific interest in developing their experience in film and media art, arts administration, and festival programming. *varying degrees of experience are warmly welcomed
MENTORSHIP GOALS & RESPONSIBILITIES
- NIMAC and N2M2L will work with the participant to design a internship work plan that best serves both the participant and the NBFF
- Gain insight and work experience in film festival coordination and artist run culture
- Receive one on one mentorship and support through a series of meetings with NIMAC and N2M2L
- Enhance skill set in areas such as: programming/curation; festival/event coordination; administration/financial management; and media arts production/post production through on site job shadowing
- Assist with the daily function of the NBFF, supporting the festival with various administrative tasks
- Communicate with media and conduct outreach on communications-related matters, as required
- Work closely with team members to complete time-sensitive tasks
- Assist with coordination and on-site execution of various events
- An interest and passion for Indigenous and/or contemporary film and media art is an asset
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
- Attention to detail
- Ability to meet tight deadlines
- Ability to work well individually and with a team
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Openness to developing skill-set through on site specific training
- Adaptable to a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends
- $2,000 honorarium per month for 30 hours/week
- Travel subsidy and cost of living are NOT covered by this mentorship
HOW TO APPLY
- Please send a one page letter of interest that includes your personal interest and bio, a resume, and list of two references by June 16, 2017
- All applications must be addressed to the NIMAC hiring committee with the subject line Festival Assistant to info (at) nationalimac.org
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications are confidential.
MANDATE: The National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition’s priority is to support, promote, and advocate for Indigenous media artists and arts organizations within the context of Canadian media arts practices. We connect Indigenous artists to not-for-profit arts organizations on a national scale. http://www.nationalimac.org/
Miikwehc to the Ontario Arts Council for funding this program through the Arts Service Project Grant and to the Canada Council for the Arts for their continued support to NIMAC.
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER | CANADA SUMMER JOBS PROGRAM
Contract Length: 11 week/30 hours per week
Start Date: June 12, 2017
Application deadline: June 2, 2017
The objective of the Communications Officer’s role will be to ensure that the Digital Creator North Project communications are effective and targeted to help achieve our project outcomes across six partner communities. The work of the Communications Officer will help to increase the profile of the Digital Creator program across the region.
Based at the N2M2L headquarters in North Bay, the employee will work closely with the Program Coordinator to implement the marketing strategies through various forms of media outreach to both potential youth participants and the public including social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, ect) the web, through local means of advertising (print, radio, outreach), and by connecting to community stakeholders to help increase public profile and participation in the program. The employee will be responsible for representing the Digital Creator North program brand by engaging with its communities, and supporting its objectives through social media channels.
About the Digital Creator North Project:
Launched in Spring 2017, the Digital Creator project has established low-barrier media arts based creator spaces for youth (ages 14-19) in six partner communities across Northern Ontario (Sioux Lookout, Elliot Lake, Timmins, Sault Ste Marie, and New Liskeard). These spaces operate as drop-in, out-of-school learning environments for youth to develop skills in digital media using a participatory culture model. These spaces aim to inspire creative experimentation, peer networking/collaboration, civic engagement, and hands-on learning using various media arts disciplines through mentorship with industry professionals. These disciplines include video production, audio recording, 3D printing, graphic design, and coding/programming. This project is aimed to have a positive cultural impact on the six communities by decreasing youth out-migration through participation in, and connection to, the emerging digital media technology and creative sectors in the region.
- Implementation of Digital Creator North’s Social Media Strategy
- Reporting Social Media Analytics
- Monthly planning, execution and assessment of Social Media content
- Collaboration with Program Leads to showcase site specific accomplishments
- Regular updating of web content
- Researching local media and advertising opportunities
- Drafting e-newsletter communications to stakeholders
- Regular communications with Program Leads
- Assisting with a coordinated regional media launch
- Work with hired marketing company on web and marketing material design
The ideal candidate will be a post secondary student returning to school in the fall in a program of a related field (Marketing, Public Relations, Communications etc.) with a keen interest in learning more about the not-for-profit arts sector and working on a new program with a regional reach. The ideal candidate:
- Works independently
- Is a great problem solver
- Is an excellent communicator
- Is social media savvy
- Is able to work within a marketing strategy
- Is able to keep branding consistent and targeted to our audiences
- Has a keen eye for design and detailTo apply:Please forward your resume and a cover letter to email@example.com
Only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.
PROJECT ASSISTANT | CANADA SUMMER JOBS PROGRAM
Contract Length: 7 weeks/30 hours per week
Start Date: July 4, 2017
Application deadline: June 9, 2017
The project assistant at N2M2L will work under the Program Coordinator, Festival Director and Executive Director to help carry out administrative duties by collecting data, sorting, filing, researching and assisting with daily administration for the North Bay Film Festival and Digital Creator North program. The project assistant will be encouraged to actively seek advice and direction from the director, he/she has the knowledge and skills to work on their own independently.
The major duties, tasks, and responsibilities usually carried out by project assistant will be:
- Assist with daily project administration
- Hands on help on-site with North Bay Film Festival (setting up for events, ticket taking, assisting with reception areas, attendance counting)
- Draft/edit inventory lists of equipment for Digital Creator North Project
- Keep records of information related to project for documentation and presentation to project stakeholders
- Research information important to project success including but not limited to pricing out expenses, mining information, and aggregating online resources
- General office administration assistance
The ideal candidate will be a high school or post secondary student with a keen interest in learning more about the not-for-profit arts sector and working behind the scenes of a film festival and have the following qualities:
- Attention to detail
- Able to ask questions when needed
- Eager to learn
- Independent worker
- Basic understanding of Word and Excel
- Experience in an office environment an asset but not necessary
Please forward your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.