For more than 31 years, Arts Network Ottawa has worked with Ottawa’s arts community to build a vibrant and sustainable sector.  Subject to funding confirmation, two opportunities are available for bilingual youth to help with planning and implementing upcoming and new initiatives.

Deadline for applications is May 1, 2019.

These positions are being advertised in anticipation of funding under the Canada Summer Jobs Initiative. To be eligible, you must be between 15 and 30 years of age on the start date of the job. You also must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a refugee under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Program Assistant Intern
Potential start date: May 6, 2019
Contract: Full-time, 16-week contract, summer position
Hours: 5 days per week, 37.5 hours per week
Salary: $15/hour
Field of Study: Visual Arts, Theatre, Music, Media Arts, Arts Administration, Event Management

The Program Assistant will be supervised by the Program Manager and will help to organize a variety of activities including workshops, information sessions, art exhibitions, and other artistic opportunities in both official languages. Must meet all Canada Summer Jobs criteria.

Qualifications:

  • Must meet all Canada Summer Jobs requirements
  • Communication skills in both official languages (oral and written)
  • Self-reliant computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Capable of working independently and a commitment to a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Customer service, relationship building and networking skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • A passion for the local Ottawa arts community

Gain valuable work experience:
Arts Network Ottawa promotes and develops the arts through a variety of programs, many of which the successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on. It will provide good knowledge and experience on real-life applications including:

  • Arts discipline specific management: gallery management and curating, professional development for artists, and networking with professional artists at events.
  • Management and Administration that can be applied to any arts discipline management or event management: project management, event planning, program development, customer/client service

Tasks and Responsibilities:
The Program Assistant will be supervised by the Program Manager and will help to organize a variety of activities for Arts Network Ottawa members including information sessions, workshops, art exhibitions, and other artistic opportunities in both official languages.

Arts Network Ottawa: Aid with installation and promotion of exhibitions and assist with planning of events.

ARTinis Gala: Assist with developing annual theme and programming.

Workshops: Research and identify workshops that would be of interest to the membership, help to organize and plan workshops for artists.

Other projects include assisting with the ARTPRENEUR Ottawa Conference, Digital Exchange Symposium, youth and senior initiatives and developing content for the web.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter indicating your position of interest with your resumé to Attention: Summer Jobs at info@artsnetottawa.ca