Potential start date: June 142021 
Contract: Full-time, 10-week contract 
Hours: 5 days per week, 35 hours per week 
Salary: $15.50/hour 
Field of Study: Arts Management, Business, Visual Arts, Theatre, Music, Dance

The bilingual Program Assistant Intern will be supervised by the Program Manager and will help to organize a variety of activities for the Ottawa arts community including professional development sessions, workshops and other artistic opportunities in both official languages.

The Program Assistant Intern will be heavily involved in our professional development programs for artists including our Ottawa Arts Mentorship Program, assisting with Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa and CPAMO programming (Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario – in Ottawa).

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Presently, Arts Network Ottawa’s programming is focused on web-based exchanges and online programming. The Program Assistant Intern’s tasks will include, but would not be limited to: researching and identifying professional development workshop opportunities that would be of interest to our membership and local artists; sourcing potential speakers, workshop facilitators, and vendors for our Artpreneur Conference taking place online in the Fall 2021; supporting events, workshops, webinars, and roundtables planned for our community development programs through Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa, Young Arts Leaders Collective and capacity-building workshops for immigrant and refugee artists through CPAMO Ottawa.

The Program Assistant Intern will support the administration of the programming staff while the organization pivots programming to web-based exchanges online. Other tasks the Program Assistant Intern may be assigned include creating website content, Excel spreadsheets or Word documents in planning and organizing for our programming activities. There will be opportunities for the participant to select projects that align with their interests and career goals. The Intern would become a member of the Young Arts Leaders Collective.

To be eligible, youth must:

  •  be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment*;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment**; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

Funding: Canada Summer Jobs – Screening for eligibility – Canada.ca


NOTE | Interviews will be conducted by video conference and the position will start remotely

TO APPLY | Please send a cover letter indicating your position of interest and outlining how you meet the criteria, along with your résumé, to: info@artsnetottawa.ca | Attention: SUMMER JOB | ID: ANO-2021HR1

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

About us:

Arts Network Ottawa knows how the arts build strong communities. Since 1987, we have collaborated with communities to promote the creative, social and economic benefits of local arts. We provide an informed voice for a bilingual network of artists, cultural workers and arts organizations across the Ottawa region. As an arts service organization, we offer connections to opportunities, resources, programs and partnerships that advance careers and the sustainability of Ottawa’s arts community.

Arts Network Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer located in Shenkman Arts Centre. Our work is guided by these principles: equity, respect for artists, integrity, inclusiveness, engagement and collaboration. Arts Network Ottawa values and deeply appreciates and prioritizes applications from members of equity-seeking and underrepresented groups, including those who self identify as: deaf, applicants with disabilities, new immigrants and refugees, First Nations, Inuit, Métis, LGBTQ+, Black, and people of colour.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Due to the high volume of applications, we will only contact those whom we wish to interview. Please be rest assured that your application will be reviewed thoroughly and carefully.

Arts Network Ottawa thanks Canada Summer Jobs program for funding this internship.