Employment Opportunity at Plug In ICA • Communications Assistant Intern
Communications Assistant Intern
Plug In ICA is seeking an enthusiastic and professional individual as our Communications Assistant Intern. This is a paid internship opportunity through Young Canada Works. Candidates must be under 30 years old, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to meet eligibility requirement outlined by Young Canada Works.
This term position, from October 28, 2019, to March 25, 2020 is 40 hours a week, requiring some work in the evenings and on weekends.
The candidate will have an interest in pursuing a career in contemporary art, particularly as a communications specialist, arts administrator or related practice. The candidate should be between the ages of 16 and 30 and has graduated within the past 24 months with a degree (BA, MA, BFA, MFA) in arts administration, curatorial studies, visual art, art history, cultural studies, marketing, media studies, communications, advertising, or related field.
Working with the Assistant Curator and reporting to the Operations Manager the Communications Assistant Intern will participate in a broad range of activities that include various aspects of aspects of working in a contemporary art institute, focusing on communications, marketing, and general administration.
Communications and Promotions
• Assist in implementing strategies for branding and promoting Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art as a public facility and attraction, including the gallery’s exhibitions, public programs, and educational events.
• Assist in the production and distribution of marketing collateral, including advertising, program guides, signage, invitations, brochures, posters, banners, and more.
• Develop promotional strategies and information using electronic media, including multi-media presentation, email promotions, banner ads, etc.
• Assist with the creation and distribution of press releases and press kits, and addressing media requests and disseminating project information.
• Collect and manage press clippings in a timely and orderly manner, producing media reports as needed.
• Assist in establishing and maintaining relationships with local, regional, national, and international media personnel in order to effectively promote Plug In ICA.
Digital and Social Media
• Liaise with other staff to develop content for online and social media channels.
• Assist in the management of the gallery’s social media content calendar.
• Engage in the social media conversations that surround the gallery’s activities.
• Assist in the communications, marketing design and development of the Plug In ICA website.
Administration and Assistance
• Collect, analyze, archive and report on results of specific communications and marketing efforts.
Research marketing and communications strategies and best practices for Plug In ICA.
• Assist with setting, monitoring, and meeting communications and marketing deadlines.
• Collaborate with tourism and community groups to enhance the profile of Plug In ICA.
Plug In ICA welcomes all qualified applicants to apply. Qualified persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Indigenous candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. For purposes of equity employment we encourage self-identification in confidence.
Interested candidates should submit their CV and letter of interest to Nasrin Himada, Assistant Curator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “YCW: Communications Intern” in the email subject heading, no later than 5pm, October 18th, 2019.
Internship is a paid position at $15 per hour.
Plug In ICA thanks all candidates for their interest but only those to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art recognizes we are in the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Dakota, Dene, Métis, and Oji-Cree Nations. Plug In ICA is situated in Treaty 1 territory, the ancestral and traditional homeland of Anishinaabe peoples. Treaty 1, was signed in 1871, taking this territory from seven local Anishinaabe First Nations in order to make the land available for settler use and ownership. (referenced from the University of Winnipeg)
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Manitoba Arts Council and the Winnipeg Arts Council. We could not operate without their continued financial investment and lobbying efforts.
Plug In ICA relies on community support to remain free to the public. This support enables us to continue to present excellent programs. Please consider becoming a member of Plug In ICA and a donor at https://plugin.org/support or by contacting Angela Forget: email@example.com
For any inquiries regarding the position of Communications Assistant please contact Nasrin Himada: firstname.lastname@example.org