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Community Manager Internship Opportunity

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The Siminovitch Prize Foundation has an opportunity for a new graduate interested in launching a career in arts management and/or community engagement. This 16-week internship is a creative position that will influence strategy and day-to-day tactics. We are looking for someone that will help grow the Siminovitch Prize profile and audience across multiple platforms and help the organization increase its impact.

Under the guidance and supervision of the executive director, the intern will:

  • help develop and implement an electronic survey of stakeholders and make recommendations for future stakeholder engagement
  • research and develop an organization-wide communications strategy
  • market digital events and the nominations/applications process
  • assist with the design of marketing materials and collateral
  • identify potential partners and conduct phone calls with organizations that can help the Foundation reach diverse audiences
  • develop social media guidelines
  • activate social media based on communications strategy and social media guidelines
  • other communications/outreach tasks as needed

Skills and Attributes:

  • a bachelor’s degree in communications, arts administration, or theatre
  • a passion for the role of the arts and artists in building vibrant inclusive communities
  • familiarity with modern outreach and communication trends
  • creativity to develop outreach tools to meet the needs of diverse audiences
  • a talent for writing clear, concise copy for multiple audiences, leveraging different platforms
  • an ability to work independently, remotely, online, and be a collaborative team player
  • innovative, creative, curious, proactive, observant, well-organized
  • good judgment and discretion
  • strong attention to detail
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • bilingualism an asset

Partial funding for this internship comes from the Building Careers in Heritage Program at Young Canada Works (YCW). Candidates must register in the YCW online candidate inventory and meet the internship program eligibility criteria (see Candidate Eligibility).

Please consider joining our team if you are passionate about artistic innovation. Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to by midnight on April 11, 2021. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. While the Siminovitch Prize Foundation is located in Toronto, we are open to selecting the best candidate for the role, regardless of which Canadian province or territory you reside in.

The Siminovitch Prize Foundation values employment equity and strongly encourages applications from Indigenous, Black, and other racialized people; people with disabilities; all genders; and the LGBTQ community. If you require any accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know by email.