Communications Coordinator (2022 Internship)

Indigenous Curatorial Collective

Communications Coordinator
(internship)

Job Details

Job Title: Communications Coordinator (Internship)

Anticipated Start Date: June 6, 2022

Number of Weeks: 11

Number of hours per Week: 30

Total Number Of Hours: 330

Hourly Wage: $23.00

About the ICCA

The Indigenous Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commissaires autochtones (ICCA) is an Indigenous run and led non-profit organization that aims to support and connect fellow Indigenous curators, artists, writers, academics, and professionals through various methods of gathering. The ICCA engages in critical discourses, increases professional opportunities for our members, develops programming, and most importantly works to build reciprocal relationships with Indigenous curators, artists, communities and the institutions we engage with. The ICCA is invested in initiatives that influence a more equitable, accessible, and inclusive arts sector for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour working in the arts. 

Job Description

Each year, the ICCA researches and creates activities based on investigating a particular theme. For 2022, the theme is “Accountability” for communities we serve working within and in proximity to the arts sector. Throughout the pandemic the ICCA has seen an urgent need to address more action based goals for accountability work, particularly for institutions working with Indigenous communities. 

The primary responsibility of this Communications internship is to research, develop, and produce communications content leading up to the ICCA Gathering that will take place in the fall of 2022. The Communications Coordinator will research, design materials, create content for social media and newsletters, and present on “Accountability” the theme of the year with the ICCA team. Working with the ICCA’s programming team, the Communications Coordinator will have the opportunity to learn from an experienced programming team as well as work with an incredible community of curators, academics, artists, performers, writers and other arts professionals.

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for the following tasks and activities:

  1. Working directly with the Director of Programming and Gathering Coordinator; 
  2. Writing newsletters, media pitches & press releases;
  3. Working on social media/networking sites (instagram, twitter, facebook);
  4. Researching information on assigned projects with specific artists;
  5. Developing accessible communications content in relation to the 2022 ICCA Gathering;
  6. Community outreach and communications with key stakeholders;
  7. Work closely and intentionally with partners, participating individuals, youth, elders, institutional representatives, etc.;  
  8. Research activities involving contemporary Indigenous artistic and curatorial practices; and
  9. Working with the rest of the ICCA team in weekly Zoom meetings, content creation, and helping with general tasks as they come up.

This position is 30-hours per week, beginning Monday June 6, 2022 until Friday August 26, 2022 for a total of 11 weeks.

Qualifications:

  1. The individual has a strong understanding of Indigenous art history and curatorial practices and a general knowledge of arts, culture and cultural institutions;
  2. Strong understanding of communications and social media production and engagement;
  3. They should have a strong work ethic, the ability to work remotely and independently, and has strong time management abilities;
  4. Excellent written and communication skills;
  5. Ability to use design programs such as Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, as well as social media tools is necessary; 
  6. Must be between the ages of 15-30; and
  7. Must 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.

To Apply

Applicants are to submit their application to info@icca.art and attach the following within a single PDF: 

  • A cover letter outlining your interest and qualification for this position. Please also include how you define your relationship to your community (note that answering this is not just for Indigenous applicants)
  • A curriculum vitae

Deadline to Apply

Please apply between Monday April 25 and Sunday May 15, 2022 via email, the ICCA will begin to review applications on Monday May 16, 2022

As the ICCA is an Indigenous run and led organization, we prioritize hiring Indigenous peoples, but we encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.