photo of Engaging Possibilities sharing at Brock Univ

Paid Summer Internship

Aiding Dramatic Change in Development (ADCID) is recruiting a post-secondary student for the role of Program Assistant in Marketing, Outreach and Social Media. This role is supported by Canada Summer Jobs. (8 weeks – 30 hours/week – $20/hour)(plus mentorship)
The Marketing, Outreach and Social Media Program Assistant will be working closely with ADCID’s Co-Executive Directors, Jennifer Jimenez and Stephen Sillett. They will be responsible for assisting with various media administrative, social media, and content marketing tasks. This will support the planning, and execution of the Imagining Possibilities Community Celebration, in July 2018.
Imagining Possibilitiesis a community arts project that engages adults in Toronto with Cerebral Palsy, who use Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC). Together we create an improvised story creation and performance. This Community Celebration will share their stories, and past accomplishments through an exhibit in Toronto. The rehearsal, preparation of activities and celebration will occur at 180 Shaw St within the Artscape Youngplace.
This position is ideal for a candidate who is passionate about community-based development and has a background or strong interest in developing a career in: Marketing and Public Relations, Program Design and Strategy, Arts/Theatre Administration, Arts Education, Non-Profit Sector, or Project Management. 

Specific Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with Imagining Possibilities communications re-design, with a focus on mapping out User Experience.
  • Assist with development of marketing materials such as Keynote presentations, flyers, website, social media, invitations, and event program
  • Assist the Executive Director with drafting and distributing local press releases for the media
  • Assist with updating and maintaining ADCID’s website and online presence. 
  • Attend rehearsals and assist participants with the writing of their blog posts, as well as document, record and publish vlogs
  • Assist with post-celebration feedback survey, and interviews which include evaluation creation, distribution, data-collection and interviewing
  • Research and publish communication material, and organize media files

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Pursuing a degree or diploma related to Communications, Project Management, Marketing, Advertising, Arts Administration, and/or Public Relations.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills to develop communication and marketing content
  • Critical thinking, organizational and collaboration skills
  • Appreciation of ethics involved when working with marginalized communities through the arts
  • Experience and fluency with social media including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Mailchimp
  • Experience/Education in design relating to web or interactive media, knowledge of Wordpress is an asset
  • Skills with Adobe Illustrator, or other graphic design packages
  • Skills with Adobe Premiere, and/or iMovie an asset
  • Written French is an asset

Additional Info: Mentoring Plan

Mentoring will be through a coaching format to support the student with their responsibilities.  The student will be given gradually increasing responsibilities as s/he becomes ready for them.  The student will also have at least one project to manage on his/her own, allowing the student to gain valuable workplace experience from this position and to take ownership in planning, executing and reporting on a project.

Note: Funding for these positions is made possible by the Canadian Government’s Canada Summer Jobs programme.

Applicants must: Be between the ages of 18-30.

  • Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in September 2016.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (foreign students not eligible)
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

ADCID is an equal opportunity employer.  Candidates who identify as belonging to a visible minority group, or aboriginal are encouraged to apply. 

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resumé and the names and phone numbers of 2 references as a PDF or Word document (we do not accept Cloud hosting or File Sharing programs), by Friday May 18th, 2018

Please address your application to:

Jennifer Jimenez – Co-Executive Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Aiding Dramatic Change in Development, 1000 King Street West, Suite 215, Toronto, ON M6K 3N1