The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild has been fortunate to receive funding from the Government of Canada to hire a cultural intern through the Young Canada Works Program. We are accepting applications from recent graduates in the Humanities for a Program Intern. This position is intended to create meaningful first-work experience and the position is 30 hours per week, with flexible hours, for a term position at $17.5 per hour, commencing May 17, 2021, and ending November 26, 2021.
- Be between 18 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
- Have completed the school year at the start of employment
- Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
- Willing to commit to the full duration of the internship
- Must not be employed full time in another position
The successful applicant will be responsible for assisting the Program Manager, Program Coordinator and the Indigenous Program Manager in developing and coordination programming including:
- Assisting SWG programs and services including the SWG’s annual conference, processing submissions for SWG awards and publications, Writing North and Talking Fresh festivals, mentorship programs, and retreats, publishing support for SWG publications, including Grain, and supporting professional development workshops, craft talks and readings.
- Assisting in the Indigenous programming and Indigenous Advisory Circle meetings (if necessary)
- Assisting in grant writing, building resource databases, researching organizations with similar mandates, administrative support, database entry/management, and general office duties
- Website resource and social media development, including disseminating communications for all social media channels
- Research into other diverse writing groups and other diverse literary festivals. Initial research into establishing SWG events/collaborations
- Research and collate information for BIPOC writers’ programming
- Familiarity with writing programs and events throughout Saskatchewan
- Strong organizational skills
- Experience in organizing meetings/events is considered an asset
- Independent worker and team player
- Education and/or experience in writing and the arts
- Experience in developing cultural programming is considered an asset
- Awareness of First Nations & Métis cultures
- Familiarity with social media (Facebook, Twitter and online forums)
- Experience with research and collection of data is considered an asset
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Working knowledge of basic computer skills and Office suite, including Word, and Excel.
The SWG is an equal opportunity employer and we respect diversity in the workplace. Please send your résumé and a cover letter with references to email@example.com, or mail them to SWG, Box 3986, Regina, SK S4P 3R9. Courier and drop-off applications may be brought to 1150-8th Avenue, Regina. Deadline for receipt of applications is midnight April 23, 2021. Applicants must be registered as recent graduates on the Young Canada Works Website.
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