Summer Internships with Ashkenaz!

Two Positions: Paid contracts, to begin in May/June for approx 7 weeks

Due to funding restrictions, the applicants must be:

Eligible to work in Canada; under 30 years of age; and have been in school full-time in the prior year and planning to return to school full-time in the fall.

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Graphic Designer

The Ashkenaz Foundation, a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the presentation of world class Jewish music and art, is currently seeking a candidate to fill the position of Graphic Designer Through its internationally-renowned, biennial “Ashkenaz Festival,” and an expanding slate of year-round programming, Ashkenaz showcases the work of leading contemporary artists from Canada and around the world working in all artistic disciplines. Ashkenaz’s mandate and programming encompasses a vast range of pan-Jewish music and art, including east European, Yiddish, Sephardic, Ladino and Mizrachi traditions, and also strongly emphasizes fusion and cross-cultural exchange with artists from outside Jewish cultural traditions. The Graphic Designer will work closely with the Artistic and Managing Directors on graphic design and communications related to 2017 and 2018 programming, including a slate of summer concerts and a major fundraising event in the fall.

Responsibilities:

The Graphic Designer will play a central role in the overall communications, promotion, and marketing efforts of the Ashkenaz Foundation. Duties will include: graphic design for posters, flyers, ads, etc., both for print and online platforms; designing and distributing marketing materials for the events, as well as niche-interest materials; proofreading and editing various print and web materials; layout and content creation for regular e-newsletters (use of Constant Contact); assisting with the organization’s social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, others) for maximum impact; administrative management of programming info for website; planning and implementing creative promotional campaigns; if possible, creation and editing of online video promotions; and general participation as a member of the Ashkenaz team and assisting with any and all general duties relating to the work of the organization.

Qualifications:

-Due to funding restrictions, the applicants must be: eligible to work in Canada; under 30 years of age; and have been in school full-time in the prior year and planning to return to school full-time in the fall.

— Experience with graphic design (creative and software)

— Strong communication skills (both oral & written)

— Excellent organizational/time management and problem-solving skills

— Strong interpersonal skills

— Detail-orientated

— Fluency with Microsoft Office, e-mail, Internet, social media, website, and design software

— Must work well both independently and as part of a team

— Must be positive, mature-minded, flexible and comfortable working in a fast-paced, time-sensitive, non-corporate environment

— Experience working on websites (backend, WordPress platform) an asset

— Experience with video editing an asset

— Knowledge of and interest in music, the arts and/or Jewish culture is an asset

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Videography Coordinator

The Ashkenaz Foundation, a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the presentation of world class Jewish music and art, is currently seeking a candidate to fill the position of Videography Coordinator (VC). Through its internationally-renowned, biennial “Ashkenaz Festival,” and an expanding slate of year-round programming, Ashkenaz showcases the work of leading contemporary artists from Canada and around the world working in all artistic disciplines. Ashkenaz’s mandate and programming encompasses a vast range of pan-Jewish music and art, including east European, Yiddish, Sephardic, Ladino and Mizrachi traditions, and also strongly emphasizes fusion and cross-cultural exchange with artists from outside Jewish cultural traditions. The VC will work closely with the Artistic and Managing Directors on both content creation and archival editing video materials related to past and upcoming Ashkenaz events.

Responsibilities:

The VC will play a central role in the overall communications, promotion, and marketing efforts of the Ashkenaz Foundation. Duties will include: creating new content (filming summer concerts/events, capturing interviews); editing archival video material into shorter useable videos; creating short, trailer videos to promote future events (including the 2018 Festival), as well as videos to highlight the Foundation’s other activities (school presentations, dance events, etc); and general participation as a member of the Ashkenaz team assisting with any and all general duties relating to the work of the organization. Trailers and videos will be used on the Foundation’s website, e-blasts, YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and through other promotional avenues.

Qualifications:

-Due to funding restrictions, the applicants must be: eligible to work in Canada; under 30 years of age; and have been in school full-time in the prior year and planning to return to school full-time in the fall.

— Experience with videography (creative and software)

— Strong communication skills (both oral & written)

— Excellent organizational/time management and problem-solving skills

— Strong interpersonal skills

— Detail-orientated

— Fluency with Microsoft Office, e-mail, Internet, social media, website, and design software

— Must work well both independently and as part of a team

— Must be positive, mature-minded, flexible and comfortable working in a fast-paced, time-sensitive, non-corporate environment

— Experience working on websites (backend, WordPress platform) an asset

— Knowledge of and interest in music, the arts and/or Jewish culture is an asset

 

Job contact information:

Please email resume, cover letter, and any samples of work/materials that you feel are relevant to:

Samantha Parnes, Managing Director

(e) sam[at]ashkenaz[dot]ca