Job Posting- Design Internship

Position type:

Full-time, paid 10-week summer internship for a returning student from June-August.

The Ashkenaz Festival, North America’s largest celebration of world class Jewish music and art, is currently seeking a candidate to fill the position of Design/Marketing Intern. The 9th biennial Ashkenaz Festival takes place August 28 to September 3 at Harbourfront Centre and satellite venues in Toronto. Ashkenaz is the largest festival in Harbourfront’s summer season, featuring 75-80 performances and over 200 individual artists from around the world performing on a dozen stages. The festival draws a multicultural audience of over 60,000 people. The Design/Marketing Intern will work closely with the Artistic and Managing Directors, and Outreach and Communications Coordinator on overall communications, promotion, marketing and design-elements for the 2012 Festival.


Specific duties will be somewhat tailored to the skills, experience and interests of the Intern. Sample duties may include any of the following, depending on the particular skills/interests of the successful candidate: graphic design for posters, flyers, schedules, program book, ads, etc; distribution of marketing materials for the overall Festival, as well as niche-interest materials; assisting with “street-team” postering and promotional campaigns; creation of social media marketing initiatives; planning and implementing creative promotional campaigns; proofreading and editing various print and web materials; creation and editing of online video promotions; general participation as a member of the Ashkenaz Festival team and assisting with any and all general preparation elements for the 2012 Festival.


Strong communication skills (both oral & written)
Excellent organizational/time management and problem-solving skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Fluency with most or all of Microsoft Office, e-mail, Internet, social media, websites, graphic design and video editing software
Must work well both independently and as part of a team
Must be mature-minded, flexible and comfortable working in a fast-paced, non-corporate environment
Must be returning to school for the fall 2012/spring 2013 academic year

Please submit your CV and cover letter by Friday June 22, 2012.

Job contact information:

Samantha Parnes, Managing Director
Ashkenaz Foundation
455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 303
Toronto, ON M5S 2G8

(p) 416.979.9901

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