Ashkenaz Paid Summer Internships 2019

We are hiring for this summer’s Ashkenaz team! See links below for three paid internship opportunities. If you are someone (or know someone) who would like to be a part of our summer team, please email your cover letter, cv and relevant work samples to Managing Director Samantha Parnes at sam@ashkenaz.clientwebdev.com.

Due to funding restrictions, the applicants must be: under 30 years of age; be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident; have a valid SIN and be legally entitled to work in Ontario.  

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1. Web Developer: Paid contract to begin in June/July for approx 8-10 weeks

The Web Developer will work closely with the Artistic and Managing Directors on revamping the organization’s website and other online platforms in advance of its 25th anniversary Ashkenaz Festival in 2020.

Responsibilities:

The Web Developer will play a central role in revamping the organization’s website including researching and developing options and creating templates. The WD will also assist with editing existing web pages; researching options for various web plug-ins (calendar features, online donations, e-commerce/merchandise, ticketing, etc); creating templates for advertising banners; identifying/ troubleshooting problems with our website or underlying code and proposing solutions to resolve them that are guided by best practices; assess our current website security, recommend any changes to our existing e-blast platform, possible integration of social media platforms, as well as proposing any other related improvements based on your knowledge of emerging trends, case studies and broader web-based experience.

Qualifications:

— 1 – 2 years’ experience in web design/ development

— Experience working with a multitude of platforms and within a variety of front-end development environments (WordPress or other CMS, e-commerce), using the most common coding languages (HTML, CSS, Javascript)

— Strong communication skills (both oral & written)

— Excellent organizational/time management and problem-solving skills

— Strong interpersonal skills

— Detail-orientated

— Fluency with WordPress, Microsoft Office, e-mail, Internet, social media

— 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

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

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2. Graphic Designer: Paid contract to begin in June/July for approx 8-10 weeks

The Graphic Designer will work closely with the Artistic and Managing Directors on graphic design and communications related to 2019 and 2020 programming, including a slate of summer and fall concerts and events.

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:

— Excellent design and typography skills

— Advanced proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

— Strong communication skills (both oral & written)

— Excellent organizational/time management and problem-solving skills

— Detail-orientated

— Strong interpersonal skills

— Fluency with Microsoft Office, e-mail, Internet, social media and websites

— 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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3. Videographer: Paid contract to begin in May/June for approx 8-10 weeks

The Videographer will work closely with the Artistic and Managing Directors on both content creation and editing archival video materials related to past and upcoming Ashkenaz events.

Responsibilities:

The Videographer 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 25th anniversary Ashkenaz Festival in 2020), 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:

— Experience using and manipulating video equipment

— Experience using and manipulating audio equipment

— Experience directing subjects (interviews, positioning, lighting, etc)

— An understanding of creative storytelling

— Must be experienced and comfortable using Adobe suite, especially Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, or comparable software

— Experience editing and working with archival video footage

— Good understanding of video as a tool for web culture and social media

— 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 and websites

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

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

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