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Position: Social Media Intern Position (13 weeks) (off July 1 - 15)

Start date: May 9th, 2022

End date: August 19th, 2022

Application deadline: April 25, 2022


Hourly wage: $20/hr.

Hours: 37hrs/week

Term: Monday, May 9 - Friday, August 19, 2022


Established in 1996, Sâkêwêwak First Nations Artists’ Collective Inc. is a multi-disciplinary artist-run centre operating primarily in Treaty Four territory. With partner organizations throughout Canada, Sâkêwêwak supports and facilitates the development, promotion and exhibition of Indigenous arts and artists. Our Mandate is to ensure that Indigenous artists within the city of Regina and surrounding areas are consistently provided with the space and environment that allows them to develop their self-determined artistic practices through critical exchange with their peers and audiences.

Job Description: We are seeking a Social Media Intern with confident communication and people skills. The Social Media Intern is expected to possess strong project management and organizational skills with the ability to work comfortably under pressure in a fast-paced environment. To ensure success, Social Media Interns should demonstrate a wide degree of creativity and latitude with a keen interest in shaping an organization’s image and values through appropriate communication to the outside world. Top candidates will display natural leadership qualities with fantastic time management and planning skills.


Responsibilities:

  • Identify press opportunities throughout the term.

  • Develop content for social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, and the Sâkêwêwak website.

  • Ensure that key messages align with the core values of Sâkêwêwak.

  • Communicate and provide briefings.

  • Scan the media marketplace to keep up-to-date on the latest media trends. Monitor online campaigns, and report on results.

  • Build and manage the organization's social media profiles and presence.

  • Promote projects to support performance and visual art openings.

  • Build long-term relationships with media influencers.

  • Appropriately manage the organization’s media budget.




Experience & Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in communications, marketing, business, or related fields.

  • Experience working within a non-profit environment is preferred.

  • Outstanding written communication and presentation skills.

  • Friendly, enthusiastic, and positive attitude.

  • Strong knowledge of social media and other basic marketing platforms.

  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects at a time.

  • Any direct or relative media and/or or marketing experience.

  • Demonstrable experience with building effective media campaigns.

  • Ability to create appropriate content for dissemination via press releases, social media, websites, and other distribution channels.

  • Ability to conduct press conferences and briefings.

  • Ability to nurture long-term relationships with key Indigenous media influencers.

  • Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and research skills.

  • A natural leader who displays strong decision-making and attention to detail.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and public speaking skills.

  • Experience with Indigenous community involvement (Inuit, First Nations, Métis).

  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Please note that this job is funded through the Young Canada Works Building careers internship program. To be eligible applicants must be:


  • A Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada;

  • Between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

  • Willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

  • Will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;

  • Unemployed or underemployed;

  • A college or university student; with plans of returning to school full-time in Fall 2022.

  • Not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program.

Accountabilities:

Sâkêwêwak is committed to equitable, inclusive and anti-racist values. All employees are expected to demonstrate this through conduct and interactions in the workplace, interactions with the BOD, membership and in their roles as representatives of SAC in the Regina and greater arts/cultural communities.


How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • CV or Resume detailing relevant work experience (2-page max)

  • Cover letter outlining your interest in this position and Sâkêwêwak Artists' Collective. (1-page max)


Applications without a cover letter will not be accepted.

Sâkêwêwak welcomes all applications, but priority will be given to Indigenous applications; Please let us know if you are applying as an Indigenous applicant in your cover letter.


Sâkêwêwak’s office space is only accessible via stairs; please note that you will need accommodations in your cover letter, and we will work together to discuss alternatives.


Applications and any questions can be directed to Holly Aubichon, Administrative Director at sakewewak@gmail.com


While Sâkêwêwak values all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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