Capital Pride is seeking a summer intern to fill the role of Social Media & Communications Coordinator to help plan and execute the 2022 Capital Pride Festival. Our ideal candidate is bilingual (English and French) has experience managing social media accounts, has strong communications skills, will pitch in to support the rest of the team and most importantly is eager to help organize our 2022 Festival. 

Position Type: Summer Contract (4 months)
Monday, May 16 – Friday, September 2, 2022 

Hours of Work: 35 hours/week
Some evening and weekend work will be required.
The successful applicant must be available for Festival Week: Sunday, August 21
to Sunday, August 28, 2022.  

Rate of Pay $17 per hour

Reports to: Executive Director 

Place of Work: Hybrid work arrangements are expected to continue throughout the summer but you’ll be expected to work from our offices in Centretown on a regular basis. We will continue to follow evolving public health guidelines.

Job Description

Social Media

  • Coordinate the Festival’s bilingual social media including developing content, managing a social media calendar, scheduling and posting content and monitoring social media platforms.
  • Lead the Festival volunteer social media team and work with on-site photographers and videographers during the Festival as required.
  • Monitor the Festival’s general email inbox and social media accounts, responding to inquiries as required. 

Marketing & Communications 

  • Assist with the development of communications materials including website content (event listings, blog postings and news releases), e-newsletter material, Pride Guide content and written text for marketing materials.
  • Manage website content including uploading event listings, artist information, blogs and news releases. 
  • Work with graphics designers to develop promotional materials and collateral.
  • Develop communication materials and event signage required for the Festival. 

Media Relations

  • Coordinate media requests from both English and French media and assist with interview preparations by conducting background research, scheduling interviews and preparing media messaging for spokespeople.

Event Coordination 

  • Assist with the coordination and operations of various events throughout the summer and during the Festival including co-branded community events, media launch, sponsor reception, family and youth events, pride pageant, festival weekend, and parade. 
  • Attend events and outreach opportunities as required to promote the Festival and recruit volunteer.

Other

  • Prepare an end of summer report highlighting your work accomplishments, challenges and suggestions for future Festivals. 
  • Support other members of the Festival Team with general tasks as they arise.

 Qualifications   

  • Member of, or ally to, the 2SLGBTQ+ community and a commitment to operating within an anti-oppressive work framework. 
  • Knowledge of, and/or experience working or volunteering in, the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
  • Experience managing social media channels in a work or volunteer position.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently on assigned projects and contribute to an overall team environment.  
  • Familiarity with Google’s G-Suite including using Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Forms (or equivalent Office suite).
  • Familiarity with graphic tools (Canva or Adobe Creative Suite) is an asset.
  • Familiarity with WordPress and Mailchimp (or similar platforms) is an asset.
  • Bilingual in both official languages (written and verbal) is required.

Eligibility 

It is expected that this position will be supported by the Canada Summer Jobs Program. As such, applicants must meet the following requirements:  

  • Have been registered as full-time students in the current academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in September 2022;
  • Be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of employment;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada;
  • Be legally entitled to work according to provincial legislation and possess a valid Social Insurance Number; and
  • Not be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits at the start of the job.

Application Process

Applicants are asked to submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] no later than Thursday, May 12

Only those candidates contacted for an interview will be notified.

Capital Pride is committed to the principles of employment equity. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome; in particular, applications are encouraged from racialized people, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, queer and trans people, and women.

If you require accommodations to participate in the application or interview process, please contact [email protected]