Paid Internship: Communications & Marketing


Job Description

Paid internship in Communications and Marketing
Employer: Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) - Quebec Office
Duration of the internship: from December 9, 2019 to April 9, 2020 (4 months)
Location: Montreal - Downtown
Salary and conditions: $ 18 / hour, 30 hours / week
Organization website:

The Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) is a national, not-for-profit organization founded in 1985 with a mission to support professional dancers in the various phases of transition related to their artistic, professional, and personal journeys.  Our members are at the beginning of their careers, mid-career or  considering transitioning away from dance. Our head office is located in Toronto. In 2002, the DTRC opened two additional offices to better serve the dance communities of Quebec and British Columbia.

As an organization that is working to embed the values of individual and group differences within its working environment, we strive to embrace the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives of our staff, members, arts community and partners. Indigenous peoples, people of colour, and people across the spectrums of gender, sexuality, age, and abilities are encouraged to apply.

This internship is specific to the operational needs of the Quebec office, which offers an open, dynamic, friendly and supportive work environment. The team is distinguished by its cheerful temperament and a strong spirit of mutual assistance, mutual trust and kindness to his members. We can’t wait to work with you!

Under the supervision of the Director, the incumbent is responsible for communications and marketing in the Province of Quebec. They will also be responsible for implementing the communications  plan developed specifically for the Quebec office More specifically, they will:
• Assist the Director in setting short term priorities for communications and marketing;
• Produce and manage original French-language content for the web (interviews with experts and artists involved in a career transition project);
- Research and highlight existing information relevant to the community to be served;
- Set up new media / social media postings and engage the community
- Identify the best promotional opportunities for the organization.

• College or university degree in communications, marketing, journalism, or other areas deemed relevant such as sociology, psychology, arts or cultural organization management. Graphic design training is an asset.
• Proven editorial experience including:
•    Perfect command of written and spoken French;
•    Functional English, written and spoken;
•    Demonstrated skills for the production and management of web content, media / social networks;
• Creative  spirit and rigor in the accomplishment of  tasks;
• Self-motivated and able to work independently;
• Positive attitude in an open and dynamic office environment;
• Good communicator and strong interpersonal skills;
• Management of priorities and sense of organization.

The candidate must also be eligible for the Young Canada Works program at The Department of Canadian Heritage.

The requirements are as follows:
• be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or have refugee status in Canada;
• Be legally authorized to work in Canada;
• Be between 15 and 30 years old when starting employment;
• Have completed the school year when starting employment;
• Cannot hold another full-time job during YCW employment;
• Be a recent graduate who has graduated from a college or university in the 24 months preceding the date of entry into office;
• Be unemployed or underemployed, that is, not be employed full-time;
• Are not receiving Employment Insurance benefits during YCW employment;
• Have not have been a participant or have received a salary under this or any other Career Focus Program funded under the Youth Employment Strategy /services/funding/government-employment-strategy.html from the Government of Canada.

The Quebec office of DTRC is committed to employment equity and encourages diversity and inclusion.
Please send your cover letter and resume no later than December 19, 2019, by email to:
For more information, please contact 514-284-1515.

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