Internship: Research and Communications Coordinator- Dancer Transition Resource Centre

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Location: Remote,

Company: Dancer Transition Resource Centre


Position:  Internship: Research and Communications Coordinator

Term: September 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023

Salary: Part/Time, up to 30 hours per week – $16.00 per hour (plus a Performance Bonus at end of term)

Start Date:

Application Deadline:

Posted Date: 08/22/2022


The candidate will receive supervision from the BC Program Manager (Vancouver). The ideal candidate would be preferred to be situated within the western region.

This position is ideal for a dance student in their upper year of study who is interested to understand the professional reality of a dance career – including who’s who, what’s what, how to craft their path, and where to go for information and support. Through internship activities and interaction with the supervisor (an experienced artist, scholar, educator, arts manager and leader in the field), the candidate will have access to insights and information about the many career possibilities for working in dance in Canada, along with supported opportunities to practice networking with the local and national community and to learn about the myriad services that exist for professional dance artists.

About The Team

Founded in 1985, the Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) is a national, charitable organization dedicated to helping dancers make necessary transitions into, within, and from professional performing careers. We also operate as a bilingual resource centre for the dance community, the general public, and support activities that improve the socioeconomic conditions of artists across the country.

The DTRC is an organization that is working to embed the values of individual and group differences within its culture. We strive to embrace the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives of our board, 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.
As a world leader in dancer transition, we are active participants in international conferences and research initiatives and help drive change within the dance community.

The National office of the DTRC is keen to welcome an intern to the position of Research and Communications Coordinator. This internship position has created a unique opportunity for the incumbent to become a vital member of our team working mainly with the programming department gaining experience in research, administrative and program support skills.

Your Role

Working closely with the BC Program Manager, the Research and Communications Intern will have the opportunity to participate in and develop their skills through the following activities:
• planning sessions and networking meetings (depending on scheduling) in preparation for the DTRC’s annual On the Move Conference for graduating/emerging dance artists
• streamlining and developing the organization’s resource materials (print and digital), including mapping resources and service relationships across the organization’s network of partners
• drafting a plan for future management of the organization’s resource materials
• research and development for existing and new DTRC programs for dancers at various stages
• related research and communications activities as appropriate and relevant to the intern’s own areas of interest

Qualifications and Skills

The ideal candidate will be a dance (optimal), theatre or communications student in their upper year of study with:
-strong written and verbal communications skills
-experience in research processes
-excellent organizational capacity
-high attention to detail
-interest in educational initiatives

The ideal candidate will also be:
-self-motivated and able to self-direct
-a critical thinker
-open, adaptable and willing to collaborate actively
-able to commit to a regular schedule with some independent work
In addition, experience in private dance studio training and competition would be welcome. Digital design skills and the ability to read French would be assets.

How to apply

Special Notes

DTRC’s National office team is currently working remotely, but has positively shifted to a virtual work environment, which has continued to contribute to co-development work. In doing so, everyone’s expertise is continuously shared. The incumbent will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with the regional offices (Vancouver and Montreal) in addition to representatives in Calgary, Winnipeg, and Atlantic Region involved in the execution of local and national projects.

The national office offers a regular opportunity for training and growth as it serves as the hub for our dancer members, affiliate organizations, and advocacy activities conducted in partnership with others by the organization. It is a vibrant place favorable to networking.