AFCOOP is Hiring

Deadline: November 27th 5pm 2017
Start Date: Dec. 11th 2017
Contract: 30 hrs / week for 25 weeks
Rate of Pay: $15/hr
Eligibility: This internship is funded through the Youth Internship Program. Candidates must be eligible for YIP in order to apply.
Language: Primarily English with some French

Job Description: The Outreach and Communications Intern will work on AFCOOP’s new program, “Languages of Nova Scotia” a training and production program focused on creating five non-English language short films in partnership with community groups and cultural liaisons. The OCI will assist with the planning and promotion of the professional development and production phase of this project in the winter and spring of 2018. In this role the OCI will liaise with diverse cultural groups to distribute information about the program, assist with the development of the training component and assist with the implementation of the professional development and production phase of the project.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position will have a background in the film & television industry and/or art practice/administration. They may have gained this experience either through formal training at a university or community college, through on-the-job experience, through volunteer experience or personal practice. In addition to this background, the candidate should have basic computer skills (familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet programs and email clients), preferably in a Macintosh environment. Other skills that will be looked upon favourably but are not required include: graphic design, website design/maintenance, database management experience, journalism or PR background.

Youth Internship Program – Cultural Human Resource Council: Eligible candidates are entry-level and emerging cultural professionals who have graduated from college or university within the past 24 months and have recently entered the workforce. You must be unemployed or under-employed, between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusively), a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. You may not be in receipt of Employment Insurance benefits immediately before or during the internship and may not have participated in any of the Youth Employment Strategy Work Experience Programs targeted at post-secondary graduates. You also must not have been previously employed by the host organization. For more information about YIP click here.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter as one PDF labeled with your first and last name by email to AFCOOP’s Executive Director Martha Cooley ( with the subject line: “Outreach and Communications Intern” by Nov. 27th 5pm 2017.

Equal Employment Opportunity: AFCOOP is committed to providing equal employment opportunities within our organization to the four designated groups (as defined by the Canadian Human Rights Commission): women; Aboriginal peoples; persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

AFCOOP: Established in 1974 the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP) is a non-profit, community organization dedicated to supporting the production and presentation of independent film and moving image-based work in a collaborative, learning environment. AFCOOP’s main activities include workshops, training programs, equipment rentals, screenings and networking events.