Summer Programs Assistant – Job Call

Deadline for Applications: May 17th, 5pm, 2021
Time-line: 13 weeks June – Aug. 2021 (dates are flexible)
Hours: part-time (approximately 21hrs / week)
Pay: $6,500 flat rate for the duration of the contract (no payroll deductions)
Location: AFCOOP Office, 1531 Grafton Street, Halifax/Kjipuktuk, Nova Scotia* 

AFCOOP is looking to bring on board a Summer Programs Assistant to help with our summer training initiatives and programs. This position is funded through a partnership and the successful candidate must be 30 years of age or under as of June 1st 2021. 

Job Components:

The Summer Programs Assistant will work with AFCOOP’s Programs and Outreach Coordinator to plan, coordinate, promote and facilitate AFCOOP’s summer training initiatives and programs. Tasks will include: sourcing instructors; communicating with participants; assisting with the creation of promotional material; social media promotion; registration coordination; online workshop set up and hosting; feedback gathering and final reporting. 

AFCOOP is looking for someone who has an interest in and/or background in filmmaking or media art. Additional preferred qualifications include strong communication skills and experience working with google drive. Skills not required but will be considered favourably include: graphic design, video editing, website design and experience using online training and communication platforms like Zoom. 

*COVID-19 note: This position is based in the AFCOOP office in downtown Halifax, however, AFCOOP staff are currently working primarily from  home. Depending on Provincial guidelines in June this position may be remote or in the office. Mask wearing and proper hand sanitization will be required when interacting with the public. 

To Apply:

Please fill out this application form which will include the submission of a resume and cover letter as PDFs by May 17th, 5pm.

AFCOOP is committed to providing equal employment opportunities within our organization to those who come from under-represented and equity seeking communities. There will be an opportunity for self-identification on the application form.

Any questions please contact Executive Director Martha Cooley:


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 operates with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of Nova Scotia and the City of Halifax.