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2014 Summer Jobs

April 7th, 2014 by Myke Atkinson

**NOTE THE CJSW OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY APRIL 18TH FOR THE STATUTORY HOLIDAY. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION ON THAT DAY, PLEASE SUBMIT IT VIA EMAIL. THANK YOU.**

CJSW Radio has applied for grants for a number of summer positions this year through the Canada Summer Jobs program and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

These positions are limited to students who were enrolled in school over the past year, are between the ages of 18 and 30, and are returning to school full-time in the fall. The positions are as follows:

Full details on all of these positions are posted below.

These positions are scheduled to start Monday, May 5, 2014. The rate of pay is $13.00 per hour and the length of term is 16 weeks of full-time employment at 37.5 hours per week.

Please submit your cover letter and resume outlining why you want to work at CJSW this summer to CJSW’s Station Manager via email: cjswadm@ucalgary.ca. Alternatively, you can drop off or mail in your application to:

CJSW Station Manager

Rm 312, MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary

Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4

Interviews will be conducted in late April.

Application deadline is Friday, April 18, 2014 at 5:00 PM.


Festivals Coordinator

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with summer festivals to coordinate CJSW’s participation as sponsor. CJSW sponsors over 25 festivals each summer including Carifest, Blues Fest, Calgary International Film Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Greek Festival, Afrikadey!, Sled Island and many more.
  • Work with the CJSW Station Manager, Program Director and Volunteer Coordinator to plan and finalize sponsorship contracts with the organizations running festivals in Calgary.
  • Ensure the implementation of on air and print advertisements associated with sponsorship agreements and the Production Coordinator.
  • Schedule and train volunteers to be at festival booths and provide community outreach.
  • Coordinate and create CJSW promotional materials such as brochures, program guides, etc. to enhance the festival experience.
  • Organize CJSW’s own annual charity street hockey tournament, the Slurpee Cup.
  • Work with the CJSW Station Manager, Program Director and Volunteer Coordinator to plan and finalize sponsorship contracts with the organizations running festivals in Calgary.

Required Skills

  • Excellent communicator with strong organizational and delegation skills.
  • Strong leader able to train volunteers and get other motivated.
  • Prepared to balance a number of priorities against tight deadlines.
  • Open minded and prepared to work with culturally diverse groups, organizations and volunteers.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate large numbers of volunteers.
  • Problem solving, setting timelines and following up with phone and email correspondence is an important part of this multi-project-based position.
  • Experience with computers, graphic and/or art design is an asset.

Multicultural Coordinator

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Meet with multicultural program hosts and volunteers to assess needs.
  • Work closely with the CJSW Program Director to further improve and promote the multicultural programs on CJSW.
  • Produce promotional material – creating spots to be aired promoting each show, gathering and posting show info to the CJSW website, and, if necessary, developing any appropriate print material.
  • Assist in writing and producing advertisements for cultural festivals and events.
  • Assist multicultural programmers in developing newsworthy content and arranging interviews and guests.
  • Produce stock content for yearly cultural events, such as Black History Month and International Women’s Day.
  • Develop outreach initiatives for multicultural communities to increase community involvement.

Required Skills

  • Excellent communicator with strong organizational and delegation skills.
  • Open minded and prepared to work with culturally diverse groups, organizations and volunteers.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate large numbers of volunteers.
  • Self-starter and finisher of projects.
  • Strong understanding of the sound of non-commercial radio.

Community News Coordinator

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Work under the guidance of the full-time News Director to produce, present, and promote at least one hour of CJSW’s news and spoken word content per week. This process will include, but is not limited to:
    • Performing the necessary research into a subject
    • Contacting interview subjects, publicists or event organizers to arrange an interview or to arrange recording of a lecture
    • Writing a proper question line
    • Conducting an engaging interview
    • Editing the interview or lecture for broadcast
    • Writing and recording narration
    • Preparing the segment for broadcast with appropriate music beds
    • Promoting the segment via CJSW’s website and social media
  • It will be the responsibility of the Community News Coordinator to ensure that all content aligns with CJSW’s news and spoken word department mandate which strives to cover local issues and events not given adequate coverage by mainstream media.
  • All coverage will be local in nature with additional emphasis given to issues with a focus on:
    • The arts community
    • First Nations and Metis Canadians
    • Newcomers to Canada
    • The environment
    • Homelessness
    • Community building
    • Calgarians living with disabilities
  • Operate as a leader within the news department, regularly communicating with the News Coordinator and assisting in the coordination of volunteer programmers.
  • Become familiar with CJSW’s in-house news and spoken word educational materials (guides, tutorials, policies) and suggest updates where appropriate.
  • Maintain CJSW’s news and specialty programming contact database.
  • Establish, manage and maintain accounts for various social networking programs with a goal of community outreach and promotion of spoken word programs.

Required Skills

  • Although this position is designed to directly develop career-experience in the field of broadcast journalism, a desired candidate would already have a base knowledge of how to provide CJSW listeners with a fair, accurate, and balanced account of events and issues.
  • A familiarity with local cultural, environmental, and community organizations here in the City of Calgary.
  • A technical education relating to recording, editing and producing radio here at CJSW will be provided, however prior knowledge of sound production facilities and technology would be an asset.
  • Ability to train and work with new volunteers looking to produce news and spoken word content here at CJSW.
  • An understanding of social networking tools like Facebook, Twitter and WordPress, as well as the Adobe Design Suite.
  • Ability to work closely with the News Director and Program Director to develop new initiatives for creating and publicizing spoken word content.

Archivist

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develop a plan to digitize CJSW’s culturally valuable physical archives of radio interviews, musical performances and historic moments from the past 28 years.
  • Digitally archive, catalogue and tag materials for future access and use, and potentially make these materials available to the public based on cultural relevance.
  • Coordinate and train volunteers alongside CJSW’s Production Coordinator to help with the actual digitization.
  • Create a plan to better archive and catalogue future on-air interviews and musical performances.
  • Coordinate special projects such as live recordings and live studio sessions (recording bands and musicians).
  • Work with CJSW’s Engineer and News Director to maintain, repair and troubleshoot CJSW’s production facilities and equipment.

Required Skills

  • Working knowledge of sound production facilities and technology, including Logic Pro and ProTools, digital recorders, etc.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and strong leadership.
  • Good decision-making abilities to solve problems.
  • Creative and open to ideas.
  • Desire to develop technical and practical (“hands on”) skills through experience.

Programming/Promotions Coordinator

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Create and design CJSW promotional materials such as brochures, info packages, pamphlets, program guides, etc. for distribution at local music, art and cultural festivals. Develop a comprehensive marketing plan to promote the diversity of CJSW’s programming.
  • Develop a comprehensive marketing plan to promote the diversity of CJSW’s programming, with a particular emphasis on the variety of musical genres and cultural groups represented on our airwaves.
  • Work with Festivals Coordinator to actively develop CJSW’s participation as a sponsor of the summer festivals including Carifest, Greek Festival, Afrikadey!, Aboriginal Awareness Week, Calgary International Film Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Sled Island and more with CJSW staff and volunteers.
  • Coordinate special events, projects and promotions for internal and external audiences, such as CJSW’s fundraising events and live “on-location” broadcasts.
  • Organize CJSW’s own annual charity street hockey tournament, the Slurpee Cup.
  • Recruit, train, and organize CJSW volunteers for sponsored events.
  • Work with the CJSW staff to create and implement outreach campaigns to promote the station and the diverse programming found on CJSW.
  • Provide creative graphic design assistance for the CJSW website and other social media networks.

Required Skills

  • Although this position is designed to directly develop career-experience in the field of marketing and public relations, a desired candidate would already have some experience with computers and graphic design programs and software.
  • Strong organizational, multitasking and planning skills.
  • Possess excellent communication and delegation skills.
  • Marketing knowledge and experience.
  • Education or a strong interest in art design is an asset.

Multicultural News Coordinator

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Work under the guidance of the full-time News Director to produce, present, and promote at least one hour of CJSW’s news and spoken word content per week. This process will include, but is not limited to:
    • Performing the necessary research into a subject
    • Contacting interview subjects, publicists or event organizers to arrange an interview or to arrange recording of a lecture
    • Writing a proper question line
    • Conducting an engaging interview
    • Editing the interview or lecture for broadcast
    • Writing and recording narration
    • Preparing the segment for broadcast with appropriate music beds
    • Promoting the segment via CJSW’s website and social media
  • It will be the responsibility of the Multicultural News Coordinator to ensure that all content aligns with CJSW’s news and spoken word department mandate which strives to cover local issues and events not given adequate coverage by mainstream media.
  • All coverage will be local in nature with additional emphasis given to issues with a cultural focus.
  • Operate as a leader within the news department, regularly communicating with the News Coordinator and assisting in the coordination of volunteer programmers.
  • Become familiar with CJSW’s in-house news and spoken word educational materials (guides, tutorials, policies) and suggest updates where appropriate.
  • Maintain CJSW’s news and specialty programming contact database.
  • Establish, manage and maintain accounts for various social networking programs with a goal of community outreach and promotion of spoken word programs.

Required Skills

  • Although this position is designed to directly develop career-experience in the field of broadcast journalism, a desired candidate would already have a base knowledge of how to provide CJSW listeners with a fair, accurate, and balanced account of events and issues.
  • A familiarity with local cultural organizations, issues and events here in the City of Calgary.
  • A technical education relating to recording, editing and producing radio here at CJSW will be provided, however prior knowledge of sound production facilities and technology would be an asset.
  • Ability to train and work with new volunteers looking to produce news and spoken word content here at CJSW.
  • An understanding of social networking tools like Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress, as well as the Adobe Design Suite.
  • Ability to work closely with the News Director and Program Director to develop new initiatives for creating and publicizing multicultural content.

International Women’s Day 2014

March 4th, 2014 by marc

March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Which is as good a day as any to remind our listeners that CJSW is the proud home of Calgary’s only feminist/women’s radio program:

Yeah, What She Said!

YeahWhatSheSaid

Hosted by Emily, Jennie, Sarah and Sarelle
Mondays from 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Next Show: March 10, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

 Each week your hosts Emily, Jennie, Sarah and Sarelle explore various issues that affect women locally, nationally and globally. Visit womensradiocalgary.blogspot.com for more info! And visit cjsw.com/program/ywss for access to all of their podcasted episodes. Here is just a small sample of some of their work from the past year:


Interview with the women’s studies and feminist club

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In this episode we chat with Jody Raphael, author of Rape is Rape: How Denial, Distortion and Victim Blaming are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis. Jody is a professor of law and specializes in the area of violence against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and the sex trade industry.
Original air date: July 22, 2013.


Violence against women and Take Back the Night

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In this episode we discuss violence against women and Take Back the Night, an annual event dedicated to raising awareness about gender based violence. Our guests are Jennifer Mitchell from Take Back the Night Calgary, and Joe Campbell, a sexual assault educator with Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse.
Original air date: September 16, 2013.


Interview with Jody Raphael, author of Rape is Rape

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In this episode we chat with Jody Raphael, author of Rape is Rape: How Denial, Distortion and Victim Blaming are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis. Jody is a professor of law and specializes in the area of violence against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and the sex trade industry.
Original air date: July 22, 2013.


Issues Within the Feminist Community

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In this episode, Jennie and Allison are joined by Dr. Dawn Johnston, an instructor in Communications at the University of Calgary. Topics discussed include problems within the feminist community, ways in which feminists can be hard on each other, and how we can make the feminist community a more welcoming place.

Original air date: January 7, 2013.


Interview with Rebecca Sullivan from the Institute for Gender Research

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In this episode we chat with Rebecca Sullivan, director of the newly re-launched Institute for Gender Research at the University of Calgary. The IGR is a research organization dedicated to the study of gender and sexual diversity.

Original air date: September 23, 2013


Gender and hip hop culture

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Dr. Maki Motapanyane is an assistant professor of Women’s Studies at Mount Royal University. She is the author of the book “Mothering in hip-hop culture: Representation and experience.” This semester she has been teaching a course on Race, Femininity & Representation. One of the assignments was for students to conduct informal opinion surveys about hip hop culture and gender among their peers. After the interviews, the students analyzed the common themes from the respondents’ answers, then came on the radio show to share some of their findings. Original air date: December 9, 2013.


IWD Events happening in Calgary

International Women’s Day 2014 Calgary

Community Fair & Noon-hour Rally
Thursday, March 6th @ 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Jack Singer Hall, EPCOR Centre
Proclamation & Greetings from the City by Mayor Naheed Nenshi (TBC)
Entertainment to celebrate IWD 2014

More information… 

Family-Friendly Community Events
Saturday, March 8, 2013 @ 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Youth-led interactive celebration of women and girls
In partnership with YMCA and CIWA, at select Calgary Public Libraries:
Crowfoot, Forest Lawn, Saddletowne, Shawnessy

More information… 


Women’s Leadership Conference

What: Women’s Leadership Conference
When: Saturday, March 8, 2014, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Where: MacEwan Conference & Event Centre, University of Calgary
Registration Fee: FREE for U of C Students

More information…


2014 Student’s Union Election at the University of Calgary

February 26th, 2014 by marc

As part of our coverage of the 2014 Student’s Union elections here at the University of Calgary, CJSW offered interviews to all candidates running for a position. The election will be happening here at the U of C from Tuesday March 4th until Thursday March 6th. For more information on how to vote as well as information on all of the candidates’ platforms please visit su.ucalgary.ca/elections.

If you are a candidate who has not yet booked an interview with CJSW, please contact news@cjsw.com to schedule one. 

President:

David Beninger:

Jarett Henry:

Heather McCreedy:

Jacob Nasser:

Supercow:

Contact news@cjsw.com to schedule an interview… 

VP Academic:

Hana Kadri:

Lauren  Voss:

VP External:

Tsering  Asha:

Desmond Mitic:

Contact news@cjsw.com to schedule an interview… 

Levi Nilson:

Kyle  Schole:

VP Operations & Finance:

Ilyas Gora:

Ahmad  Nasser:

Adam Swertz:

VP Student Life:

Amir Ahadzadeh:

Jonah Ardiel:

Mallory Lupick:

Zainab  Malik:

CJSW Referendum:

Donald MacLeod (No Side)
Kai Sinclair (Yes Side):

Engineering Rep:

Brayden Kooistra:

Annicia  Phu:

Parsa Samavati:

Kinesiology Rep:

Stephan  Guscott:

Heather Leitner:

Medicine Rep:

Carsten Krueger:

Maja Rakic:

Contact news@cjsw.com to schedule an interview… 

Tejeswin (Jovey) Sharma:

Science Rep:

Keean Bexte:

Amy Li:

Ziad Paracha:

Taylor Woo:

Senate:

Mark Fiselier:

Emily  Macphail:

Alex Procyk:

Pavit Sidhu:

Scott Vu:

Board of Governors:

Michael  Geib:

Shubir Shaikh:

Michael  Smith:

Vet Med Rep:

Ally  Chen:

Shannon Phelps:

Contact news@cjsw.com to schedule an interview… 

Blythe  Sola Vet Med:

Contact news@cjsw.com to schedule an interview… 

Arts Representatives:

Haider Ali:

Sarah Amiry And Tonie Minhas:

Khulud Baig:

Chris Bell:

Ala Buzreba:

Kevin Capuno:

Chant Cowen:

Gurjaiveer  Dhillon:

Peter Dormaar:

Contact news@cjsw.com to schedule an interview… 

Billy Kupkee:

Contact news@cjsw.com to schedule an interview… 

Kirsty McGowan and Kalista Sherbaniuk:

Jacob McGregor:

Contact news@cjsw.com to schedule an interview… 

Michael  Metcalf:

Lexi Narowski and Tina Shaygan:

Andrew Sennyah:

GIVEAWAY: Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast CD

February 6th, 2014 by Kat Dornian

Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast‘s new album, Martel, will be out Tuesday, February 11th. Do you want a signed copy of this powerful new project by Bedouin Soundclash’s guitarist and vocalist? Leaving reggae in the back pocket, Jay has struck out to do powerful folk music inspired by the sea on his new album.

How to Enter:

To enter, head over to Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast interactive website - http://www.whoismartel.com/ and find the answer to any of these questions:

  1. On a boat in Bristol, England, Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast play what song?
  2. What song plays during the video of the world turning?
  3. What song does Jay Malinowski play live off the floor in Vancouver?
  4. What is the caption under the picture of the Berlin Wall?
  5. In a video, who is reading the Robert Service poem, “The Men Who Don’t Fit In”?

Tweet or Instagram your answer(s) to @CJSW with the tag #whoismartel. Each correct answer will get an entry into the draw.

Prize:

One winner will receive a signed CD copy of Martel by Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast.

Deadline:

The contest closes Friday, February 14th at 3:00pm MST.

Rules:

Open to residents of Canada. Maximum of five entries allowed per entrant.

Prospects for 2014

January 10th, 2014 by Kat Dornian

There’s always a ton of music each year, but here’s some stuff that CJSW DJs are extra excited for.

ROCK!

Band of Horses - Acoustic at the Ryman

Cloud Nothings

FAILURE

G. Green

HEALTH

Liars

The Notwist – Close To The Glass

The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits

The Rentals

Shellac

Slates - Taiga

St. Vincent - St. Vincent

Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra - Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything

The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream

White Lung

 

METAL!

Axel Rudi Pell – Into The Storm

Blind Guardian – A Traveler’s Guide to Space And Time

Crystal Viper

Freedom Call – Beyond

Iced Earth – Plagues Of Babylon

Iron Saviour – Rise Of The Hero

Persuader – The Fiction Maze

Primal Fear – Delivering The Black

Ring Of Fire – Battle of Leningrad

Silent Force -Rising From Ashes

Sonata Arctica

Stormwarrior

 

FOLK, BLUES, ROOTS AND COUNTRY!

Johnny Cash – Out Among The Stars

The Wooden Sky

 

HIP-HOP, SOUL AND FUNK!

Wu-Tang Clan – A Better Tomorrow

 

Electronic!

Actress- Ghettoville 

Flying Lotus

Grimes

The Jaydes- The Jaydes

Untold- Black Light Spiral

 

EVENTS!

Sled Island 2014

Nick Cave in Calgary (June 27th)

 

2013 Calgary Municipal Election

September 23rd, 2013 by marc

CALL 403-220-5000 or pledge online to support CJSW News/Spoken word initiatives!

Also: don’t be a dummy. VOTE!

The 2013 Calgary Municipal election is happening Monday, October 21st. CJSW has teamed up with the (non-partisan) folks over at Civic Camp to bring our listeners unedited recordings of Councilor forums being held in all 14 Wards as well as the Mayoral Forum happening here at the University of Calgary. Make sure to check back here for recordings of the forums as they come in! To find the forum happening in your ward CJSW has put together this handy map: Check back here as our recordings come in…Thank you to CJSW’s amazing volunteers who have made these recordings possible!

Mayoral Forum

Candidates in attendance:

Part 1:

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Part 2:

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Candidate not in attendance:

Ward 1

Candidates in attendance:

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Ward 2

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Ward 3

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Ward 4

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Ward 5

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Ward 6

Candidates in attendance:

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Ward 7

Candidates in attendance:

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Ward 8

Candidates in attendance:

Part 1:

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Part 2: Coming soon… We are working out some technical issues… 

Ward 9

Candidates in attendance:

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Candidates not in attendance:

Ward 10

Candidates in attendance:

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Ward 11

Candidates in attendance:

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Ward 12

Candidates in attendance:

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Ward 13

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Ward 14

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CJSW Programmers Nominated for 2013 Black Gold Awards

September 19th, 2013 by marc

CJSW is proud to announce that three of our volunteer programmers have been nominated for this year’s Black Gold Awards. The Black Gold Awards honor those amongst Alberta’s African, Caribbean and Afro-Canadian communities that have achieved greatness in their respective domains.

Stefan Lewis, the host of  Knotted Roots which airs on Sunday afternoons at 3pm and Drew Atlas, the host of Carnival Mix which airs on Saturdays at 6pm are both up for the award of “Media Personality of the Year”. Drew has also been nominated in the category of “Promoter of the Year”.  Also Monice Peter, a co-host of Breaking Techniques which airs every sunday night at 6pm is up in the category of “Actor/Actress of the Year”. The awards are people’s choice awards so make sure to vote! blackgoldawards.ca/vote

Funding Drive Assistant Job Posting

September 11th, 2013 by Kat Dornian

Eligibility criteria can be viewed on the SCIP website.

The annual CJSW Funding Drive is an award-winning fundraising event for CJSW 90.9 FM, Calgary community radio station. Each year for one week in October, CJSW works to engage listeners and gain their financial support. It is a vital part of the station’s funding, and a highly anticipated annual event. The Funding Drive Assistant will assist the Funding Drive Coordinator with the management of the donor database, organizing mail outs to the donors and other tasks related to the fundraising campaign. If tasks are finished before the completion of the term the intern will help with the library database.

Ideal for someone with Course Work in:

  • Database Management
  • Public Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Communications
  • Information Management

Some specialized skills required:

  • Attention to detail
  • Inter-personal skills
  • Time management

What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:

  • Organizing mailouts for donors
  • Entering data into funding drive database
  • Maintaining an organized and complete database

Internship Type: In Office

Office Location: Room 312 MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary Calgary

Position Start Date: October 11th 2013

Apply Online.

CJSW Music Librarian Job Posting

August 27th, 2013 by Kat Dornian

Eligibility criteria can be viewed on the SCIP website.

The Music Librarian at CJSW will help the Music Director with development and implementation of a digital music library. This will include implementing a catalog system for maintenance of the library (eg: CD and record repairs, ordering replacements); helping programmers and volunteers learn how to use the library; recruiting and instructing volunteers on how to maintain and use the CJSW catalogue to allow easy access to information; recruiting volunteers to catalogue library items and keep the library neat and organized; replacing missing library materials by finding album artwork online, asking labels or bands for copies, or burning new copies; and co-ordinating these projects with CJSW’s Music Director, programmers and volunteers.

Ideal for someone with Course Work in:

  • Library Studies
  • Music

Some specialized skills required:

  • Task oriented and focused
  • Strong working knowledge of computers especially Macs
  • Online research skills an asset
  • Experience and/or education in library organization is an asset
  • Working experience with databases
  • Strong musical knowledge

What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:

  • Catalogued the CJSW music library
  • Trained volunteers to take over when term is done
  • Maintained a clean and organized database

Internship Type: In Office

Office Location: Room 312 MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary Calgary

Apply Online.

Globalfest’s 2013 Human Rights Forum

August 12th, 2013 by marc

CJSW is proud to be a media parter for this year’s Globalfest Human Rights Forum. Recordings of this year’s talks will be broadcast on CJSW 90.9FM and made availibe here on our  website in the near future. For more information of the events please make sure to visit GlobalFest’s website.

As always the forum addresses Calgary’s commitment to ending racism and discrimination, and this year the specific focus is on women. All of the talks will be happening down at the Glenbow Museum (130-9 Ave SE) and run from 12pm until 1:30pm. The individual forum topics for this year are:

Monday, August 12: Multiculturalism and Women in the Workforce

  • Moderator - Bindu Suri – Reporter/Anchor, Global TV Calgary
  • Speaker - Fariborz Birjandian – Executive Director, Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
  • Speaker - Josephine Pon – Board Chair, Immigrants Services Calgary
  • Speaker - Umashanie Reddy – Umashanie Reddy – Diversity Services Manager, Calgary Public Library

Tuesday, August 13: Multiculturalism and Women in Post-Secondary Education

  • Moderator - Blaine Favel – Chancellor, University of Saskatchewan / President & CEO, One Earth Oil and Gas Inc.
  • Speaker - Sharon Carry – President and CEO, Bow Valley College
  • Speaker - Hope Henderson – Vice-President, University Advancement – Mount Royal University
  • Speaker - Stacey Barefoot – International Student Advisor, Sait Polytechnic

Wednesday, August 14: Multiculturalism and Violence Against Women

  • Moderator - Tahirih Foroozan – CJSW Multicultural Coordinator
  • Speaker - Rob Tripp – Crime Writer and Investigative Journalist
  • Speaker - Cst Paban Dhaliwal – Senior Constable Level I, Diversity Resource Team, South Asian Portfolio – Calgary Police Service
  • Speaker - Sidrah Mobeen – Community Advocate
  • Speaker - Hira Javed – Rahmah Muslim Women’s Centre

Thursday, August 15: Aboriginal Women and Leadership

  • Moderator - Rebecca Stuparyk – Artist Educator and Public Participation Specialist
  • Speaker - Monique Bateman – Senior Vice President – TD Canada Trust, Prairie Region
  • Speaker - Cst Cindy Provost – Aboriginal Liaison Officer, Calgary Police Service
  • Speaker - Charlene Hellson – Performer & Artist

Friday, August 16: Multiculturalism in the LGBTA Environment

  • Moderator - Paul Welch – Artistic Director, Third Street Theatre
  • Speaker - Pam Krause – Executive Director, Calgary Sexual Health Centre
  • Speaker - Michelle Wong – Business Affairs Manager, Corkscrew Media Inc.
  • Speaker - Dale Lee Kwong – ENG News Editor, Essayist, Poet and Playwright