Job Posting: 2017 Summer Jobs

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

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 tentatively scheduled to start Monday, May 8, 2017 (though if funding approval is delayed, the start date could be pushed back). 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: manager@cjsw.com.

Application deadline is Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM.
Interviews will be conducted in late April.

CJSW is an equal opportunity employer. Everyone is thanked for applying; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Festivals Coordinator

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with summer festivals to coordinate CJSW’s participation as sponsor. CJSW sponsors over 40 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 Community Development 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.
  • Develop and implement creative outreach strategy at the CJSW promotional booth during festivals.
  • Help to organize CJSW’s own annual charity street hockey tournament, the Slurpee Cup.

Required Skills

  • Excellent communicator with strong organizational and delegation skills.
  • Strong leader able to train volunteers and get others 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 to assess challenges and needs
  • Work with the Program Director to improve the multicultural programming on CJSW through outreach, programmer training, and community partnership
  • Promote CJSW’s multicultural programming through on air publicity, grassroots outreach at festivals, and through community groups
  • Assist in writing and producing on air advertising for cultural festivals and events throughout the summer
  • Act as an ambassador on behalf of the CJSW multicultural programming at festivals, events, and in the community
  • Assist multicultural hosts in creating noteworthy content such as: interviews, segments, live performances, etc.
  • Work with fellow students to help generate multicultural and intersectional content for English-language programming
  • Become a mentor for volunteers at the station, including young people and people with disabilities
  • Generate content to raise awareness around local Aboriginal issues and events
  • Produce content for upcoming yearly events, such as: Trans Day of Remembrance, Black History Month, World AIDS Day, LGBTQ Pride, International Women’s Day, and more.
  • Work with multicultural hosts to strengthen community relationships and endeavour to create new ones

Required Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional organization and delegation skills
  • Experience as a mentor is an asset
  • Open-minded and able to work with a culturally diverse group of people, organizations, and volunteers
  • Ability to lead and coordinate volunteers (experience an asset)
  • Highly motivated and able to see projects through to completion
  • Strong creative skills and ability to realize ideas
  • Strong understanding of the sound and mandate of non-commercial radio
  • Strong understanding of the communities within Calgary, and the importance of representation

Funding Drive and Special Events Coordinator

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Organize and prepare for CJSW’s annual fundraising campaign, held each year in October.
  • Assist in the implementation of a new CRM platform for the fundraising campaign.
  • Generate ideas for year-round fundraising events and campaigns in addition to the annual Funding Drive.
  • Design and implement marketing campaigns to inform the public about the CJSW Funding Drive and the other fundraising events.
  • Find an artist to create the Funding Drive logo for 2016.
  • Establish and monitor budgets, negotiate rates with suppliers and control expenses for the different fundraising initiatives.
  • Update and maintain a fundraising database of all CJSW Funding Drive contributors from past Funding Drives.
  • Contact current Friends Card businesses and confirm involvement for 2016 and update CJSW’s Friends Card contracts and create an electronic version to make them more accessible to businesses.
  • Seek out new businesses to add to Friends Card.
  • Ensure venues for FD events are available and reserved as well as seek out and confirm performances and activities for FD events.

Required Skills

  • Exemplary time-management skills.
  • Very strong organizational skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite, and experience working in a Mac environment.
  • Ability to work with strict deadlines.
  • Ability to delegate and coordinate tasks and responsibilities for volunteers.
  • Post-secondary education in arts or non-profit studies a strong asset.
  • Previous non-profit or fundraising experience an asset, although the position is intended to provide experience in the fundraising field.
  • Comfort working with budgets.
  • Web experience in design and editing is an asset.

Community News Coordinator

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Work under the guidance of the fill-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
    • Reviewing CJSW’s archives for relevant historic content that could be produced and contextualized for rebroadcast
    • Contacting interview subjects, publicists or event organizers to arrange an interview or to arrange recording of a lecture
    • Traveling within the Calgary region to record interviews and gather content.
    • 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
    • Historical preservation
  • 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, WordPress, and 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.

Music Librarian

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Work under the guidance and mentorship of the full-time Music Director to organize, maintain, develop and grow the CJSW music library. This process will include, but is not limited to:
  • Keeping up to date with newly released, as well as historically and culturally important music in order to select library material
  • Organizing releases in an accessible and effective way
  • Catalog maintenance, including the weeding out of non-necessary releases
  • Anticipating and reflecting upon station needs to ensure library is used and maintained as much as possible
  • Organization of library for specific genres that are classically difficult to organize, such as language minority music, local music, experimental/neo-classical music, jazz and others
  • Developing and maintenance of library database and catalog to improve programming efficiency
  • Developing library and closing gaps in catalog especially in language minority genres, Aboriginal peoples, local and Canadian music genres as well as other historically important recordings
  • Maintain the library catalogue by fixing incorrect or missing data and checking for duplicate entries.
  • Assist in creating resources about Canadian music and musical history for programmers and volunteers
  • Coordinate these projects with CJSW’s Music Director, programmers and volunteers.
  • Make the catalogue accessible to people with disabilities or low english literacy skills.
  • Update records to contain more complete information about genders, heritage and background.
  • Digitally convert, and catalog materials, especially local and Canadian materials for future access and posterity, and potentially make these materials available to the public based on cultural relevance.
  • Creation of a special event library, featuring a live performance and interview library. Organizing thousands of live performances and interviews that have aired on CJSW throughout the years. Digitally archiving and cataloging of these performances.
  • Lead a team of volunteer librarians and pass on library knowledge for further library development. This process will include, but is not limited to:
  • Recruit and instruct volunteers on how to maintain and use the CJSW catalogue to allow easy access to information.
  • Dealing with enquiries and assisting library users in accessing and problem solving catalog issues
  • Coordinate and train volunteers alongside CJSW’s Music Director to help with the actual digital archiving.

Required Skills

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

Music Coordinator

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Work under the guidance and mentorship of the full-time Music Director, while accessing station resources to grow CJSW’s involvement in the local and national music community.
  • Spearhead, manage and coordinate music based projects, which will include, but are not limited to:
    • Seek content and new partnerships for the Coming Up Calgary events listings
  • Coordinate local music submission drop boxes at local record stores, create submissions boxes, regularly collect music submissions from record stores
    • Coordinating music submissions to the ongoing Local Library Collection project in conjunction with Calgary Public Library
    • Communicating with artists and liaising with CD manufacturers to line up the annual live sessions compilation.
  • Coordinating summer concert series, booking artists and venues, coordinating logistics
  • Creating a live on CJSW podcast for syndication on other stations, contacting stations to set up syndication deals
  • Initiating action on podcast music project, contacting and commissioning local musicians to create “Library/Podcast Music” under the CJSW banner
  • Seeking live radio performance and interview opportunities
  • Live sound engineer, load in band equipment, setup studio equipment, sound check, bring the music to broadcast standards
  • Record artist station IDs, stingers, while bands are in the studio, or out in the field
  • Attending and acting as a station ambassador for CJSW partnered events, tabling
  • Seeking artists for artist in residency program
  • Seek musical partnerships with:
    • local, national community
    • U of C campus, MRU campus, SAIT and ACAD campuses
    • minority groups
    • all ages community
    • Aboriginal peoples

Required Skills

  • Task oriented and focused.
  • Strong working knowledge of computers, especially Macs.
  • Experience in recording engineering an asset
  • Working experience with databases, and other office apps
  • Strong musical knowledge.
  • Outgoing personality
  • Online research skills and asset.
  • Excellent oral and written communication 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.

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, with a particular emphasis on the variety of musical genres and cultural groups represented on our airwaves.
  • Manage social media campaigns.
  • 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 to establish a presence at community 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 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.