Internship Opportunity

Thank you for your interest in our 2021 internship opportunities. 

Since its formation in 2017, The Society of We Are Canadians Too has co-organized cultural arts events that share and celebrate the diversity of perspectives in Vancouver. All events led by SWACT are approached with the purposes to advance the public’s appreciation of visual and performing arts, create events that present the works of artists, and provide a forum for artists to reach the community. Such events include: Celebrate the Accents, LunarFest, and The Lantern City.

This year’s event will be a mixture of virtual and physical activities, and with the impact of COVID-19, the importance for the world to reflect should be emphasized in everything we do going forward.

We are seeking highly passionate and like-minded individuals to join us. This is a great opportunity for interested students to utilize their education and training in a real-world application with real content and deadlines in many aspects.

These are remote positions until it is suitable to return to the office in BC.

Available Positions

Job Description:

We are looking for budding graphic artists to assist in developing visual and promotional assets, print and online advertisements, installation and exhibition artwork, and other design work for various event programs.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside the Artistic Director and senior Designers
  • Develop visual and promotional assets, installation and exhibition artwork
  • Perform design work related to ACSEA activities
  • Assist with delivery of event content and programming, archival coverage, and other event specific tasks during event days

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite – Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, XD, etc
  • Have good artistic sense and be highly creative
  • Enthusiastic personality
  • Ability to multi-task and manage many different projects simultaneously
  • Willingness to learn
  • Strong time management ability to meet changing priorities while meeting strict deadlines
  • Experience working in a highly collaborative environment
  • Strong detail-oriented and organized

Job Description:

We are seeking an individual who has experience in video editing who can help in the organization, editing, and processing of video files. Ability to draw and create graphic animations are a plus.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside the Artistic Director and senior Designers
  • Produce and develop video content
  • Manage in all areas of video production including shooting, audio and editing post production
  • Deliver multiple versions of each video, optimized for various social media platforms
  • Assist with delivery of event content and programming, archival coverage, and other event specific tasks during event days

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite – Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, etc
  • Ability to create high quality video animations and transitions
  • Have good artistic sense and be highly creative
  • Enthusiastic personality
  • Ability to multi-task and manage many different projects simultaneously
  • Willingness to learn
  • Strong time management ability to meet changing priorities while meeting strict deadlines
  • Experience working in a highly collaborative environment
  • Strong detail-oriented and organized

Job Description:

We are seeking 3D Visual Artists who will work alongside the Website Administrator and Artistic Director to design, model, and implement 3D artwork into our event websites as part of the cultural event programming.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside the Artistic Director and senior Designers
  • Create 3D Modeling and 3D Animation for our art project
  • Create 3D images from scratch
  • Develop and refine animation in collaboration with our design team
  • Assist with delivery of event content and programming, archival coverage, and other event specific tasks during event days

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Proficiency in 3D softwares, like ZBbrush, 3ds Max, Maya, etc
  • Ability to create high quality video animations and transitions
  • Experience working in a creative setting, with proven ability to participate in design discussions
  • Ability to multi-task and manage many different projects simultaneously
  • Willingness to learn
  • Strong time management ability to meet changing priorities while meeting strict deadlines
  • Experience working in a highly collaborative environment
  • Strong detail-oriented and organized

Job Description:

We are looking for a Web + 3D Visual Designer to support our growing team. The role will cover web layout design deliverables for festival websites and implement 3D visual artwork into online galleries as required. 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside the Artistic Director and Website Administrator
  • Design and create website layouts 
  • Responsible for the online art gallery experience on our festival websites
  • Upload festival program content to our website using WordPress platform
  • Check website content for accuracy
  • Assist with delivery of event content and programming, archival coverage, and other event specific tasks during event days

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Have a high-level proficiency in Adobe Suite – XD, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Javascript
  • Well versed in modern UI / UX principles and put these principles into websites
  • Ability to work very closely with designers and respect pixel perfect design
  • Aesthetically inclined and an appreciation for good design
  • Willingness to learn
  • Strong time management ability to meet changing priorities while meeting strict deadlines
  • Experience working in a highly collaborative environment
  • Strong detail-oriented and organized

Job Description:

We are looking for a Front-End Developer with WordPress Experience who will work alongside the Website Administrator and Artistic Director to build and maintain the structure of the event websites.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Create responsive and custom WordPress websites using Elementor page builder as a foundation, and able to tailor the rest of the site to match mockups
  • Upload festival program content to our website using WordPress platform
  • Optimize SEO of WordPress websites
  • Recommend and implement website performance improvements
  • Development, debugging and maintenance of existing and new WordPress web projects
  • Check website content for accuracy
  • Proofread and edit the text before publishing
  • Assist with delivery of event content and programming, archival coverage, and other event specific tasks during event days

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong HTML5, CSS3, PHP, MySQL, JQuery skills
  • Experience with servers / hosting
  • Ability to work very closely with designers and respect pixel perfect design
  • Aesthetically inclined and an appreciation for good design
  • Having hands-on experience creating wireframes by using Adobe XD would be assets
  • Knowledgeable on current best practices and trends in user experience/user interfaces
  • Strong time management ability to meet changing priorities while meeting strict deadlines
  • Experience working in a highly collaborative environment
  • Strong detail-oriented and organized
These positions are supported by the Canada Summer Jobs program. It is required that the intern be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or with refugee protection. Age 15-30. If you are not qualified for these guidelines but still wish to build your resume, we welcome you for our volunteer positions.

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