KAPISANAN seeks an Arts Program Coordinator Intern!

POSITION AVAILABLE @ KAPISANAN: Arts Program Coordinator Intern! REPORTS TO: Technical Coordinator, Executive Director, Outreach & Programs Manager

Interested in experiencing “THE BEST JOB EVER”? Kapisanan is seeking an intern to work directly with our Outreach & Programs Manager. The Kapisanan Arts Program Coordinator Internship provides a learning experience during which you will get to participate in all aspects of Kapisanan. During this program you will have an opportunity to gain experience in the field and enhance your skills while working under the direction of professional mentors. The Arts Program Coordinator Intern will play a key role in implementing Kapisanan's dynamic series of Arts & Cultural programming. From the Critical Filipino History Workshop series, Filipino Language classes, to the PSL Program (Poetry is our Second Language), The Kariton Visual Arts Collective, CLUTCH Vol. 3 & round TWO of Business for Artists & Creative People Workshop series – you definitely won’t be bored.

It sounds like a lot doesn’t it? IT IS. It’s also a lot of FUN & you get to meet/work with some of the most inspiring people out there!

WHO ARE WE? The K is Canadaʼs premiere Filipino-Canadian arts and cultural facility. We are a gathering of hyphenates, empowering artists and entrepreneurs through positive cultural identification.

Explore Culture. Enrich Potential. Eat Art.

WHO ARE YOU? We are seeking a dynamic, energetic and committed person with:

- Keen interest or some background in the arts and culture production. - In-depth understanding of challenges facing youth in the Filipino-Canadian community - In-depth understanding of Filipino & Filipino-Canadian culture, experience, and struggles - Combination of education in a related field and/or equivalent life experience - A passion for empowering youth from an anti-oppression and anti-racist framework - Good working knowledge of Tagalog and/or other Filipino dialects an asset - Ability to manage program budgets and materials, and develop program resources - Good organizational and time-management skills; able to work under pressure and meet deadlines - Highly proficient with internet technologies, i.e. blogs, social networks

The applicant must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

- be honest & trustworthy - be respectful & personable - possess cultural awareness & sensitivity - be flexible - demonstrate sound work ethics - be awesome - be inspired

Start date: IMMEDIATELY

Work schedule: 2-3 days/week (which days are flexible)

(6 months; possibility of extension)

We are willing to work with a university or college to arrange academic credit or high school co-op placement.

THIS POSITION IS UNPAID – your payment is real world experience under the mentorship of professionals, and/or co-op placement credit.

This is a great opportunity for you to gain invaluable experience with a vibrant and growing organization!

Please send your resume and cover letter indicating “Arts Program Coordinator Intern” in the subject by e-mail or in person to:

Contact:

Jodee Aguillon – Outreach & Program Manager

jodee@kapisanancentre.com

167 Augusta Ave.

Toronto, ON

(2 blocks West of Spadina, North off Dundas)

Please call ahead if you are dropping off your application 416.979.0600

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS is July 23rd, 2010 at 8:00 pm

KAPISANAN is an equal opportunity employer.

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. We look forward to meeting you!