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Feminist Art Needs Communication*

  • Deadline:
    Sept. 9, 2014, midnight
  • Location:
    Studio XX, 4001 Berri, espace 201, Montreal, QC, H2L 4H2, CA

The HTMlles Festival is seeking Interns and Volunteers

Are you interested in communications and public relations? Would you like to meet artists in media arts, digital arts and contemporary art? Do you want to get more involved in local artist-run culture? Join us as an intern and learn how to develop, produce, and promote an arts festival. Or join us as a volunteer and share your seasoned expertise and experience with the festival team!

The various internships allow for the development of skills and interests in the areas of communications, public relations, and social media, providing hands-on work experience in the arts and culture milieu. In addition, internships can be done in exchange for academic credit within a related degree or field, and candidates are offered letters of recommendation.

For volunteers, we are looking for people with varying experience who are interested in dedicating some time and energy to festival communications. People with knowledge of local arts and culture networks and who have experience in public relations are particularly welcome.

All interns and volunteers will have full access to all festival events, including performances, workshops, and opening and closing parties, as well as receiving a one-year membership at Studio XX. Candidates outside of Montreal are welcome, however we cannot offer travel assistance or accommodation.

Description of The HTMlles festival:
Founded 17 years ago by the artist center Studio XX, The HTMlles is an international platform dedicated to the presentation of women's, trans and gender non-conforming artists' independent media artworks from all facets of contemporary technological creation. The festival occupies the singular position of being one of the only events promoting and disseminating independent media artworks with a particular emphasis on feminist approaches, concerns and engagements.

Information and Website : www.htmlles.net

*If you want to get involved in other ways, get in touch! Let us know what your skills and interests are, and we'll find a way for you to plug in. Also keep a look out for a general call for volunteers in September.

Positions and Related Tasks:
We are looking for passionate people who are interested in working in communications, specifically:

Are you an arts writer, interested in writing regular blog posts during the festival? Our festival bloggers will cover festival programming in French and/or in English, with some English content shared in collaboration with Shameless magazine (http://shamelessmag.com), an independent Canadian feminist magazine for teen girls and trans youth.

Social Media:
Are you familiar with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media, and want to learn to promote a festival online? Exercise your creativity and expand your portfolio by writing, producing and distributing content for our online platforms, blog or website.

Public Relations:
Do you love covering cultural events and researching media partnerships? Come join our communications team, where you'll meet artists, schedule interviews and press, and aid in the development of public and media relations for the festival.

Journalism / XX Files:
During the festival, Studio XX's radio show The XX Files will be covering festival events. Beginning in the fall, artist and radio host Valérie d. Walker will be offering training to interested participants, teaching you how to interview artists, record events, and edit content for radio broadcast on The XX Files show. The trainings will begin in September and October.

● Understanding of Studio XX and The HTMlles mandates
● Dynamic, resourceful, and great interpersonal skills
● Strong organizational skills a requirement
● Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
● Bilingualism (French and English) an asset
● Ability to work well independently and in a team
● Interest in the arts necessary (feminist and/or media arts analysis and practice an asset)
Additional Information:
● Location: 4001 Berri, 2nd floor, Montreal
● Schedule: to be defined with the candidate (according to credit validation needs if applicable)
● Duration: between September 10th and November 20th, 2014, with the possibility to adapt the dates with the candidate. Hours of work per week may be variable.

Join us!
Email before September 9th, 2014, to Isabelle Guichard, communications@htmlles.net.

Please include the following elements:
Interns: CV, cover letter, and hours of availability, as well as examples of work (blog, texts, etc.), if available. Please send all documents in an email with the title ‘Intern' in the subject line.
Volunteers: An informal cover letter describing your interests and past relevant experience, hours of availability, as well as examples of work (blog, texts, etc.), if available. Please send this information, in an email with the title ‘Volunteer' in the subject line.