Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Parks Canada - Best Summer film/video Job in Canada?

-----Original Message-----
From: Deborah Simmons [mailto:simmons@cc.umanitoba.ca
Sent: March 23, 2010 3:45 AM
Subject: FW: Best Summer Job in Canada?
Hi all - This would be a great opportunity for a student from the NWT!
The advertisement comes from Nunavut, but apparently there's a position for the Parks Canada Field Unit in each region of Canada. If you're interested drop me a line and I can find out who the contact person is for this region.
Hello Everyone:
Please distribute this Student Film Maker job opportunity widely!,

 March 19th the Minister of the Environment announced the project - the best summer job in Canada

A student Film Maker position in every PARKS CANADA  field unit in the country. It is a wonderful opportunity. We've been able to make it possible for Inuit Beneficiaries to get first crack at this (northern non benefiaries can also apply)  but... The students must be a student in some (any) full time post secondary program now and be intending to be a student in the fall. They will have to be available to start work May 3rd. They will have to go to Workopolis to fill in the forms - we can help them with this though call us at the Iqaluit Parks Canada office for help: 867-975-4673.

We are looking for any student who may have had a film making experience - as in: worked as trainee on a film project, taken some/any of the workshops offered by Ajiit and/or partners or the Nunavut Film Commission.  They will have to demonstrate they have some knowledge and enthusiasm for the project. If they make the first cut they then will have a week to make a 1 minute video and after that - the winners get offered the 4 month summer job working for Parks Canada in our field unit (or one of the others across the country). (32 field units). They will start work in Banff (all expenses paid) to take the film program there and a parks Canada orientation, they will work out of the Iqaluit office but will get to at least two of the parks in Nunavut during the course of the summer.  We will have a camera, film editing software and a computer that they can use it here in the office in Iqaluit (and we will keep the equipment afterwards).

Then mid August they go to Torngat Mountains National Park in Labrador and work together as a group (the 32 students) and then return to Iqaluit and finish their film.  The film then gets entered into a special program at the Banff Film Festival in the fall. This is a great opportunity - it would be a shame if only southern students got a shot at this.
The workopolis ad will be up only from March 19th to March 26th so we have to scurry to find some beneficiaries who will qualify.
The link is also available on the Parks Canada Website: http://parkscanada.gc.ca
Pauline Scott
Visitor Experience Manager and Prevention Coordinator
Parks Canada - Nunavut Field Unit
Box 278
Iqaluit, NU X0A-0H0
fax: 867-975-4674
"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." Johann Wolfgang van Gothe.

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