SAM Canada Summer Jobs Intern 2018

Data Coordinator & Administrative Support
Strategic Arts Management
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Do you have a passion for the arts but prefer to be behind a computer rather than in front of an audience? Do you have a knack for numbers and data organization? Are you interested in a career in the arts and want to learn more about arts management?

Strategic Arts Management (SAM) seeks an Data Coordinator & Administrative Support Intern for a full-time (30 hours per week), eight-week contract starting Monday, June 11, 2018 and ending Friday, August 3, 2018.


About SAM

SAM is a non-profit located Downtown Halifax servings professional artists and arts organizations across Nova Scotia through subsidized arts management supports, bookkeeping services, workshops, networking opportunities, targeted communications, and project specific program supports. Our clients include creators, producers, presenters, festivals, service organizations, educators, and arts award foundations. Since 2007, SAM has worked with almost 100 clients and to provide over 8000 hours of subsidized support. SAM’s impact can be recognized within Nova Scotia’s arts sector in such areas as day-to-day business management; board governance across arts organizations; organizational planning and future forecasting; tour readiness and tour marketing skills; and leadership skills for artistic and management professionals.

About the job

The Data Coordinator & Administrative Support will be responsible for technical data collection, entry, and general record keeping related to Strategic Arts Management (SAM) operations and sector activities. The role will support SAM staff to develop and implement efficient record keeping procedures and ensure all data organization is current including the collection and entry of new data. Staff may be asked to provide simple data analysis and communicate results. Data content may include client and consultant information, organizational supports and services, financial management, donor lists, organizational benchmarking, and general sector activities. The role will also provide administrative supports in day-to-day operations, will be required to prepare for and attend staff meetings with the Coordinator and Directors, and may be asked to attend committee meetings for special projects.

The Data Coordinator and Administrative Support Inter will be paid $12.00/hr and work from SAM’s downtown Halifax location.

How to apply

Strategic Arts Management recognizes that diversity fosters a rich and creative environment. Hiring preference will be given to applicants from underrepresented groups including Indigenous students, students who are members of visible minorities, students who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community, students who are new immigrants/refugees, and/or students with disabilities. Members of these communities are encouraged to self-identify in their application.

This position is funded through Canada Summer Jobs and designed to provide career-related work experience. The job requires a post-secondary student in a related field of studies such as Arts Management, Management, Creative Industries, Information Management, Business Administration, or Public Administration. Related education fields will also be considered.

To be eligible for the position, applicants must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • have been registered as full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Email your resume and cover letter by 11:59 PM, Sunday, May 27, 2018, to Please submit your application as a single document (PDF preferred), and title your email “Data Coordinator & Administrative Support Application”.

Interviews will be conducted on Thursday, May 31, 2018, for an anticipated position start date of Monday, June 11, 2018. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.