2019 Canada Summer Job with CFRC

Canada Summer Jobs Program –CFRC Arts & Culture Production Director

Location: Kingston

Want to be a part the Canada’s oldest campus community radio station?  Interested in arts and music festivals? Want to interview artists and host your own radio show?  Choose CFRC 101.9 FM for your summer job!!


CFRC Radio is currently seeking an outgoing, enthusiastic Arts & Culture Production Director to research and produce weekly half-hour broadcasts and podcasts dedicated to arts and cultural events in Kingston and to assist in the research and production of our weekly 2-minute audio Community Events Calendar that airs twice daily each summer.  Don’t have a lot of broadcast experience! Don’t be daunted--we will train you!

As our Arts & Culture Production Director, you would be responsible for:

  • identifying and performing research on upcoming local arts and culture events, exhibitions, theatrical productions, concerts and festivals;
  • identifying and performing research on participating organizers, collaborators, artists, artisans and musicians;
  • conducting and recording interviews with these participants;  
  • preparing, conducting and recording interviews with event attendees;
  • drafting and editing script copy for approval by supervisor;
  • performing studio rehearsal and sound check for each broadcast/podcast production;
  • voicing and recording approved copy with interviews and soundbites;
  • editing and mastering final episode productions;
  • transfering audio files to supervisor for broadcast and podcast deployment through existing platforms with CFRC Radio;
  • transcribing complete episodes and submitting to supervisor for approval;
  • write social media blasts and submit to supervisor to promote upcoming episodes and blog/podcast installments;
  • research and write copy for the 2 minute- weekly audio community events calendar (CEC);
  • submit CEC draft to supervisor for approval;
  • edit, rehearse and record 2 minute CEC for deployment each week.

This position is a part of the Canada Summer Jobs Program with funding provided by Service Canada. Candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a person on whom refugee protections has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Be legally entitled to work according to relevant provincial legislation and regulations (international students on a work/study permit are not eligible for the Canada Summer Jobs Program)

Interested in applying? Our ideal candidate will also have the following qualifications:

  • be enrolled or have completed a post secondary diploma/degree
  • Have job and/or volunteer background in arts, outreach, communications, public relations and/or media
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication/follow-up with artists, organizers, event attendees, station staff and volunteers
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Be a highly motivated self-starter
  • Have demonstrable organizational skills
  • Have demonstrable ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Be team-oriented and flexible with work hours
  • Commitment to working in and promoting a diverse, socially inclusive environment

This position is an excellent Canada Summer Job opportunity.  The anticipated start date for this position is in late May/ early June for eight (8) weeks at 35 hours per week including evening/weekend events to cover in your programming.  Compensation: $15.00/hour.

Location: CFRC 101.9 FM, 62 Fifth Field Company Lane, Carruthers Hall, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6.

Please submit a Cover Letter and CV in one PDF document to the Station Manager, Dinah Jansen at [email protected].  Application deadline is May 19th at 5 PM EST firm.  Only those applicants considered for interview will be contacted.