Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
Here at EVENT we are always looking for committed volunteers to help us put this amazing publication together. We offer a warm, supportive atmosphere, witty repartee, networking opportunities with the arts and culture communities, and the chance to work behind the scenes on one of Canada’s most reputable literary publications. All of our volunteers are listed as Editorial Assistants on the masthead of each print issue on which they’ve worked, and receive a complimentary copy of the issue(s).
Some internship opportunities are also available. If you are a student in a publishing-related program or co-op, you may be able to complete your work experience requirement at EVENT. Depending on funding, your internship may be a paid placement. Please inquire.
Available volunteer positions include:
• Submissions Coordinator
• Web and Social Media Assistant
• Contest Coordinator
• Fundraising Assistant
IMPORTANT: If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out this form to let us know your interest and availability. After completing the form, email your detailed resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Volunteer Application.’
The Submissions Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the submissions process, including receiving, logging and routing manuscripts, and sending acceptance and rejection letters in a timely manner.
Web and Social Media Assistant
The Web/Social Media Assistant will be expected to help manage the online content of our website, blog and social media streams (Twitter and Facebook). Assistants should have good working knowledge of social media platforms, be familiar with online tools (especially WordPress and MailChimp) and trends (blogs, podcasts, video, digital publishing, online marketing, etc.), and have excellent writing and communication skills. Knowledge of the contemporary Canadian writing scene would be an asset.
The Contest Coordinator is responsible for the administration and promotion of our annual Non-Fiction Contest (with a deadline of April 15). Duties would include arranging and tracking print ad swaps and paid print advertising; online promotion (through e-newsletters, contest websites and listings, social media, blog ads, etc.); the processing, logging and tracking of entries; and responding to queries.
The Fundraising Assistant helps EVENT’s fundraising committee with fundraising and sponsorship plans and projects (such as our annual fundraiser book sale); communicates with past, present and potential donors on behalf of EVENT; and seeks additional funding through donors and foundations.