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2024 Canada Summer Job Opportunities at VACS

FT Positions:


- Filmmaker-editor (2 positions)  - $17/hr, 35hrs/Week, 12 weeks (starting June 3, 2024)

The Film Editor collaborates with the Director and Film Mentor to assemble a compelling story that aligns with the Director's vision and script interpretation. They carefully review and select footage on location to ensure a seamless flow and support the dialogue of the film. The Editor must possess exceptional attention to detail, advanced communication skills, and adhere to project timelines. Proficiency in film editing software and graphic design is required for this role.

Film Editor Responsibilities:

  • Reading the scripts to understand the vision of the Director.

  • Visiting set locations during filming.

  • Conducting interviews

  • Researching and writing 

  • Reviewing footage and selecting scenes according to the vision.

  • Trimming segments of footage.

  • Collaborating with other team members

  • Making revisions as per the request of the Director.

- Multimedia writer [2 positions) - $17/hr, 35hrs/Week, 12 weeks (starting June 3, 2024) 

The Multimedia Writer will collaborate with VACS project leaders and filmmakers to create and edit compelling online content for the "Hidden Flowers Project". The role involves conducting library research activities, compiling research, and sharing it via a Wordpress website. Responsibilities also include editing 3-4 monthly articles for The Colloquium and producing monthly newsletters while updating website and social media pages. Weekly team meetings will provide opportunities for progress updates.


  • Creating content for more than one form of media, including magazines, video, websites, film, online newsletter, or online academic courses

  • Creating content for documentary films and educational video

  • Liaising with other artists and team members throughout the production process

  • Combining text with graphics, audio, and film clips

  • Using desktop and electronic publishing software to create content

  • Developing scripted material for the Web and other communication devices

  • Collaborating with editors to revise and rewrite sections


What skills will the participant develop during this placement?

  • Client service - Client Service refers to the ability to communicate efficiently and professionally with clients. At work,

client service skills are required to interact with clients on behalf of the employer.

Teamwork - Teamwork refers to the skills needed to interact with other people. At work, people work with others in pairs

and in small and large groups to coordinate tasks, share resources, plan, make decisions, negotiate, solve conflicts and

complete other activities that involve teamwork.

  • Communication - Communication refers to the skills needed to exchange thoughts and information with other people.

This exchange can happen orally by speaking, listening and using non-verbal cues, such as body language or in writing. At

work, people use communication skills to talk to customers, discuss products with suppliers, explain work procedures to

co-workers, participate in virtual sales meetings with clients, and other activities that involve verbal or written


  • Digital skills - Digital technology refers to the skills needed to understand and use digital systems, tools and applications,

and to process digital information. At work, people use digital technology skills to input, access, analyze, organize, create

and communicate information and ideas using computers, software, point-of-sale equipment, email, podcasts, web

applications, smart phones and other digital devices.

  • Leadership - Leadership refers to a number of skills, including communication, relationship building, and the ability to

delegate and traits such as honesty. At work, leadership skills are required when working in a team, demonstrating

initiative, and taking responsibility for the completion of tasks that require multiple employees.

Specify the other skills

critical thinking, writing, attention to detail, creativity

All of the work arrangements will be in-person


In compliance with Canada Summer Jobs guidelines, applicants must:


  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment

  • have been registered as full-time students 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 for the duration of the employment

  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

Application Deadline: Accepting from May 8, 2024 and Interview begins from May 20, 2024, until the positions are filled 

To Apply: Please send the following materials to Executive Director Keiko Honda -

1. Your C.V., emphasizing the skills and subjects you are adept at teaching others.

2. A cover letter

3. Craft a personal essay (1200~1500 words) addressing the following inquiry: Which author holds the most allure for you to meet, and what is the reason behind your choice? What sentiments would you express to them regarding the profound impact their writing has had on you? Additionally, what inquiries would you pose to them?

An informal interview will be scheduled in mid-May or upon the receipt of your application.                            


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