SCIP Internships

The Serving Communities Internship Program, SCIP, is a mutually beneficial opportunity for both non-profit/voluntary sector organizations and students. Chosen SCIP students will receive a $1000 bursary at the end of their internship.

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Concession Manager

The SkirtsAfire Festival seeks one outgoing, organized and self motivated student to take on the role of Concession Manager this season. The Concession Manager will be responsible for planning and ordering stock, tracking inventory, training concession volunteers, planning the layout of the concession, and making and updating spreadsheets to keep track of inventory and sales. The Concession Manager will be on site during the festival to run concession with a volunteer and will be working with money and reporting sales daily.

Start Date: February 2018

For full internship details and to apply, go to www.joinscip.ca, register as a student, then search for SkirtsAfire under Browse Internships.


Visual Art Coordinator

SkirtsAfire Festival seeks an outgoing, organized and self-motivated student to take on the role of Visual Art Coordinator. Working closely with an Assistant Visual Art coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

-Coordinating and managing the execution of a visual art exhibit

-Networking with professional artists and arts administrators

-Helping ensure the success of a multidisciplinary arts festival

Start Date: September 2017

For full internship details and to apply, go to www.joinscip.ca, register as a student, then search for SkirtsAfire under Browse Internships.


Production Assistant

This student will work closely with festival staff to ensure festival productions and venues run smoothly. Tasks include:

  • Update festival staff contact sheet;

  • Assist with venue set up and strike of the festival venues;

  • Work with the production manager (PM), technical director (TD), technicians, festival director, and festival manager to make sure events run smoothly and on-time;

  • Assist with show-flow for high-attendance events;

  • Under the direction of the TD and PM, create a binder and/or USB for future festival management;

  • Assist with sourcing, purchasing materials, pick up of materials for festival as required;

  • Install banners for bridges and outside of venues;

  • Work with technicians to build the theatre space, cabaret space and the gallery space(s);

  • Assist with setup, cleaning and strike of performance venues each day as needed

Start Date: January 2018

For full internship details and to apply, go to www.joinscip.ca, register as a student, then search for SkirtsAfire under Browse Internships.


Venue Technician Assistant

The role will involve support for our full time venue technicians.

Duties include:

– assisting in the set up and strike of festival venues and events

– covering technician shift breaks

– assisting technicians during daytime events and evening cabarets

This person will work under the direction of Artistic Director,  Production Manager, Technical Director and Venue technicians.  Dates will be in late February and early-mid March, 2018.

Start Date: February, 2018

For full internship details and to apply, go to www.joinscip.ca, register as a student, then search for SkirtsAfire under Browse Internships.