Content Practicum

Marketing and Communications
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Program Information

Overview

Do you have an unquenchable desire to find a good story and help tell it well? We are currently seeking an emerging storytelling practitioner who will benefit from hands-on learning opportunities to progress their career in multimedia content creation.

In this diverse and creative practicum role, participants will gain experience and learn from mentor producers in video, print, and web story production, and will support the Marketing & Communications team in meeting our social media objectives. Activities and learning opportunities will range from story development, background research, and writing web copy to supporting video content capture.

What does the program offer?

Participants will develop their storytelling skills on all media platforms, as well as refine research, communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills through their engagement with staff, faculty, and artists from all areas of Banff Centre.

In this experiential program, participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussions about key trends in web content production, print, and video production; attend workshops and cultural events; and expand their personal network through participating in community outreach initiatives and project committees specific to web content production in various media.

Who should apply?

Applicants must be versed or familiar with all forms of storytelling media production. You will have either a degree in journalism, media, or comparable experience in storytelling. Some experience in video production, working with website content management systems, and an understanding of social media is an asset.

You will also be highly organized and adaptable, with strong written and verbal communication skills and excellent attention to detail.

Although February 3 is preferred, please note we are flexible on start and end dates. If the exact dates don't work for you, please include that in your application.

Eligibility

As this program exceeds six months in length, enrollment is limited to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. This is due to changes made by the Government of Canada to international student visa regulations, effective June 1, 2014. 

What's Included

Subsidized HousingRead MoreClose

You are eligible for Banff Centre housing (based on availability). You are responsible for your own room and board costs. Current rates for Banff Centre accommodation are $8.06 / day (shared) or $16.12 / day (single) and will be deducted from the your living allowance. 

Living AllowanceRead MoreClose

You will receive a living allowance of $61 per day.

Note that financial assistance and stipend awards are considered taxable income for Revenue Canada.  

Gym MembershipRead MoreClose

Your program fee includes free access to the swimming pool, climbing gym, and fitness suite as well as discounted rates for classes at the Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Centre.

Paul D. Fleck Library and ArchivesRead MoreClose

Access a wide range of publications, books, music and films in the Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives, open six days a week.

Box Office DiscountsRead MoreClose

Enjoy special artist rates for ticketed performances or complimentary access to events.

Participant ResourcesRead MoreClose

Enrich your experience and get to know other artists on campus by taking advantage of the activities and support provided by our Participant Resources team.

Fees & Financial Assistance

Weekly Tuition Fee
$230.44
Daily Living Allowance
$61.00
Tuition Fee with Financial Aid*
$0.00

Application fee: $65.

* The weekly Tuition fee is covered 100% by financial assistance from Banff Centre.

Successful applicants will receive a daily living allowance while part of the program. Practicums are responsible for their own room and board costs but are eligible for subsidized Banff Centre housing based on availability (see What's Included for more information).

Help fund your experience at Banff Centre! View a compiled list of national and international opportunities here.

How to Apply

Statement of career objectives

A summary of your goals, how you plan to achieve them, and how this experience will assist you.

Sample of work

A sample of recent work.

Resume

A resume or C.V. describing academic, professional, and other relevant experience.

References

Contact details for two references.

Adjudication

Participants are selected by impartial adjudicators on the basis of their submitted material. In addition to artistic merit, consideration will be given to the likelihood that the artist's work will benefit from the program.

Applicants will be notified of their status as soon as adjudication is complete.

All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. Program fee subject to applicable taxes. Non-refundable fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of the Banff Centre. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Contact the Registrar

For questions on preparing your application, please contact the Office of the Registrar:

Toll Free Number (Canada + USA)
1.800.565.9989