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Work Placement Coordinator

Ryerson University

Posted Oct 5 - Toronto

About Creative Industries

The Creative Industries are among the world’s most dynamic emerging sectors. Trade in global creative goods and services has enjoyed rapid growth over the past two decades and this trend is expected to continue well into the future.

Our Mission: Unique among Canadian universities, Ryerson’s Creative Industries program studies the creative fields from the perspective of enterprise development and entrepreneurship, and blends artistic, media, communication, cultural and business studies to prepare students for employment opportunities or advanced education in today’s creative economy.

The Creative Industries contribute $12.2 billion annually to the Ontario economy. Within the GTA, more than 130,000 people are employed in close to 10,000 enterprises in this sector and its rate of growth in recent years has surpassed that of financial services, the medical and biotechnology industries and the food and beverage industry.

The program is operated by the Faculty of Communication Design, which houses many of the University’s most prestigious professional schools, including Fashion, Radio and Television Arts, Image Arts, Journalism, Theatre and Interior Design. Creative Industries students will have access to courses in all of these schools while they also undertake a business concentration designed and delivered by the Ted Rogers School of Management – Canada’s largest undergraduate business school.

The work placement coordinator is responsible to co-ordinate all aspects of the unit’s mandatory internship programs, ensuring advocacy and engaging interactions with creative companies throughout the GTA. Coordinates and administers the career preparation of Creative Industries students through workshops, individual advising, and joint programming with the Career Centre.

The successful applicant will possess the following attributes:

A completed post-secondary degree, preferably within a related discipline such as communication, media, design, or other creative industries.
A minimum of three years of relevant work experience in one or e more creative industries in an artistic production or administrative capacity is required.
At least one year of work experience within a university environment, specifically handling student internship coordination and advising.
Demonstrated knowledge of internship related government policies and procedures within the province of Ontario.
Proven track record of successful networking and cultivation of new internship placements and relationships.
Demonstrated capacity to conduct industry events that draw key industry representatives and allow for networking and relationship cultivation
Ability to identify and develop relationships with existing and potential placement providers.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Experience developing marketing materials for the purpose of communicating program information.

In addition to your cover letter and resume, please include a brief summary of up to 1000 words that addresses the following four components:

Strategies that you would apply to encourage industry support for the Creative Industries work placement program by delineating the benefits of hosting one or more student interns.
Strategies that you would apply to help students prepare themselves for the work world.
The types of internship roles for which Creative Industries students would be best suited.
Advice that you would provide to students preparing for their internship.
Providing the summary as requested above, is a requirement for the initial screening process.

Thank you for your interest in the Work Placement Coordinator position. Please apply directly online and upload your application as one PDF document including the answer to the question above.

If interested please apply by clicking www.ryerson.ca/jobs
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