Now Hiring: CJFE Gala and Events Intern

Thursday, July 7, 2011
Job Posting: CJFE Gala and Events Intern Term of contract: full-time, three-month internship Location: Downtown Toronto Remuneration: $1000/month honorarium Application Deadline: August 5, 2011 Start: September 6, 2011 DESCRIPTION OF HOST ORGANIZATION: CJFE is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Toronto that works to defend press freedom and freedom of expression in Canada and around the world. To that end, CJFE engages in various activities, including management of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) Clearing House, the Journalists in Distress Fund, the International Press Freedom Awards, as well as special public events on World Press Freedom Day and Word on the Street. LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario DUTIES/JOB DESCRIPTION: The CJFE Gala and Events Intern will report to the CJFE Manager and will be responsible for the following: • Respond to email/telephone inquiries for ticket sales and other information about the event • Track ticket sales, send out invoices, solicit information from sponsors including logos, ads, guest lists, meal requirements etc. • Coordinate mailings, couriers, materials purchases, travel & accommodations & itineraries for award winners and other special guests • Prepare for and take minutes for planning meetings • Coordinate volunteers • Assist with logistics for the exhibit at the Gala • Carry out research and writing duties for the Gala Tribute Book, videos, powerpoint presentation and website • Assist in event preparations for the Word on the Street, and any other events that occur in the fall • Carry out administrative duties for CJFE as needed including membership mailings, protest letters etc. HOURS: The position will start on Tuesday, September 6, and is a full-time, 3-month position, ending on Friday, December 2. REMUNERATION: This internship position will receive a monthly honorarium of $1000. REQUIREMENTS: • Excellent organization skills and the ability to juggle various tasks • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Works well independently; Excellent time-management • Detail-oriented • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point) • Previous experience working on events • Fluency in English; ability to work in French and/or Spanish considered an asset • Interest in and awareness of current affairs and knowledge of free expression issues HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and a resume to the CJFE office by email to [email protected]. Please use the job title as your subject line. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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