Community / Organization: 
Department of Canadian Heritage at the Government of Canada
Posting Date: 
Friday, October 16, 2020
Closing Date: 
Friday, October 23, 2020
Job Status: 

This is a posting for three positions within Broadcasting, Copyright, and Creative Marketplace (BCCM) Branch. BCCM supports marketplace conditions for a strong, innovative and competitive cultural sector. This is accomplished through measures that foster the creation of and access to diverse Canadian cultural content on multiple platforms that is valued at home and abroad. It is responsible for policy development and advice to ensure a responsive legislative and policy framework in support of Canada’s cultural sector and the role it plays in enriching the cultural, political, social and economic fabric of Canada.

These positions would provide a great opportunity for those who want to help launch a multi-year Indigenous engagement strategy to revitalize the broadcasting and audiovisual system, co-develop policy options with Indigenous Peoples, conduct research and outreach, and meaningfully respond to the Calls to Action.

Description of Position:

Working under the supervision of the Manager of Strategic Policy and Research, and the Manager of Content Policy, you will:

• Develop and maintain an engagement strategy with Indigenous audiovisual creators;

• Take concrete steps toward reconciliation;

• Conduct research and analysis on issues related to the audiovisual, broadcasting and digital media industries, with a focus on diversity and inclusion; 

• Co-develop policy options to meaningfully remove barriers to Indigenous Peoples and revitalize the Canadian audiovisual system; and,

• Work in a safe Digital Environment.

Essential Qualifications: 
• Currently enrolled/or completed an undergraduate program in a field relevant to the position (ex: Political Science, Public Administration, Indigenous Studies, Canadian Studies, Cinema, Audiovisual, Communications, etc.).

• Must be a Canadian citizen. 

• Must have excellent Microsoft Office skills. 

• Must have excellent research and analysis skills. 

• Must have strong communication skills (oral and written). 

• Experience in building and maintaining partnerships and networks with internal and/or external stakeholders.

Language requirements: 
• Competence in one of Canada’s official languages is essential (reading, writing and comprehension).

• Ability to speak or write in the other official language will be considered an asset. 

• Ability to speak in an Indigenous language will be considered an asset.

Security Clearance:
• Minimum of Enhanced reliability is required.

Qualifications and skills that are considered assets: 
• Priority will be given to Indigenous Peoples for these positions in order to enable the sector to further its Reconciliation efforts;

• Master’s Degree in a field relevant to the position;

• Creative industry experience (i.e., audiovisual sector) in the private sector;

• Good organizational skills and attention to detail; 

• Ability to multi-task and to manage multiple initiatives and deadlines; and,

• Relevant work experience, including with the Government of Canada.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 1-10 page writing sample to by October 23, 2020. At this stage, writing samples are intended to demonstrate a candidate’s ability to write clearly and succinctly. Those selected for an interview will be contacted after the closing date.
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