Design Assistant

Date Posted: Nov 25, 2021
Application Deadline: Dec 06, 2021
Start Date: Jan 10, 2022

Hourly From: $20/hr To $25/hr
Province: Ontario
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
Non-profit professional organization dedicated to the promotion, recognition and celebration of exceptional achievements in the Canadian film and television industries.

Job Description

The Canadian Academy seeks a Design Assistant (20-week contract)


The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is the largest non-profit media membership organization in Canada. We are dedicated to recognizing, advocating for and celebrating Canadian talent in the film, television, and digital media sectors. Our more than 4,000 members encompass industry icons and professionals, emerging artists and students. Collectively, we deliver professional development programs and networking opportunities that foster industry growth, inclusion and mentorship.


In everything we do, we seek to foster a culture of work that is creative and entrepreneurial, but also grounded in a respect for processes and professionalism that ensures the integrity of our membership organization. As a growing organization, we are looking for team members who will bring an enthusiasm and growth mindset to their position.

The Canadian Academy is seeking a contract Design Assistant with superb design and execution skills who will be responsible for creating a wide variety of materials for Canadian Screen Week and Prism Prize across various platforms such as traditional graphic design, web and social media assets, and digital materials. Reporting to the Director, Marketing & Communications, this position ensures that all materials are developed in accordance with brand guidelines, and requires an individual with a keen attention to detail who works well under pressure, is able to manage and set priorities, and can meet tight deadlines.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain design standards for the Academy, Canadian Screen Week, and the Prism Prize
  • Graphic creation for: Assets for Academy website, social media accounts, Canadian Screen Awards program book, screens, and sponsor reels, Canadian Screen Week assets, Prism Prize virtual presentation, eBlasts, digital and commercial materials, newsletters, ads, and print collateral
  • Light video creation for: Canadian Screen Award sponsor reels and various social assets
  • Fulfillment and management of creative briefs
  • Liaise with internal and external contacts for creative collaboration and to determine specs and requirements for all collateral



  • Graduate of a recognized design program
  • Minimum one year in the fields of graphic and digital design
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive Suite, Asana
  • Experience in video editing and knowledge of After Effects and Premiere Pro an asset
  • Experience creating materials for a wide variety of platforms
  • Experience working on large teams to bring complicated projects to completion
  • Strong interest in the Canadian media industry
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Bilingualism an asset

Additional Info:

APPLICATION DUE DATE: December 6, 2021
In lieu of a cover letter, you will be asked to submit a short paragraph outlining your interest in the position.

START DATE: January 10, 2022
Office hours are Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. A minimum commitment of 40 hours/week is required Evening work will be required for special events throughout the year and during Canadian Screen Week. On-call or emergency work for social media may be required from time to time.

SALARY: $830/Week; successful candidate must also supply own computer and related hardware.

During this time, Canadian Academy staff members are operating in a hybrid work environment, both remotely and with the option to work full-time or part-time from our offices. Operating at 50% capacity, select employees are required to visit the office a minimum of one day a week on a pre-scheduled day, and to attend in-person events should it be required. Employees who are not fully vaccinated will be required to show a negative Covid test taken within the last 72 hours before entering the office. This policy will be reassessed and updated as new information becomes available through Public Health, the Ontario government, and the legal system.

The Canadian Academy thanks all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Canadian Academy is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from applicants who identify as Black, Indigenous or a person of colour. We are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free work environment, which extends to our recruitment and selection processes. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

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