CARE Project: Paid Internships

The CARE Project – Process and Material Considerations for Sustainability in Fine Arts – is a
collaboration between the SOFA Committee, FASA, and CUCCR. The goal is to identify key issues at Concordia
University relating to sustainable material use and taught method(s) within Fine Arts, and address these issues
through a series of video interviews with staff, faculty, and students. To be hosted online, the project will gather
information, raise awareness, and seed a culture of skill sharing across faculty initiatives within Fine Arts. In the
context of the pandemic, the SOFA committee believes in the necessity of developing new forms of social solidarity. It
is SOFA’s intention to provide a space for students to voice concerns, share tips and contribute to a growing voice of
sustainable practices at Concordia University. Offering this initiative as both a resource and forum for students, staff
and faculty, the CARE project is a critical opportunity to provide language, tools and practical support for students to
start a sustainable relationship with materials before, during and after the process of creation.

  1. Research and content developer – 3cr. paid internship (TRAC rate, 120h)
    Working in close collaboration with the project coordinator, the designer/video editor, and committee members, the
    content researcher will:
    ● Design and disseminate surveys for students about key challenges in material sustainability
    ● Promote surveys in key online events (classrooms, zero waste week, CUCCR, etc)
    ● Design questions and interview key faculty, staff, associations, and alumni about challenges and best
    practices in material sustainability
    ● Analyse data and participate in the content editing of the videos
    ● Transcribe interviews and edit written content.
    ● Develop written content for CARE online portal
    ● Develop written content for the promotion of the CARE project
  2. Graphic designer and video editor – 3cr. paid internship (TRAC rate, 120h)
    Working in close collaboration with the project coordinator, the research and content developer, and other committee
    members, the graphic/motion designer will:
    ● Create SOFA’s branding (Logo, letterhead, etc)
    ● Analyse data and edit videos
    ● Develop and maintain the web platform
    ● Develop templates for a graphic/PDF version of the guide
    ● Develop graphic content for the promotion of the CARE project