“The Hamilton Arts Council is seeking applicants for the position of Arts Outreach Assistant. This is a temporary 7-week position funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program.”
Do you remember this post from June? Maybe you’ve been wondering what happened?
Well, coming to you live from the Hamilton Arts Council office is your summer student Casey, just finishing up my third week of work.
I honestly can’t believe it’s only been three week since I walked through the doors of the Sonic Unyon Records building for my first day. I was so nervous! Though the nerves melted away as the day went on, and by the time the conversation in the office turned to Lightsaber fights I knew it was going to be a good summer.
I’ve gotten my hands dirty in quite a few projects so far. From creating brand guidelines for our new logo & colours, to doing extensive and sometimes exhausting research for the new edition of the Arts Directory, and all the way down to sorting & archiving the Art Beat newsletter from way back in it’s printed days. And now I guess they’ve even got me writing for the blog!
I’m so excited to have this opportunity. There is a lot of creative freedom in this job, and I wouldn’t expect anything less with both of my superiors being creatives themselves. (Stephanie is a visual artist & Stephen is a playwright)
I am looking forward to the next four weeks and hoping they don’t go by too fast; I still need to get a proper geek-education here, and of course learn more about our thriving arts scene.