January 31, 2023
Job Opportunity: Bibliovideo Intern
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is a national, not-for-profit organization founded in 1976. We are dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing, illustrating and publishing of Canadian books for young readers. Our programs, publications, and resources help teachers, librarians, booksellers and parents select the very best for young readers.
Job Description Bibliovideo is the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s YouTube channel. It is the destination for librarians, teachers, parents, authors, illustrators, researchers, and others who want to locate and learn more about great Canadian books for young people.
Bibliovideo is in the midst of a dedicated three-year project all about accessible Canadian children’s books. Our goals are to raise awareness of the need for accessible books, enhance discoverability of Canadian titles, and help market them to readers across Canada and globally.
Bibliovideo is seeking an intern who has lived experience using accessible books to assist us with this project.
Requirements: The intern will participate in all aspects of the project, including research, writing, website and video production, preparing marketing materials, presentations to industry, and creating descriptions and metadata.
We’re looking for someone with excellent organization, communication, and digital technology skills, and a passion for accessible Canadian children’s books.
Accessible book formats can include:
- illustrated books with described images
- digital or physical braille
- font magnification and/or font swaps
- non-fixed layout ebooks that are low on the sensory output scale for neurodivergent readers
- decodable books for readers with Dyslexia
**TIME COMMITMENT: **30 hours per week **FEE: **$750/week PAYMENT SCHEDULE: Invoice and payment issued monthly LOCATION: Virtual. Must be based in Canada and available during business hours in the eastern time zone.
**HOW TO APPLY: **Please submit a cover letter detailing your experience with accessible books and your resume to Trish Osuch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include an answer to the following question: What is your favourite accessible Canadian children’s book, and why?
**APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling. **We will interview candidates as applications come in. This posting will be removed once the position has been filled.
**START DATE: **As soon as possible. This position will continue through to the end of March 2023, with the possibility for extension.