Audio/Video Production Assistant - Canadian Musicians Co-operative

Job Details

Audio/Video Production Assistant

  • Rate of Pay Rate of Pay: Salary
  • Positions Available Positions Available: 10
  • Type Type: Full Time
  • Duration Duration: Seasonal
  • Avg. Hours/Week Avg. Hours/Week: 30
  • Schedule Schedule: Days, Evenings, Weekends
  • Education Education: College, University

Audio/Video Production Team - Canada Wide 

The Audio/Video Production Team members support summer programming and other Co-operative programs and initiatives. We have our own well-outfitted production studio in Barrie, as well as partnerships with facilities other communities. 

Our waterfall mentorship model means you will help others to learn things you are already an expert in and others will help you learn things you are working on yourself. These roles are progressive over the summer and youth are afforded as much scope and responsibility as they are willing and able to handle. It's a great way to 'level up' in a team setting where you get hands-on opportunities for growth. 

Some participants will be offered additional opportunities through job shadowing, or training placements with industry professionals who are willing to mentor a youth in the industry.

Full-time summer employment contracts range from 8 -16 weeks, April through September. Post-secondary students are welcomed and encouraged to apply for this position as part of their program’s requirements for a co-op or work placement. Contracts for most roles are offered at the Ontario minimum wage.

Some roles follow a hybrid work structure where employees both work from home or in person, as needed, based on demands of specific tasks and/or personal work preferences. Working from the office/studio/meeting location is encouraged when working on tasks that require a high degree of collaboration. Training and Workshops may be online or in-person, as needed.

Due to federal funding requirements for this position, eligible applicants must:

  • Be 15–30 years of age on their first day of work
  • Be a Canadian citizen, have a permanent resident card, or be protected under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (there is no requirement to be a student)
  • Be present in Canada while working
  • Hold a valid Social Insurance Number, and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

Audio Engineer/Producer

Audio Engineers/Producers have a strong focus on audio capture, editing, mixing and live streaming events. They work to create and edit audio resources as needed for social media and marketing assets, internal and external-facing videos, and educational materials, as well as projects for member artists through our programs. Projects may include and are not limited to:

  • Mix audio for training videos
  • Mix audio for artist performance videos
  • Mix audio for footage from public events
  • Compiling recordings of performances and trainings
  • All aspects of audio recording in our livestream studio

Video Director/Producer

Video Director/Producers' skills will be critical in the creation of online video content, with a strong focus on creating video campaigns, editing live performance videos, creating graphic overlays, and live streaming music events. Projects may include and are not limited to:

  • Editing training videos
  • Editing artist videos
  • Editing footage from public events
  • Compiling photos and videos for company tutorials
  • Capturing and broadcasting productions from the Livestream studio or remote locations as scheduled

Camera Operator

Camera Operators assemble, set up, and operate a variety of technical equipment to capture and record all aspects of a production.

Studio Assistant

Studio Assistants set up and maintain equipment; communicate with artists and industry professionals; and participate in studio take-down and other post-recording duties.

AV Technician

AV Technicians manage the equipment and physical spaces used to record, mix and edit sound, music and videos, for recordings and live events. They support the creation of audio/video resources as needed for social media and marketing assets, internal and external-facing videos, and educational materials (print and digital). They also set up and take down equipment, as well as repair gear on site, or make arrangements for items to be repaired as needed.


Videographers operate video cameras, on location or in the studio, in the production of professional live and pre-recorded programming. They select, clean and perform maintenance (including some repairs) on recording equipment. They understand briefs and work creatively to produce the desired product, as well as stay up to date with industry trends and tools that will make projects more marketable. Additionally, they may use mobile devices to capture assets and quickly produce assets in the field.

Video Editors

Video Editors edit artist performance videos, online workshop and training videos, and footage from public events for on-demand playback.

Typical Work Hours at the Co-operative

  • Regular hours Tuesday - Friday
  • Rotational coverage for evenings and weekends as scheduled
  • We are closed for all staff on Mondays

The Co-op seeks individuals who enjoy collaboration, creativity, learning new skills, and engaging with artists and the community. This position includes some evenings and weekends as scheduled.

Any additional documentation (e.g., your own past projects or school assignments) should be included via the pre-screening box “Additional Documentation.” Please utilize a Google Drive, Dropbox, or equivalent platform to link these files (for preview in browser) to ensure that hiring staff can open the files.

Applications are only accepted via our branded “GetHired” portal. All pre-screening questions must be completed. If you have found this job posting on a website other than GetHired, visit and click on the “Summer Employment Opportunities” button in the top right corner of the page to access the application portal and the full list of open positions.

To have your application successfully advance to screening, please ensure you complete all pre-interview questions.

Following our initial screening, applicants may be invited to a formal job interview. Interviews take place in March/April onwards until positions are filled. The number of positions available to be filled depends on funding received for this employment program.


Canadian Musicians Co-operative welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please email if you have any questions or require accommodations to apply, or for your interview.

The Co-op is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our members. The Co-op has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy strongly encouraging vaccinations for all employees who can be vaccinated against COVID-19 (respectful of Ontario Human Rights Code considerations). The Policy requires mandatory disclosure of vaccination status and full compliance with the policy requirements. All new employees (and re-hires) are subject to the COVID-19 Policy and the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Policy as a condition of employment and disclosure of vaccination status is required prior to commencing employment.

Co-op membership is not required to participate in the competition for this position, and no preference is given to existing members in our ranking process. If you choose to accept a position with The Co-operative, you will be expected to join as a professional member upon acceptance of employment. Co-operatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members.

Applicants not selected in this role are welcome to join the Co-op, as membership in a cooperative is open to all people who can reasonably use its services and stand willing to accept the responsibilities of membership. Professional Creator members enjoy access to the same live or digital resources, support and community as those in our Emerging Artist programs.

We thank you for your interest in Canadian Musicians Co-operative and submitting your application. Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please visit our careers page to see more job opportunities.

Perks & Benefits

  • Freebie bonuses
  • Tuition reimbursement or payment for seminars and classes
  • Career planning and development
  • Professional association meeting, conference or seminar expense
  • On the job training
  • Additional training available
  • Training opportunities
  • Team building courses
  • Professional development
  • Team building activities or trips
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
  • Bereavement period for the loss of pets
  • Subsidized haircare
  • Gym memberships or discounts
  • Mental health days
  • Service recognition program
  • Free drinks such as pop, coffee, tea, juice, and espresso
  • Free lunch
  • Free popcorn, ice cream, fruit, or other snacks
  • Standing desks
  • Ergonomic chairs
  • Cake on your birthday
  • Free coffee
  • Telecommuting
  • Event tickets
  • Flexible work hours
  • Home most nights
  • 5 Day work weeks
  • Work on exciting projects
  • Terrific work environment
  • Flexible work environment
  • Casual dress code
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The Canadian Musicians Co-operative (the Co-op) is a not-for-profit arts service organization dedicated to assisting new generation and other independent artists in building sustainable careers intersecting the music industry in the 21st Century. Our mandate is to assist independent artists & arts professionals to overcome barriers, build strong networks, and succeed in building a sustainable self-directed artistic practice that allows them to continue to control their intellectual property, their image and likeness, and digital assets. We proudly serve our diverse community, strongly represented by members with disabilities, women, people of colour, the LGBTQIA+ community, rural and low-income participants, and Indigenous artists. Every year, the Co-op runs a summer intensive for youth ages 16-30 who are interested in a career in the arts as a performer, administrator, or technical/production team member. The Co-op hosts world-class professional development workshops for many disciplines within the field of music and its associated industries, creates employment opportunities for youth so they can afford to focus on their careers, and addresses some of the secondary barriers to success like food insecurity with the No More Starving Artists Program. When we come together, we can do amazing things, so now, we do more together!