Copyright Handbook Editor - The Ontario Independent Music Archive (

Organization Name: 
Ottawa, ON


The Ontario Independent Music Archive (OIMA) is a website where musicians can post and share new work while also acting as an archive for older music originally produced in small batches on vinyl, cassette and CD. As part of its work sharing music, it also aims to increase public education about copyright. 

The project was initiated by the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA) and the Music Association of Canada and is funded by a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

The Copyright Handbook Editor is responsible for producing resources on music copyright for artists, the public, and c/c broadcasters.   

This includes:

~contacting musicians, copyright experts, representatives from copyright collectives for source material

~contacting NCRA member stations and other c/c radio stations to informally survey stations about their copyright challenges 

~establish a handbook editorial committee

~writing and editing content for the handbook and the OIMA website, in conjunction with NCRA staff

~helping plan the launch and distribution of the handbook, once done



Qualifications include:


  • solid writing and editing skills
  • digital audio editing experience 
  • experience with copyright issues
  • experience working with c/c radio an asset
  • bilingualism an asset
  • print layout skills an asset 

To be eligible for the HRSDC Canada Summer Jobs program, applicants must: a) be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment; (b) have been registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year; (c) intend to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year; (d) be a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP, vocational or technical program; (e) be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; (f) be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.



This position was funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada for $10.25/hour for 30 hours a week from Monday, July 15-Friday, August 30.

This position pays $10.25/hour for 30 hours a week from Monday July 15, 2013 - Friday, August 30, 2013.
How to Apply: 
How to apply: We encourage applications from under-represented communities, including women, First Nations peoples, people of colour, lesbians and gays, people with physical and mental disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, and people whose age, education, or economic status may be a barrier to employment. The NCRA does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual Please send resume and cover letter to: PDF attachments are accepted. Drop-off or mail hard-copy applications to: NCRA/ANREC 608-180 Metcalfe St. Ottawa, ON K2P 1S6
Closing Date: 
Fri, 2013-07-05