Frequently Asked Questions:
What can I do at CKUT?
Volunteers can participate in any of the following areas:
– Music (programming, interviews, features, sound art, music library…)
– Arts & Culture (programming, interviews, features, reviews, radio plays…)
– News (community news, international news, debates, features, documentaries…)
– Production (learn to edit audio, record audio, set up soundsystems, DJ…)
– Archiving (digging thru the station’s many fascinating archives looking for treasure…)
– Funding and Outreach (grant writing, our annual funding drive, benefit concerts, organizing special events…)
– Administration (learn about nonprofits…)
– Station Governance (overall management of the station and its policies & programming…)
– Technology (brainstorming, designing, and implementing the technological systems that power CKUT’s IT department)
Music Department Volunteering
This is a list of the usual stuff the CKUT 90.FM music department needs help with:
– Listening sessions: we need people to be our personal office DJ while we work and critique what gets put on… this is sounds kind of silly but it’s essential to make sure we get through the stacks of newly released music!
– We need help processing CD’s (stickering them and making them available for inclusion into our collection)
– We need help filing in the library
– We need help making pre-recorded programming
– We need help taking photos of bands and shows
– We need help with the blog
– Filling in for music shows or joining collective music shows.
What if I have never made radio before?
No problem. CKUT offers different levels of training in a variety of areas designed to support all of the CKUT activities listed above and more.
We have great facilities and equipment that our volunteers have access to when working on CKUT projects.
Intern at CKUT
Internships at CKUT are opportunities for students and non-students to:
– Learn new technical, research, coordinating, and interviewing skills,
– Access alternative media and archival resources
– Create connections with social justice groups, media organizers, and members of the CKUT and McGill community.
McGill University does not have a journalism program, so CKUT plays an essential role on campus to offer a space for training and broadcasting. CKUT can help put research into action and act as a vehicle to both bring the important work done at McGill to the greater public and bring the important work done in the Montreal community to the McGill population. In this way, CKUT represents a critical voice for the McGill campus and offers a link for students to connect to the broader Montreal community.
Compensation: McGill students can apply to the Faculty of Arts Internship Awards for compensation (see Media @ McGill in particular).
Credit: Students may also arrange to do internships at CKUT in exchange for credit with their University or CEGEP. For McGill students, you will need to find a professor to supervise your internship. See more information here.
Apply for an Internship
Internships can take on a variety of forms at CKUT. If you have an idea for an internship – either to help with existing projects at CKUT, or to create something new – please write one of our department coordinators:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Music Department)
email@example.com (Arts & Culture / News)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Studios & Equipment)
email@example.com (Fundraising and Outreach/Events)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Advertising and Partnership Development)
More information about each of our departments can be found here.
Jobs at CKUT
All CKUT job postings will appear on the front page of our website and will be circulated via our newsletters.
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