Opportunities at Mile Zero Dance

Job Opportunity: Communications and Marketing Assistant

In preparation for MZD’s 2021/2022 season, the Communications Assistant will work under the direction of MZD’s Communications and Marketing Advisor, Artistic Director and General Manager, executing tactical tasks in support of the organization’s communications and outreach initiatives.

This opportunity is funded in part by the Canada Summer Jobs program and is available to people aged 15-30.

Responsibilities of the Role:

  • Writing or editing for digital and print materials;
  • Content creation for MZD’s website and social media channels (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter);
  • Developing target audience profiles;
  • Monitoring social media accounts, and engaging with followers online; – Other duties as assigned.


  • Current, or recently graduated post-secondary student in public relations, communications, fine arts, social sciences or another related field;
  • Demonstrated understanding in, or experience utilizing traditional communication and marketing principles;
  • Digitally savvy;
  • Comfortable in front of a camera;
  • Strong critical thinking and customer service skills;
  • Familiar with WordPress or other website content management systems; – Photography and graphic design Photo editing skills are an asset;
  • Knowledge or relationships with local and national media outlets an asset

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to admin@milezerodance.com by Wednesday, May 12.

Organizational Profile
Mile Zero Dance supports the creation, and engagement with contemporary dance through education, and the presentation of original, dynamic, interdisciplinary performances. We are a fast paced, flexible, responsive non-profit organization run by a small staff and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Mile Zero Dance is giving away $200 for International Dance Day!

To celebrate International Dance Day and the launch of REELING: Dance on Screen, Mile Zero Dance is giving away $200! You can’t win if you don’t play – SO SHOW US YOUR MOVES!

How to enter:

  • Post a short dance video (<60 sec) to Instagram by noon on Monday, May 10
  • In the caption, tell us how dance plays a role in your life
  • Be sure to tag both @milezerodance #mzdmoves #danceday

MZD will announce the top five video submissions by reposting them to our Instagram account on Tuesday, May 11.

The re-posted videos with the most likes by noon on Thursday, May 13 will win $150 (1st prize), $50 (2nd prize) or a Good Women Dance @goodwomendance prize pack (3rd prize) that includes their brand new colouring book!

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Follow Mile Zero Dance on Instagram.

Call For Proposals: Fantasy Picnic – The Complete Rites & Rituals of Spring Awakening.

Evacuation minus extraction plus exaltation minus exsanguination plus. 

Submissions due by May 7.

Guest curator Mikiki collaborates with Mile Zero Dance in inviting you to consider and submit a project for our upcoming June 12 event; 

Some considerations and concerns to be addressed may be included from the following list. 

List A:

  • Weighted Blanket Bingo
  • Our Fruits of Your Labour
  • Viscosity Drift
  • Entomycolonospology
  • Flowerchitechture 
  • Ice Ladders/Ice Lattice/I Say Latrice
  • Summertime Pre-Public Fines Fitness
  • Small Scale Solstice SoloSensuality Seminar
  • Birdsong Breaks Barrier

Please submit proposal for online dance/moving image/performance project to be presented live or if necessary pre-recorded. 

Interactivity possible and encouraged, political is inherent. 

Artists living with chronic health conditions including LongCovid, HIV, HepC; LGBTQIA2S+; artists living with disabilities; Indigenous artists; Black, POC and racialized artists, artists without citizenship status, Mad & psychiatric survivor artists, and artists living at or below the poverty line strongly encouraged to apply. 

Artist fee of $500 for each artist or artist group.

Please include:

  • Written description 500-1500 words
  • Technical rider
  • Artist statement (200 words or less)
  • Bio (200 words or less)
  • Relevant images/video, specifically if the work has been presented before. 

Submissions due by May 7.

All interested applicants may apply via google form.

If you are without a google account please email Mikiki directly to request the form questions at mens.health.project@gmail.com.

Photography on this page by Mat Simpson

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