One of Canada’s worst illegal internship offenders strikes again: Rogers TV. Someone from Rogers TV, a subsidiary of Rogers Communications (yes THAT Rogers), posted an advertisement on Kijiji looking for a Makeup Artist.
Rogers appears to be looking for a highly professional, reliable makeup artist who is willing to make a 4-6 month commitment and of course, work for free. The ad in it’s entirety can be found here.
Although we understand that Rogers TV, a CRTC mandated community access arm of Rogers Television, offers experience in broadcast and unique community programming, there is no reason why the operating costs of these programs should not include wages for workers.
This internship is illegal (unless part of a school program), exploitative and contributes to unemployment. If you want to get your foot in the door and Rogers isn’t paying, then who is?
Here is the text of the advertisement (Date Listed 17-Aug-15):
Address 3573 Wolfedale Road, Mississauga, ON L5C 1V8
Job Offered By Individual
Company: Rogers TV
Job Type: Part-Time
Volunteer: Makeup Artist Internship Opportunity
Looking for experienced makeup artists to volunteer at Rogers TV at our Mississauga Studio. Duties include applying makeup TV hosts as well as guests. 4-6 month commitment is required and Volunteers also must provide their own makeup kit.
Beginning Date: September 1st 2015
Hours: Tuesdays at 12 PM starting September 1st 2015
- Highly Professional
- Honest, reliable, and consistent
- Exceptional interpersonal & communication skills
- Must provide own makeup kit
Salary: Unpaid (this is a volunteer position), credit for school can be given if requested
Please e-mail a detailed resume and cover letter to the Coordinator of Volunteer Resources if interested.
Thanks to Reddit user /u/swinglinefan for bringing this to our attention.