Winter 2023 Job Opportunities: Graduation Exhibition Curatorial Intern & Programming Assistant
The Anna Leonowens has two positions available for the Winter 2023 semester:
Graduation Exhibition Curatorial Intern (NSCAD undergraduate position): $14/hr
The Institute, Programming Assistant (graduate position): $20/hr
Deadline to apply: January 3rd, 2023 – see details in each posting
Since 1968 the Anna Leonowens Gallery has been devoted to the exhibition of contemporary studio and media art, craft and design, and curatorial projects generated exclusively within the NSCAD community. Weekly exhibitions primarily feature student work, with occasional shows by faculty members, visiting artists and curators, and graduate thesis projects. To date Anna Leonowens Gallery has mounted over 4650 exhibitions, with many NSCAD students having shown their artwork publicly for the first time. A critical yet nurturing environment, the galleries are a key component of a student's education into the realities of life as a practicing artist. Unique within the Canadian university system, the galleries allow students to experience the full template for future exhibition practices.
Graduation Curatorial Internship
$14/hr, 10-15hrs/ Week
January – May 2023 (intern must be available for the duration of the graduation exhibition the week of graduation).
A student Intern will be responsible for organizing the Graduation 2022 Graduation Exhibition as hosted by the Anna Leonowens Gallery. This internship will include preparatory administrative work plus overseeing the design, installation and dismantling of the exhibition during graduation week.
The Graduation Exhibition intern will work closely with Gallery staff while acting as liaisons with the Graduation Committee, and the Registrar’s Office. The preferred intern should be a senior student, but it is not necessary that they are graduating in 2023.
Of the required hours for the internship, 10 hours will be mandatory at the Gallery, assisting with weekly administrative and technical gallery operations. Through this hands-on experience, the intern will become informed of the various practices embedded within the gallery’s mission. The remaining hours will be devoted to independent research and preparation work required for the exhibition.
Some knowledge or experience of preparation, handling and installation of exhibitions – training will be provided.
Research and ability to speak publicly to a crowd of people or lead a meeting
Good interpersonal skills
Good problem-solving and time management skills
Good verbal and written communication skills
Experience with social media promotion
Adobe Creative suite considered an asset.
How to Apply
A letter of interest outlining what your vision for the Graduation Exhibition could be along with how this position aligns with your career goals and a one-page summative resume with 2 names of NSCAD faculty/staff references can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to apply is January 3rd. Interviews will be conducted starting January 11th. Position begins the week of January 16th.
Programming Assistant, The Institute
$20/hr, 10-15hrs/ week
January – April 2023
The Anna Leonowens seeks to fill the position of a Programming Assistant for The Institute, a space dedicated to the exploration of the legacies of systemic racism with particular emphasis on the Black diaspora. The Programming Assistant will work closely with the Office of Academic Affairs and Research, the Anna Leonowens staff and academic and community partners in coordinating public programming for The Institute.
The incumbent will be responsible for:
Coordinating public events and art happenings at The Institute;
Consult, collaborate, research and liaise with partners and community members on the creation of exhibits and displays addressing the legacies of system racism;
Liaise with Professional Artists regarding their virtual visits to NSCAD;
Prepare designs for email announcements and event postings as required;
Create a semi-permanent exhibition end of their internship (April 2023) to be exhibited at The Institute.
REQUIREMENTS & ELIGIBILITY
The ideal candidate for the Programming Assistant position will have completed one of the following post-secondary programs of study: Museums Studies, Indigenous Studies, Art Education, Anti-Racism Studies, Art History, Fine Art, or Other Humanities/Social Sciences or combination thereof (undergraduate-level) / Applied Museum Studies (college-level). They will have demonstrated they have a knowledge of contemporary art especially art of the Black Diaspora. They will come to the position with some previous museum/ gallery experience, strong organizational skills, solid computer skills, and research and writing experience. Experience using design software is also considered an asset. The incumbent will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be able to set goals and priorities and work independently as well as part of a team.
We are posting the position for 10-15 hours per week (January through April 2023).
Frequently, this position must coordinate the lifting of heavy objects such as artwork, pedestals, crates, ladders, and construction materials. The incumbent may be required to climb ladders to perform tasks.
NSCAD University/ Anna Leonowens Gallery is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. This position is part of a cohort program, only African Nova Scotian or Black applicants will be considered
We welcome you to identify yourself or your communities in your cover-letter.
Submit CV and Cover letter expressing your interest to email@example.com Deadline to Apply is January 3rd. Interviews will be conducted before January 11th. Position will begin the week of January 16th.
Posted Dec 14, 2022