International Exhibitions Intern (Young Canada Works)

Contact name: 
Natalie Tan
Contact phone number: 
(604) 683-8326
Contact Information for Applicants: 
Shizen Jambor,
Name of Organization: 
Centre A
How to apply: 

To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV containing work experience, one writing sample, a design portfolio (optional), and two letters of reference from professors or previous/current employers to Shizen at by June 15th, 2018. Applications without reference letters will be considered incomplete. Please send documents in PDF format.

Opportunity Description + Organization Information: 
Centre A was founded in 1999 and is Canada’s only public gallery devoted to contemporary Asian and Asian diasporic art. We are located in Vancouver’s Chinatown on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations. As we work to confront legacies of colonialism and marginalization, both locally and transnationally, we strive to hold space for mutual understanding and community. As a centre for conversation, critical inquiry, and artistic experimentation, we bring together artists, curators, and other cultural producers from throughout the region and around the world. In our Reading Room, we house an extensive collection of books and research materials, including the Finlayson Collection of Rare Asian Art Books. Centre A is a key piece of the city’s cultural infrastructure, having presented the works of nearly 400 Canadian and international artists and produced more than 100 original projects. Centre A’s Young Canada Works 2018 International Exhibitions Internship is a special internship for a qualified, Korean speaking Canadian to, in collaboration with our partners at the RAT school of ART in Seoul, assist with the execution of an exhibition in Seoul, South Korea. The job consists of working with our curator and our Seoul based partners on exhibition planning, artist coordination, promotions, and the coordination of a tour to the Busan and Gwangju Biennales. After the exhibition is executed, the intern will assistant in the production of a post-exhibition publication. The exhibition includes artists from both Canada and Korea. This internship requires a 35 hr/week committment, beginning on June 19, 2018 and ending on January 5, 2019. This is a paid internship at $15/hr funded with assistance from Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage.

-- Detail-oriented, highly organized, self-motivated, able to work independently and with others. -Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills.
-- Capacity to take ownership of tasks.
-- Strong time management and multi-tasking skills.
-- The ability to stay focused in high-pressure, fast-paced situations.
-- A demonstrable interest in gallery operations and the production and execution of contemporary art exhibitions, and a strong drive to deepen international exchange, with a particular interest in the Korea-Canada relationship.
-- Basic knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) is a must. -Experience, beyond personal use, with social media platforms is an asset.
-- Basic skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), and Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign).
-- Publication design and production experience is a strong asset.
-- Skills in photography are an asset.
-- Knowledge of non-English languages, particularly Korean is a strong asset.

To qualify for this position, applicants must have graduated from a post-secondary institution within the past two years and have a certificate or Bachelor’s Degree related to Fine Arts, Art History, Curatorial Studies or related Arts or Humanities degree. As per the YCW eligibility requirements, to apply you must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident between the ages of 16-30 who are entitled to legally work in Canada.

Centre A is committed to providing equal employment opportunities. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender identity, ability, and sexual orientation, and actively ensure that our workplace is inclusive and safe.

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 11:59am