July 14, 2021
Summer Position: Gallery Assistant
Hosted by Hamilton Artists Inc.
Hamilton Artists Inc. is offering a 13-week part-time student internship from August 3-October 30, 2021. The Gallery Assistant will contribute to the operations and programming of our non-profit artist-run-centre, working directly with the cultural community. The student must be available to work two full days per week, with additional hours from home.
Job duties include: arts administration; presenting/developing online visual art exhibitions (may include on-site installation and gallery preparations); community engagement and special events programming; marketing and promotion of gallery events (print and online); membership; and digital archives management.
The Inc. is a collaborative, team-orientated, fast-paced environment working with contemporary artists and the larger Hamilton community. The ideal candidate is someone who is friendly, innovative, and has excellent time management and communication skills. A knowledge and understanding of the arts community in the Hamilton region will be beneficial, as will the candidate’s intention to build a career in the cultural industry sector.
This position is funded through the Summer Experience Program, which states that applicants must be currently registered as a full-time student during employment OR are within 6-months of graduation; are between 15 and 25 years of age, or up to 29 years of age for a person with a disability; students must be a resident of Ontario; legally entitled to work in Canada and have a Social Insurance Number (SIN); and are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment.
This position will require working onsite at our location in downtown Hamilton as well as some remote work.
The Inc. is committed to equity and anti-oppression in all aspects of its operations, recognizing that systemic oppressions in our society cause considerable barriers to accessing equal employment. We welcome applications by students from equity-seeking communities (including, but not limited to): Indigenous, Black, people of colour, refugees, newcomers, immigrants, Two-Spirit, LGBTQI+, gender diverse persons, persons with disabilities, and those on low-incomes or living in poverty. Please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure you can complete the application or interview process.