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October 7, 2021

CFAT x AFCOOP Virtual Reality Internship

The Centre for Art Tapes is hiring a Virtual Reality Intern in partnership with the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative and the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival. This position will be a paid five month residency opportunity with a mentorship component. Please note that this position is funded through the Digital Skills for Youth Program. Please see eligibility criteria below. While the intern will have the support of AFCOOP and the HIFF team, they will be an employee of CFAT.

The Virtual Reality Internship will function similarly to an artist residency. The Intern’s primary responsibility during their time with us will be to learn new Virtual Reality creation skills and complete a new work in virtual reality to be displayed at the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival in June 2022. Applicants will be asked at the time of submitting for a general idea of what they’d like to create. This could be an environment or film to be viewed in a headset, or a full installation. It is ok if this idea changes throughout the residency. Most of the interns hours will be self directed studio time. 

The intern will also be required to develop a workshop teaching one VR skill. This could be how to use 360 cameras, 3D modeling, etc. The workshop needs to be fully developed by March 30th, 2022, but is not required to be taught by the end of the internship.

The ideal candidate would be an emerging media artist. It is not required that they have experience in VR, but ideally would feel comfortable with video and sound. Comfort in both PC environments as well as adobe suite are encouraged. The intern must be a post secondary graduate, ideally from a related fine arts or tech program. 

The intern will be mentored by local VR artist Ruth Marsh. Ruth will meet with the intern five times, roughly once a month, to discuss the work and troubleshoot any potential issues in the installation. You can learn more about Ruth below. This position is primarily self directed. The ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative group environment is required. Candidates should be self-starters with the ability to set their own goals and deadlines and ask for feedback and support when needed. 

Applications Due: Thursday October 7th, 2021 at Midnight


CFAT recognizes our participation and complicity with the historic barriers to accessing job opportunities in the arts. Applicants are welcomed to self-identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ2SIA+, disabled, femme or any other community that is important to their identity. We are in an ongoing process of making our space and programs as welcoming and available to all as possible. If you have specific needs that you would like us to address, or any concerns please reach out or mention them in your application.

CFAT’s facility is wheelchair accessible and has one non-gendered washroom. Our Core Staff are happy to work with people with disabilities to support them in comfortably and safely using our space. CFAT’s facility is a community-used space, and a number of members have 24-hour access. Participation with CFAT’s programs and use of our space by anyone is governed by our Code of Conduct, which does not tolerate discrimination or acts of violence in any form.