Project Coordinator

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Project Coordinator
  • Nom de l’organisme : Dalhousie Art Gallery
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Halifax, Nouvelle-Écosse
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-06-05 à 2017-11-10 (23 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 18,00 $

Dalhousie Art Gallery - Employment Opportunity

Internship job title: Project Coordinator

Location: Dalhousie Art Gallery / Halifax, NS

Duration: 6 hours/day, 5 days/week for 23 weeks

Start and end date: 31 July to 17 January 2018

Rate of pay: $18.00 hour

Language: Fluent in English, German language skills an asset but not mandatory

Reporting to: Director/Curator, Dalhousie Art Gallery

The Dalhousie Art Gallery is a public art gallery, an academic support unit within the educational and research context of Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a cultural resource for the entire community. It is also the custodian of a rich and varied Permanent Collection as well as archival support files and a library of past publications. For more information, please visit

The Dalhousie Art Gallery in partnership with the Anna Leonowens Gallery (NSCAD University) will be presenting the city-wide exhibition of light art titled RESPONSIVE: International Light and Art Project Halifax during 14-21 October 2017. Halifax will be the first iteration of RESPONSIVE which is also scheduled to take place in Cologne, Germany in 2018.

The Project Coordinator will be working with the curators from Halifax and Cologne to oversee the administration of the event. This will involve liaising with the selected international artists, helping with the preparation of promotional materials and the guidebook production, assisting with the budget development and preparing regular budget updates, recruiting and coordinating volunteers, and working with the technical coordinator to organize equipment needs.

Working with the gallery staff and project partners, the Project Coordinator will:

- prepare a timeline for the event and ensure important deadlines are met;

- help source equipment required for installations;

- assist with budget preparations and updates for the event;

- liaise with visiting artists and curators, funding agencies, city officials;

- coordinate promotion for the event;

- assemble promotional materials and information for the guidebook;

- recruit and coordinate volunteers to help with the installations and during the event;

- organize travel and accommodations for the visiting artists and curators;

Throughout the project the intern will also work with gallery staff on the everyday operations including future exhibition programming, exhibition installation, registration of recent acquisitions, and education and outreach.


- undergraduate degree from an established Visual Arts, Art History or Museum Studies program;

- very good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in English; French or German language skills an asset but not mandatory;

- intermediate research skills required;

- excellent organizational skills (especially multi-tasking in a busy office/gallery environment);

- knowledge of basic care and handling of artwork and familiarity with museum standards;

- ability to work as a team member, but also self-motivated;

- previous experience working in a gallery is a major asset although specialized training will be provided;

- must be able to work methodically and independently for periods of time with high attention to detail;

- experience in coordinating large projects, events or festivals is an asset.

This position is funded by Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage. An individual may be eligible for an internship if they:

• are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);

• are legally entitled to work in Canada;

• will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

• are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

• will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;

• are an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, that is, not employed full-time;

• are a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment;

• are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program; and

• have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

To apply:

Send a cover letter, resume, and names with contact numbers of two references in an email to Please write YCW Project Coordinator in the email subject line.

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