Curatorial Intern

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Curatorial Intern
  • Nom de l’organisme : Eyelevel Gallery
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Halifax, Nouvelle-Écosse
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-10-02 à 2018-03-30 (24 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 15,00 $

JOB: Curatorial Intern with Eyelevel Gallery

New graduate intern job title: Curatorial Intern

Duration: 7 hours/day, 5 days/week for 24 weeks

Start and end date: 2 October 2017 to 30 March 2018

Rate of pay: $15.00/hour

Language: Fluent in English, basic French is an asset

Reporting to: Katie Belcher, Director, Eyelevel Gallery

Job Description

The Curatorial Intern will work closely with the Eyelevel Gallery's Director, the Programming Committee, the Eyelevel Board of Directors, various committees, and participating artists to coordinate the gallery’s annual Y-Level exhibition,a curated selection of emerging artists, as well as assist in programming Eyelevel’s ongoing core exhibitions, and members initiatives. Previously designated as an unpaid internship, often undertaken for credit through the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, significant growth in this project in the last two years has led to the development of this position into fully paid employment, in hopes that the project will reach its full potential through sufficient support.

For the 150th anniversary of the founding of Canada, Eyelevel acknowledges the complexity and diversity of perspectives on Canada’s colonial history by dedicating our 2017-18 Y-Level curatorial position to supporting the development and experimentation of an emerging, Indigenous curator. This will create an opportunity for an emerging, Indigenous artist or curator to gain curatorial experience, while supported by a nationally profiled artist-run-centre. As with all Y-Level exhibitions, the curator will have full creative autonomy in the development and execution of the exhibition, with support, as needed, from Eyelevel Gallery.

About Eyelevel

Eyelevel Gallery is a not-for-profit charitable artist-run centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary visual art. Through programming initiatives such as exhibitions, performances and special projects, Eyelevel has established itself as a supportive environment that fosters the research and development of innovative artistic practices. In keeping with this mandate, our staff and volunteers facilitate opportunities for artistic research, exhibition, publication, and augmentative programming.


qualifies for Young Canada Works as a new graduate (within 2 years)

self-identifies as Indigenous (eg. First Nations, Inuit, Métis)

and has:

excellent organizational skills;

effective communication and writing skills;

knowledge of Halifax’s cultural community, community organizations and businesses;

a creative, innovative, and resourceful work ethic;

experience working in a gallery context and with community initiatives;

the ability to work alone and in a group setting;

basic computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite;

experience working within a budget;

and is:

adaptable, able to work evenings and weekends;

a graduate of Fine Arts, Art History, Museum or Cultural Studies, or with related education and experience.

Characteristics of the city, region

Halifax, Nova Scotia is an active cultural hub. With four university galleries, three artist-run centres, one public gallery, multiple museums and commercial cultural spaces, Halifax continually attracts and retains cultural workers. The city has several universities, including the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, whose students contribute to a lively city.

Eyelevel Gallery is committed to employment equity for all prospective employees regardless of national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Please email a resume and cover letter to with subject line: REF: YCW Curatorial Intern 2017. Applications not received in this process (i.e. applications sent directly through the YCW website) will not be reviewed.

For more information, and to apply please contact:

Katie Belcher, Executive Director

Eyelevel Gallery

(902) 425 6412

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