Curator of Public Programmes

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Curator of Public Programmes
  • Nom de l’organisme : Centre A
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-10-01 à 2018-03-31 (22 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 17,68 $

Centre A is a leading public art gallery located in Vancouver’s Chinatown with a purpose to be an engaged participant in the ongoing production of a pluralistic and democratic society. We strive to activate contemporary art’s vital role in building and understanding the long and dynamic Asia-Canada relationship, while tackling questions of broader concern from Asian and Asian-diasporic perspectives. While we play an active role in community enlivenment and conviviality, we are a means for broader cultural productivity; a local and trans-national community building apparatus that acts as a conduit for contesting the ideas that define Asian as “other” and “elsewhere”, and as a site for the contemplation of issues of contemporary concern.

This position is intended for a recent graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree related to Visual Arts, Art History, Critical and Cultural Studies, Arts Administration, and Curatorial Studies. The Curator of Public Programmes will join the Centre A team for 22 weeks, and assist with the planning and execution of one new Centre A publication, and a series of public programmes at Centre A in late 2017 – early 2018, including artist talks, screenings, panel discussions, readings, and more, that will take place in Centre A’s Reading Room and the Finlayson Collection of Rare Asian Art Books. The intern will undertake tasks focused on publishing, design, research, curation, art writing, and more.

The Curator of Public Programmes will assist with the following tasks:

– Planning, coordinating, and executing a series of public programmes of their own curation (ie. talks, screenings, panels, readings);

– Assisting in the coordination and execution of public programmes that are a part of upcoming exhibitions;

– Assisting in the production of a Centre A publication.

This internship position will be 30hrs/week for 22 weeks from October 2017 – March 2018. This is a paid position ($17.68/hr) funded with assistance from Young Canada Works.


-An undergraduate degree with a major in Visual Arts, Art History, Critical and Cultural Studies;

-Detail-oriented, highly organized, self-motivated, able to work independently and with others;

-Superior time management and multi-tasking skills;

-The ability to stay focused and deal calmly and effectively with high stress, high pressure, and fast paced situations;

-Superior writing and editorial skills;

-Strong creative and design skills;

-Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills;

-Capacity to take ownership of tasks;

-A demonstrable interest in gallery operations and the production and execution of contemporary art exhibitions, and a strong drive to promote our mandate;

-Basic knowledge of book making and publishing are an asset;

-Basic knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) is a must;

-Basic skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint);

-Knowledge of Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) is a must;

-Skills in photography are an asset.

-An active interest in reducing racism in our society and building relationships across the Pacific;

-Knowledge of languages other than English, particularly Asian languages is a strong asset.

How to apply

To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV containing work experience, a curatorial statement, a design portfolio (optional), and two letters of reference from professors or previous/current employers to Natalie at by October 10, 2017. Applications without reference letters will be considered incomplete. Please send documents in PDF format.

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.

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