Gallery Arts Administration

30 weeks (September 2, 2014 – March 31, 2015)

Full time - $18.06 / hour (plus $0.72/ hour for health benefits)

The Internship will offer a 30 week work opportunity at the Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery in presenting/developing visual art exhibitions, managing art programs, and working in collection and arts administration. S/he will be responsible for the promotion and administration of the Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency call for submissions, ensuring timely responses to artist applicants, a well-organized jury process, followed by contracting the selected artists. This job will also include event planning and coordination for special public events, workshops and community engagement through Culture Days, art talks, and visual art events. Hands-on experience will be gained through working on exhibitions, events and education programs as part of the Gallery Team at the Yukon Arts Centre, with our programming partners in the community and directly with local and visiting artists.

A knowledge and understanding of the emerging artist community in the Yukon will be beneficial, as will the candidate's intention to build a career in the growing cultural industry sector. A passion for the arts, and a love for engaging the public via social media, on-site tours, written text etc. is key to this position.

Requirements: This position is funded through Young Canada Works and the Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) which states that students must be recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment; are between 16 and 30 years of age; legally entitled to work in Canada; and not be working 30 hours or more at another job. Students with disabilities, Aboriginal students and students who are members of a visible minority are encouraged to apply.

Applications may be submitted by July 11, 2014
Preferably by e-mail to Gallery Director, Mary Bradshaw,
Or by mail to Box 16, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5X9
Or dropped off at the Yukon Arts Centre, 300 College Drive, Whitehorse