Internship opportunities at SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art
Exhibitions and Events Coordination
We are currently seeking interns to join our team for the Winter and Summer 2017! The interns will work closely with the SBC team and will have the opportunity to be exposed to many aspects involved in the running of the gallery.
SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art is a non-profit arts organization that offers a diverse program in visual and media arts and culture. SBC’s mandate is to educate and increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through exhibitions and presentations involving local, national and international cultural practitioners, and through publications, educational activities, public lectures and artist talks. SBC seeks to expand the concept of contemporary culture to the many veins that traverse its landscape, whether artistic, social or intercultural. SBC places an emphasis on research, exhibition curatorship, exhibitions as well as printed and electronic publications. The diverse programs generated by SBC foster exchanges and interactions with various artistic organizations, cultural producers, artists and the public.
Through an internship position, applicants will be encouraged to pursue their own academic and professional interests while immersing themselves in the environment and realities of a non-profit exhibition center in Montreal.
Have the opportunity to connect with artists, curators, and other professionals in the art milieu.
Gain experience developing and working with contemporary art exhibitions and institutions;
Extend one’s knowledge of communications strategies in a public art gallery;
Acquire experience in coordinating public programs in a gallery environment;
Gain experience organizing exhibitions and/or events and presenting art activities to a young and adult audience;
Potential applicants should be aware that it is SBC's policy to only provide internships that are eligible for salary subsidy programs or for university credit. Potential interns must determine their eligibility with an academic or government program of their choice. SBC will provide necessary documents and/or assistant with the intern’s application for subsidy.
For more details, please contact Camille Usher at email@example.com
Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 8pm
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm,
or by appointment
In January 2017, SBC will engage in a one-year collaboration with the Wood Land School, a collective and an ongoing project with no fixed location or form that seeks critical engagements within the realms of representation, ﬁlm, contemporary art, land and politics. The Wood Land School is planning to take on the 2017 programming at SBC, directly altering the institutional functioning. These internship positions would offer the opportunity to work as assistant exhibition and events coordinators working alongside SBC staff and the Wood Land School.
Tasks performed during the internships:
Interact with the public: understand the exhibition’s content to be able to welcome visitors and answer questions;
Assist in exhibition coordination;
Work with the Exhibitions and Communications Manager on research, special events and other exhibition-related activities;
Assist in organizing and co-leading the educational activities;
Assist in implementing the communications plan (social media, newsletters, mailing, press kit, website, etc.);
Perform other tasks related to the daily operations of the gallery.
Winter and Summer 2017
The nature of this position would coincide with coordinating events leading up to and the night of Nuit Blanche. The theme for this year’s evening is Expo 67, as it is the Expo’s 50th anniversary.
Duration: 13 weeks
If you are interested in applying for the 2017 Winter internship, please send your C.V., letter of interest, and proposed university or government program of intern subsidy before Wednesday, November 30, 2016 to Camille Usher: firstname.lastname@example.org
The position for the Summer internship at SBC will revolve around exhibitions and events coordination in preparation for the gallery’s 2017 innovative public programming. This position is applied to through the Young Canada Works Program, and would entail that both SBC and potential interns apply together.
Duration: 4 months
If you are interested in applying for the 2017 Winter internship, please send your C.V., letter of interest, and proposed university or government program of intern subsidy before Wednesday, February 1, 2017 to Camille Usher: email@example.com