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Job Call: Program Assistant Summer Student


Short-term contract from June 3 to August 30, 2019

Schedule: 6 hours/day, 5 days/week

Wage: $16.00/hour 

Language: Fluent in English, basic French is an asset

Deadline: MAY 17 @ MIDNIGHT


The Program Assistant will work closely with Eyelevel's Director, the Programming Committee, the Eyelevel Board of Directors, and participating artists to coordinate the gallery’s core programming exhibitions and member’s initiatives. They will learn the day-to-day operations of an artist-run centre while organizing programming for the collaborative fall exhibition, Re-Thinking the Thomas McCulloch Museum, presented in partnership with Dalhousie University.


qualifies for Young Canada Works as a student returning to full time studies in the fall

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;

-technical expertise related to computer design work and image management;

-bilingualism is an asset;

and is:

-adaptable, able to work evenings and weekends; 

-a returning student of Fine Arts, Art History, Museum or Cultural Studies, Community Development, or with related education and experience.


Eyelevel is committed to employment equity, and we welcome and encourage applications from those who identify as women, trans or gender diverse, Black, Indigenous, Persons of Colour, LGBTQ2SIA+, and/or Persons with Disabilities. 

Our current office and project space is located at suite 100-5663 Cornwallis Street. The office is on the ground floor of the building, but there are two concrete steps leading up to the entry. We use a temporary ramp during our open hours. Two all genders bathroom are located up a flight of stairs, and two more are located on the ground level of the building through a separate entrance. No doors onsite have automatic access; however Eyelevel will have a doorbell for assisted entry. Please let us know any accessibility needs and/or allergies and sensitivities in your application. Eyelevel’s staff and Board are committed to making this position as accessible as possible, and will work with the needs of the successful applicant. 


Please email a resume and short cover letter to with subject line: REF: YCW Summer 2019. Applications not received in this process (i.e. applications sent directly through the YCW website) will not be reviewed. Applications are due May 17, 2019.

We will also be accepting resume and cover letter equivalents in any preferred format, such as audio, video, or other visual formats. We can also arrange to do verbal applications if oral communication is your preferred method of pitching ideas.

For more information, and to apply please contact

Sally Wolchyn-Raab, Artistic Director


(902) 425 6412