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Job Opportunity: Programming and Outreach Intern (YCW for Graduates)

Job Title: Programming and Outreach Intern

Duration: 6 hours/day, 5 days/week for 19 weeks

Start and end date: October 5th, 2020 to February 26th, 2021

Rate of pay: $18.00/hour

Language: Fluent in English, basic French is an asset

Reporting to: Sally Wolchyn-Raab, Artistic Director of Eyelevel

Deadline to apply: September 18th, 2020


Did you miss our info session on Sep 4th? The presentation is available to view online here: https://bit.ly/2EYHuXl. We also have application assistance available. Contact Sally at 902-425-6412 (call or text), director@eyelevel.art or DM us on facebook or instagram to be referred. 



To apply for this job please email the following to Eyelevel by SEPTEMBER 18TH

  1. a resume

  2. short cover letter (1-page max)

  3. contact information for 2 references (phone numbers preferred)

Applications should be emailed to director@eyelevel.art with the subject line: REF: YCW Intern 2020. Applications not received in this process (i.e. applications sent directly through the YCW website) will not be reviewed.

We will also be accepting resume and cover letter equivalents for those who face barriers applying in written English in any preferred format such as audio, video, or other visual formats.


We welcome all kinds of questions! If you would like more information, or to discuss this position please contact:

Sally Wolchyn-Raab, Artistic Director



(902) 425 6412



The Programing and Outreach Intern will work closely with Eyelevel's Artistic Director, the Programming Committee, the Eyelevel Board of Directors, and participating artists to support the implementation and development of Eyelevel’s Major Projects. The Intern will take a supervised lead role in implementing Eyelevel’s biannual exhibition of printed matter alongside this iteration’s guest curator, and will take a leading role in planning a membership drive and engagement activity or event with support from Eyelevel’s Artistic Director and Engagement Committee. Additionally, the intern will work alongside Eyelevel’s Board and Artistic Director to build and further meaningful relationships and collaborations with community groups, activist groups, social justice organizations and Black-led organizations and small businesses within the North End of Halifax. The intern is encouraged to spend time researching and developing their own areas of interest with respect to contemporary art, curation, critical writing and community outreach.

The Programming and Outreach Intern will take on the following responsibilities at Eyelevel

  • Managing all public communications including social media, newsletter and website updates

  • Designing digital and printed marketing materials

  • Managing advertising design and purchases

  • Reaching out to community groups and organizations in the North End to build relationships

  • Supporting the Artistic Director on intaking Major Projects submissions

  • Sitting on the Programming Committee and Major Projects juries

  • Managing Eyelevel’s membership database

  • Supporting the Artistic Director with managing Eyelevel’s bookstore, including processing sales and updating the inventory

  • Working alongside the Artistic Director to run Eyelevel’s fall Major Projects

  • Working with the Programming Committee and Artistic Director to design and develop small or serial programs

  • Working with the Artistic Director to draft applications for funding and plan the 2021-2022 programming season


Eyelevel Gallery is a not-for-profit charitable artist-run centre in K’jipuktuk (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.


  • possesses a strong knowledge of, or willingness to learn about anti-oppressive, anti-racist, and trauma-informed ways of programming and working;

  • excellent organizational skills;

  • excellent communication and writing skills;

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

  • a creative, innovative, and resourceful work ethic;

  • experience working with artists, art students, galleries or community groups;

  • the ability to work alone and collaboratively;

  • basic computer literacy and experience with social media, Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite;

  • experience working within a budget, or willingness to learn basic budgeting and nonprofit finance;

  • technical expertise related to computer design work and image management would be an asset;

  • bilingualism is an asset;

and is:

  • adaptable, able to work evenings and weekends;

  • interested in learning about community arts, contemporary art and artist-run culture;

  • eager to learn and contribute to a small, responsive arts organization


This position is funded by Young Canada Works (YCW), all applicants should make sure that they can meet YCW’s eligibility requirements for graduates (internships), which are:

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;

  • are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

  • will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;

  • are unemployed or underemployed;

  • are a college or university graduate;

  • are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program; and

  • have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.

For more information, please visit YCW’s website at https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/students-graduates/careers-heritage-graduates.html and check out our Delivery Organization (Canadain Museum Association) for their FAQs for applicants: https://museums.ca/site/aboutthecma/careersheritageycw/ycwp/infoapplicantsycwbch


Eyelevel is committed to employment equity, and we welcome and encourage applications from those who self-identify as women, trans or gender diverse, Black, Indigenous, Persons of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, and/or Persons with Disabilities. YCW sets a minimum of 30 hours per week for the terms of this contract, however, successful applicants with disabilities will be eligible for part-time work. 

Our current office, bookstore and studios are located at 2177 Gottingen Street. Eyelevel’s space is only accessible by climbing a full flight of stairs (with a railing), and studios are located up a spiral staircase with a railing. Eyelevel has one non-gendered washroom and is located alongside Radstorm, a collective sharing Eyelevel’s principles of community equity. 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, with opportunities to work from home and alternative spaces as-needed