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Summer Job Opportunity: Program Assistant - Young Canada Works

Summer student job title: Program Assistant

Duration: 6 hours/day, 5 days/week for 11 weeks

Start and end date: 8 June to 21 August 2020

Rate of pay: $18.00/hour

Language: Fluent in English, basic French is an asset

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


Job Description

The Program Assistant 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 Program Assistant will take a supervised lead role in implementing Eyelevel’s summer residency program, HEAT WAVES, and will have opportunities to take on their own research and development based projects aimed at growing their skills and strengthening Eyelevel.

Note about COVID-19: Eyelevel's office and bookstore is closed to the public until further notice in light of COVID-19. The Artistic Director is presently working from home. Eyelevel's small office does allow for social distancing with at most 2 people working. Applicants should note that the successful candidate will be able to work from home for the duration of their contract.

About Eyelevel

Eyelevel Gallery is a not-for-profit charitable artist-run centre in 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.


qualifies for Young Canada Works as a student returning to full-time studies in the fall https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/students-graduates/heritage-organizations-students.html

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 would be an asset;

-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, 2SLGBTQIA+, and/or Persons with Disabilities.

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.

To apply for this job please email the following to Eyelevel by May 15th:

-a resume

-short cover letter (1 page max)

-contact information for 2 references

Applications should be emailed to director@eyelevel.art with the subject line: REF: YCW Summer 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 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.

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