Summer Program Assistant


Eyelevel Gallery is seeking a Summer Program Assistant through Young Canada Works. 


7 hours/day, 5 days/week for 12 weeks
5 June to 25 August 2017

The Summer Program Assistant will work closely with the Eyelevel Gallery's Artistic Director, the Programming Committee, the Eyelevel Board of Directors, various committees, and participating artists to coordinate the gallery’s ongoing core exhibitions, and members initiatives, as well as organize and execute a series of summer dinner talks, Food for thoughts.

Food for thoughts was Eyelevel Gallery’s Summer 2016 discussion series. Over meals, critical and creative conversations will be recorded and shared as podcasts. Through public potluck picnics, artist’s talks, meals, and a picnic starter pack, we aim to prompt critical discussion surrounding art practice and presentation. This year, we aim to expand the project, following a similar model.

(image: mini marshmallow roast from anna sprague's Food for thoughts  2016 talk)

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

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 gallery or artist-run contexts 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 Gallery is committed to employment equity for all prospective employees regardless of national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Please email a resume and cover letter to with subject line: REF: YCW Summer 2017. Applications not received in this process (i.e. applications sent directly through the YCW website) will not be reviewed.

For more information, and to apply please contact:
Katie Belcher, Artistic Director
Eyelevel Gallery
(902) 425 6412