The Indigenous Education Gallery Intern is a new internship position designed to support the Mann Art Gallery in maintaining and increasing opportunities for Indigenous engagement, content, and culturally relevant learning strategies in our public programs that serve over 4,000 participants annually. The intern will lead public programs, assist the Gallery Educator to continue to identify and increase communication with local and regional Indigenous groups and schools, and assess and strategize how the gallery can better serve and assist groups in accessing relevant visual arts education opportunities. The intern will also design their own outreach art project and develop an Indigenous Youth Summer Art Workshop (IYSAW) to occur in summer 2019. Finally, the intern will promote and disseminate information about Indigenous artists and artworks in the gallery’s Permanent Collection of art.
The intern will achieve the objectives in three project areas through the following duties:
1. Maintain and expand existing programs
2. Plan the IYSAW Summer 2019 project
3. Promote Indigenous artists and artworks in the Permanent Collection
The candidate self-identified as Indigenous, ideally from one of the nations represented in the Prince Albert area (Cree, Dene, Dakota, or Metis). Cree or Dene language skills would be an asset but are not required. The candidate has experience working with Elders, traditional knowledge keepers, and Indigenous groups in urban and rural environments.
They will have graduated with (at minimum) a bachelor’s degree in the past 24 months, preferably in the field of Visual Arts, Art History, Indigenous/Native Studies, Education (with teachable subjects in art, history, or social studies); or a diploma or degree in a related field such as social work, community outreach, recreation program coordinator, or community/social support. Knowledge of both contemporary and historical art, art processes, and techniques is an asset. The candidate should be organized and able to work with people of varying ages, cultural backgrounds, and physical and intellectual abilities. It is crucial that the candidate works well both independently and as part of a team, and is confident in leading large and small group activities. The candidate possesses excellent communication and writing skills (grant writing is required) and has knowledge of Windows computer systems, word processing, and photo editing software. A valid SK driver’s license is required; access to a vehicle is ideal. Finally, the candidate must complete a Criminal Records Vulnerable Sector Check. Existence of a criminal record may not prevent the candidate from employability if they are able to pass the Vulnerable Sector Check.
Before applying, please see www.mannartgallery.ca for full job posting and description of responsibilities.
This internship is funded by Young Canada Works. As such, the successful candidate must:
• Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada. Non-Canadian students or graduates holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible;
• Be legally entitled to work in Canada;
• Be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
• Be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
• Not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW;
• Be unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, that is, not employed full-time;
• Be a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment;
• Not be receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with YCW;
• 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.
Submit a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and list of 3 professional references with contact information to the Mann Art Gallery. All three parts are required; incomplete applications will not be considered.
Application Deadline: Monday August 13th 2018, 9:00 AM CST. Applications are accepted via mail or email.
Mail applications to:
The Mann Art Gallery
142 – 12th Street West
Prince Albert, SK S6V 3B5
Email applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org