Curatorial intern [Waterloo]

Curatorial intern



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Curatorial intern




Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery


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Waterloo, Ontario


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$14 / hour


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The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery is offering a paid internship for a student in curatorial practice.

This internship is part of the Summer Experience Program supported by a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

The position involves an intensive 34-day mentorship with our Executive Director so that the candidate will develop a full exhibition of work from underrepresented and marginalized groups for the Mutual Group Tower Gallery. The exhibition will be presented at a later date and the curatorial intern will be invited to participate in the installation and give a talk the day of the opening.

In discussion with the Director, the candidate will be able to:

- study the collection, and particular holdings
- explore potential themes and artists for an exhibition
- develop an exhibition proposal including lists of works, artists to consider, curatorial thesis
- discussion around the possible layout of the exhibition in the gallery
- produce the exhibition including developing of all final texts, panels, and labels, facilitating any specific installation requirements for the works, liaising with the artists if necessary
- write a short exhibition essay for a brochure to be printed and to be posted on the gallery website to coincide with the exhibition opening
- help the Education department to develop an educational program for the exhibition

The contract for the internship is fulltime for 34 days at 7,25 hours/day. The pay rate is $14 / hour not including the honorarium for the talk of $350.

Eligible Students
Students hired by recipient organizations must meet the eligibility criteria of the program:
- All students must be currently enrolled in a secondary, or post-secondary institution or within six months of graduation and have reached the age of 15 and not yet reached the age of 25 upon commencement of employment or up to 29 years of age for persons with a disability, within the meaning of s.10 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19, as amended from time to time.
- Students must be employed full time for a minimum employment contract length of 246.5 hours or 34 days at 7.25 hours per day.
- Proof of student enrolment must be provided to the employer.
- Students must be residents of Ontario during the period of employment.
- Students must be eligible to work in Canada and have a Social Insurance Number (SIN).
- Students should be living in Ontario at the time they start work.

The intention of the program is to provide career-related experience to eligible students that are also eligible to work in Ontario.

To apply send the following before June 14, 2019:
- A cover letter outlining your career goals
- CV (maximum 3 pages)
- Proof of your eligibility to the program
- A proposal presenting exhibition ideas and artists you would like to work with
By Email in one PDF document at:
- For information, Denis Longchamps, Executive Director at 519-746-1882 x: 231