TD Internship in Art Museum Education and Public Programs (12 weeks)
Position Title: TD Internship in Art Museum Education and Public Programs (12 weeks)
Competition #: 19-OC-26
Posting Date: May 23, 2019
Closing Date: June 2, 2019
Department: Education and Public Programs
Working Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)
Employment Tenure: Determinate
Salary $7,500 - $7,500/Year
Number of Positions: 1
Language Requirements: English BBB/French BBB (reading, writing, oral)
Supported by TD Bank (TD), this competitive, paid internship offers study and training opportunities and work experience in the field of:
Education and Public Programming in Art Museums
The National Gallery of Canada develops educational programming in connection with special exhibitions and the national collection. The TD intern will have the opportunity to develop content and participate in product evaluation, acquiring valuable work experience in an art museum environment.
Under the supervision of an Educator, the intern will conduct research on artworks in the national collection and develop an inventory of potential content for a multi-media guide, to be launched by 2020. The intern will also assist with the evaluation of the Gauguin Portraits audio-guide app which will be available for download in conjunction with the 2019 summer exhibition.
The TD Internship Program is designed to provide entrance-level professional development opportunities for students contemplating careers in the museum, library, or archives fields.
Internships will be for a term of 12 weeks, although the period can vary depending upon the requirements of both the candidate and the museum program involved.
Residency must be completed during the period 3 June 2019 through 13 September 2019.
Internships are valued at $7,500 for the twelve-week term, and will be pro-rated in the case of approved shorter or longer periods of internship. Interns may be eligible for a discretionary $750 relocation allowance.
A performance/progress evaluation will be provided twice during the internship: an informal exchange at the fourth week to ensure that learning and project objectives are being met and to evaluate the satisfaction of both parties; the second evaluation will be more formal and will be conducted at the end of the internship – a written evaluation of the work done and the intern’s performance will be completed by the supervisor of the internship, the intern will prepare a report to assess the success of the internship for both the National Gallery and TD.
-candidates must have an undergraduate degree in art history or fine arts. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed the first year of a master’s degree in museum studies, museum education, art education, education, art history or fine arts;
- candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents legally entitled to work in Canada who are enrolled in or a graduate within the last two years, of a diploma or degree granting program;
- a curriculum vitae, including education, employment, awards and honours, 3 pages maximum;
- a cover letter (2 pages maximum) which 1) states the relationship of the activity to the candidate’s course of study, career aspirations, and professional development; 2) outlines the candidate’s relevant experience; 3) indicates the candidate’s availability to conduct the internship;
- two letters of recommendation from previous or current employers and/or educational institutions, to be included in your application. These letters must address the candidate’s aptitudes and achievements, and assess the relevance of the internship to the candidate’s career development.
Applications will be reviewed by internal committees representing the Area of Study and consideration will be given to the relationship of the internship to the candidate’s professional development, the candidate’s academic standing, and the strength of the letters of recommendation.
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Condition of Employment
• Must meet the bilingual requirement to be invited to the interview process.
• Reliability Status - this factor is not used at the pre-selection stage.
• A variety of assessment tools may be used to assess candidates.
• The National Gallery of Canada is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective or Canadian Society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily their application if they are a woman, an Indigenous person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.
• The Gallery is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environment. Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation are available upon request.
• Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.