Program Coordinator- YCW Internship


Open Space Arts Society


Sep. 24, 2016

Organization Description: 

Open Space is an artist-run centre in Victoria, BC that supports experimental artistic practices in all contemporary arts disciplines, acting as a laboratory for engaging art, artists, and communities.

Job Description: 

The Program Coordinator will assist with research, scheduling, logistics, artists’ contracts, documentation, marketing, publishing, critical writing, website content, installation, shipping, and project evaluation. Projects include visual arts projects, creating a touring package, and creating a blog concerning the arts in city of Victoria.


• Research, schedule, and plan an upcoming exhibition
• Creating a touring package of a local Victoria arts
• Create a blog on arts in the city of Victoria


Degree in visual art or art history. Candidates must demonstrate proven research, writing, and organizational skill, with a preference given to candidates who are familiar with contemporary art practices through work in galleries or artist-run centres. Optimal software facility: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Professional Suite, and website software (Drupal). Open Space is a deadline-driven work environment. We value responsibility, reliability, and active participation. A valid driver’s license is an asset. 

Eligible applicants must
• Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada; Note: Non-Canadian students 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; 
• Have finished the school term at the start of employment; 
• Be registered in the YCW online candidate inventory; 
• Be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment; 
• Be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment. Note that the Open Space workweek is Tuesday through Saturday, with Sunday–Monday weekends; 
• Not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW; 
• Be an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, i.e. not employed full-time; 
• Be a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within 24 months of the start of employment; 
• Not be receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with YCW; 
• Not have previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus program funded under the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy.

How to Apply: 

Application deadline: Saturday, September 24, 2016 before 5:00 pm

Apply with a one-page cover letter and a current resume to (Indicate “Program Coordinator Competition” in the subject window.)


Wage: $15.00/hour beginning October 1 and continuing to March 31, 2017 Workweek: Tuesday through Saturday with occasional evening and weekend work. Hours: 7.5-hour workday

Contact Name: Regan Shrumm
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (250) 383-8833

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