Exhibit Production and Technology Assistant

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Exhibit Production and Technology Assistant

The Works Art & Design Festival

Deadline to apply: March 17, 2024
Start date: May 3, 2024

Works to Work 2024 Summer Internship

Works to Work is a one-of-a-kind leadership and professional development program designed for emerging arts professionals. Participants complete in-class modules while also working to deliver The Works Art & Design Festival in downtown Edmonton. The Works is currently looking for hardworking, enthusiastic individuals to join the team for summer 2024.

Exhibit Production & Technology

As part of the production team, the production assistant supports the technical requirements of exhibits and activations for The Works Art & Design Festival. This includes construction and installation of exhibit supports, artwork storage, handling, transportation, installation, and dismantle. Together, the Production team conducts thorough inventories before and after peak programming activities. During programming periods, this Production Assistants support the daily operations and maintenance of Festival exhibits and programs. Training, team-building and mentoring sessions are a part of the internship.

About the Festival

For over 37 years, The Works International Visual Arts Society has presented The Works Art & Design Festival—a unique, free event that showcases everything from visual art to cutting edge design, digital art, and new media technology. Running June 27-July 1 in 2024, The Festival advances the development, awareness and appreciation of art and design in Canada and provides artists, designers, and the public a forum for exchanging ideas.

About the Internship

The paid program includes team building sessions that connect theoretical learning with real-world applications related to producing public art programming. The internship begins in May and runs throughout the summer with in-class instruction and up to 450 hours of practical work experience. Participants will benefit from working with experienced arts presenters while learning in a variety of ways that include peer mentorship, group discussions, collaborative projects, and hands-on experience. Class sessions focus on professional development for individuals interested in a career in the arts and culture sector.

To encourage ongoing skills development, Works to Work allows participants to return summer after summer to progress from the assistant through to lead supervisor level in a particular stream.

Note that changing health guidelines and the resulting program shifts require adaptability and openness from interns. This is an in-person work opportunity. Masking is required for indoor work.


The Works to Work Program accepts applications from students and emerging professionals looking for positions in the art and design field who:

  • Are eager to develop and apply skills in construction, art handling, and exhibit preparation.
  • Thrive in a team-oriented environment.
  • Are interested in professional and leadership development in the arts and culture industry.
  • Are legally able to work in Canada.
  • Skills / Highlights

Students seeking careers as artists or cultural workers will gain hands-on, practical knowledge in construction, art handling, and exhibit preparation. Familiarity with hand tools, power tools, and basic construction are considered assets. Use of ladders and power tools are required in this role.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants must apply through the online form located on our website, visit theworks.ab.ca/education.

Determine which stream(s) you would like to apply for (please indicate in your cover letter)

Upload the following: Cover letter, Resume or CV, Contact information for 2-3 references

Do not apply twice. Any changes to an initial online application can be emailed to education@theworks.ab.ca.

Contact Taiessa Pagola, Education Facilitator, email education@theworks.ab.ca or call 780.426.2122 ext. 229.

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