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The Works Art & Design Festival

Works To Work Summer Internship

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

The Works Art & Design Festival Works to Work Program accepts applications for students looking for positions in the art and design field.

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2019

The Works to Work Summer Internship program begins in May and runs throughout the summer. This paid program is fast-paced and connects theoretical learning with real-world applications: participants complete 46 plus hours of in-class/ home-study instruction as well as up to 500 hours of practical work experience in delivering The Works Art & Design Festival.

Participants benefit from working with experienced arts presenters and world-class artists while learning in a variety of ways that include assignment modules, research, student instruction, guest lectures, professional exposure, and hands-on experience.

Works to Work participants may return summer after summer to encourage ongoing skill development, progressing from Assistant to Coordinator to Supervisor to Lead Supervisor levels in each department.

Who Should Apply?
  • Students and graduates of visual art and design programs, marketing, communications, public relations, and arts and cultural management programs.
  • Students in related fields (museums, theatre, heritage, recreation, human services, etc.).
  • Emerging artists interested in building and expanding their careers.
  • Persons considering a career in arts and culture.

Placements available in the following five departments:

Exhibit Production & Technology

Oversee the physical aspects of 20+ exhibits and installations including venue preparation, artwork handling, install & dismantle, construction techniques, resource management, inventories, and special projects.


Administer and document festival presentations including curatorial research, registration, reporting, archiving, contracts, insurance, communications, curatorial intent, artwork handling, install & dismantle, exhibit interpretation, and audience development.


Assist with the design of The Works Art & Design Festival marketing collateral, apply festival campaign to print and web outputs including the festival guide. Internship opportunities also offered in exhibition design, industrial design, and related disciplines.

Marketing, Public Relations, Special Events

Develop and implement public and media outreach strategies, administer and deliver special events throughout the Festival season including the media launch, artist events, stage presentations, and celebration events.

Volunteer Administration

Recruit, orient, schedule, and develop event and appreciation programs for The Works volunteers. Maintain and develop relationships with volunteer organizations and community supporters. Operate volunteer headquarters during the festival.

To apply to the Works to Work program, please include:

  • A resume.
  • Copy of your most recent transcripts.
  • A cover letter, indicating the stream or streams for which you would like to apply.
  • Contact information for three references (at least one work experience related).

Send your application to:

The Works Art & Design Festival
10635 95 ST. NW
Edmonton, AB  T5H 2C3.

Or fax 780.426.4673

Or apply via email at Please put Attn: Amber Rooke in the subject line.