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The Works Art & Design Festival

Works to Work Summer Internships

The Works International Visual Arts Society is now accepting applications for Works to Work 2022 summer internship.

Deadline for Applications: March 18, 2022
Term: May – August 2022
Position Type: Full-time (30-40 hours/week), paid work-study internship
Compensation: $16/hour
Location: Edmonton, AB

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 2022.

About the Festival

For over 36 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. The 13-day 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 will include 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 46+ hours of in-class/home-study instruction and up to 500 hours of practical work experience.

Participants will benefit from working with experienced arts presenters while learning in a variety of ways that include group discussions, mentoring, and hands-on experience.

The Works 2022 public art presentations will be tailored and adapted to current health and safety guidelines to ensure safe public art programming as well as work-place safety for The Works’ intern teams. Class sessions focus on professional development for individuals interested in a career in the arts and culture sector. Changing health guidelines and the resulting program shifts will require adaptability and openness from interns, as we take on this unique programming year together.

When applying for the internship, participants choose from five different streams:

  • Exhibit technology and production
  • Curatorial
  • Design
  • Marketing, public relations, and special events
  • Volunteer administration

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.

Qualifications
  • Eager to develop skills in one of the stream-specific areas.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Interested in professional and leadership development in the arts and culture industry.
How to Apply

For more information and to apply, visit theworks.ab.ca.

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 two to three references

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

To learn more about the internship, visit theworks.ab.ca/education

For more information on the festival, visit theworks.ab.ca.

For questions email education@theworks.ab.ca.

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