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We're Hiring: Exhibition Coordinator

November 12th, 2021

Were hiring

Job Call: CFAT Exhibition Coordinator Internship

Temporary Contract

Applications Due: Friday, November 12th 2021

Remuneration: ($22/h, 30 hours a week)

Anticipated Start Date: December 9th, 2021

End date: March 25th, 2022

The Exhibition Coordinator internship is a four month contract to provide a recent graduate with exhibition planning and installation experience. Reporting directly to CFAT’s Programming and Communications Coordinator, the intern will assist in the planning and execution of CFAT’s 2022 Media Art Scholarship Exhibition. This annual event is a group exhibition featuring six media artists who have completed our education program. Applicants can read more about our scholarship program at

The coordinator will assist CFAT staff in all aspects of exhibition planning including but not limited to: Location scouting, exhibition design, install and promotions. The ideal candidate would be a recent graduate of a fine arts, art history or museum studies program. Interest in a career in curation would be considered an asset. A genuine interest in contemporary Canadian art, specifically media art, is required. The candidate should be a good problem solver with flexibility to meet a quickly changing environment. The candidate is required to work in a team environment, so strong communication skills and collaboration are essential.

The interns tasks will include but are not limited to:

  • Building equipment lists and tech riders in collaboration with participating artists
  • Scouting gallery and pop up locations
  • Basic exhibition design
  • Installation of media works
  • Drafting press a press release
  • Building a PR campaign including print and social media

Please note that while any of the skills required to complete these tasks would be considered an asset, CFAT will provide the necessary training to successfully fulfill the contract.

Please note that this job is funded through the Young Canada Works Building careers internship program. To be eligible applicants must be:

  • a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;
  • unemployed or underemployed;
  • a college or university graduate; and
  • not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program.


Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • a CV or Resume detailing relevant work experience
  • a cover letter outlining your interest in this position and CFAT.

Applications and any questions can be directed to Jesse Mitchell, Programming and Communications Coordinator at

All applicants will receive a confirmation email indicating receipt of application. If you do not receive a response within five business days, please contact 902-422-6822.


CFAT recognizes our participation and complicity with the historic barriers to accessing job opportunities in the arts. Applicants are welcomed to self-identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ2SIA+, disabled, femme or any other community that is important to their identity. We are in an ongoing process of making our space and programs as welcoming and available to all as possible. If you have specific needs that you would like us to address, or any concerns please reach out or mention them in your application.

CFAT’s facility is wheelchair accessible and has one non-gendered washroom. Our Core Staff are happy to work with people with disabilities to support them in comfortably and safely using our space. CFAT’s facility is a community-used space, and a number of members have 24-hour access. Participation with CFAT’s programs and use of our space by anyone is governed by our Code of Conduct, which does not tolerate discrimination or acts of violence in any form.

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