1080 Keewatin St,
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6T7


Contract Position: NOV 30 – MAR 26, 2021

Wage: $17/hour

Hours: 35 hours/week, MON – FRI with some weekends.

Closing Date: Friday, November 20

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is hiring an Arts Education & Collections Intern. The internship will focus on arts education programming and delivery, exhibition interpretation, and collections management, but will also include an introduction to many other aspects of non-profit Art Gallery operation. The Intern will work under the joint supervision of the Education Coordinator and the Registrar & Curatorial Assistant. The candidate will split their time between these departments, working closely with each supervisor to gain experience in both of these areas.

The Arts Education & Collections Intern’s education-based responsibilities will include but not be limited to education program development, facilitation, and administration. The Intern will develop their skills in arts programming planning, marketing, and facilitation. They will build on their abilities as an arts educator, administrator, teacher, and group leader.

The Intern will assist the Curatorial Department with documentation and research within the Gallery’s Permanent Collection. They will acquire or enhance their skills in the areas of exhibition research and development, collection care and information management, digital photography, condition reporting, and data entry.


Successful applicants will have:

  • A good working knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts with regards to history, contemporary arts practices, and art making techniques, including an interest in contemporary Indigenous art and material culture.
  • Completed an Art History, Visual Arts or Arts related, Indigenous Learning, Aboriginal Education, or Museum Studies degree. A Bachelor of Education in addition to one of these degrees will be considered an asset.
  • Personal experience working with a variety of different artistic techniques and mediums.
  • Strong leadership skills and will have some experience working diverse and intergenerational groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with children, youth, and adults in an educational setting. Some teaching or instructional experience would be an asset.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and experience with academic research projects.
  • A strong attention to detail and organizational ability as well as time management skills.
  • The ability to work well collaboratively as part of a team as well as independently on a range of different ongoing projects.
  • Comfort with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs and Google Drive.
  • A familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite as well as video editing software would be considered an asset. Any knowledge of digital photography and the creation of videos would be helpful for the candidate to have.

As a non-profit, public art gallery, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery exhibits, collects, and interprets art with a particular focus on the contemporary artwork of Indigenous and Northwestern Ontario artists. The Gallery advances the relationship between artists, their art, and the public, nurturing a life-long appreciation of contemporary visual arts among visitors to Thunder Bay and community members of all ages.

This is a Young Canada Works-Building Careers in Heritage (YCW-BCH) Graduate Internship. For candidates to be eligible for this position they must fulfill the YCW-BCH requirements. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada, must have graduated from an accredited college or university program, and must be no older than 30 years of age at the start of employment.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Denise Smith
Education Coordinator
Thunder Bay Art Gallery
PO Box 10193
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6T7

Thunder Bay Art Gallery is committed to employment equity and to fostering a positive and diverse workforce that reflects the community. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds and abilities. Given the Gallery’s mandate and location, we particularly welcome applications by individuals who are Indigenous.

Upon request, suitable accommodations are available under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) to applicants invited to an interview.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.