Internship: Arts Administration Intern, Canadian Art Foundation, Toronto

Organization Description

Canadian Art Foundation

Established in 1991, the Canadian Art Foundation has grown to deliver numerous educational programs in addition to publishing Canadian Art magazine and This diversity now makes the Canadian Art Foundation the ultimate portal for the exposure of the visual arts in Canada. All our efforts are dedicated to providing a destination for artists and art enthusiasts to connect to and be inspired by art, in turn creating greater local, national and global visibility for the extraordinary artistic talent in Canada. Our mission is to promote the understanding and appreciation of the visual arts in Canada by providing an informative, provocative and lively forum for audiences to engage with artists and their works.

Job Description

The Canadian Art Foundation Internship Program this winter provides four months (from January to May) of mentorship and practical experience in arts administration to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students and beginning professionals. As a foundation intern, you will work closely with members of our foundation team on various long- and short-term projects, including public programming, event planning and communications and marketing. You will assist in research, coordinate event details, contribute to program brochures and marketing materials, liaise with program participants, maintain databases and spreadsheets, help develop programs and collaborate on future program development.

The foundation intern will predominantly assist with the development and administration of key foundation programs, including the Reel Artists Film Festival as well as the Gallery Hop events in Vancouver and Montreal, gaining experience and developing practical skills from within programming, communications and events.


The ideal candidate is organized, has the ability to multi-task, displays a high attention to detail and is able to successfully execute both administrative and research-oriented projects. The intern should be motivated, self-directed and able to collaborate. In addition, solid writing, research and computer skills are preferred.

Additional Info:

The internship will run for four months, with two full days per week. A $2,000 honorarium is provided.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resumé attached as a PDF by 12 noon on January 14, 2015, by email only to (Note: At this time, we do not accept submissions via cloud-hosting or file-sharing programs.)

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