Owens Art Gallery and Colville House
Application deadline: 10 April 2023
Term: 18 weeks, from 1 May to 1 September 2023
Salary is $18.00 per hour


Community Engagement Owens


The Owens Art Gallery and Colville House are seeking a summer intern for the position of Community Engagement and Access Assistant. Working closely with the full-time staff of the Owens Art Gallery, the intern will play a key role in the administration and delivery of summer programs and community engagement activities at Colville House and the Owens. They will be responsible for coordinating appointments and visitor engagement for Colville House, a small house museum devoted to artist Alex Colville; welcoming and orienting visitors to the Owens Art Gallery; assisting with ongoing accessibility services, such as writing visual descriptions for images and editing closed-captions for Owens TV; assisting with publications distribution; helping with Convocation and Reunion Weekend activities (May 12-14); and supporting the delivery of school tours.

This position requires a welcoming approach, flexibility, and attention to detail. Candidates must be Mount Allison University students with knowledge of visual and media arts practices though study in Fine Arts, Art History, Museum and Curatorial Studies, Indigenous Studies, Canadian Studies, or Visual and Material Culture Studies. Intermediate computer skills are required; a working knowledge of Photoshop would be an asset, although the Owens can provide training and experience in these areas.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to owens@mta.ca no later than 5:00 pm on 10 April 2023. If you have any questions, please contact owens@mta.ca.

Mount Allison University is committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous people, disabled people, and members of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community. While the Owens Art Gallery is partially accessible, Colville House is not accessible.

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