Call for applications

Digital engagement is an essential part of museum activities in the 21st century. Acquiring experience and competency in this area is therefore indispensable for those interested in pursuing a career in art galleries and museums. To support experiential learning in this area, the Owens Art Gallery is currently seeking a part-time Digital Assistant for the 2022-2023 fall and winter semesters. The Intern will work closely with the Curator of Digital Engagement and other full-time staff in the delivery of the Owens’ online outreach initiatives. They will contribute to web content, including the video archive, social media, data management, and other special projects.

Digital Arts Assistant

Job Duties:

  • Assisting with documentation and/or live streaming of artist talks and special events.
  • Producing and editing closed captions for the Owens’ online video archive, OwensTV, and other digital projects to improve accessibility.
  • Selecting and editing short extracts from existing footage for creative reuse online.
  • Supporting ongoing data management practices at the Owens.

This position requires creativity and attention to detail. Ideally, the applicant will be a full-time student in Fine Arts, Art History, Museum and Curatorial Studies, Visual and Material Culture Studies, or Canadian Studies with an awareness of the visual arts in Canada and contemporary practice more broadly. Students must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.

Basic computer skills are required; a working knowledge of Photoshop and Apple Final Cut Pro is an asset. Training and guidance in these applications will be central to this internship.

The J.E.A. Crake ArtsWork Internship is generously funded by the J.E.A. Crake Foundation. It is intended to provide Mount Allison students with opportunities for experiential learning and to enable them to explore career options in the Arts.

The successful applicant must be available to begin late September and continue to 30 April 2023. This is a paid position ($18/ hour), 5-7 hours per week.

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to owens@mta.ca by September 26.