this is from www.ad-ac.ca, it is the art dealers association of canada webstie. I notice they are accepting resumes for an internships this fall, they seem to do this every year but you have to be graduated, which a lot of us are now.
You can't have experience in a commercial gallery, but if you worked at Blackwood that's cool. I know from years past a lot of Toronto galleries participate and maybe even some in Mississauga.
SOOO this if for anyone looking to get an arts related job!!!
National visual arts internship program
PLEASE NOTE: All placements have now been filled for 2005/2006. The 2006/2007 Internship Program will be accepting applications in July and the program will begin in late August 2006.
This program provides post-secondary graduates with career-related employment opportunities in Canada to help them acquire advanced skills and become leaders in their field. This project is funded by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment Strategy's Career Focus Initiative.
The program is a seven-month (30.3 week) paid internship to begin in late August. Placements will be available in various cities across Canada (T.B.A).
Participants will have the opportunity to gain employability skills by being mentored by the nation’s leading art dealers and by being involved in a variety of projects including: participation in national and international art fairs, website development, catalogue design, creating and managing databases, marketing initiatives and coordinating visual arts magazines. Participants will be exposed to a wide range of art: from African and Inuit sculpture, to contemporary Canadian installation and traditional European paintings.
Who can participate? Youth must be:
• between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive) at the time of intake/selection;
• post-secondary graduates;
• Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred;
• out of school;
• legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations; and
• not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits
A Visual Arts background is essential as this is a career-related program. Participants must not have prior labour market attachment (no prior experience in a commercial art gallery).
Please forward your resume and cover letter to:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Attention: Sharlene Beierling, Manager Programs and Operations)