Current Job Openings

Curatorial Internship

The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery is offering a paid internship for a student in curatorial practice.This internship is part of the Summer Experience Program supported by a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

The position involves an intensive 34 day mentorship with the Executive Director so that the candidate will develop a full exhibition of work for the Tower Gallery. The exhibition will be part of a series of exhibitions that feature artists and themes representing under-served and marginalized communities. The exhibition will be presented after the internship, and the curatorial intern will be invited to participate in the installation and give a talk the day of the opening.

In discussion with the Director, the candidate will be able to:

  • study the collection, and particular holdings
  • explore potential themes and artists for an exhibition
  • develop an exhibition proposal including lists of works, artists to consider, curatorial thesis
  • discussion around the possible layout of the exhibition in the gallery
  • produce the exhibition including development of all final texts, panels, and labels, facilitating any specific installation requirements for the works, liaising with the artists if necessary
  • write a short exhibition essay for a brochure to be printed and to be posted on the gallery website to coincide with the exhibition opening
  • help the Education department to develop an educational program for the exhibition

The contract for the internship is full time for 34 days at 7,25 hours/day. The pay rate is $14 / hour not including the honorarium for the talk of $350.

Eligible Students

Students hired by recipient organizations must meet the eligibility criteria of the program:

–           All students must be currently enrolled in a secondary, or post-secondary institution or within six months of graduation and have reached the age of 15 and not yet reached the age of 25 upon commencement of employment or up to 29 years of age for persons with a disability, within the meaning of s.10 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19, as amended from time to time.

–           Students must be employed full time for a minimum employment contract length of 246.5 hours or 34 days at 7.25 hours per day.

–           Proof of student enrolment must be provided to the employer.

–           Students must be residents of Ontario during the period of employment.

–           Students must be eligible to work in Canada and have a Social Insurance Number (SIN).

–           Students should be living in Ontario at the time they start work.

The intention of the program is to provide career-related experience to eligible students that are also eligible to work in Ontario.

The Gallery is committed to equity and diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals that reflect the diversity of our audience, including from persons of colour, persons with disabilities and Indigenous peoples.

To apply send the following by June 14, 2019:

  • A cover letter outlining your career goals
  • CV (maximum 3 pages)
  • Proof of your eligibility for the program
  • A proposal presenting exhibition ideas and artists you would like to work with

By email in one PDF document to:

For information contact Denis Longchamps, Executive Director at 519-746-1882 x: 231