Arts Events and Sales Coordinator for an Inner City Artist Collective

Posted 25-02-2019
Category Local In-Office
Interns Needed 0
Anticipated Timeline May-Aug, 2019 (flexible)
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Working within the infrastructure and supports provided by Boyle Street Community Services, Bissell Centre and E4C, the successful applicant will create opportunities for inner city artists who are members of the Street Prints Artist Collective, assisting with events, shows and fundraisers. The intern will attend meetings and free art time sessions, interacting with artists as decisions are made about upcoming events, funding opportunities and collaborative efforts.

SUPPORTS: The intern will report to the program coordinator weekly during collective meetings. The coordinator will be available for phone calls and emails throughout the course of the internship. During the first few meetings and events, the applicant will be in the role of an observer, later they will be asked to take a lead on an aspect of the project that interests them, or that they feel fits their skills and talents. Timelines and specific scheduling will be discussed in the first meeting to ensure the best outcome. 

TECHNICAL: The intern will be expected to email, use social media and Google Drive for communication and information sharing.

GOALS: Within the time-frame of the internship the intern will strive to generate one new show or sale opportunity for the collective to display and sell artwork. Alternatively, the intern may research and apply on behalf of the collective for funding that could lead to opportunities for the sale and display of their art.

Time expectations:

  • 30 hours: Meeting with artists, attending collective meetings, creating relationships with the existing artists within the collective and meeting new community members in the community agency drop-in centres.
  • 30 hours: Attending events and sales at farmer's markets, festivals, art walks etc. Assisting with setup, tear down and interacting with the public about the collective and the agencies that support us.
  • 30 hours: Research, development and creation of opportunities for sales, shows, collaborations, funding and community outreach for the collective and individual artists, with a focus on creating opportunities for artists experiencing barriers to access.
  • 10 hours: Administrative work.


Ideal for someone with course work in:

  • Social Work
  • Leadership Development
  • Applied Arts
  • Aboriginal Entrepreneurship
  • Aboriginal Art

Some specialized skills required:

  • Applicants must be able to lift, move and set up art display hardware, carry and help to set up a 10'x10' pop up tent.
  • Problem solving skills and self motivation
  • Adaptability
  • Proficient writing ability
  • Emotional awareness
  • Coordination and organization skills
  • Excellent communication skills

What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:

  • Possibly research and apply for funding through micro and program grants to support artists, purchase supplies or equipment and create arts-based events
  • Develop relationships with other arts-based organizations and businesses to generate sales, display, marketing, and funding supports for art-based programming
  • Attend meetings with artist collective members and take part in decision-making processes
  • Attend drop in art times and art creation events with our partner agencies