Summer 2024 (May/June – August/September)

Curatorial Assistant: Programs (Young Canada Works)

Application deadline: April 19th, 2024

Location: SC Arts Center, 5714 Medusa Ave, Sechelt (Onsite)

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is seeking an individual to fill the role of Curatorial Assistant: Programs. Working closely with the Director and the Assistant Curator, the position will assist with the delivery of our summer public programs, including workshops, live events and our annual young artist camps.

The ideal candidates will be comfortable engaging with the public, particularly youth, is detail oriented, has good written and verbal skills, and is passionate about art and culture. Previous experience working with young artists is a strong asset, as well as comfort with supporting artists and workshop delivery.

As an Arts Council, we exist to benefit the broadest range of artists and audiences on the lower Coast. With one of the highest ratios of artists per capita in Canada, we have been fortunate to have maintained strong connections with our local artists and artisans. The robust attendance across our programs is evidence of this. We have focused on specific audiences as well – developing and delivering programs that connect with seniors and young artists in our communities. We actively program encounters that cross pollinate audiences across the visual arts, music and literary fields.

Typical Duties:

  • Administrative support for Hackett Park Artisan Fair
  • Assist in preparation for summer workshops
  • Support delivery of July young artist camps
  • Support maintenance of exhibition space, storage room and technical devices;
  • Support exhibition installation
  • Provide studio support for camps including lunch supervision and other excursions
  • Support administration and planning for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 events and workshops
  • Production support for live music events and Hackett Park Artisan Fair


The ideal candidates will be a current student or recent graduate from any of the following: Arts Administration, Event Management, Fine Arts, Curatorial and Critical Studies, Art History, Interactive Arts, History or related field. In addition, we hope that the candidates will also possess:

Interest and engagement with the local arts community. Knowledge of the Sunshine Coast is an asset
Interest in public engagement and educational program planning and delivery in the arts.
Experience working with children and youth considered an asset.
Exceptional verbal and written communications skills.
Exemplary organization skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision.
Ability to take initiative and problem solve.
Computer experience with Microsoft Office suite and social media platforms.
Volunteer or work experience in a gallery, community art space or museum environment desirable.

$21/hour, May 15 – August 19, 2024: Wed-Sun, 30 hours/week (a later start date can be considered)

Applicants must be between the ages of 15-30 (you do not have to be returning to school in the Fall). Applicants must also be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or have official refugee protection status, be legally eligible to work in BC, not have another full-time job (30+hours/week).

Please send your resume (including confirmation that you are eligible for this position), including cover letter and any other special instructions listed above to the contact name below by the date specified.

Contact: Sadira Rodrigues
Address: Sunshine Coast Arts Council, 5714 Medusa Ave, Sechelt, BC
Deadline to apply: Friday, April 19, 2024, at 4:00 PM

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls please.