Since its beginnings, the Darling Foundry has been a platform for students to acquire a significant professional experience in the field of visual arts. With its two main poles, exhibitions and artist residencies, a wide variety of creative and administrative tasks are proposed to young people willing to join a hard-working team with a common goal to offer a strong programming and an exceptional space for artists to develop their practice in. These unpaid internships are tailored to the candidates’ interests and aptitudes, depending on the organization’s needs.
Example of task description:
- Assistance to the artistic direction and programming coordinator in the communications, promotion and logistics of the exhibitions
- Help with installation and de-installation of exhibitions
- Assistance with planning and compiling applications for juries
- Cultural mediation and gallery sitting
- Assistance with press and media relations
- Mail-outs and web campaigns
- Help with the creation and distribution of promotional materials
- Follow up with the membership
- Research for sponsorships
- Help with daily accounting
- No previous experience mandatory
- Studies in art history, visual arts, museology, communications, administration or related field
- Extended knowledge and interest in contemporary visual arts
- Autonomy and flexibility
- High tolerance to stress and unforeseen situations
- Basic computer (MAC platform, Office, etc.)
- Bilinguism (FR/EN)
- Full time. Between 3 and 6 months, depending on the agreement with the university.
- Part time. Depending on the intern's schedule and the gallery's needs.
Applicants are invited to send us a CV and a cover letter to info[@]fonderiedarling.org before an interview (via Skype or in person).
IMPORTANT (foreign candidates):
In Canada, an internship is considered a job, even if it is unpaid. It is therefore the responsibility of the students to do complete all the procedures necessary to obtain the required permits in order to make their stay consistent with the Canadian laws.