Eastern Bloc

Opportunities




INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Eastern Bloc offers five types of internships: technical assistant, administrative/curatorial assistant, production assistant, communications assistant and lab assistant. All internship programs are unpaid, last a total of 6 months and require an engagement of 7 to 10 hours per week. Applications to all five internships are accepted year round. Please send CV and letter of intent to art@easternbloc.ca.


TECHNICAL INTERN

Responsibilities include:

  • Installation & dismantle of artworks (wall-mounted and installation-based)
  • Installation & dismantle of audio/visual equipment
  • Gallery maintenance and wall repairs
  • Gallery lighting
  • Equipment maintenance
The candidate must possess the following skills and qualities:
  • Basic knowledge of art installation techniques & principles
  • Familiarity with audiovisual equipment
  • Knowledge of wall maintenance techniques (plastering & painting)
  • Familiarity with artistic milieu
  • Punctuality & efficiency
  • Ability to work in a team
The intern will work alongside our Technical Coordinator and/or Production Coordinator and learn through a peer mentorship approach.







ADMINISTRATIVE/CURATORIAL INTERN

Responsibilities include:
  • Web updates (blog, mailing lists, social networks)
  • Updating contact lists
  • Basic media relations
  • Assistance with grant applications and sponsorship requests
  • Gallery sitting/reception
  • Light administrative duties
The candidate must possess the following skills and qualities:
  • Familiarity with artistic milieu
  • Knowledge of office and/or design software
  • Willingness to take initiative and be project-oriented
  • Punctuality & efficiency
  • Ability to work in a team
The intern will work alongside our Artistic Director and/or Development & Outreach Coordinator and learn through a peer mentorship approach.







PRODUCTION INTERN

Responsibilities include:
  • Assisting with production schedules
  • Assisting with project budgets
  • Seeing to the general technical/production needs of exhibits & contracts
  • General office duties
  • Occasional assistance with gallery set-ups and dismantles
The candidate must possess the following skills and qualities:
  • Basic understanding of (or keen interest in) project management
  • Familiarity with Office and project management software (Excel, Basecamp etc)
  • Familiarity with audiovisual equipment
  • Familiarity with artistic milieu
  • Punctuality & efficiency
  • Ability to work in a team
The intern will work alongside our Production Coordinator and learn through a peer mentorship approach.







COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

Responsibilities include:
  • Assist in developing communications schedules
  • Assist in the promotion of events on social networks, through the media, and the network of Eastern Bloc
  • Assist in the preparation of the newsletter
  • Assist in the preparation of an updated website
  • Assist in the development of communication tools
  • Graphic and web design
The candidate must possess the following skills and qualities:
  • Basic knowledge of (or interest in) communications
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator, etc.
  • Familiarity with Montreal media networks
  • Familiarity with social networks
  • Familiarity with artistic milieu
  • Punctuality & efficiency
  • Ability to work in a team
The intern will work alongside our Communications Agent and learn through a peer mentorship approach.







LAB INTERN

Responsibilities include:
  • Light administrative duties (including inventory management)
  • Assisting with workshops, ensuring all material and equipment needs are met
  • Assistance in coordinating other lab activities
  • Researching projects and equipment for the lab
  • Assisting artists-in-residence
The candidate must possess the following skills and qualities:
  • Keen sense of organization
  • Programming skills
  • Familiarity with building electronics (any level)
  • Familiarity with artistic milieu
  • Punctuality & efficiency
  • Ability to work in a team
The intern will work alongside our Communications Agent and learn through a peer mentorship approach.