intern@Kapisanan: Vinta Gallery Intern

Position Available at Kapisanan: VINTA GALLERY INTERNReports to: Executive Director

The Vinta Gallery Intern will work alongside the current Gallery Intern, the Marketing and Communications Team, and the Event Planning Interns.

The vinta retail gallery

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

KAPISANAN is seeking an intern for the Vinta Retail Gallery. The Gallery Intern will play a key role in helping execute all projects of the gallery, and strengthen the gallery’s presence in the arts community. The Gallery Internship provides a learning experience during which the intern will actively participate in the day-to-day operations of the retail gallery, and in all aspects of planning, mounting and executing all Vinta Gallery exhibits.

During this program you will have an opportunity to gain experience in the workings of the retail gallery environment and enhance your skills while working under the direction of professional mentors. This is a great opportunity for you to gain invaluable experience in the visual arts and gallery sector with a vibrant and growing professional organization!

Vinta Retail gallery

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: - Assisting with exhibits (liaising with artists, assisting in art installation, etc.) - Organizing opening receptions as necessary. - Giving tours of exhibits and being fully informed on artists and their work. - Staying in the retail gallery and monitoring incoming traffic. - Researching new artists and possible funders and grants for the gallery. - Promoting the gallery, the artists and upcoming events on social media websites. - Communicate regularly with Executive Director on the status of the tasks assigned. - Carry out all responsibilities in a professional, timely and effective manner with high quality of work. - Ability to work at least two full days (or the equivalent) in the Vinta Retail Gallery for a 6-month period.

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WE ARE SEEKING A DYNAMIC, COMMITTED YOUNG PERSON WHO IS: - Has an active interest in contemporary art and the creative process. - Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills. - Creative problem-solver. - High attention to detail. - Highly motivated and is a self-starter. - Be organized, responsible and professional, with the ability to work independently and as a team member. - Good organizational and time-management skills; able to work under pressure and meet deadlines. - Keen interest or some background in the arts and culture production. - Some knowledge of Adobe CS4 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), though we are willing to train.

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About KAPISANAN Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture is Toronto’s premiere Filipino-Canadian arts and cultural facility. Explore Culture. Enrich Potential. Eat Art.

The K is housed inside Toronto’s uber multi-culty and artsy Kensington Market. As a youth-driven centre with an inter-generational sphere, we are a creative collective focused on the professional development of Filipino artists and entrepreneurs. Filipinos are the 4th largest visible minority group in the GTA. That’s 3% of Toronto’s population. Since 2005, the K has established itself as a multi-disciplinary hub where mentors exhilarate artistic expression, professionalism, positive and critical cultural identification into Toronto’s broader Filipino community. We explore performance, design, visual and literary arts, music, film and video by means of arts mentorship programs, arts and cultural workshops and events.

Start date: October 15th, 2010

Work schedule: 2 days/week (or equivalent of) for a 6-month commitment. We are willing to work with a university or college to arrange academic credit or high school co-op placement.

THIS POSITION IS UNPAID – your payment is real world experience, mentorship of professionals, and/or co-op placement credit.

Please send your resume and cover letter indicating “Vinta Gallery Intern” in the subject by e-mail, or in person to:

CAROLINE MANGOSING Executive Director caroline@kapisanancentre.com 167 Augusta Ave. Toronto, ON (2 blocks West of Spadina, North off Dundas)

Please call ahead if you are dropping off your application: 416.979.0600

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS is October 1st, 2010.

KAPISANAN is an equal opportunity employer. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.