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Summer Employment

In-Definite Arts is a great place to explore your career options within the field(s) of arts and disability services. We offer a variety of internship and employment opportunities during the year aimed primarily at students enrolled at the Alberta College of Art + Design, and/or students participating in the Disability Studies or Community Rehabilitation Programs offered at Mount Royal University and the University of Calgary.

Summer Instructor

The summer instructor position is an excellent opportunity for an individual with a strong interest in contemporary art and arts instruction to gain valuable, hands-on experience assisting individuals with disabilities in their studio practice.

Term: 32 hours per week for 15 weeks (May to August)
Monday to Thursday with occasional Saturday or holiday work

Application: The annual deadline for applications is May 1. Please provide a current resume and references. Applications are welcome by email or in person:

In-Definite Arts Society
8038 Fairmount Drive SE
Calgary AB T2H 0Y1
Tel: (403) 253-3174
Fax: (403) 255-2234
Email: ida@indefinitearts.com

Download the call for applications here.

Responsibilities: Summer instructors provide assistance or support in the studio, performing a variety of tasks that help to facilitate and inspire studio artists’ learning and achievement of art goals. This may include instructing workshops in specialized media, encouraging artists to exhibit artwork, taking part in special projects and keeping studio areas clean and organized.

Qualifications: To be eligible for the IDAS summer instructor position, students must have at least one year of post-secondary education in the visual arts, and be enrolled in full time studies for the coming year. Previous experience with adults with disabilities is preferred but not necessary.


Internship Program

Internship/Practicum programs are available for students registered in the Disability Studies Program at Mount Royal University and for students registered in the Community Rehabilitation Program at the University of Calgary. Other Internship/Practicum programs in Art and Design or Disability Services will be considered as well. Please contact your school or university Practicum/Internship Placement Coordinator for further information.