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Thank you for your interest in the Cultural Mediation Internship with La Centrale. The application period is now closed. For questions, please contact us at

La Centrale x Art Volt Cultural Mediation Internship

Contract period: August 26, 2024 to May 31, 2025
Contract amount: $22.08/hour, 14 hours/week
Deadline to apply: Monday, April 15, 2024 at 5PM EST
Info session: Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 12PM EST

Art Volt and La Centrale galerie Powerhouse have formed a partnership to support recent alumni of Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts through a Cultural Mediation internship.

La Centrale galerie Powerhouse is an artist-run centre dedicated to the dissemination and development of multidisciplinary feminist practices. During a time when women, on a national level, were systematically and shamelessly rejected from exhibitions, commercial gallery representation, and educational opportunities based on gender, La Centrale was established to push against barriers for women artists. As feminisms have evolved, drawing attention to systemic barriers that exist beyond gender, we have remained dedicated to broadening women and gender minorities' access to the art world.

Through our programming and organizational structures, La Centrale participates in the development of the history of feminist artistic practices and the construction of a community of artists who question the hegemonic values and criteria of art. We realize our mission by supporting artists and practices that are marginalized by dominant cultural institutions through our exhibitions, performance, and digital programming.

If you have any questions about the application process or need specific accommodations to help you succeed in applying, please get in touch with

Program overview

La Centrale is seeking a collaborative and community-minded individual for the  Cultural Mediation internship. Working closely with the team of co-directors, the Cultural Mediation intern will support the coordination and execution of La Centrale’s 50th anniversary programming.

In addition to supporting the centre’s programming initiatives, the candidate will be responsible for conceptualizing and carrying-out a cultural mediation activity to be held within the context of a symposium taking place at La Centrale in May 2025. Using La Centrale’s radical origins as a starting point, the symposium will offer a set of affirmations and proposals for the future of Canadian artist-run centres. The Cultural Mediation Intern will be supported by La Centrale’s team of Co-directors, who will provide assistance and guidance with concept development, project management, and administrative support.

Application criteria

Applicants must be registered for graduation or have graduated from Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, within the last three years.

Alumni interested in applying, are invited to join an information session on Tuesday, March 26th 2024 at 12PM EST. Applicants will be able to ask questions, as well as discuss their project proposal with Art Volt. To join the information session please request a zoom link with

Overview of duties and responsibilities:

  • Programming: Support the General Co-director & Programming with the implementation of all programming activities. Tasks can include: tracking timelines, budgets, schedules, liaising with artists and collaborators, logistics, volunteer recruitment, artwork installation, and research

  • Communications:  Support the General Co-director & Communications and Public Engagement with content creation to effectively promote La Centrale’s activities and engage audiences through community outreach and publicity.

  • Cultural Mediation: Conceptualize and execute a cultural mediation activity in the context of a symposium (held in May 2025)

  • Day-to-Day: assists with the daily operations of the gallery. Tasks can include: gallery sitting, attending programming events, and meeting regularly with the team to ensure clear communication regarding programming development and implementation.

Qualifications and competencies:

  • An evident commitment to and enthusiasm for contemporary art practices, artists, and inclusive community-engaged programming

  • Understanding of artist-run centres and non-profits is an asset

  • Proven commitment to equity, diversity, intersectionality, and practices of anti-racism and anti-oppression

  • Ability to approach complex issues raised by the concerns of interdisciplinary feminism, anti-racism, and anti-oppression with care and nuance

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively articulate ideas, verbally and in writing

  • Capacity to problem-solve and respond to unforeseen circumstances in a strategic manner

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, accountable, and adept at working independently and collaboratively

  • Ability to understand priorities of the organization and schedule tasks accordingly

  • Fluency in French and English 

  • Willingness to be flexible with work schedule including some evenings and weekends

  • Experience in communications and community outreach is an asset

Note: This position will be majoritarily carried out on-site at La Centrale galerie Powerhouse (4296 boul. Saint Laurent, Montréal).

These qualifications and competencies represent a sample of relevant skills and experience. Candidates may possess qualifications that are not included in this list. Even if you do not have all of these qualifications, we encourage you to apply. We believe in the potential of growth and curiosity and welcome applications from anyone who is excited to do the work.

How to Apply

Please send your application in ONE PDF to before Monday, April 15th 2024 at 5PM. For selected candidates, interviews will be held during the week of May 6th, 2024.

Please provide the following information:

1. Personal information:

  • Full name

  • Preferred pronoun (optional)

  • Telephone number

  • Email address

2. Supporting documents:

  • A curriculum vitae (2 pages max)

  • Letter of interest (max 1 page): outlining your related experience, why you believe you are a good fit for this role, and how this experience will benefit your overall career objectives. 

  • Proof of graduation: screen capture of your graduation status on your Student Hub, your unofficial transcript, or your diploma.

Applications can be submitted in English or French.

If you have any questions about the application process or need specific accommodations to help you succeed in applying, please get in touch at

Recognising the generous support

This initiative is made possible by the generous support of the Peter N. Thomson Family Innovation Fund.


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