Employment Opportunities


Application Deadline: July 25th 2022 17:00 PM

Application Material Required: CV, cover letter, draft exhibition proposal consisting of a 200-word description + list of artists (this should be a rough outline of an exhibition you would like to curate and does not need to be fully resolved).

Application procedure: Apply by email to nicole.burisch@concordia.ca

Term: September 2022- March 2023 (with possibility of extension)

Hours: Four days a week

Salary: $20/hour

Job Description:

FOFA Gallery 2022 Curatorial Fellowship

The FOFA Gallery invites applications for a Curatorial Fellowship. The Curatorial Fellow position aims to give hands-on curatorial experience to a recent graduate from a fine arts university program. Through engagement with the day-to-day activities of the FOFA Gallery, the Curatorial Fellow will learn about the inner workings of a small and dynamic university art gallery, gaining valuable experience and practical skills. The Fellow will also work to develop a personal curatorial project and will be provided with guidance and support in order to present this project at the FOFA Gallery in summer 2023 (dates TBC). 

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in the role of contemporary arts and culture in the development of community as well as keen interest in curating exhibitions and working with contemporary artists. Graduates who have completed an MA or MFA in Art History, Curatorial Studies or Studio Arts are encouraged to apply; those from related fields or with equivalent work or life experience will also be considered.

Key Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest and/or accomplishments in the field of curating, research, education and/or exhibition practice; 
  • Good spoken English and French, excellent writing skills in either English or French;
  • Superior communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Familiarity with Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe, and filesharing platforms such as Google docs or Sharepoint. Knowledge of social media and design software would also be an asset. 

Description of tasks: 

  • Assist with programming selection and the evaluation of submitted proposals for our annual call for submissions, as well as calls for undergraduate and graduating students’ exhibitions;
  • Compile artist bios, exhibition needs forms, gallery space needs;
  • Assist with exhibition layout plans and ​installation maquettes;
  • Assist with the exhibition calendar, travel itineraries, communications timelines;
  • Offer exhibition tours and share information about the Gallery with the public;
  • Contribute to communications and outreach;
  • Assist with updating and keeping accurate records and files;
  • Assist with writing, editing, and researching of exhibition invitations, catalogues and publications, wall labels, press releases, and exhibition fact sheets;
  • Research and attend curatorial training and learning opportunities;
  • Develop and present a final curatorial project;
  • Other duties as required.

Position Details: 

This is a part-time (4 days/week, negotiable) position that runs from approximately August 2022 to March 2023, with a possibility of extension. The job will mainly take place in the gallery, on Concordia’s SGW campus in Montreal (some remote work is also possible). The Fellow will receive $20/hour, as well as support for travel and professional development (up to $2,500), and a budget of $6,000 to go towards their exhibition. 


This position is partially funded through the Young Canada Works program. In order to be eligible, candidates must fulfill the following criteria:

  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;
  • are unemployed or underemployed;
  • are a college or university graduate;
  • are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program; and have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy. 

Application Process:

  • To apply, please send the following materials by July 25th at 5pm to nicole.burisch@concordia.ca:
  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Draft exhibition proposal consisting of a 200-word description + list of artists (this should be a rough outline of an exhibition you would like to curate and does not need to be fully resolved). 

If you have any questions about the application process or need any specific accommodations to help you succeed in applying, please email nicole.burisch@concordia.ca. If you are a person with a disability, YCW-BCH may reimburse a maximum of $3,000 per participant for reasonable costs related to job accommodation requirements.  YCW-BCH may reimburse transportation and en route accommodation costs incurred by participants who must relocate more than 125 km from their permanent residence to work at a YCW job site.

The FOFA Gallery is located on unceded Indigenous lands, and we recognize the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation as the custodians of the lands and waters we now call Montreal. Tiohtià:ke/Montréal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

FOFA Gallery is anti-racist and aims to be a 2SLGBTQIAP+ positive space. We strive towards being barrier free and eradicating institutional biases and systemic discrimination in our programs and in our work together. Applicants from equity-seeking groups are especially encouraged to apply, and the ideal candidate should be genuinely interested in anti-oppressive and anti-racist ways of working, and have some demonstrated experience or knowledge of how to work with diverse communities. 


The FOFA Gallery is a department of the Dean's Office, Faculty of Fine Arts. From time to time, the gallery offers opportunities for student employment through internships and temporary positions. This page offers the most up to date information regarding our current employment opportunities.
For future employment inquiries, please contact Nicole Burisch, FOFA Gallery Director. 
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