Employment Opportunity: 

Education and Public Programming Intern

Plug In ICA is seeking a dynamic and professional individual to join our team this summer as our Education & Public Programming Intern. This is a paid internship opportunity funded in part by Young Canada Works through the Canadian Museums Association. Candidates must be under 30 years old, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and be returning to school following the internship to meet eligibility requirements outlined by Young Canada Works.

This term position, from June 5 to August 25, 2023; is 40 hours a week, requiring some work in the evenings and on weekends.

Job Title: Education and Public Programming Intern

Program Stream: Young Canada Works for Heritage Organizations (Summer Jobs for Students)

Length of Assignment: June 5, 2023 – August 25, 2023

Hours per week: 40

Hourly Wage: $15/hr

Deadline for applications: May 26, 2023

Job Description: 

The Education and Public Programming Intern will assist with the coordination, promotion and  documentation of events related to Plug In ICA’s educational programs and other public events.

The Education and Public Programming Intern will play a key role in the execution of the Summer Institute and the public art biennial STAGES. Under the direction of the Executive Director: the Intern will assist with, documenting events and studio work; assisting faculty vis-à-vis logistics coordination; assisting in designing promotional material for public events; assisting in setting up for public events, Summer Institute talks, studio visits and the Open Studio; and other tasks as deemed necessary.

The Education and Public Programming Intern will also assist in the preparation for and implementation of the 2023 STAGES Biennial. Launched in 2017, this highly-visible and complex project presents temporary public artworks throughout downtown Winnipeg and the surrounding environs.

This internship will provide the successful candidate with insight and experience in the demanding responsibilities of educational and artistic programming in a contemporary art institute, gallery or analogous organization.

Description of tasks:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Education and Public Programming Intern will participate in a broad range of activities, including but not limited to:  

  • Promoting events and exhibitions through the production and distribution of print materials, online promotions and social media events;
  • Developing and implementing new print, digital and social media outreach strategies;
  • Preparing and archiving photographic, video, audio and text documentation of exhibitions and events;
  • Assisting with general logistics of public programming (artists’ talks, panel discussions, screenings, etc.) and specific needs of participants

Candidate Profile:

For the position, a successful candidate will have an interest in pursuing a career in contemporary art, particularly as an artist, curator, public educator or related practice. The candidate should be undertaking  a relevant degree (BA, MA, BFA, MFA) in curatorial studies, visual art, art history, cultural studies, media studies, communications or related fields. The candidate will need to be available to work the occasional evening and weekend.

The candidate should have experience with Adobe design programs such as In Design, Illustrator and Photoshop and a solid ground in Office software, particularly MS Words, Excel and Outlook. They should also have a strong understanding of social media platforms and be quick to learn new media applications. Experience with WordPress is an asset. 

All applicants must be eligible for the Young Canada Works, Careers in Heritage program: i.e, they must be Canadian citizens, permanent residencies or have refugee status; legally entitled to work in Canada; be of 16 to 30 years of age at the beginning of the Internship; be able to commit to the full 12 weeks of the internship and not have a second full-time job at this time; and have been a full-time secondary or post-secondary student before the commencement of the work assignment and have the intention to return to full-time studies following the conclusion of the Internship.

Plug In encourages applications from visible and invisible minority group members including Black persons, Indigenous persons, People of colour, women, persons with disabilities, persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to removing barriers to participation. Should you require accommodation during the application process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and letter of interest by 5 pm Central Time on May 26, 2023.

Plug In thanks all candidates for their interest, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Please submit applications to:

Caitlin Thomas-Dunn, Operations Manager, at with the subject line: Education and Public Programming Internship Application  

Full job call available below:

Education and Public Programming Intern


We are on Treaty 1 Territory. Plug In ICA is located on the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the National homeland of the Red River Métis. Our water is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.

Plug In ICA extends our heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors, valued members, and dedicated volunteers. We acknowledge the sustaining support of our Director’s Circle. You all make a difference.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We could not operate without their continued financial investment and lobbying efforts.

Plug In ICA relies on community support to remain free and accessible to all, and enable us to continue to present excellent programs. Please consider becoming a member of Plug In ICA and a donor at or by contacting Caitlin at

For more information on public programming and exhibitions contact Luther Konadu

For general information, please contact: or call 1.204.942.1043