Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art



Curatorial Skills Development Internship

Now entering its sixth year, Centre A’s Curatorial Skills Development Internship program offers emerging curators the opportunity to curate an exhibition at Centre A from conception to realization, and learn the process required to organize a show as an “Exhibitions Intern.” The successful candidate will be mentored by various Centre A staff as they take on the many tasks and responsibilities involved in exhibition making, both pragmatic and conceptual. They will also participate in the daily gallery operations required to run and maintain the gallery and show.

Over the course of seven months, Centre A staff will mentor and support the Exhibitions Intern, accompanying them to exhibitions and studio visits, and assisting them in communications with artists. The Exhibitions Intern will also receive guidance in organizing the logistics of developing an exhibition, including: budgeting, fabrication, communications and promotion, and developing a curatorial text. Through this process, the Exhibitions Intern will gain the skills, experience, and confidence necessary to further their curatorial ambitions and develop a curatorial method and voice of their own.



The Curatorial Skills Development Internship position is intended for:

  • Recent graduates
  • 3rd or 4th year undergraduate students
  • Graduate students
  • Doctoral students

… whose studies are related to art history, visual art, design, liberal arts, humanities, and/or curatorial studies.

Note: Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada and may be asked to provide valid documents to prove eligibility


Length of Internship:  24 hours/week for 30 weeks (February – August 2019)


For more details, please see the full listing.