SAM Internship

SAM Internship in arts administration

Strategic Arts Management (SAM) seeks an Administrative Intern for a full-time (30 hours per week), ten-week contract starting Monday, May 29, 2017 and ending Friday, August 4, 2017.

Since 2007, Strategic Arts Management has been providing mentorship, management, administration, and other resources to an increasing number of artists and arts organizations at affordable, subsidized rates.


The SAM Administrative Intern will support SAM staff in day-to-day operations as well as projects in sponsorship, marketing and communications, and beyond. The Administrative Intern will take the lead on the re-design of the SAM grant calendar, and will be influential in the development of the 2017-18 SAM Workshop series. In addition, the SAM Administrative Intern will work with the SAM Administrator and volunteers of the Nova Scotia Masterworks Awards Foundation to develop a 60-second promotional video and to coordinate and execute communications plans, including researching, writing, designing, and uploading content for web pages, e-newsletters, and social media.

This position is funded through Canada Summer Jobs and is designed to provide training and experience in arts administration with a goal of developing resources for the performing arts sector. The successful candidate will gain career-related work experience in administration, database management, sponsorship, event planning, marketing and communications.

The Administrative Intern will be paid $10.85 per hour and work from SAM’s downtown Halifax location.


The ideal candidate will be a post-secondary student in a marketing, public relations, or arts administration program, with a demonstrated interest in the arts, good computer and organizational skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work independently as well as under supervision. Knowledge of French is an asset.


To be eligible for the position, applicants must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • have been registered as full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.


Strategic Arts Management recognizes that diversity fosters a rich and creative environment. Members of minority groups are highly encouraged to apply and self-identify within their application.

To Apply

Email your resume and cover letter by 11:59 PM, Sunday, May 14, 2017, to Please submit your application as a single document (PDF preferred), and title your email “Administrative Intern Application”.

Interviews will be conducted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, for a position start date of Monday, May 29, 2017. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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