2016 Strategic Arts Management Internship

Strategic Arts Management (SAM) seeks an Administrative Intern for a full-time (30 hours per week), ten-week contract starting Monday, June 20, 2016 and ending Friday, August 26, 2016.

Strategic Arts Management has provided mentorship, management, administration, and other resources to an increasing number of artists and arts organizations at affordable, subsidized rates. SAM has been growing and developing the arts in Nova Scotia since 2006.


The Administrative Intern will support Strategic Arts Management and the Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award Foundation, which awards an annual $25,000 to a work in any creative media that bears a strong connection to the province. Responsibilities will include co-coordinating and co-executing communications plans, including researching, writing, and uploading content for layout and distribution in e-newsletters and social media activities; maintaining databases; filing; and other duties as assigned. The Administrative Intern will take the lead on the re-design of the SAM grant calendar and a special event, and will be influential in the development of the 2016-17 SAM Workshop series.

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, event planning, marketing and communications.

The Administrative Intern will be paid $10.70 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.

To Apply

Email your resume and cover letter by midnight, Sunday, June 5, 2016, to admin@strategicarts.org. Please submit your application as a single document (PDF preferred), and title your email “Administrative Intern Application”.

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

Interviews will be conducted on Monday, June 13, 2016. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.