Job Posting Summer Intern

May 28, 2019

Full-Time, Temporary
30 hours per week
Primary Job Location: 221 E Georgia St, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Full Job Posting: PDF

221A is seeking applications from eligible candidates for the role of Summer Intern. The Summer Intern will provide a broad range of support to 221A’s staff in the operation of the organization's range of programs and services; this includes research assistance, day-to-day program operations, preparatory and technical work, communications and meetings support. The incumbent must be reliable and organized, capable of taking on a variety of tasks, and demonstrate an aptitude to learn and excel in the non-profit art and cultural sector. The incumbent should ideally have some experience working in a collaborative office environment.

Education: Completed Year 1 of Post-secondary education in visual art, art history, design, communications or a related field. A demonstrated record of outstanding academic achievement is considered an asset.
Experience: Volunteering or working in the nonprofit sector, art, culture, design and community stewardship considered an asset.
Specific Capacities: Excellent time management skills; Proven ability to learn and work collaboratively; Proficiency with Mac OS / Windows OS, Google Business Services (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, etc.); Experience with Adobe CS, Mailchimp and Wordpress Guttenberg CMS an asset; Typing speed of 60+ words per minute; Experience in fabrication and production (lifting up to 15kg, hand and power tools) considered an asset; Class 5 driver’s license considered an asset.
Language: English proficiency. Second language fluency considered an asset.


  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada;
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • have completed the school year at the start of employment;
  • be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment (minimum 30 hours a week);
  • not have another full-time job while employed at 221A;
  • have registered as a full-time* student in the semester preceding the start date (*as defined by their educational institution); and
  • intend to return to full-time studies* in the semester immediately following the summer job.

Working Conditions
Work days are 6 hours per day. The Summer Intern is entitled to one hour (unpaid) time for lunch and breaks; frequently works collaboratively with staff; is exposed to noise and regular flow of people from the office environment and public participants; and is assigned tasks and deliverables, as determined by changing priorities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research and planning – conducting research and supporting planning for: programming, administrative and technical needs, including production, purchasing, travel, accommodations, collecting and archiving.
  • Program support – providing support for programs and public events including: daily opening and closing duties, greeting visitors and answering questions, assisting with set-up and take-downs, coordinating hospitality.
  • Production & Facilities support – supporting facilities needs such as: day-to-day maintenance, organizing materials, tools and supplies, assisting with installation, shipping and maintaining artwork and providing general technical and facilities support.
  • Communications – assisting with public communications and marketing such as: answering telephones, website and mailing list support and social media.
  • Meeting Support – providing meeting support, including: coordinating hospitality, printing and preparing documents and taking minutes.

Employment Equity
221A is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical and/or mental ability or financial ability. While remaining alert and sensitive to the issue of fair and equitable treatment for all, 221A has a special concern with the participation and advancement of members of the following designated groups that have traditionally been disadvantaged in employment: women, queer, trans and non-binary persons, racialized peoples, indigenous peoples and people living with disabilities.

Send your cover letter and CV by email to by Thursday, May 30, 2019​. Please use the following “[Full Name], Application for Summer Intern” in the Subject Line.

Please do not inquire regarding the status of your application unless you have not received an acknowledgement of submission. Unfortunately, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.