Summer student call! The Khyber is hiring!

The Khyber Centre for the Arts is pleased to announce this special call out for returning students interested in obtaining the position of Summer Programming Assistant.

Application deadline: Friday May 27, 2016
Start date: Wednesday June 1, 2016
End date: Friday September 2, 2016
35 hours per week at $10.70/hr

– an artist-run centre actively aiming to foster critical thought through the presentation of contemporary art which; facilitates dialogue, supports experimentation and encourages inquiry
– a space for non-commercial work and the coercion of disparate events;
– a not-for-profit charitable organization that pays fees to artists according to CARFAC standards
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The Summer Programming Assistant will gain invaluable experience planning and implementing this summer’s art and community based programming along side the Artistic Director and Khyber membership by:
– assisting with clerical work (knowledge of Microsoft Office is a must)
– creating promotional material, posters, press releases, newsletters (knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is not necessary but an asset), use of social media
– co organizing and attending screenings, lectures, artist talks, installations, exhibitions, concerts, fundraisers and other social/educational events at our two venues (The Khyber Centre for the Arts and Art Bar)
– attending Exhibition and Events committee meetings, delegating duties for volunteers and maintaining membership and donors list (will be trained on Sumac)
– taking a lead role in organizing a Khyber Member’s exhibition to occur in the end of summer
– circulating physical copies of crit paper, as well as reaching out to potential ad contributors for the publication
– preparing for Fall 2016 special project and publication, ‘Marginalia’ by recents grads of The Gonzago Institute


We would prioritize students with backgrounds in the following disciplines (including but not limited to): Fine Arts, Humanities, Communications, Business and Administration. Students pursuing any of these areas of study would already possess some knowledge and skills (e.g. familiarity with contemporary art, or PR tactics) that would equip them for administrative and outreach work at a not-for-profit arts organization. Additionally, their time at the Khyber will provide the student with valuable work experience that will supplement their studies in their chosen field.


– be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
– have been registered as full-time students 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.


Please send cover letter, CV/resume in an email to, with Subject: Summer Programming Assistant, First/Last name.

Interviews will be conducted in person or over the phone May 28-29th, 2016.

The Khyber Centre for the Arts is a non-discriminatory organization and supportive environment whose focus is on fostering critical thought and dialogue through supporting inquiry and experimentation. As many of our staff, members and community are people of diverse backgrounds and experiences, the student must reflect on and work to ensure that the programming will continue to include and better benefit them. As the Khyber works to present exhibitions and events addressing these divergent interests, the student must understand the importance of developing partnerships with local communities and organizations. An understanding and interest of the social, cultural and political significances surrounding these identities will be necessary to perform this position.

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