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Opportunities

Have you ever considered taking a Practicum? 

Did you know that ALL College of Arts students can complete a practicum or internship during their degree program? 

We have opportunities for 2nd-year students (45 credit requirement) as well as 3rd and 4th-year students (60 credit requirement)

We have both domestic and international opportunities available!

 

Why take a Practicum or Internship? 

These opportunities will help you meet your personal and professional goals, while you develop yourself as a well-rounded and highly employable graduate. 

The Reach Gallery is currently accepting applications from 3rd and 4th-year students for the annual Fall-Winter Practicums: 

Education and Public Programming Practicum

Curatorial Practicum

 

To apply for a Reach Gallery practicum opportunity please contact: artsworks@ufv.ca


 

The Reach Gallery Museum 

2022-2023 Education and Public Programming Practicum 

Fall-Winter 

Overview 

Public programming is a core activity for museums and art galleries around the world. Museum and gallery educators and public programmers are specialists who help cultural institutions fulfill their educational mission. Their role has become increasingly valued as the museum and gallery context has become more complex and public-facing. 

Through this experience, the practicum student will learn about the role played by museum/gallery educators and programmers. Learning opportunities will arise in the development, organization, delivery, and promotion of educational and public programs at The Reach. 

Students will: 

  • Become familiar with the range of careers available in the gallery/museum sector and provide an overview of the competencies and skills required in the field;
  • Become familiar with public and educational program theory, design, and methodology in the gallery and museum context;
  • Gain hands-on experience across a range of activities in the gallery and museum context by contributing to ongoing activities, outreach, events and exhibition programming at The Reach. This includes assisting in the delivery of school programs, tours, and hands-on workshops designed for visitors of all ages and diverse backgrounds;
  • Undertake an independent programming project which may lead to the design and implementation of an educational or public program for The Reach;
  • Craft and refine a professional CV that reflects skills gained during the practicum experience.

 


The Reach Gallery Museum 

2022-2023 Curatorial Practicum  

Fall-Winter 

Overview 

The nature of curatorial practice is quickly evolving to meet complex community needs and social contexts. No longer solely the domain of connoisseurs, content experts, and collections specialists, curatorial professionals now incorporate inclusive, pluralistic, and community-centred approaches to the development and presentation of exhibitions and other curatorial outputs. 

This practicum offers students the opportunity to gain experience with curatorial research and exhibition development methodologies, fine art handling, preparatory, and installation skills, and to contribute to a wide range of activities in the museum and gallery setting. 

Students will: 

  • Become familiar with the range of careers available in the gallery/museum sector and provide an overview of the competencies and skills required in the field;
  • Become familiar with curatorial research and exhibition development methodologies;
  • Gain fine art handling, preparatory, and installation experience;
  • Develop curatorial writing skills;
  • Act as a leader in the Emerge program assisting with recruitment and promotion efforts, communications, and event planning;
  • Contribute to ongoing activities, outreach, events and exhibition programming at TheReach;
  • Craft and refine a professional CV that reflects skills gained during the practicum experience.

The Reach Gallery Museum

Guest Services and Gallery Assistant Practicum Summer 2022 and ongoing

Overview

The Reach preserves and shares the stories of Abbotsford’s rich and diverse cultural heritage and showcases the best in arts from both inside and outside the community. Through this experience, the practicum student will learn about the daily operations of a gallery museum setting through supporting administrative tasks as well as programs, events, and initiatives at The Reach as required. As a Guest Services and Gallery Assistant at the Reach, you will create a welcoming environment, offer visitors front-line services, and share with them a wealth of information about current exhibitions, programs, and special events at The Reach.

Students will:

• Oversee day-to-day operations at the Front of House including opening and closing,
and maintaining an orderly and friendly environment for the public;

• Handle cash and point of sale transactions and manage inventories as required; • Direct and respond to general phone, email, and web inquiries;

• Stay up-to-date and knowledgeable about current exhibitions, daily programs, and services provide by the Reach; • Assist with the promotion and registration of public programs; • Track attendance, volunteer activity, and other data for all events and progams;

• Support administrative tasks as well as programs, events, and initiatives at the Reach
as required;

• Record and report issues with the facility, security, and public safety.


Kariton Gallery
2022-2023 Gallery Assistant Practicum Fall-Winter

Students will:

• Manage communication with artists and partners regarding details of upcoming exhibitions;

• Ensure gallery exhibits and calls for artists are properly promoted online via social media and other event calendars;

• Receive gallery exhibition applications and assist in coordinating the adjudication process;

• Recruit and schedule volunteer gallery attendants and installation assistants and perform duties in their absence;

• Ensure all artists have current memberships, signed contracts and inventory;

• Draft or review press releases as necessary;

• Circulate and advertise open calls;

• Develop one Pop-Up Exhibition, demonstration of skills utilized throughout the semester.

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