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Summer Internship

Job details

James Wallace Arts Trust
8 Nov 2019
Work type
Part time employment, Internships
Work classification
Culture & Heritage, Visual Arts


Summer Internship Programme 2019-20:

The Wallace Arts Trust Internship Programme 2019-20 is now calling for applications from students or recent graduates for a short term, paid internship with the Wallace Arts Trust. The aim of the programme is to provide a valuable opportunity for young arts professionals to obtain work experience in the arts industry.

The Wallace Arts Trust Intern takes on the role of a Gallery Host who is the first point of contact for visitors to the Wallace Arts Centre, Pah Homestead. You will help to create a warm and welcoming environment, engaging in conversations with visitors about the Arts Centre and current exhibitions. Jointly with Wallace Arts Trust staff, you will be responsible for the safety and well-being of the collection, visitors and the building.

You will have the opportunity to get an in-depth understanding of the organisation by hearing from our Curator, Events and Marketing Coordinators, Loans Coordinator, Exhibition Technician and Education and Public Programmes Coordinator. Additionally, you can choose to take part in an exhibition planning project which may be selected to be exhibited at the Wallace Arts Centre in 2020.

Successful applicants will be genuinely interested in conversing with visitors and learning about the Arts Centre, the collection, and the history of the Pah Homestead. The commitment is 8-12 shifts of 4.5-6.5hours for the period 13 December 2019 to 4 February 2020, dependent on the number of successful applicants. Though short holidays can be accommodated, priority is given to applicants with the most availability over that period.

A letter of participation will be issued to interns on completion of the programme.

Applicants must be available on Monday 9  December for essential training.

Shifts will be between Tuesday-Friday 10-3pm, Saturday-Sunday 10-5pm

Desired Attributes

  • A high level of personal presentation is essential
  • Effective verbal communication skills
  • Reliability
  • Positive attitude

Timeframe & Remuneration

The commitment is 8-12 shifts of 4.5-6.5hours for the period 13 December 2019 to 4 February 2020

Remuneration will be $18.50 per hour

Links & contact details: 

The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre


How to apply


To apply, please send a cover letter outlining why you would be suitable for this internship along with a brief summary of your arts career ambitions and CV to Livia Vidicki-Pentney, Education and Public Programmes Coordinator by 5pm 9 November 2019



Written by

Wallace Arts Trust

23 Oct 2019

Located in the historic Pah Homestead in Monte Cecilia Park, Hillsborough, the TSB Wallace Arts Centre opened to the public in August 2010.