Job Opportunities

We are hiring creative and motivated youth to join our summer team!

To apply for any of the below positions, please send along a cover letter and resumé to unionhousearts@gmail.com.

The positions will remain open until filled. Start dates to be determined.

Candidates are responsible for finding housing but we may be able to help. Please indicate on your application if you will be seeking housing in the area during the position. It can be difficult to find accommodations in the area during tourism season.

Union House Arts is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in our hiring and programming. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Candidates must be legally able to work in Canada.

Garden & Makerspace Assistant 

This position is for a returning post-secondary student on the Bonavista Peninsula. Start and end date to be determined. Job will ideally run through July and August for 6 weeks.

This position is focused on both garden development and outdoor studio supports.  Students with interests in visual art, craft, living heritage, food security, ecology, community engagement, and/or environmental policy are encouraged to apply! 

Tasks and responsibilities 

  • Assisting with outdoor studio supports for the artist residency program 
  • Garden maintenance such as weeding and mowing the grass
  • Garden research and planning including food, natural dyes, and natural fibres
  • Preparing ground and soil for planting 
  • Planting and watering fruit trees and vegetable seeds
  • Organizing the compost program 
  • Assisting with outdoor programming such as public workshops and events
  • Developing outdoor programming ideas and partnerships

Throughout the placement the Makerspace and Garden Assistant will work with the Programming Director to organize a public event in August that will highlight our new Makerspace and the garden developments and may include studio demos, preserving workshops, food tasting, or other public events or workshops relating to our outdoor space.

The student may be responsible for various other UHA tasks in collaboration with other staff such as preparing artist residency apartments and studios in-between visitors; set-up and clean-up during workshops, exhibitions, and other programming; and locking up the building at the end of open hours or after an event. Other tasks may be assigned as required upon consultation with the employee.