ADAC Art Appraisal Internship
The Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1966. Our Association is the largest representation of major private commercial galleries in Canada, and our dealers represent the country’s leading artists and deal in works of all periods and media.
ADAC offers professional, arm’s length appraisals of Canadian Cultural Property Donations. ADAC’s ISA educated staff facilitate the entire appraisal process liaising between cultural institutions, appraisers, the ADAC Appraisal Committee and the government.
The ADAC Art Appraisal Internship provides an exciting opportunity for an emerging arts professional to gain authentic and practical work experience in the Canadian arts sector. The intern will work closely with the Appraisals Manager along four appraisal deadlines per year to experience the entire appraisal process from start to finish. In addition to formal training in appraisal procedure and methodology, the intern will have the opportunity to liaise with many members of the arts community, and will have the benefit of being exposed to both the private galleries and the public institutions of Canada.
In this role, the intern will consult with museum curators regarding the donated artwork. The intern will be exposed to the role of the museum curator, and will gain a greater knowledge of Canadian and international art by reviewing museum condition reports and research reports. The intern will be trained to review this material closely to ensure all information is accurate and to rectify errors and discrepancies.
The intern will also work closely with Canadian private galleries and appraisers to assist in appraising the artwork. Roles include: assisting in obtaining sales information from galleries, producing sales graphs for appraisal reports, and assisting with editing and formatting final appraisal report. In addition to the appraisal service, the intern will have the opportunity to network with ADAC members and the greater Toronto arts community at numerous ADAC events including: Art Toronto, ADAC AGM, and other seasonal events.
This is an exciting career building opportunity, in which the intern will get an in-depth look at the interconnectedness of the art community, and gain practical experience in working in a not-for-profit setting, while learning about the inner functions of both the private and public art sectors.
Apply via email to ExecutiveDirector@ad-ac.ca by Nov 30th