Current Vacancies

NorthSite Gallery Internship Program

An exciting opportunity exists for young people to gain valuable skills and experience working in a professional contemporary art gallery environment, at NorthSite Contemporary Arts in Cairns.

Three paid internships are available, December 2020 – April 2021.


Gain experience in:




Gallery Interns will receive hands-on training and real-world experience through a 5-month paid internship at NorthSite.

Starting 30 November, until 30 April 2021.

Apply Now!  Tell your friends. Applications close 18 November 2020. 



The NorthSite Contemporary Gallery Internship Program is a new, vital arts initiative that creates pathways for 3 early career practitioners to secure paid industry placements and customised training opportunities, preparing them for future employment in the arts and culture sector in Far North Queensland and further abroad.

NorthSite (formerly KickArts) plays a fundamental and enduring role, ensuring the development and importance of contemporary art in Far North Queensland through the delivery of enriching contemporary art exhibitions, programs and services.

Gain experience behind the scenes and learn about the arts industry and gallery operations while developing valuable skills and knowledge for future employment in the arts.

See the Position Description containing Key Selection Criteria here:



Young people aged 15 – 25 years, with a keen interest in arts and culture are encouraged to apply.


NorthSite Contemporary Arts, Bulmba-ja Arts Centre, 96 Abbott Street, Cairns, Qld 4870.


A commitment of 3 days per week for the five-month internship period. A specific schedule and days of work will be confirmed in negotiation with successful applicants.


Successful interns will be paid a wage in line with the National Training Wage and as set out in the National Association for The Visual Arts Code of Practice. Interns will be paid weekly. NorthSite will also contribute 9.5% superannuation paid into the intern’s nominated superannuation account. The total remuneration for each intern is approximately $9,000, with an associated training component attached to each role.


How to apply

Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based on their responses to the 3 questions listed in the Position Description in relation to the essential criteria. Applicants are asked to order their preferred internship area in order of preference (exhibitions, programs, retail).

In your application, please include:

  • cover letter
  • CV or biography
  • contact details of a teacher or mentor who can provide a referee check and their relationship to you.
  • a document with your written responses to the selection criteria.



Please email the application to hello@northsite.org.au.

For further information please contact Director, Ashleigh Campbell on 07 4050 9494

Closing date:  5pm – 18 November 2020

The NorthSite Gallery Internship Program has received support from Arts Queensland through the Youth and Arts Pathways Program (YAAP). “YAAP is focussed on supporting activities which will target job retention and/or career development for young people aged 15 to 25 working within the Arts and Cultural sector.”