UBC Arts Co-op Program

Types of Work

Undergraduate Arts Co-op students work in a wide range of positions within the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Employers hire co-op students based on their skill-set and career interests; your major is only one of many factors. So the choice is really up to you, your interests, and current skill set. Co-op students can expect a broad range of work over their work terms, including:

Arts Administration Financial & Investment Analysis Program Administration
Client Services Fundraising Project Management
Communications & Social Media Gallery & Museum Tours Proposal Writing
Curatorial Assistance GIS Public Relations
Desktop Publishing Graphic Design Research Services
Editing & Writing Language Translation Social Service Delivery
Educational Programming Marketing Survey Design & Analysis
Environmental Assessment Office Administration Technical Writing
Event Coordination Policy Analysis Web Design

Employers Who Have Hired Undergraduate Co-op Students

Co-op Coordinators work closely with employers locally, nationally, and internationally to develop challenging, career-related positions for co-op students in the non-profit, government (federal/provincial/municipal), and private business sectors. Here is a sample of the wide variety of employers who hire Arts Co-op students.

Arts Club Theatre Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada
BC Hydro Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada
BC Lung Association MS Society
Canada Border Services Agency NUVO & Montecristo Magazines
Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation Parks Canada
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Royal Tyrell Museum
Communications Security Establishment Canada SAP
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden Society S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Environment & Climate Change Canada Terry Fox Foundation
Fisheries & Oceans Canada Time Warner Hong Kong
Global Affairs Canada UBC
Fuel Cells Canada United Way
Harbour Publishing Vancouver Coastal Health
Health Canada Western Economic Diversification
Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada WorkSafe BC

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Faculty of Arts
Buchanan A240
1866 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada
Tel: 604.822.3828
Arts Co-op Program
Buchanan C121
1866 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada
Tel: 604.822.1529

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