Employers & Roles

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, including:

• Arts Administration • Office Administration
• Communications & Social Media • Policy Analysis
• Curatorial Assistance • Program Administration
• Editing & Writing • Project Management
• Educational Programming • Proposal Writing
• Environmental Assessment • Public Relations
• Event Coordination • Research & Analysis
• Financial Analysis • Social Service Delivery
• Fundraising • Survey Design & Analysis
• Gallery & Museum Tours • Technical Writing
• GIS • Video Production
• Marketing • Web Design

Arts Co-op students work in a variety of organizations spanning the non-profit, government (federal/provincial/municipal), and private business sectors.

Co-op opportunities take students across the Lower Mainland and BC, throughout Canada, and around the world.

Sample Employers:

• Alzheimer Society of BC • Iridia Medical
• BC Lung Association • Ministry of Environment
• Bard on the Beach • MS Society
• Blue Umbrella • Parks Canada
• Burns Bog Conservation Society • PepsiCo Inc.
• Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation • RBC
• Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency • Royal Tyrrell Museum
• Canadian Mental Health Association • SAP
• Communications Security Establishment Canada • Science World
• Crown Indigenous Relations & Northern Affairs • Transport Canada
• Dillon Consulting • Time Warner Hong Kong
• Environment and Climate Change Canada • UBC Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
• Financial Institutions Commission of BC • UBC Learning Exchange
• Fisheries and Oceans Canada • Union Gospel Mission
• Global Affairs Canada • US Consulate General Vancouver
• Goldcorp • Vancouver Airport Authority
• Gulf of Georgia Cannery • Vancouver International Fringe Festival
• Harbour Publishing • Vancouver Queer Festival
• Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada • Western Economic Diversification Canada