Call and Job Opportunities at Union House Arts (UHA)

UHA Street View. Photo: Heather Nolan, 2019

Opportunities at Union House Arts (UHA)

Port Union, Newfoundland and Labrador
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    1. Call for Exhibitions: LAND 2022-2023
    2. Job Call: Programming Director

Union House Arts respectfully acknowledges that the land we occupy is on the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, and that Ktaqmkuk (the island of Newfoundland, part of Mi’kmaki) is the ancestral homelands of the Mi’kmaq and Beothuk. We would also recognize the Inuit of Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut and the Innu of Nitassinan, and their ancestors, as the original people of Labrador. We recognize the colonial context of our settlement and its impact on our past, present, and future. UHA strives to build awareness, understanding, and allyship with Indigenous peoples and settlers across the land currently known as Canada.

UHA is partially accessible – including ramp access, accessible washrooms, wide and unobstructed pathways within the interior, and accessible parking nearby. UHA is located in a heritage building and does not currently have an elevator or automatic doors. The second level of the building is used for artist accommodations and office/studio space and is generally not open to the public.

Call for Exhibitions: LAND 2022-2023

Deadline for Application: February 28, 2022

We are pleased to announce Union House Art’s very first open call, for exhibitions between July 2022 and August 2023.

The theme, LAND, while open-ended, relates to the juncture at which Newfoundland as a whole finds itself, grappling with longstanding impacts and responsibilities of early colonization on the island. Relevant concepts that will be prioritized include work that is responsive to Indigenous sovereignty and truths, extraction-based economies, climate crisis, out-migration and immigration, land-based practice, and sustainable futures. As an artist-run-centre in a rural area, we want to be a leader in furthering regional discourse around these critical themes.

Newfoundland and Labrador artists who have been living permanently out-of-province will be given special consideration for one exhibition slot if their proposal fits the selection criteria. If you would like to be considered for this slot, please self-identify in your application.

Artist fees and compensation: Selected artists will be paid exhibition fees as per 2022/2023 CARFAC-RAAV recommendations. Please note that UHA is a Category I organization. Pending funding, additional opportunities may be available for additional programming and associated artist fees, such as artist talks or workshops. A shipping and/or travel budget will be available and coordinated between the gallery and the artist.

How to apply: Please click here for application form and further details. Applications and questions can be directed to Jane Walker at

Union House Arts would like to acknowledge support from the Canada Council for the Arts for their generous funding of our 2022 exhibition season.

Exhibition view of group “Labour Laws”, work by Ethan Murphy in the background. Photo: Heather Nolan, 2019

Call for Applications: Programming Director

Deadline for application: March 1, 2022
Expected start date: April 15, 2022
Full time: 35 hours per week
Compensation: $36,400 – $38,200 salary (includes 3 weeks paid vacation)
This is a one-year position with the possibility of extension.

Please send applications to John Weber (Chair of the Board) at

Union House Arts (UHA) is an artist run centre located in Port Union, NL. UHA is committed to supporting new work by artists and craftspeople through place-specific dialogues and collaborative programming in Port Union and the surrounding region. We are currently seeking a Programming Director to oversee and deliver the planned 2022-2023 season. This will include the administration and implementation of the Artist in Residence Program, the exhibition schedule, workshops, and community events.

The UHA programming committee has chosen for 2022-2023 season the theme LAND, which will examine the role of geography, place, community, and Indigenous, settler, and immigrant perspectives on the subject. Programming will include contemporary art practices as well as traditional craft techniques. This programming is especially relevant in Port Union, as it is a place where past, present, and future very colourfully intermingle.

The Programming Director reports to and works closely with the Board of Directors on matters of finance, fundraising, HR, and programming. The Director acts as primary liaison between UHA and the local and national arts community; representing UHA as needed at local and national conferences, meetings and events. The Director also oversees the gallery’s daily operations, including managing staff and working effectively with the Board and volunteers.

As Newfoundland and Labrador’s newest recognized Artist-Run-Centre and operating on the Bonavista Peninsula, Union House Arts is uniquely positioned at the crossroads between rural and urban, contemporary and traditional. In addition to our role as a public arts institution, we serve a culturally diverse audience and function as a hub of community, a meeting ground for exchange, and a catalyst for transformation in the region. An appreciation for the context in which we operate, and an openness and willingness to learn and adapt, are critical for this role.

Union House Arts is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

For a full list of duties and responsibilities, and further information about the role and application process, please click here.

Applications should include a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, a full CV, and the names and contact information of three references.