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Employment at Modern Fuel 

We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and persons across a spectrum of sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons who meet the criteria as outlined in the Canadian Government’s Employment Equity Act (Aboriginal peoples; persons with disabilities; persons in a visible minority group; and women) help more accurately speak for some of the under-represented voices of contemporary Canadian culture in Kingston and are strongly encouraged to apply.

Current Positions Open


We are currently recruiting Board Directors to fill the roles of Treasurer and Board Directors! The Modern Fuel Board of Directors is a working Board. Board members are to attend monthly meetings, sit on at least two Board committees, attend Modern Fuel events, and serve a two-year term. Ideal candidates will help develop and implement strategies that will generate revenue, attract new supporters, expand our community connections, and build the artist-run centre’s profile in the Kingston community and across the country. Learn more about the opportunity and apply here.

We normally hire one to two students and recent graduates in the summer, pending approval of federal employment grants. Summer employment opportunities will be posted in the Spring should they become available. 

PhD students at Queen’s University may also apply within their department for an R.A. position or Fellowship at Modern Fuel. This process must begin several months before the start of the academic year.


All those who are interested in pursuing a placement with Modern Fuel are encouraged to contact our Executive Director by email

Queen’s University

We accept undergraduate interns from Queen’s University’s department of Art History. The interested student must have a faculty member to supervise the internship and must get in touch with us to discuss possible placements two months in advance of the start of term (June/July for Fall internships, October/November for Winter internships). 

St. Lawrence College

We also accept students from St. Lawrence College’s Advertising and Marketing program for their final (third-year) placement. We are unable to accept students for their second year placement. 

Modern Fuel Artist Run Center offers communication between the arts community and elsewhere through its excellent programming including not only exhibitions but also through a regular publication, a resource center, experimental music and performance, rental equipment with guidance on use of equipment, and as a site of residencies, research and production. I particularly enjoy the monthly artist talks where artists and the general public exchange ideas and feedback and stay informed on the many ways that the arts impact our lives in positive ways.

Aida Sulcs / Artist and Member of Modern Fuel since its inception as Kingston Artists' Association Inc. in 1977

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