Arts Co-op Placement at the Woodland Cultural Centre

Posted 14/06/30 in NEWS

As a co-op student at the Woodland Cultural Centre I was able to get hands on experience assisting the Artistic Director, Naomi Johnson, with her daily tasks. During my time at the Woodland Cultural Centre I was able to help with the production of the First Nations Art 2014 exhibition. At the reception opening, it was nice to see so many people come out and enjoy all of the beautiful work that our First Nations people have created. Preparing for this exhibition really helped me decide on what I want to do with my future.  I have gained a lot of knowledge on what it is like to work in the art field and I am very thankful that I was able to take my coop placement at Woodland. It is a pleasure knowing that I have the chance to work at a place that is devoted to educating others about the culture and history of First Nations People.

- Summer Hill


Summer Hill, a Waterford District High School student, served her co-op placement at the Woodland Cultural Centre from February 18 – June 13, 2014.  She is currently hired through funding from Grand River Employment and Training as an Arts Programming Assistant where she continues to help the Artistic Director with upcoming arts programming at Woodland.