Job Opportunity – School of Art Gallery

Job title: Gallery Assistant

Closing Date: Thursday May 8th, 4:00 p.m.

Institution / Organization: School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba


Salary: $13.50 per hour / 35 hours a week

Job description: Summer Position

Summary of Duties: 

Reporting to the Director/Curator, the School of Art Gallery, the incumbent greets, welcomes and provides the visitors with information and explanations concerning the gallery’s exhibitions and collections. Other primary duties include assisting with the development and implementation of exhibitions in the gallery spaces; increasing the intellectual access to the permanent collection for current users by researching artwork and artists in the permanent collection; drafting key information texts for exhibition and collection purposes; assisting with the installation and take down of exhibitions; audit, inventory, document and cataloguing of works of art in the permanent collection; and updating the collections management database with research conducted.

 Education and Experience:

As an ideal candidate, you are enrolled as a student in the field of Art History, Studio Arts, Architecture, Education, Museum Studies, Library Sciences or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience and are eligible to participate in the Young Canada Works program. You should have demonstrable strengths in research and writing, and proficiency in Microsoft Office. Experience handling art, knowledge of database management and Canadian art would be beneficial. Experience working or volunteering in public gallery, museum or library is desirable.

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of employment equity.

Please note that only candidates who are selected for the next stage of this selection process will be contacted.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your cover letter, curriculum vitae / resume and a writing sample, indicating the position title “Gallery Assistant” in your email’s subject line, no later than the closing date to:



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