The School of Art Gallery is looking a recent BFA or MFA graduate to fill a 6-month position as Gallery Program Assistant.
Gallery Program Assistant at School of Art Gallery
Deadline for applications: July 28, 2017
Summary of Duties
Reporting to the Gallery Administrative Assistant at the School of Art Gallery, the incumbent will work in two sections of the gallery – the exhibition spaces and the collection – with the primary focus on the gallery exhibitions and secondary focus on collection activities.
The Program Assistant will develop content for the Gallery’s website based on the first three decades of the activities and programmes of Gallery 1.1.1. At the same time, the incumbent will develop a series of four exhibitions based on that research, and will write an essay and prepare a small brochure for each exhibition. Curatorial and technical assistance will be provided as needed.
The Program Assistant will also assist with aspects of the Gallery’s main gallery programming and collection activities, including the installation and promotion
The Program Assistant will also assist with the processing donations to the Gallery’s Permanent Collection.
The position of Program Assistant will be of particular interest to a graduate who wishes to pursue further academic or curatorial work, in addition to work in museums or galleries. The School of Art Gallery is a small and very active gallery where the Program Assistant will be given many responsibilities and opportunities to learn and develop.
Education and Experience:
As an ideal candidate, you
-Have a Bachelor’s degree in either Art History or Studio Art
-Possess a strong interest in Canadian art
-Demonstrable strengths in research and writing and proficiency in Microsoft Word
-Ability to use digital photo editing software is an asset.
-Experience handling art would be beneficial.
-Experience working or volunteering in public gallery, museum or library is desirable.
-Eligible to participate in the Young Canada Works program (See Young Canada Works – Program Qualifications below).
-Work under pressure
-Work without continuous supervision
-Work effectively in a team situation
-Communicate well both orally and in writing
-Demonstrated interest in Canadian art and museums
-High degree of initiative and judgment
-Creative problem solver
Young Canada Works Program Qualifications:
-Are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada; Note: Non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.
-Are legally entitled to work in Canada;
-Will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
-Are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
-Will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week**) while employed with YCW;
– Are an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, that is, not employed full-time;
-Are a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment;
-Are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with YCW;
-Have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy.
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.
Apply by July 28, 2017
• Forward your cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume and a writing sample;
• Include the position title “Gallery Program Assistant” in your email’s subject line.