Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Gallery Attendant Positions Available at Gallery 1C03

Calling all full-time students at the University of Winnipeg...

Are you an Art History major? Are you interested in contemporary art? Would you love to gain experience working at an art gallery with flexible hours and a convenient on-campus location?

If you've answered yes to the questions above, then you'll definitely want to apply for the Gallery Attendant positions available with
Gallery 1C03!

Please see details below, and remember, applications are due on Friday, September 12, 2008 and the first shifts will begin on Friday, September 25, 2008.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

Date of Posting:
September 2, 2008
Job Vacancy: # A76.08 AESES
Classification: Student Assistant (Gallery Attendant)
Department: Art Curator
Hours of Work: Variable (0-12 hrs per week)
(Effective September 30, 2008: Maximum of 500 hours during period September 30 to April 30)
Range of Pay: $9.24 - $10.32 per hour + 6% vacation pay
Application Deadline: September 12, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. to Human Resources
[ http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/hr-index]

Late applications will not be considered.


  • Opens/closes the Gallery at the beginning/end of the day by turning on/shutting off all Gallery lights; plugging in/unplugging, turning on/turning off, starting up/shutting down equipment; opening/closing doors; ensuring that Security Services unlock/lock doors and de-arm/re-arm the Gallery’s alarm system
  • Safety/security of Gallery 1C03 exhibits – ensures that artworks exhibited in Gallery 1C03 are not subject to theft or mishandling by the public during hours of operation
  • Public relations – greets visitors to Gallery 1C03 and answers any questions that visitors have about the art exhibits to the best of their ability; refers visitors to University Art Curator in situations where they are unable to provide assistance
  • Attendance record – maintains a count of the number of visitors to Gallery 1C03
  • Alerts the University Art Curator of any problems within the Gallery environment; these can relate to temperature, humidity and lighting issues or concerns for the safety of the artwork or visitors
  • When applicable, takes readings of environmental conditions in Gallery 1C03 using a hand-held environmental monitor or a hygrothermograph
  • When applicable, handles sales of art exhibition catalogues; this includes maintaining a count of funds in cash box and a count of catalogues at the beginning and end of each shift and returns all cash to the Art Curator for processing
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned

  • Must be a full-time student at a high school or The University of Winnipeg, preferably an art history major or with an interest in the visual arts
  • Some knowledge of contemporary visual art would be an asset
  • On the job training provided
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions, procedures and regulations
  • May require the ability to maintain records and handle cash on occasion
  • Ability to communicate effectively with visitors who may be students, faculty, staff and the general public
  • Ability to work day, evening and/or weekend shifts
  • Capable of performing duties as assigned
The Collective Agreement between The University of Winnipeg and The Association of Employees Supporting Education Services (AESES), Clause 6.3, Selection for Vacancy, states: The Employer agrees that Employees with seniority shall have preference in connection with appointments so far as it is practicable to do so, provided that their qualifications are relatively equal.

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