Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Gallery 1C03 seeks applicants for work/study opportunity

The University of Winnipeg’s Art Curator Department and Gallery 1C03 is still accepting applicants to fill the following position:

**Collections Management Assistant** Work Study Project #4

Classification: Assistant Technician 1, Step 1

Pay Rate: 12.18 +0.73 = 12.91

Maximum # of Hours: 75

Maximum $ Granted: 968.25

Note: Please read and understand the eligibility criteria before applying, which can be found at:

Duties for a work/study student performing registration and maintenance as a Collections Management Assistant will include:

- conducting research on individual artists and artworks featured in the collection

- updating information in the electronic database (i.e. insurance and appraisal records, condition reports, loan information, etc.)

- moving and assisting in the installation of artworks

- preparing identification labels- photographing artworks

- maintaining the art storage facility and carefully cleaning artworks

- student may also be asked to assist with research, public/educational programming, and/or installation pertaining to Gallery 1C03 and other exhibit spaces on campus.

This work/study position offers an excellent opportunity for any student interested gallery or museum work from a curatorial and collections management standpoint. Individuals interested in research and archives, more generally, will find this experience beneficial to future work in a related field, as well.

Required Qualifications:

Preference will be given to students with a background in art, ideally art history majors, or students with previous work experience in a gallery or museum setting. Good research, writing, and computer skills are assets, as are organizational skills and the ability to work independently. The ability to move and handle art is also an important consideration; training with regard to careful handling techniques will be provided. Students from other disciplines will be considered.

Project start date: November

Specific days of week: Flexible

Specific hours of work: Flexible

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