Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Now Hiring!

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

Are you an Art History major? Or, do you have a major interest in art? Would you love to gain valuable professional experience working at a 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.

Remember: Applications are due on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 and the first shifts will begin on Friday, October 2, 2009.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

Posting Date: August 25, 2009
Job Vacancy Number: A75.09
Classification: Student Assistant (Gallery Attendant)
Employee Group: AESES
Department: Art Curator
Range of Pay*: $9.51 - $10.62 per hour + 6% vacation pay
*Subject to Days Without Pay (DWOP) deductions
Hours of Work: Variable (0-12 hours per week)
(Student Assistants may only be employed up to a maximum of 500 working hours during the period September 30 to April 30)

Applications are to be submitted to Human Resources by: September 16, 2009 at 4:30 p.m.

[ http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/hr-index]

Late applications will not be considered.

Email: recruit@uwinnipeg.ca
Fax: (204) 774-2935
Office: 2Mc22S (Reception), 368 Spence Street
Mailing Address: University of Winnipeg, Human Resources; 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg MB R3B 2E9


  • 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.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Gallery 1C03 is looking for a few great art lovers! ... Are you one of them?

Another great season is about to kick off at Gallery 1C03 and, once again, we're eager to find some enthusaistic volunteers to join us!
  • Are you a student at the University of Winnipeg or U of W’s Collegiate?
  • Are you interested in visual and media art?
  • Are you interested in gaining valuable experience that will shine bright on a resume?
  • Are you serious about pursuing a career in the arts and know that demonstrated experience in the field will give you a much needed advantage?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then continue reading below to find out more about a full spectrum of interesting opportunities available for the taking!

To volunteer with Gallery 1C03, contact Art Curator, Milena Placentile, by calling 204.786.9253 or by sending an email to m[dot]placentile[at]uwinnipeg[dot]ca.

Be sure to share some info about yourself including what you love about art, and what sorts of activities you’d like to help with. And, while you’re at it, feel free to mention any specific skills you may have... who knows what might come in handy!

We’re looking for people interested in joining one or more of the following teams:

* The Gallery 1C03 Street Team offers awesome experience for people interested in marketing and PR. Plus, it’s a great excuse to spend even more time on Facebook. As if you needed a reason ;-) This team will distribute posters and fliers around the campus and elsewhere in Winnipeg, as well as come up with ways to get people excited about the Gallery’s exhibitions and programs.

* The Gallery 1C03 Online Commentators provides members with a chance to refine their writing skills and gain experience publishing critical writing online. Blog about our shows, write about related exhibitions, and report on artist talks, panel discussions, educational programming and tours.

* The Gallery 1C03 Paparazzi will have a chance to hone their skills documenting exhibition openings, artist talks and other events. In some cases, the paparazzi will be able to complement their skills capturing live energy to by producing skillful installation photos for archival purposes. Photos will be posted to gallery1c03.blogspot.com and our Facebook account for all to adore!

* The Gallery 1C03 Elbow Grease and Muscle Team is perfect for people who’d like to surround themselves with art and get a little exercise at the same time. Okay, so stuffing envelopes isn’t exactly exercise, but moving stuff around such as bricks and rocks*, and sometimes art, can definitely work up a sweat. Keep in mind; this would be a “careful movements while handling the art” kind of sweat ;-)

Gallery 1C03 welcomes volunteers to come on board at any time, but why wait? The sooner you get started, the more fun you’ll have and the more experience you’ll gain.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Our 2009/2010 Season Brochure is now available online!

Hi everyone!

Gallery 1C03 has a really fantastic program planned for the season ahead, and we're pleased to finally share the details! Check out our 2009/2010 brochure below...

Inside you'll find information about our four exhibitions, a link to our Cinema Politica page, and the hint that there is a great deal more to come! Stay tuned for exciting details!

-- Update Update Update --

Dear UW faculty and staff,

Please find below a list of the following curriculum connections for each exhibition, which are not specifically outlined in the brochure above:

Ken Gregory: wind coil sound flow
October 1 – 31, 2009
Applied Computer Science, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Physics, Music, and Sustainability Studies.

The Pinky Show: Class Treason Stories (excerpts)
November 12 - December 12, 2009
Aboriginal Governance, Economics, Education, History, Human Rights Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Rhetoric and Communications, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Also relevant to studies corresponding to the Ethics, Beliefs, and Ideas Program.

Evan Tapper: Swoon
January 21 - February 20, 2010
Anthropology, Classics, Cultural Studies, Developmental Studies, Education, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Also relevant to studies corresponding to the Ethics, Beliefs, and Ideas Program.

Rüstha Luna Pozzi-Escot: Les femmes armées + other works
March 4 - April 3, 2010
Aboriginal Governance, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, French Studies, History, Rhetoric and Communications, Sociology, Spanish Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Also relevant to studies corresponding to the Ethics, Beliefs, and Ideas Program.

More details about Cinema Politica forthcoming. But for now, please save the following dates for screenings beginning at 7 p.m. in the Manitoba Board Room (2M70):

Tuesday, September 22
Tuesday, October 20
Tuesday, November 24
Tuesday, January 19
Tuesday, February 23
Tuesday, March 23

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

We're still looking for a Volunteer Art Educator

Are you interested in a rewarding career-development opportunity? There is still time to apply to join us as an volunteer Art Educator!

The University of Winnipeg’s Gallery 1C03 seeks one or two energetic and creative Education and/or Art History students to plan and deliver art education workshops in the Gallery during the 2009/10 academic season.

Workshops will consist of presenting information about exhibits in Gallery 1C03 to elementary and/or high school aged children and facilitating hands-on art experiences.

If you have a background in teaching through the arts and would like to apply for this engaging and valuable volunteer opportunity, please forward your résumé and cover letter before August 15, 2009 to:

University Art Curator
Room 4M58
m.placentile@uwinnipeg.ca //Phone: 786.9253