Thursday, May 16, 2013

Gallery 1C03 Now Hiring!

Gallery 1C03 is now hiring a Collections Management Intern. This is a full-time term position for a student funded with the support of Canada Heritage through Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations. 

In order to qualify for and apply for the position, please consult YCW website.
Application deadline: Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.

Job Title: Collections Management Intern
Location: Gallery 1C03, The University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Start Date: May 27, 2013
End Date: August 23, 2013
Rate of pay: $14.73/hour, 35 hours per week

Job Description:
The University of Winnipeg holds a collection of 1200 artworks, primarily created by Canadian artists. Of these works, about 400 are displayed throughout campus as part of a triennial rotation. The rotation ensures the longevity of the artworks while still providing public access to them. Under the direction of the University Art Curator, the Collections Management Intern will assist in implementing the rotation of 200-300 collection artworks. The Intern will help move artworks from various campus locations to a central holding area (campus art gallery), carry out condition assessments, update artwork conditions and locations in the collection database to maintain accuracy, take new on-campus artwork loan requests, assess environmental conditions in proposed new loan spaces, help move and install art in appropriate new locations, create detailed artwork identification labels to be placed beside displayed works, and complete associated paperwork (loan agreements).

The student will receive training in the following: proper art handling methods; use of the collection database FileMaker Pro (both data entry and search functions); artwork condition assessment methods and terminology; use of the Elsec environmental monitor to measure light, humidity and temperature levels; basic cleaning of framed artworks; art hanging techniques; creation of artwork identification labels.

If time allows, the student may import digital images of collection art works not already in our database and and/or conduct research on selected artists/artworks in our collection.

Education: Upper level undergraduate or graduate Fine Arts or Art History student returning to studies full time in the fall of 2013.
Experience: Experience working with collections and/or information management systems and databases would be considered an asset.
Computer Skills: Experience in use of word-processing applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with database programs such as Filemaker Pro and software such as Adobe Photoshop Light Room would be an asset.
Communication and Organizational Skills: The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, superior organizational skills and possess a strong attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy, as well as the ability to set goals and work independently.
Physical Ability: The candidate must be able to negotiate stairs and be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity and invites applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, and disabled persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. The call for applicants will be widely circulated through local organization that will support the goal of employment equity.

Contact Gallery 1C03 Director/Curator and University Art Curator Jennifer Gibson for more information. Telephone (204)786-9253. E-mail:

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