Thursday, April 16, 2015

Spring/Summer Employment with Gallery 1C03

Gallery 1C03 is now accepting applications for a Curatorial Assistant Intern. This is a full-time position funded with the support of the Government of Canada through Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations. In order to qualify and apply for the position, please consult the YCW website.

Deadline for applications: May 4, 2015
Start Date: May 19, 2015
End Date: August 7, 2015
Rate of pay: $15.14/hour, 35 hours per week

Gallery 1C03 is the campus art gallery for The University of Winnipeg. Our mission is to engage diverse communities through the development and presentation of contemporary and historical art exhibitions and related programming initiatives. The Gallery is also responsible for the development, preservation, and presentation of the University's art collection of nearly 1,200 works by Canadian creators. 

Job Description:
Gallery 1C03 seeks to hire a Curatorial Assistant Intern to carry out work in several areas.

Programming: Working under the supervision of Gallery 1C03’s Director/Curator, the Intern will assist with the organization and presentation of a University of Winnipeg faculty, staff, and student exhibition. Tasks include assisting with promotion via social media and other means, assisting with exhibit installation, creating artwork labels, attending the exhibition during public hours of operation, assisting with de-installation of exhibit. The Intern will also organize and carry out a two-day, off-site, educational art workshop or other public program during the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival as part of a city-wide art gallery public program project.

Collections Management: Working under the supervision of Gallery 1C03’s Director/Curator, the Intern will conduct an inventory of selected works in the collection and carry out on-campus artwork loan requests. Through this process the intern will help the Art Curator identify and prioritize selected pieces for conservation treatment as the University’s budget allows. The Intern will also input appraisal values for those works where that information had not been entered but for which there exist paper records. If time allows, the Intern will assist in the development and distribution of exhibition and copyright release forms for selected works in the collection.

Curatorial Research: The Intern will conduct research on selected artworks in the collection identified by the Director/Curator in preparation for a forthcoming conservation and/or exhibition projects.

Art Collection Library Management: Gallery 1C03 also oversees a small library of publications on contemporary and historical Canadian art. The Intern will accession new titles into the library collection database, and participate in the distribution of the Gallery’s publications to other institutions to make them available to researchers.

This position offers the candidate the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on training and work experience in a professional environment. This position is made possible thanks to funding from the Government of Canada’s Young Canada Works Program.

Education: Upper level undergraduate or graduate Fine Arts, Art History, or Cultural Studies student intending to return to studies full time in the fall of 2015.
Experience: The candidate must have experience working with the public in a courteous and diplomatic manner; familiarity with delivery of public programs would be considered an asset. A working knowledge of collections and/or information management systems and databases are desired.
Computer Skills: Proficiency in use of word-processing applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel as well as social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are required. Experience with database programs such as Filemaker Pro, software such as Adobe Photoshop Light Room, and the email marketing program Envoke would be considered assets.
Communication, Research, and Organizational Skills: The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong research 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.
Young Canada Works (YCW) Eligibility: Students must be registered with YCW prior to being interviewed and all candidates selected must be approved by YCW to confirm their eligibility in advance of them being offered a position. Consult their website for further information:

 Application deadline:  May 4, 2015.

Contact Gallery 1C03 Director/Curator Jennifer Gibson for more information via email or by phone at 204-786-9253.

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