Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Spring/Summer Employment with Gallery 1C03

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 (YCWHO).

To determine if you qualify and to apply for the position, please consult this
Application deadline: Friday, April 29 at 5:00 p.m.

Job Title: Collections Management Intern
Employer: Gallery 1C03, The University of Winnipeg
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Deadline for applications: April 29, 2016
Start Date: May 9, 2016
Duration: 12 weeks
Rate of pay: $15.14/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 – Gallery 1C03), 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 Intern will assist in the development and distribution of exhibition and copyright release forms for selected works in the collection to assist in their future presentation on-line and in gallery exhibitions. If time allows, the student may conduct research on selected artists/artworks in our collection identified by the Art Curator for forthcoming conservation and/or exhibition projects. Finally, the Intern may support the Art Curator with communications and other logistics related public programming carried out during the spring/summer months.

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 in Heritage Organizations Program (YCWHO).

Education: Upper level undergraduate or graduate student focused in the area of Fine Arts, Art History, Cultural Studies or a related discipline, returning to studies full time in the fall of 2016.
The candidate must have experience working with the public in a courteous and diplomatic manner. Experience working with collections and/or information management systems and databases would be considered an asset.
Computer Skills: Must be proficient in use of word-processing applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel. Familiarity with database programs such as Filemaker Pro and software such as Adobe Photoshop Light Room would be 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.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized communities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.  In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, first preference must be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Application deadline:  Friday, April 29, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
To apply for the position, please consult this website. Do not apply through The University of Winnipeg’s Human Resources department.

For further information, you may also contact University Art Curator Jennifer Gibson.