Position: Preparator/Facility Aid, Art Gallery of Southwestern MB
Location: Brandon, MB
Term: October 19, 2020 – March 29, 2021
About the Gallery:
The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba is a community-engaged and inclusive contemporary art gallery located in downtown Brandon, Manitoba. The AGSM is Manitoba’s largest arts organization, outside of Winnipeg, and has served the broad and diverse population of Southwestern Manitoba for the past 112 years. We have a national reputation for the excellence of our culturally diverse exhibition and education programming.
About the Role:
This is a unique opportunity to join a public art gallery team working to build and expand resources and opportunities for the local community. The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba is seeking an energetic and hard-working individual for an internship position as a Preparator/Facility Aid. This twenty-three week position will provide opportunity for a recent graduate of a university/college program to join the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba staff, and to prepare the candidate with valuable skills related to collections management, exhibition installation/coordination, and the operations of a public Art Gallery.
The main objectives of the Preparator/Facility Aid internship will be to assist the Facility Manager in all duties related to management and ongoing operations of the Gallery and its Art Education Program. Over the course of the internship, the student will install several exhibitions in the Main and Community galleries, assist with the seasonal changes of AGSM school programs, help with collections maintenance, plan and promote the adult art school program, and perform technical work such as operating, repairing, and maintaining gallery and art studio equipment.
The Preparator/Facility Aid works collaboratively with the Facilities Manager and AGSM programming staff. We are seeking an individual who has an interest in pursuing a career in Museum/Gallery Studies, Indigenous Studies, Art History, or Collections Management. This position requires strong written communication skills in English.
- Graduate of a recognized program in Museum Studies, Art History, Visual Arts, Indigenous Studies, Education, or equivalent and maybe preparing for future graduate studies.
- Must be eligible to work in Canada, be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and be between the ages of 16-30 years.
- Familiarity with gallery/museum protocols and standards; Prior experience with art handling is an asset.
- Knowledge of computer programs (Google Docs, Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office) and working knowledge of collections management databases is considered an asset.
- Experience in researching and writing community-based programs and working with artists is an asset.
- Knowledge of contemporary Canadian art regionally and nationally.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal and client relations skills.
- Exceptional research, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent leadership skills with the ability to work collaboratively with volunteers and contracted summer staff.
- Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and resourcefulness with the ability to work independently.
- The AGSM requires a criminal reference check as a condition of employment.
3 references are required. One reference may speak to your work experience and/or interest in furthering your studies Visual art, art history, Indigenous Studies, museum/gallery studies.
Submit your cover letter, resume and 3 references by email to: [email protected] by
October 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm. Interviews will be conducted on October 15 & 16.
The AGSM thanks you in advance for your interest; only those candidates being
considered will be contacted. The AGSM is an equal opportunity employer and
encourages applications from all qualified individuals.
Applicants must register as a candidate by creating a profile on the Heritage Canada website https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/
The Preparator/Facility Aid internship position will be posted on the Young Canada Works website.
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