School of Art Gallery: Gallery Assistant, Application Deadline May 1

The School of Art Gallery at the University of Manitoba is seeking a individual to fill a summer position beginning May 29, 2018.

Gallery Assistant

School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Summary of Duties:

Reporting to the Gallery Administrative Assistant at the School of Art Gallery, the incumbent will work in two sections of the gallery – the exhibition spaces and the collection - with the primary focus on permanent collection related tasks and secondary focus on gallery exhibition activities.

Assisting with the permanent collection, the incumbent will:

-assist processing a large donation of artworks, including photographing the works, conducting research and writing about the works

-conclude a project of moving artworks within the gallery vaults

-update database records and photograph undocumented artworks

-assist with conservation work such as matting artworks, and constructing archival storage forms

Gallery duties will include assisting with the installation and take down of exhibitions, and assisting the Art Educator with writing scripts for gallery tours.

Education and Experience:

As an ideal candidate, you are enrolled as a student in the field of Art History, Studio Arts, Architecture, Museum Studies, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience and are eligible to participate in the Young Canada Works program. You should have proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop or other digital imaging software, and have experience using a digital camera. Experience handling art, knowledge of database management and Canadian art would be beneficial. Experience working or volunteering in public gallery, museum or library is desirable.


- work under pressure;

- work without continuous supervision;

- work effectively in a team situation;

- communicate well both orally and in writing;

Personal Suitability:

- Demonstrates interest in Canadian art and museums

- Excellent communications skills

- High degree of initiative and judgment

- Versatility

- Creative problem solver

- Team player

Anticipated start date: May 28, 2018

Anticipated end date: August 17, 2018

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of employment equity.

Please note that only candidates who are selected for the next stage of this selection process will be contacted.

To Apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your cover letter, curriculum vitae / resume and a writing sample, indicating the position title "Gallery Assistant" in your email subject line, no later than May 1, 2018 to:


For more information, please contact:

School of Art Gallery


School of Art Gallery
255 ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Road

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba