Permanent Collection Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Permanent Collection Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : Mann Art Gallery
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-07-17 à 2017-11-17 (18 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 16,00 $

Permanent Collection Assistant

Mann Art Gallery

142-12th Street West

Prince Albert, SK

S6V 3B5

[p] (306) 763-7080

[f] (306) 763-7838


We are looking for an energetic individual to assist in the research, development, and presentation of donated artwork by Beth & McGregor Hone in the Permanent Collection of the Mann Art Gallery. The Permanent Collection Assistant’s duties will include collecting data on artworks; researching connections between the Hone’s works and other pieces in the Collection; entering information into the artwork files and Past Perfect database; and curating an exhibition that will be staged in late 2017. The candidate will assist with other duties as they arise, such as exhibition and fundraiser tasks. The Permanent Collection Assistant will work under the supervision of the Director/Curator and alongside the Registrar/Preparator and Gallery Educator.

The City of Prince Albert was founded in 1885 and is located in the North Central region of the province of Saskatchewan. With a population of just over 40,000, it is the third largest city in Saskatchewan. The Prince Albert National Park is a rich area for nature enthusiasts to enjoy the great outdoors. It was once home of famous conservationist Archibald Belany, the Englishman who posed as the aboriginal known as Grey Owl. Known as the "Gateway to the North," Prince Albert provides access and amenities to many of the region’s beautiful Provincial and National parks including one of the largest "lake-land" areas in the province. Due to our proximity, weekend camping and fishing trips are accessible in less time than it takes the average Canadian to commute to work.

Prince Albert is also home to the John V. Hicks Gallery (with exhibitions programmed by the Mann Art Gallery), the Grace M. Campbell Gallery at the John M. Cuelenaere Public Library, numerous local cafes and restaurants (many of which display art), and the Prince Albert Historic Society. The latter maintains four museums that exhibit how daily life was once lived at the end of the 1800s through displays of artifacts, Prince Albert boasts one of the largest municipal Métis and Aboriginal populations in the province. These rich cultural heritages are expressed in almost every aspect of daily life including Powwows at the Art Hauser Centre, the Annual Winter Festival, Canada Day Celebrations, and National Aboriginal Day celebrations, amongst many other local activities.

The candidate will have graduated with (at minimum) a bachelor’s degree in the past 24 months, preferably in the field of Studio Art, Arts Administration, Art History, or Museum Studies. They must be between the ages of 16 and 30. This position is well-suited for candidates who wish to pursue further academic or curatorial work. The incumbent should have strong organizational skills, high attention to detail, the ability to clearly communicate. They should also be comfortable with primary and secondary research and writing for a general public. Knowledge of Canadian art and art historical terms is essential. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required.

The Mann Art Gallery values diversity in the workplace and encourages women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities to apply for this position. Please indicate “YCW Assistant Research and Archives Assistant” in the subject heading or on the front of the envelope. We would like to thank all applicants who apply; however, only those short-listed will be contacted. Please, no phone calls.

One position available

Salary: $16.00 per hour

Schedule: Full-time (35 hours), Monday to Friday, occasional weekend and evening work required. The schedule is flexible.

This is a temporary, grant-funded position that runs from May 15th to December 22nd, 2017.

Candidates should register online to the Young Canada Works at

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two references by August 31, 2016 via email to or via mail to:

Jesse Campbell, Director/Curator

142-12th Street West

Prince Albert, SK

S6B 3B5

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