Curatorial Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Curatorial Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Sarnia, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-10-23 à 2018-03-30 (21 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 23,00 $

Curatorial Assistant

Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, ON


Start Date: October 23, 2017

End Date: March 30, 2018


About the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery: Owned and operated by the County of Lambton and located in the center of Sarnia’s downtown cultural district, a block from the waterfront, the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery offers a wide range of exhibitions, tours, lectures and programs. Housed in the Thom building (also known as the Saks building), the gallery’s permanent collection comprises over 1,200 Canadian historical and contemporary works. Revolving exhibitions from the gallery’s permanent collection along with temporary exhibitions by contemporary artists and works from other galleries open a window on the past and help preserve and present our visual culture heritage locally and nationally.


Position Summary:

Working with the artistic staff including the Curator/Director, Assistant Curator, Collections Officer and the education team, the intern will be involved with curatorial research and writing, exhibition development and design, collections management, public engagement, marketing, and grant writing in addition to the day to day activities of gallery operations. With an expansive mandate that encompasses the local to the national, the historical to the contemporary, and includes every artistic medium from paint and photography to video, installation, sound and performance art, the intern will have the opportunity to work in meaningful ways with contemporary and historical art from the collection as well as with a number of important provincial and national practicing contemporary artists and their art.


Qualifications

• University degree in Curatorial Practice or Art History.

• A Passion for art and bringing art to community.

• Awareness and understanding of the current provincial and national context of contemporary and historical art, issues, production and practices.

• Awareness of interdisciplinary and/or new media based contemporary art practices as well as a solid knowledge of Canadian Art History.

• Strong research and writing skills.

• Strong coordination skills.

• Possesses strong interpersonal skills, analytical, multi-tasking, organizational, customer service and teamwork skills.

• Ability to develop strong relationships in community and across relevant sectors.

• High level command of Microsoft office suite.

• Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite is an asset.


The JNAAG is an equal opportunity employer servicing our diverse communities. The JNAAG is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If an applicant requires an accommodation, we will work with them to meet their needs. Information is available in an alternative format upon request, to accommodate individuals with a disability.


Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria for the Young Canada Works, Building Careers in Heritage Program. Eligible applicants must be:

- A Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);

- Legally entitled to work in Canada;

- Between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

- Willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment:

- Must not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;

- An unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, that is, not employed full-time.

- A recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment;

- Not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program; and

- Have not previously participated in or been paid under thisor any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.


HOW TO APPLY

Please apply through the Young Canada Works (YCW) website.

https://young-canada-works.canada.ca


The County of Lambton is an urban-rural area in southwestern Ontario that is home to over 126,000 residents. The Corporation's seven divisions operate programs and services for the residents of Lambton County such as land ambulance, provincial offences court, three Long-Term Care Homes, 26 library branches, two mseums, an art gallery, archives, local roadways, public health services, housing services, social services, building services and planning and development services. Lambton County is a community dedicated to economic growth, environmental stewardship and an enhanced quality of life through the provision of responsive and efficient services and collaborative efforts with its municipal and community partners.




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