Curatorial Assistant Intern
Department: Mendel Art Gallery
Temporary for approximately 3 months.
1. Within a collegial team-based environment, provides project based support to the Chief Curator and Registrar, as well as input and research into project-specific exhibition and collections development for the Gallery.
2. As directed, conducts research and writing for Curatorial and Collections. Develops and delivers content as it relates to the collections database and text panels and related copy to exhibitions, publications and collections including preparing and coordinating didactics, publication content and coordination assistance.
3. Assists with the development, planning, implementation, and delivery of curatorial and collections programs and projects including database input and publication coordination.
4. Assists with the planning, layout, installation, and dismantling of the above projects, as well as for exhibitions as required. Liaises with Mendel staff, including curators and collections staff to effectively develop and implement projects and programs.
5. Assists with organizing and implementing special programming events (such as lectures, symposia, panels, talks, study groups, workshops, community partnerships, etc.).
6. Works with Communications staff to develop labels, signs, templates, interactive panels and informational handouts for curatorial and collections initiatives.
7. Participates regularly in departmental team planning meetings.
8. Maintains records related to specific programs and contributes to departmental reports
9. Prepares clear, concise, and accessible copy for text panels, labels, and other public vehicles.
10. Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Degree in Art or Art History;
- One year’s directly related programming experience in an art gallery or art museum;
- Possession of a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Driver’s License.
- Knowledge of current practices in visual art, exhibitions and collections methodologies;
- Demonstrated ability to work and contribute in a team environment;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, artists, professionals within the museum community;
- Highly motivated, self-directed with superior interpersonal skills;
- Excellent communicator, comfortable in presenting to small and large groups;
- Experience working with diverse audiences, children, youth and adults;
- Highly organized and able to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines;
- Skills in the use of technology—computers and software applications—pertaining to word processing, the internet, and desktop publishing;
- Excellent research, writing and communications skills;
- Proven ability to work efficiently toward achieving goals, objectives and deadlines;
- A fundamentally creative and inquisitive person with diverse interests.
$3,914 per month (2012 rates).
For further information regarding this position, contact Human Resources at (306) 975-3261.
Applications are to be received at Human Resources (Main Floor South, City Hall) by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, 2014