Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Job Opportunity with the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery

The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery is accepting applications for the position of Program Specialist I (Preparator/Assistant Curator). This is a full time regular position, starting in July 2014. 

Reporting to the Director/Curator, Art Gallery, the Program Specialist I (Preparator/Assistant Curator) will be responsible for the following; preparation, installation, documentation, and de-installation of all exhibitions (contemporary and works from the U of L Collection) and installation of works from the U of L Collection on campus; preparation of works from the Collection or on loan for exhibitions for travel; and assisting with Collections projects as needed. This position curates the majority of Collection exhibitions on campus; assists student interns with their curatorial projects on campus; and assists with exhibition planning. As well, the position writes texts for exhibitions, reports, and acquisitions for the Collection and for promotional content such as working with University Advancement. This position also assists with obtaining materials and problem solving for public programming events and assists with organization of student volunteers and interns for gallery events. The Program Specialist I (Preparator/Assistant Curator) regularly collaborates with numerous University departments, faculty, and students, in advancing the Art Gallery’s mission and in support of the Art Gallery’s initiatives.

Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline such as art, art history, curatorial studies, museum studies or other related cultural studies. Candidates should have a minimum of 4 years of directly related experience, but a combination of relevant experience and education may be considered. The successful applicant will have experience in handling and preparing art works for exhibition and travel; curatorial research and writing; and working with gallery and/or museum collections as well as electronic collections databases. As well, familiarity with office software and with basic shop tools and construction techniques is required. Additional assets include: experience photographing artworks and exhibitions; the use of Photoshop software; and comfort with public speaking.

The successful incumbent will be well organized, with the ability to plan effectively and efficiently. We are looking for individuals who have an exceptional attention to detail, understand the need to balance multiple priorities, and have strong communication and interpersonal skills. 

Hiring Salary Range: $4311 – 4882 per month

Position Title Program Specialist I Employee Group AUPE Progress Status Accepting Applications Closing Date June 6, 2014 Committee Chair Jon Oxley Employment Equity

The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University is an inclusive and equitable campus encouraging applications from qualified women and men including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons. Thank you to all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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