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Curatorial Research Assistant

MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
Deadline: April 06, 2018 - April 27, 2018


Name: Jackie Martin, Director of Finance & Operations

Phone: (306) 584-4250 ext. 4275




April 27, 2018

The Curatorial Research Assistant position is designed to assist students in gaining the
exhibition research, writing and production skills necessary for curatorial research and/or assistant
curator positions in contemporary art galleries and museums and contribute to further employment in
the heritage sector. Past students have gone to graduate work and curatorial positions nationally and

Nature of Work: The mission of the MacKenzie Art Gallery is to engage people in transformative
experiences in the world through art. The Curatorial Department plays an integral role in the delivery of
this mission by leading the research, development, and organization of curatorial activities related to
exhibitions, publications, public programs and acquisitions. Reporting to the Head Curator, the Curatorial
Research Assistant will assist the Curators of the Gallery with on-going research in preparation for
upcoming exhibitions

• Ongoing research in preparation for the following upcoming exhibitions and curatorial programs:
o Research and write bio-bibliographies for artists involved in the Grand Western Canadian Screen Shop,
Punk Orientalism, Garry Neill Kennedy, and Initiative for Indigenous Futures projects, as well as
artists included in new and recent acquisitions.
o Research location and availability of works by artist Victor Cicansky; assist in correspondence with
institutions, collectors and dealers.
o Research catalogue photography.
o Assist in maintaining contacts with artist, lenders, and presenters.

Qualifications - Education: A post-secondary student, preferably in the third or fourth year in the BA or
BFA program in Art or Art History.

Skills: Exhibition research, writing, and production skills necessary for curatorial research; highly
organized and self-motivated; ability to prioritize deadlines; strong team player with the ability to work
independently, collaboratively, and within a team environment; exceptional written communications
skills; must be between 16 and 30 years of age; must be registering as a full-time post-secondary student
(intending to return to full-time studies).

Salary Information: $16.00 / hour (Non-Union)

Status: Full Time, Casual/Hourly Term June 4, 2018 – August 24, 2018 Non-Union Position (35 hours /
week or 7 hours / day) Funded through Young Canada Works.

Please apply by mail to the address below, or by email, with "Curatorial Research Assistant" in the subject line, no later than Friday, April 27, 2018, 4:30 PM.

MacKenzie Art Gallery
Attn: Jackie Martin, Director of Finance & Operations
3475 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4S 6X6

The successful candidate must submit a satisfactory Criminal Record Check prior to employment. The MacKenzie Art Gallery is committed to maintaining an inclusive culture and building a diverse workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.