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Curatorial Assistant

MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
Deadline: December 18, 2018 - January 14, 2019

Contact

Name: Jackie Martin

Phone: (306) 584-4250 ext. 4275

E-mail: jackie.martin@mackenzieartgallery.ca

Website: http://www.mackenzieartgallery.ca/

Deadline

January 14, 2019

Primary Purpose:
The Curatorial Assistant position assists with development of exhibitions, publications curatorial, and
Gallery programs, provide research and interpretation of the permanent collection, and acquisitions.
Working collaboratively with staff assist with the planning and implementation of Gallery programs and
activities. Provide admin support for meetings as required.

Nature of Work:
The mission of the MacKenzie Art Gallery is engaging 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

Accountabilities:
• Conduct research for exhibitions, publications, and curatorial programs as assigned.
• Assist with development of Gallery programs.
• Assist in preparation of program texts, proposals, reports, and correspondence.
• Assist in the preparation of grant proposals to funding agencies and/or sponsors.
• Assist in preparation of contracts with artists, lenders, guest curators, editors and writers.
• Assist in production of publications and other interpretive materials.
• Receives, routes and replies to curatorial proposals and program submissions, and various departmental correspondence.
• Prepares agendas, minutes, materials and organizes meetings (including room set up) for committees including Curatorial, Permanent Collections Advisory Committee and Program Development.
• Assist in development of exhibition tours for selected exhibitions on a regional, national, and
international basis.
• Working collaboratively with the Director of Programs, Head Curator, Curator and other staff and
partners, assist the planning and implementation of Gallery programs and activities.
• Working collaboratively with other staff and stakeholders, provide assistance to crossdepartmental programs and initiatives.
• Research potential acquisitions (donations and purchases) as assigned.
• Present Curatorial tours and talks provided for specific exhibitions and events.
• Respond to public inquiries.
• Liaise with local art community.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications - Education: Minimum two years post-secondary education in a related discipline.

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.

The MacKenzie Art Gallery is committed to maintaining an inclusive culture and building a diverse
workforce that includes women, Aboriginal, Inuit and Métis peoples, persons with disabilities and
members of visible minorities who have traditionally been and are currently underrepresented in the
Canadian workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

Salary Information: $39,212 to $41,716 (Union)

Benefits: This position includes a comprehensive benefits package.

HOW TO APPLY
Respond with a cover letter and resume outlining relevant experience to the contact information listed
below by Monday January 14, 2019, 4:30 PM.

Email: jackie.martin@mackenzieartgallery.ca

Please include “Curatorial Assistant” in the subject line of all applications sent via email.
MacKenzie Art Gallery

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

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Jackie Martin, Director of Finance & Operations, at
(306) 584-4250 ext. 4275.

The successful candidate must submit a satisfactory Criminal Record Check prior to employment.