Employment Opportunities

Education Assistant (YCW, Temporary Full-Time)

June 11 – August 31, 2018

35 hours per week

Application Deadline: May 1, 2018

The Art Gallery of Peterborough is seeking an Education Assistant through the Young Canada Works Program.

The Education assistant (EA) will work closely with the Education Coordinator and the Curator. The EA’s primary role is to assist in planning and implementing the AGP’s Education programs and Youth Volunteer program. This includes conducting school education tours of gallery exhibitions and supporting workshops.

Our ideal candidate will have proven organizational and leadership skills in the arts and cultural sector. They must be able to work independently with minimal supervision; coordinate a number of tasks at one time and must be a team player committed to quality customer service.

Candidates must be full-time students who are returning to studies on a full-time basis in the next academic year as is the requirement of the YCW program.

For more information and full job posting please visit the Young Canada Works website.

 

Curatorial Assistant (YCW, Temporary Full-Time)

June 4 – August 24

35 hours per week

Application Deadline: May 1, 2018

The Art Gallery of Peterborough is seeking a Curatorial Assistant through the Young Canada Works Program.

The Curatorial Assistant (CA) is an essential part of the AGP team and will work closely with the Director and Curator during a high profile season. The AGP is a prime environment in which to gain hands-on experience with art handling and an in-depth understanding of the behind-the-scenes work required to present exhibitions and engage the public. The CA’s work will centre on three tasks: art handling, collection research, and public engagement.

Our ideal candidate will have a background in contemporary art and an interest in pursuing a career in the field and will have prior experience volunteering or working in a gallery setting. Knowledge of studio or curatorial practice, art history or arts administration would be an advantage. Research and critical thinking skills from a related field of study will also be considered an asset (history, Canadian studies, Indigenous studies, cultural studies, and literature).

This position requires working with artists, the public and volunteers. Strong interpersonal skills and experience dealing with the public and group dynamics in a courteous and effective manner is essential. The ideal candidate will have organizational and problem solving skills and be computer literate.

Candidates must be full-time students who are returning to studies on a full-time basis in the next academic year as is the requirement of the YCW program.

For more information and full job posting please visit the Young Canada Works website.