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Art Gallery of Algoma Published: May 19, 2017
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Job Title:           Curatorial Assistant

Reports to:         Executive Director


The Curatorial Assistant will assist in art and artist research, with emphases on research of Canadian historical works and artists that are referenced in the AGA permanent collection, to enhance Gallery’s Canada 150 programs. The Curatorial Assistant will work with the Executive Director/ Chief Curator and Collections Manager to assist with research to develop and implement programs and tours for summer exhibitions; will assist with the installation of exhibitions; will assist with research for future AGA exhibitions. With the assistance of Gallery staff, the Curatorial Assistant will develop and conduct art tours of summer exhibitions as well as will do research and develop new tours and programming based on current exhibitions. The Curatorial Assistant will learn Gallery art cataloguing software and art database. The Curatorial Assistant will maintain reports to provide status of their work.

Considered candidates will have education in art history, experience in not for profit sector is preferred as well as relevant program development experience and experience in dealing with public. Computer skills should include proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), and knowledge of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, YouTube). Candidate should be fluent in English (written and spoken).

The successful candidate will be willing to work evenings, weekends and at special events. The candidate will be trained and supervised by the Executive Director or Director’s designate.

Application Criteria

According to the Provincial and Federal funding eligibility criteria, candidates:

  • Will be between 16 and 25 (or 30) years of age at the start of employment;
  • Are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment which is 8 weeks commencing the week of June 12;
  • The candidate must be a full-time student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the placement;
  • The candidate must intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the summer placement.

Applications for this position will be accepted until May 26, 2017.

Please submit your application to the Art Gallery of Algoma, 10 East Street, Sault Ste Marie, ON P6A 3C3; Attention: Jasmina Jovanovic, Executive Director, or by e-mail to

Please submit cover letter, resume (including three references) and contact information. Only eligible candidates will be contacted for an interview. Candidates who have already submitted resumes to date will be considered for current job opportunities. The AGA is an equal opportunity employer.