THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF WOODSTOCK
The City of Woodstock is a dynamic and growing community of 38,000 located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of highways 401 and 403. The City’s progressive actions have made it a leader in the region for conservation, environmental initiatives and long-term commitment to managed growth. Woodstock has roots in both agriculture and manufacturing; as the recognized Dairy Capital of Canada and as home to Toyota’s second Canadian manufacturing facility. With a skilled workforce, affordable housing and a new community hospital, Woodstock truly is a growing city with a lot of rural, small town charm.
“Curatorial & Collections Intern - Art Gallery”
To be considered for this position, applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications:
• Degree or diploma in Art History or Museum Studies.
• Demonstrated strengths in research and writing
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Familiarity and experience using Access or other database programs, and knowledge of database management would be an asset
• Experience handling art, and knowledge of Canadian art would be beneficial
• Prior experience working or volunteering in a public gallery, museum or library
• Priority will be given to candidates who wish to pursue further academic or curatorial work, in addition to work in museums or galleries.
• Must be able to work with minimum supervision
• Work closely with the Director/Curator and Head of Collections
• Practice with curatorial exhibition, collections management, along with other functions and priorities within an innovative municipal gallery
• Develop mini-exhibitions from the permanent collection for the collection gallery space;
• Draft information panels for exhibitions;
• Assist with correspondence with exhibiting artists;
• Assist with installation and signage production;
• Update exhibitions files with support material;
• Audit, inventory, document and catalogue and photograph works of art in the permanent collection;
• Contact artists and art dealers for material, conduct secondary source research on site and at libraries and galleries in the area;
• Update collection files and support material;
• Update the collections management database with research conduct;
• Perform other related duties as directed by the Director/Curator, or designate.
Salary rate is $17.00 per hour. Hours of work will be based on a 35 hour work week, which will include weekends and alternate shift hours. Overtime may be required. This is a 44 week contract from May 28, 2018 to March 30, 2019. This position is funded through Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage (graduate internships). Candidates must meet the requirement of this program. See http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1459869949087 for eligibility requirements.
The City of Woodstock is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.
Resumes and cover letters will be received online at http://careers.cityofwoodstock.ca no later than 4:00 p.m., May 18, 2018.