Curatorial Research Intern [Queenston]

Curatorial Research Intern



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Curatorial Research Intern




RiverBrink Art Museum Inc.


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Queenston, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON


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RiverBrink Art Museum requires a Curatorial Research Intern for the period August 27 2018 to January 26 2019. The position involves working with curatorial staff to develop an exhibition of contemporary art on loan from regional and international lenders. The intern will be involved in all aspects including planning, research, writing and installation for an exhibition of contemporary art on the theme of Niagara Falls scheduled for 2019 and provide additional expertise in this area and other curatorial projects. The intern will also engage with the public through admissions, retail sales, museum docent work and special events.

This is a full-time position (at $16.00 per hour for a total of 37.5 hrs. per week). RiverBrink is not accessible by public transit and the successful candidate must have own transportation.

RiverBrink is located in the village of Queenston, between Niagara Falls and Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. The fine art museum contains over 1,400 works of fine art and a library of over 4000 books. The collection also includes decorative arts and archival documents. Interested candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree or college certificate in art history, museum studies, or Canadian history. Past experience in an art gallery or museum would be an asset, however previous work with research and project management will be considered. The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and an intermediate level of computer proficiency. Retail skills are requested. Some knowledge of French or other language would be an asset.

Because this position is funded by the Young Canada Works Program, the intern must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status, be between the ages of 18 to 30, be unemployed or underemployed, and have graduated from a university or college program in the past 24 months. The intern may not have participated in or been paid by this or any other Career Focus internship program.

RiverBrink is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from youth with disability, Aboriginal youth, visible minorities and new Canadians. This position is dependent on approval of funding thorough Young Canada Works, Heritage Organizations Program.

Applications, along with cover letter, will be accepted to August 2 2018 by Rianna Ostryhon: