Commercial Gallery Preparator/Technician

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Commercial Gallery Preparator/Technician

Position: Commercial Gallery Preparator / Technician
Address: 730-11th Ave. SW Calgary
Terms: Part-time
Wage: Determined upon experience

Newzones is hiring a preparator/technician. We are looking for a candidate who loves the visual arts, is organized, efficient and detail-oriented. The preparator/technician has to have a TON of energy, loves to be on the go (no sitting time ), is able to work independently and contribute positively to the Newzones team. The position involves, but is not limited to: installing and striking exhibitions, *crating, boxing and shipping artwork*, gallery maintenance, artwork documentation, etc.

Successful candidates will:

  • Possess a degree in art or museum studies.
  • Have a valid Driver’s License and clean driving record.
  • Have a broad understanding of Canadian contemporary art and contemporary issues relevant to the visual arts.
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational, interpersonal, time management and communication skills.
  • Be confident with use of power tools — making crates, boxes, etc.
  • Have practical knowledge of digital photography.
  • Be confident on ladders — installing and lighting.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Installation and striking of artwork/handling of artwork.
  • Daily maintenance of gallery (inside and out): cleaning of surfaces, floors etc.
  • Handling and unpacking of artwork while ensuring the safety and security of artwork at all times.
  • Crating and packaging of artwork.
  • Working independently as well as part of a team.

Application Deadline: November 18, 2022.

Please forward cover letter, resume and references to

Position start date to be December 1, 2022.

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