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Collections Assistant

Summer Youth Employment

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Deadline: April 15, 2019, 5:00pm MST

These positions are supported through the Young Canada Works Program.

The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie is one of the largest square footage art galleries in Alberta. The Art Gallery is a place of art preservation, inspiration and exploration. We offer free admission, tours, programs, and activities for all ages.

The Art Gallery presents an average of twelve art exhibitions per year and welcomes over 25,000 visitors annually while our traveling exhibitions will stop in roughly 25 venues annually throughout the Peace Region and will see over 140,000 visitors.

General Description

The position’s objectives are to assist in the maintenance and management of the permanent collection, with an emphasis on collections research as well as the cataloguing of recent acquisitions.

These duties include: assisting with the organization of storage space to improve access and use of space; processing new acquisitions into the collection; researching existing works in the collection to update their provenance; reviewing and updating information in the collection database; identifying works for deaccessioning; preparing an application to the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board; photographing artworks to update the collections catalogue.

The Collections Assistant at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie will support the Curator of Exhibitions and Collections in the research and organization of the Permanent Collection at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie. The Collections Assistant will take part in a variety of collection and registration duties.

This position is supported through the Young Canada Works Program, and so is pending gallery approval.

Position: Collections Assistant, temporary
May 5 – August 24, 2019, 35 hours per week
Salary: $17.62 per hour
Deadline: April 15, 2019, 5:00pm MST

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