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Newzones Gallery logo | 30 years |

Commercial Gallery Preparator/Technician

Position: Commercial gallery preparator/technician
Location: 730 – 11th Ave. SW
Terms: Part time or full 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, love to be on the go, be able to work independently and contribute positively to the Newzones team.

The position involves, but is not limited to: installing and striking exhibitions, crating and shipping artwork, gallery maintenance, artwork documentation and programming-related communications.

Successful candidates will:

  • Possess a degree in art or museum studies
  • Have a valid driver’s licence 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 competent in Microsoft programs plus use of a PC
  • Have practical knowledge of digital photography
  • Be confident with use of power tools and ladders

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Installation and striking of artwork/handling of artwork
  • Inventory control
  • 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
  • Gaining comprehensive knowledge of gallery artists to interact with visitors

Please forward cover letter, resume and references to

Application Deadline: October 21, 2022.

Position start date to be November 1, 2022.