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Preparator / Technician

Position: Commercial Gallery Preparator / Technician (32 hours/week)
Address: 730, 11th Ave. SW Calgary
Terms: 32 hours / week
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, 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 and shipping artwork, gallery + building maintenance, artwork installation, and artwork documentation.

Successful candidates will:

  • Possess a degree in Art or Museum Studies
  • Have a valid Driver’s License and clean driving record
  • Excels in carpentry and learning how to make proper art crates and boxes
  • Be competent in Microsoft programs + 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

Employees have access to a range of health benefits after 3 months of full-time employment including:

  • Life insurance
  • Subsidized medical healthcare
  • Subsidized dental care
  • Subsidized travel insurance

Application Deadline: October 27, 2023.

Please forward cover letter, resume and references to