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Preparator/ Technician

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 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 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 competent in PC programs such as Outlook, Word, Adobe PS, Illustrator, and Acrobat.
  • Have practical knowledge of digital photography.
  • Be confident with the use of power tools.

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.

Address: 730 11th Ave. SW Calgary AB  T2R 0E4

Terms: 30 hours per week

Wage: Determined Upon Experience

Please forward cover letter, resume and references by email to

Position start date to be July 24, 2018.