Students are invited to engage with local, national and international contemporary art at the Art Gallery of Guelph (AGG)! The AGG offers volunteer and employment opportunities to high school and post-secondary students. Visit our Become A Volunteer page to learn about volunteer opportunities at the gallery. University of Guelph students are encouraged to apply to work study positions available on Experience Guelph.
Opportunity: Digital Content Assistant
Program: Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage
Hourly wage: $16.00
The Art Gallery of Guelph seeks an outgoing, competent, highly detail-oriented post-secondary graduate who will support the gallery’s digital platforms, as well as digital planning and development. Post-secondary training in digital humanities, art and art history, museum studies, or art education is an asset, as well as strong critical thinking, and superior written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to thrive in a dynamic, collaborative, and deadline-driven environment. Confidence and ability to speak to individual members of the public (all ages) as well as in front of small and large groups of people is an asset.
This position reports to the AGG’s Director and works closely with the gallery’s Curator and Community Engagement Coordinator as well as other staff.
Field of Study: Computer Science / Digital Humanities/ Art & Art History / Museum Studies: University graduate
Computers/Equipment: Digital skills (web and mobile platform development as well as general word/image processing software, social media tools, web-based research), printer, digital A/V equipment, digital camera/scanner.
The ideal candidate will:
– be a university graduate, having completed studies in Computer Science, Digital Humanities, Museum Studies, Art or Art History
– have experience with HTML5, CCS, and CMS systems, as well as PC and Apple operating systems and Android and Apple mobile platforms
– be proficient using Adobe Creative Suite
– have excellent oral communication skills, including an ability to address individuals and groups
– have excellent written communication skills, including an understanding of differences in writing for child, youth, and adult audiences
– feel comfortable engaging the public, including children and youth, in age-appropriate and enthusiastic conversations about art, culture and heritage
– preferably have experience developing and delivering arts-based and/or exhibition-related public programs
Start Date: August 9, 2021
End Date: February 18, 2022
The AGG is committed to an employment equity program that includes measures to achieve diversity among its staff. We encourage applications from qualified Indigenous Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. We will only interview candidates that meet the eligibility criteria for participation in the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage program. https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canadaworks/students-graduates/careers-heritage-graduates.html
Terms: This is a 26 week, full-time, contract position starting August 9, 2021. The rate of pay is $16 per hour, based on 35 hours per week. Orientation and training are provided.
Characteristics of City/Region:
The Art Gallery of Guelph (AGG) is the principal public art gallery serving Guelph and the surrounding region. Guelph is a vibrant city situated in the heart of southern Ontario, just 100 km west of Toronto. With one of Canada’s premier research-based universities (University of Guelph) and a diversity of manufacturing, service, and high technology enterprises in the region, Guelph is among Canada’s most arts-intensive and socially engaged communities, and one of the fastest growing economic regions in the country. More information about the City of Guelph may be found here (www.guelph.ca).
About the Gallery:
The AGG is widely known for its exhibition programs and for its collections of more than 9000 works of art, which jointly cover three centuries of Canadian and international art. The AGG has a broad public role, supported by its relationship to three sponsors: the University of Guelph, the City of Guelph, and the Upper Grand District School Board. The gallery is housed in a renovated historic building (dating to 1904) and features a Sculpture Park on the adjacent grounds. The Sculpture Park is the largest outdoor art collection at a public gallery in Canada, with 39 permanently sited works representing artists from across Canada. Known internationally for its Canadian contemporary art collection, historical European print collection, and for its Inuit and First Nations collections, the AGG produces 12-15 exhibitions per year, some of which tour regionally, nationally, and internationally. For more information, visit our website: www.artgalleryofguelph.ca.
To apply, please submit an application by email, Subject: Digital Content Assistant, to email@example.com.
We would like to thank all candidates for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.