Temporary Full-Time Position Available
The Polygon Gallery exhibits photography and media art, emphasizing contemporary Canadian work within the context of historical and international art. Operating as Presentation House Gallery for forty years, the organization presented more than 300 exhibitions and earned a reputation as one of Canada’s most adventurous public art institutions.
In November 2017, the organization opened its new, purpose-built home on the North Vancouver waterfront, elevating a world-class gallery’s facility to a level equal with its reputation. As the Gallery prepares for a series of significant exhibitions, publications, and outreach programs over the next year, The Polygon seeks one Curatorial Assistant to work with the Audain Chief Curator and Assistant Curator on three upcoming art publications. The Curatorial Assistant will be involved in all aspects of the publications, including but not limited to: concept development; coordinating with contributors, editors, designers, co-publishers, and printers; compiling texts and images; editing chronology and biographical material; proofreading; securing reproduction permissions; compile index information; compiling CIP, ISBD and credit information; developing distribution list; assist with promotion. The Curatorial Assistant will also assist with exhibitions and outreach programs as needed.
The successful candidate will be a recent graduate (within the past 24 months) from an undergraduate or graduate program in history, art history, cultural studies, curatorial studies, museum studies, or a related discipline, with an interest in and/or familiarity with contemporary visual art. S/he will have excellent research, writing, and communications skills with an impeccable attention to detail and strong organizational skills. S/he will have a positive attitude with an ability to work independently and collaboratively on multiple tasks. Familiarity with scanning software and Adobe Photoshop is an asset.
The successful candidate must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada; be legally entitled to work in Canada; be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment; and be registered with Young Canada Works online. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. The Polygon Gallery is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations or gender identities.
The position will begin August 26, 2019 and end March 15, 2020
Salary / Hours: $21 per hour, 35 hours per week
Please submit your application (resume and cover letter) by Thursday, August 8, 2019 to Justin Ramsey, firstname.lastname@example.org or 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 3J4