We are looking for an energetic individual to assist in the digitization of the Mann Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection.
The Collections Assistant will select, research, and compile data on the contemporary Indigenous artworks and a selection of artworks by historical Saskatchewan artists Mac and Beth Hone from the Permanent Collection of the Mann Art Gallery. They will research the historical, social and artistic contexts in which the artworks were created, produce industry-standard photo documentation of artwork, and upload the information and image to CHIN Artefacts Canada online database. They will work with artists to secure contracts for the image display rights. The successful candidate will work alongside the Registrar and Director/Curator to develop a greater understanding of the day-today procedures of a professional art gallery and complete the digitization process for the selected artworks.
The successful candidate will have educational and practical experience in Visual Arts, Art History, or cultural management. Previous knowledge or interest in Indigenous and Saskatchewan art and working in archives or collections is an asset. The candidate should be organized, be able to work with people in a team environment and independently, and possess excellent communication skills. Familiarity with Windows computer systems, word processing, Microsoft Publisher, photo editing software (Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom), and email is also important.
The successful candidate must be fluent in English; basic speaking, reading, and writing levels of French and/or Cree will be considered an asset. Furthermore, successful candidates must:
• have a minimum of one year of post-secondary education.
• be returning to full-time studies in the fall of 2021
• be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada, and be legally entitled to work in Canada. Non-Canadian students or graduates holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.
• Be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment.
• Have finished the school term at the start of employment.
• Meet the specific eligibility of criteria of the program to which you apply.
• Be registered in the YCW online candidate inventory.
• Be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment.
• Not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW.
About Prince Albert: The City of Prince Albert was founded in 1885 and is located in the North Central region of the province of Saskatchewan. With a population of nearly 40,000, it is the third largest city in Saskatchewan. Prince Albert provides access and amenities to many of the region’s beautiful Provincial and National parks including one of the largest “lake-land” areas in the province. Due to the city’s geographic location, weekend camping and fishing trips are accessible in less time than it takes the average Canadian to commute to work. In particular, the Prince Albert National Park is a rich area for nature enthusiasts to enjoy the great outdoors. Prince Albert is also home to the John V. Hicks Gallery (with exhibitions programmed by the Mann Art Gallery), the Grace M. Campbell Gallery at the John M. Cuelenaere Public Library, numerous local cafes and restaurants (many of which display local art), and the Prince Albert Historical Society. The latter maintains four museums that exhibit aspects of daily life at the end of the 1800s. Prince Albert boasts one of the largest municipal First Nations Métis populations in the province. These rich cultural heritages are expressed in almost every aspect of daily life including the National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations, Canada Day celebrations, Powwows at the Art Hauser Centre, and the Annual Winter Festival that features dog sled racing and competitions, ice carving, beard growing competitions, horse and carriage rides, and bonfires.
For a listing of all community events, visit http://www.princealberttourism.com/ The Collections Assistant position begins on May 10 and ends on August 27, 2021. Specific hours are negotiable, but it is a 35-hour week with some weekend and evening work depending on the gallery needs. Vacation time will be disbursed with each paycheck.
COVID Protocols The Mann Art Gallery has demonstrated leadership from the start of the pandemic on keeping its staff and the public safe. We rigorously adhere to and surpass municipal, provincial and federal guidelines. Masks are mandatory, social distancing is enforced and high-use surfaces are sterilized at least twice per day. While the gallery is currently open to the public, numbers in each space are restricted and public receptions and events that typically attract large crowds are either cancelled or live-streamed. We will continue to monitor the progress of the virus and follow government and health agency guidelines as they unfold. Wage: $16.00/hour Application Deadline: April 19, 2021 Application requirements: Cover letter, CV, list of references with contact information. Applications should be EMAILED to the Director/Curator (see below). Use “Collections Assistant” as the subject heading: Marcus Miller Director/Curator Mann Art Gallery firstname.lastname@example.org