Curator of Indigenous & Contemporary Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery – Qaumajuq


Lita Fontaine, Mom, 1998, found objects, acrylic paint, montage, 91.5 x 102.5 cm. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Gift of the artist, 2017-526

Job Opportunity:
Curator of Indigenous & Contemporary Art
Winnipeg Art Gallery – Qaumajuq

Reporting to the Head of Collections & Exhibitions, the Curator of Indigenous & Contemporary Art is responsible for the care, research, interpretation and exhibition of Indigenous & Contemporary works of art, produced after 1970, and for the contributions to knowledge in the field.

Application reviews will begin mid-November.

Typical Duties

  • Research, administer, maintain and develop Indigenous & Contemporary collections and acquisitions
  • Communicate the cultural and aesthetic value of collections and exhibitions
  • Provide informed physical access to the Indigenous & Contemporary collection
  • Project manage all aspects of exhibition and catalogue production including budgets
  • Research, write, and edit didactics and essays for exhibitions and publications
  • Provide supplementary exhibition and collections content for education and communications purposes
  • Provide all necessary curatorial materials for funding requests and grant applications
  • Oversee contract employees, student interns, and volunteers
  • Propose, promote, and organize exhibition touring programs
  • Advise and strategize on overall in house and travelling exhibition program plan including budgets
  • Advise and contribute to the drafting of policies related to the collections and exhibitions
  • Establish and maintain contact with artists, peers, dealers, collectors, government agencies
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Art History
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the area of Indigenous & Contemporary Art
  • Superior ability in written and oral expression at an academic level and a demonstrated publishing record
  • Experience in project management
  • Knowledge of funding requirements and the relevant agencies


  • Ability to speak or write an Indigenous language
  • Bilingualism French/English

Closing Date: Ongoing

To Apply

See the full job posting for details and online application:

or apply by Mail or Fax:

ATTN: Manager, Human Resources
Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1
Fax: 204.788.4998