Gallery Director, Union Gallery


APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 6, 2022, by 11:59pm EDT

Location: Katarokwi-Kingston, Ontario
Term: 1-year contract, with possibility of renewal up to 5 years
Compensation: $30/hr, 30 hrs/week (with possibility to increase to 35 hrs/week), two weeks paid vacation and a basic benefits package. Further details will be made available to candidates invited to interview.
Start Date: Late August / early September 2022


Union Gallery (UG) is a student-centred, public contemporary art gallery at Queen’s University. UG has been in operation since 1994 and has a unique place within the cultural and academic landscape of Katarokwi-Kingston, Ontario, situated on Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory. UG is a space centred in community and conversation, driven by play, curiosity, curation, and research-creation.

Union Gallery needs a bold, self-directed, and diligent leader who can bring their organizational systems, tools, and attention to detail to our arts organization. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Gallery Director will provide operational, financial, and strategic management to the organization, and curatorial direction to the gallery. We have recently incorporated as a not-for-profit organization, and we would be thrilled to have you join us on our next phase of transformation and growth!

Exhibition view, Honesty, Glory, and Possibility: Queer Experiences of Gender, 2022 | Photo: Chris Miner


UG is all about bringing people together. This individual will enjoy working with students, emerging artists, and building teams. They will enjoy the responsibility of delegation and will take the time to find collaborative ways to create project accountability. They will bring to all of their work embodied experience and pro-active attention to anti-racist, anti-harassment, and non-discriminatory processes, enabling and providing a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere throughout their work and relations. We also want someone who will thrive in a space where systems are created, enacted, and updated, as the initiatives and activities of the organization continue to shift and grow. The ideal candidate will have a university degree or college diploma in a related field, with at least three years of experience with skills that align to this profile. Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of experiential, professional, and educational experience.

Interested candidates are invited to submit the following:

  1. All candidates must include a cover letter that addresses the following questions:
    ◦  What excites you most about Union Gallery?
    ◦  What motivated you to apply for this position?
    ◦  What relevant skills and experiences do you bring to this role?
  2. Resume
  3. Three (3) references: name, title, organization, phone, email. References will only be contacted for candidates invited to interview. References should have direct knowledge of your professional experience, and at least one reference should be a manager/supervisor. You may also include other individuals who can speak to your skills, education, or volunteer experiences.

Please visit Union Gallery’s website for the full detailed job description.

Please combine all files into a single PDF and email to with the subject line “Union Gallery Director,” no later than 11:59pm EDT on August 6, 2022. All interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

If you have any questions, or require accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact our Hiring Committee: / 613.533.3171

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Kingston, ON K7L 5C4

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