Two Career Opportunities at McIntosh Gallery

Gallery Operations Specialist (Collections, Exhibitions and Facility)
Curator (Collections and Special Projects)

Image courtesy of Western Communications

Gallery Operations Specialist (Collections, Exhibitions and Facility)
Job ID: 34709
Full-time, Permanent
Salary Grade: 14

Application Deadline: May 13, 2024, at 11:59pm EDT

The Gallery Operations Specialist (Collections, Exhibitions and Facility) is a multi-functional role with a wide range of key responsibilities that support and enable the McIntosh Gallery’s artistic, research, community, and business activities to succeed and function smoothly. Working closely with all members of the gallery team, this position is responsible for overall management, preservation, documentation, storage, organization, analysis, ethical care and maintenance of the permanent collection. The role facilitates the development, expansion, and implementation of the ArtShare program and manages the planning and implementation of exhibitions and curatorial projects on site, across campus, in community, and touring. The role coordinates facilities, furniture, and equipment requirements, monitors and tracks environmental trends and other requirements necessary to ensure Category A status is maintained, and liaises regularly with University units and departments related to facilities, security, technology, etc., as required. This position acts as an ambassador for the McIntosh Gallery at all levels of interdepartmental and public engagement.

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For more information or to apply, please access the complete job posting on Working at Western via recruit.uwo.ca


Visitors with Jacqueline Hoang Nguyễn’s installation Black Atlas as part of the group exhibition Stories We Tell Ourselves. Image courtesy of KPodMedia

Curator (Collections and Special Projects)
Job ID: 34839
Full-time, Contract
Salary Grade: 14

Application Deadline: May 13, 2024, at 11:59pm EDT

The Curator (Collections and Special Projects) will contribute to advances in emerging museological and curatorial practices at the McIntosh Gallery, including collections, exhibitions, programming, access, and sustainability, while furthering and broadening our understanding of Canadian contemporary and historic art. Inspired and creative, the role will have a significant impact on identifying, developing, and implementing paradigm shifts in museum practices across all areas of the gallery. The position is divided between assigned special curatorial projects and general curatorial work, including research on the collection and new acquisitions, work on the presentation and interpretation of the collection, participation in exhibition and publishing projects, and opportunities to give public lectures and guided tours to a broad range of visitors. This role will act as an ambassador for the McIntosh at all levels of public engagement.

The Curator will develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive collection audit to identify gaps, strengths, challenges, and opportunities for change and growth. The audit will inform the thinking and realignment of McIntosh’s collection focus, research, exhibitions, policies, and procedures. Simultaneously, this position will lead the research, planning, and implementation of a de-colonizing strategy for the gallery, and work to broaden the inclusion of Indigenous Peoples, BIPOC, 2SLGBTQ+, global minorities and other equity-deserving groups and individuals. The Curator will play a key role in the future direction of the gallery through participation in strategic planning, feasibility studies, and business planning activities together with the development of related strategies informed by the results of the collection audit and de-colonizing work. In addition to forging a path forward for the McIntosh, this future oriented work will help advance relevant priorities identified in Western’s strategic plan.

Learn more:
For more information or to apply, please access the complete job posting on Working at Western via recruit.uwo.ca


McIntosh Gallery
Western University
1151 Richmond St.
London, ON N6A 3K7
(519) 661-3181
mcintoshgallery@uwo.ca

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