Exhibitions Assistant

Organization: 

The Polygon Gallery

Deadline: 

Jun. 1, 2018

Organization Description: 

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.

Website: 

https://thepolygon.ca/

Job Description: 

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 organization prepares for a major fall exhibition, The Polygon seeks one Exhibitions Assistant to work with the Director of Operations and Exhibition Production on a variety of projects, including (but not limited to): planning, preparation, installation, and maintenance of The Polygon’s fall exhibitions, and change-over to the spring exhibition program; setting up gallery spaces for The Polygon and third-party events; acting as a Gallery Attendant, providing institutional security for the art, and educating visitors about the exhibition and related public programs.

Responsibilities: 

The Polygon seeks one Exhibitions Assistant to work with the Director of Operations and Exhibition Production on a variety of projects, including (but not limited to): planning, preparation, installation, and maintenance of The Polygon’s fall exhibitions, and change-over to the spring exhibition program; setting up gallery spaces for The Polygon and third-party events; acting as a Gallery Attendant, providing institutional security for the art, and educating visitors about the exhibition and related public programs.

Qualifications: 

The successful candidate will be a recent graduate (within the past 24 months) in studio/visual arts, conservation studies, museum studies or a related discipline, ideally with an interest in and familiarity with visual art. S/he will have extensive experience and interest in art production and a background in art fabrication or equivalent hands-on experience in producing objects with either electronic components, detailed sculptural objects and/or photographic production and framing. Proficiency with hand and power tools is desired. 

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.

How to Apply: 

Please submit your application (resume and cover letter) by Friday, June 1, 2018 to Paul Kuranko, Director of Operations and Exhibition Production, p.kuranko@thepolygon.ca or 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 3J4
The position will begin June 18, 2018 and end February 10, 2019.

Remuneration: 

Salary / Hours: $20.50 per hour, 37.5 hours per week

Contact Name: Paul Kuranko
Contact Email: p.kuranko@thepolygon.ca

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