Student Assistant, Gallery Attendant - Art Curator

Job Number:
Student Assistant
Date Posted:
August 27, 2019
Employee Group:
Hiring Range:
$11.82 - $13.20 per hour + 6% vacation pay
Position Category:
Variable Hours
Probation/Trial Period:
910 working hours or six (6) months, whichever occurs first
Salary Range:
$11.82 - $13.20 per hour + 6% vacation pay
0-34 hours/week
Art Curator
Winnipeg, MB
Job Type:
Variable Hours
Close Date:
Professional Areas:

**This posting will be used to fill 1 - 3 positions.**


  • Opens/closes Gallery 1C03 (The University of Winnipeg’s campus art gallery) at the beginning/end of the day by turning on/shutting off all Gallery lights; plugging in/unplugging, turning on/turning off, starting up/shutting down equipment; opening/closing doors; ensuring that Security Services unlock/lock doors and de-arm/re-arm the Gallery’s alarm system.
  • Safety/security of Gallery 1C03 exhibits - ensures that artworks exhibited in Gallery 1C03 are not subject to theft or mishandling by the public during hours of operation.
  • Public relations - greets visitors to Gallery 1C03 and answers any questions that visitors have about the art exhibits to the best of their ability; refers visitors to Gallery 1C03’s Director/Curator in situations where they are unable to provide assistance.
  • Art education – upon request, provides tours of gallery exhibits to school/youth groups, engages groups in discussion, and leads art activity.
  • Attendance record - maintains a count of the number of visitors to Gallery 1C03.
  • Alerts Gallery 1C03 Director/Curator of any problems within the Gallery environment; these can relate to temperature, humidity and lighting issues or concerns for the safety of the artwork or visitors.
  • Takes readings of environmental conditions in Gallery 1C03 using a hand-held environmental monitor or a data logger, when applicable.
  • Handles sales of art exhibition catalogues; this includes maintaining a count of funds in cash box and a count of catalogues at the beginning and end of each shift and returns all cash to Gallery 1C03 Director/Curator for processing, when applicable.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned.


  • Must be a full-time student at a high school or The University of Winnipeg, preferably an art history, cultural studies or education major or related disciplines, or with an interest in the visual arts.
  • Some knowledge of contemporary visual art, particularly Indigenous art, would be an asset.
  • May require the ability to maintain records and handle cash on occasion.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions, procedures and regulations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with visitors who may be students, faculty, staff and the general public.
  • Ability to work day, evening and/or weekend shifts.
  • On the job training provided.
  • Capable of performing duties as assigned.

The Collective Agreement between The University of Winnipeg and The Association of Employees Supporting Education Services (AESES), Clause 6.3, Selection for Vacancy, states: The Employer agrees that Employees with seniority shall have preference in connection with appointments so far as it is practicable to do so, provided that their qualifications are relatively equal.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence.  We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.