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The Art Gallery of Windsor has vacancies in the positions of:

Audience Engagement Coordinator

The Art Gallery of Windsor is a non-profit charitable organization formed in 1943 that collects, interprets and presents the visual arts of Canada, including artists of Indigenous and Inuit heritage, as well as the artists from the United States and Europe. The AGW is a valuable cultural resource for Windsor and Essex County as the region’s largest public art gallery.

The Art Gallery of Windsor is currently seeking an Audience Engagement Coordinator (hereafter “Coordinator”) to join our organization for a central role in encouraging audience engagement with AGW programs. Under the direct supervision of the Head, Programs and Collection, the Audience Engagement Coordinator is responsible for generating excitement around AGW programming. The incumbent will encourage public involvement in programs through story-telling, community connections, and effective communications, primarily through use of digital tools. 

Qualifications

  • University or a college degree in digital production, communications, film journalism, or multimedia storytelling;
  • Minimum five-years of experience working with image, sound and video editing software;
  • Two years of demonstrated experience in community engagement with demonstrated experience collaborating with community and creators to execute creative projects;
  • Knowledgeable about web design and user experience;
  • Comfortable interacting with the public (in-person and online) with respect and enthusiasm;
  • Demonstrated digital literacy skills and an ability to communicate effectively with a broad public about art, artists, and other creators;
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and carry out assigned duties and responsibilities with minimal direct supervision;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with the public, staff and external agencies and to work as a member of a team;
  • General knowledge of the visual arts is an asset;
  • Excellent communications and time management skills;
  • Available to work evenings and weekends, as needed.

Note: At the present time, this role will be largely remote to comply with public health guidance. On-site work will be required when the AGW re-opens to the public.

Candidates are advised that this is a unionized position within the scope of the AGW’s Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

Compensation

Start: $23.98/hr
After 6 Months: $25.18/hr
After 1 Year: $26.39/hr

Please send your CV and a statement of interest by October 16, 2020 to: Thomas Boucher at tboucher@agw.ca

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

 The Art Gallery of Windsor is committed to employment equity and supports building a skilled and diverse workforce. Members from the following designated groups (Women, Indigenous, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.

Posting Date: September 14, 2020

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PREPARATOR (Casual Call-In)*

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Casual Call-In Preparator supports the Senior Preparator as needed in the installation and de-installation of exhibitions and with the arrival and departure of exhibitions and loans related to the Gallery’s exhibition program. From time to time, the Preparator may be required to assist with the preparation of works of art for exhibitions and exhibition maintenance; building containers for loan shipments and performing related work as required.

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to installation and de-installation of exhibitions, matting, framing, packing, shipping, receiving of artworks.  The Preparator must be knowledgeable of basic techniques for the safe care, handling and storing of artworks and to be able to perform basic carpentry and electrical work as well as maintain and upgrade the exhibition galleries (patch, repair and painting of walls etc.). General knowledge of and familiarity with the operation of electronic devices and computer technologies used by artists in exhibition contexts including DVD, video and film projection are an asset. A valid Scissor Lift license is required.

Qualifications:

  • Secondary school graduation diploma
  • Technical college training desirable
  • Knowledge of one or more manual trades such as carpentry, electrical and/or painting
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Thorough knowledge of preparing works of art for display
  • Thorough knowledge of cleaning frames, matting frames and hanging exhibitions
  • Thorough knowledge of wood working, metal working, casting and electrical circuits
  • Considerable knowledge of designing, fabrications, construction and installation of museum exhibits
  • Substantial knowledge of artistic material and processes, as well as display and lighting techniques
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, tactful, and courteous working relationships with supervisor, fellow employees, artists, and the general public

Compensation

Start: $19.65/hr
After 6 Months (900 Hours): $20.57/hr
After 1 Year (1,800 Hours): $21.55/hr


*This classification is part of the Art Gallery of Windsor’s Collective Agreement with The Canadian Union of Public Employees


Please submit your letter of interest and resume to Thomas Boucher in confidence. 
The Art Gallery of Windsor 
Attention: Thomas Boucher, Manager of Financial Services & HR Assistant 
401 Riverside Drive West  Windsor, Ontario  N9A 7J1 
Email: tboucher@agw.ca

Posting Date: October 7, 2020

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VISITOR SERVICES OFFICER
(Casual Call-In)*

Reporting to the Executive & Fund Development Assistant, the AGW seeks a Casual Call-In Visitor Services Officer to assist with shift back-up to cover vacations and special event needs. The individual will possess a positive attitude, ability to work with others in a professional manner, and a willingness to cheerfully interact with the public.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to monitoring of the exhibition galleries and artwork in the Gallery’s leased spaces, general day-to-day support to the Visitor Services and Membership Officer and public safety.

The successful candidate must have a valid Ontario Private Security & Investigative Services Security Guard License, a completed High School education, and a standard First Aid and CPR certificate. They must also possess the flexibility to work days, evening, weekend and summer hours on an irregular basis. Mature individuals with prior security experience or equivalent education are encouraged to apply.

Compensation

Start: $14.00/hr   

* This classification is part of the Art Gallery of Windsor’s Collective Agreement with The Canadian Union of Public Employees

Please submit your cover letter and resume, with certified copies of valid Ontario Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services issued Security Guard License, completed High School certificate, First Aid and CPR certificate and references in confidence to:

The Art Gallery of Windsor
Attention: Thereza Cockburn
401 Riverside Drive West
Windsor, Ontario, N9A 7J1
Email:  tcockburn@agw.ca

Posting Date: October 7, 2020