The Bill Reid Gallery is pleased to receive funding through the Young Canada Works – Building Careers in Heritage program for the following:
Indigenous Curatorial Intern
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
639 Hornby Street, Vancouver BC
Period of employment: September 10, 2019 – February 14, 2020 (22 weeks)
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 9:30 am – 5pm – 7.5 hours per day
Salary: $18.00 per hour
The mission of the Bill Reid Gallery (BRG) is to reveal the vital and diverse Indigenous cultures of the Northwest Coast through the extraordinary work of Bill Reid and inspirational contemporary art. We acknowledge that the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is located on traditional unceded Indigenous territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil Waututh peoples.
From September 2019 – February 2020, the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art (BRG) is seeking a Curatorial Intern of Indigenous ancestry to assist with exhibition and program development and implementation. The intern will coordinate a series of public programs, workshops and special events. The intern will also have a chance to develop a small exhibition for the gallery’s Mezzanine space, which will open in February 2020. All programs and exhibitions will focus on Northwest Coast Indigenous art and culture.
The Intern must be organized and detailed oriented and will perform other related duties as required. The Intern will acquire experience in curatorial and exhibition development, engaging with visitors and community members, planning and coordination, budgets, marketing, social media, and public presentation. They will gain strategic planning, problem solving and leadership skills under direction of museum staff. The setting will provide experience in cultural diversity, working as a team, working collaboratively, and the importance of cultural preservation for future generations.
- Recent college or university graduate (within 24 months) in the field of history, First Nations Studies, art history, anthropology, museum studies, or curatorial studies.
- Indigenous community members are encouraged to apply.
- Must be under the age of 30.
- Good level of computer literacy including spreadsheets, office, email, social media.
- Fluent in English, Indigenous language would be an asset
- Knowledge of Northwest Coast art and Indigenous cultural history and contemporary issues and protocols is essential.
- Candidates will be chosen on the basis of their skill level and ability therefore we welcome all applicants regardless of race, gender or disability.
Please forward cover letter and resume by email to:
Beth Carter, Curator
Applications will be accepted until August 22, 2019.
POSITION IS DEPENDENT ON GRANT FUNDING
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.