The job has two main components: curating the exhibition and organizing cultural activities. Here is an overview of the likely tasks:
- Selecting the artworks (from La Guilde’s collection and contemporary Inuit artists of the Ashoona family);
- Researching works in the collection (in collaboration with the Archives and Collection manager);
- Developing the title and supporting concept for the exhibition;
- Composing the introductory text of the exhibition and short notes on themes grouping the selected works;
- Editing the documents included in the exhibition;
- Proposing a plan for the exhibition;
- Participating in the development of a virtual guided tour (tour plan, writing texts on the artists, art direction, etc.);
Virtual Activities Organisation
- Identifying the artists in the exhibition who can participate in cultural activities;
- Organizing the activities (sequence of events, signing of contracts, presentation texts, etc.);
- Participating in the promotion of cultural activities;
La Guilde is seeking to fill an 8 week temporary position from June 21 to August 14, 2021, in the Programming and Communications Department.
The Canadian Guild of Crafts, La Guilde, is a non-profit organization that has been active in the arts since 1906. It was a pioneer in the promotion and preservation of Canadian craft objects, as well as Canadian indigenous art. It has an archive dating back to the late 19th century and a permanent collection of mostly Inuit art and artefacts.
La Guilde seeks a Master's or PhD student in art history, museology, or any other field of study relevant to its mission of:
- Preservation, promotion and awareness of Inuit art, First Nations art and Canadian crafts.
- Highlight this artistic work to our audiences to raise awareness, openness and knowledge of these practices.
- Preserve and develop the permanent collection of Inuit art, First Nations art and crafts for educational purposes.
- Master's or PhD candidate in art history, museology, or other relevant fields of study, specializing in Inuit art, an asset;
- Advanced knowledge of the Office Suite and Google tools and other database management software;
- Professional experience in museums is an asset;
- Very good knowledge of English, both oral and written. Knowledge of French is an asset;
- Resourceful, autonomous, versatile, courteous with the team;
La Guilde encourages candidates from indigenous communities and/or who are in contact with indigenous communities.
Interested candidates should apply via the YCW website by May 31, 2021. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.