Job Opportunities

Curatorial Assistant (YCW)

RiverBrink Art Museum requires a Curatorial Assistant for the period of May 15 to September 2 2017. The successful candidate will work with curatorial staff, conduct research in preparation for an upcoming Sesquicentennial-themed exhibition, and provide project management assistance. The student will also be responsible for creating a virtual tour of installed exhibitions and will conduct additional research on art works in the collection. The position also requires some work at museum reception, in the gift shop, providing introduction and assistance to visitors. This is a full-time position (at $12.00 per hour for a total of 37.5 hours per week) during the summer season. The successful candidate will work a Monday to Friday shift with occasional evening or weekend work. RiverBrink is not accessible by public transit and student must have their own transportation.

RiverBrink Art Museum is located in the village of Queenston, Niagara-on-the-lake. The fine art museum houses the Samuel E. Weir Collection of over 1400 art works, a fine art library, decorative arts and archival documents and hosts exhibitions of historical and contemporary art. visit www.riverbrink.org.

Interested candidates must have completed at least one year of post-secondary education in a relevant field, such as art history, museum studies, fine art or Canadian history. Past experience in a museum or art gallery would be an asset, however previous experience with research and project management will be considered. The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, a passion for art and art history, and intermediate knowledge of digital photography.

The Candidate must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status, be between the ages of 18 to 30, have completed a full term of post-secondary study and be returning to full-time study in the fall. 

This position is dependent on funding from Young Canada Works.

RiverBrink is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from persons with disabilities, from members of the indigenous community, and visible minorities.

Applications with cover letter will be accepted until April 31 2017 by Gina Yaremchak, Administrator (gyaremchak@riverbrink.org).

 

Visitor Services Assistant (YCW)

RiverBrink Art Museum requires a Visitor Services Assistant for the period of May 15 to September 2 2017. The successful candidate will work with curatorial and administrative staff to create and implement an arts-based content and promotion strategy for the art museum. Among the tasks will be the development of a regular publishing schedule to promote art-based content through advertising, social media, museum website development and a blog-web component. The student will be responsible for monitoring, evaluating and responding to the art museum’s current social media presence, and will develop strategies to better cultivate audience development and engagement through written work and research on the permanent collection, and connections to the museum’s programming calendar. The position also requires some work at museum reception, in the gift shop, providing introduction and assistance to visitors. This is a full-time position (at $12.00 per hour for a total of 37.5 hours per week) during the summer season. The successful candidate will work a Tuesday to Saturday shift with occasional evening or weekend work. RiverBrink is not accessible by public transit and the student must have their own transportation. 

RiverBrink Art Museum is located in the village of Queenston, Niagara-on-the-lake. The fine art museum houses the Samuel E. Weir Collection of over 1400 art works, a fine art library, decorative arts and archival documents and hosts exhibitions of historical and contemporary art. Please visit www.riverbrink.org. Interested candidates must have completed at least one year of post-secondary education in a relevant field, such as communications, art history, museum studies, fine art or Canadian history. Past experience in a museum or art gallery would be an asset, however previous experience with research, and marketing will be considered. The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, a passion for art and art history, and knowledge of web and blog design/maintenance. The candidate must also possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, their respective participants and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios, specifically relating to arts-based content. The Candidate must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status, be between the ages of 18 to 30, have completed a full term of post-secondary study and be returning to full-time study in the fall.

This position is dependent on funding from Young Canada Works.

RiverBrink is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from persons with disabilities, from members of the indigenous community, and visible minorities.

Applications with cover letter will be accepted until April 31 2017 by Gina Yaremchak, Administrator (gyaremchak@riverbrink.org).

Art Museum Attendant (ESDC)

RiverBrink Art Museum requires an Art Museum Attendant for the period of May 22, 2017 to September 2, 2017.  The successful candidate will interact with visitors, providing information and assistance regarding the Canada 150-themed exhibitions. The candidate will provide tours, answer questions and enhance the visitor experience of the exhibitions through interaction on the floor of the museum. In addition, the candidate will contribute to research for upcoming exhibitions, photograph art works, and work in reception and in the gift shop.
This is a full-time position (at $12.00 per hour for a total of 37.5 hrs. per week). RiverBrink operates 6 days a week during the summer season. The successful candidate will be required to work a Tuesday to Saturday shift with occasional evening/weekend work for special events. RiverBrink is not accessible by public transit and the successful candidate must have their own transportation.
RiverBrink is located in the village of Queenston, between Niagara Falls and Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. The fine art museum contains over 1,400 works of fine art and a library of over 4000 books. The collection also includes decorative arts and archival documents.
Interested candidates must have completed a minimum of one year post-secondary education in a related field, such as art history, history, museum studies, Indigenous studies, cultural studies or communications. Knowledge of art history and visual culture will provide the necessary background for the student to interact with the public and enhance visitor experience of contemporary and historical art. The experience will also be useful for students in museum studies and history, particularly the Canada 150-themed exhibitions which will draw upon knowledge while providing practical experience of a museum environment.

Because this position is funded by the Employment and Social Development Canada Program, the candidate must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status, be between the ages of 15 to 30, have completed a year of full-time studies during the preceding academic year and be returning to a full time education programme. The candidate must be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations.
RiverBrink is an equal opportunity employer. Applications, along with cover letter, will be accepted until May 15, 2017 by Debra Antoncic: dantoncic@riverbrink.org