Summer Job Postings

We are currently hiring for two positions at the WKP Kennedy Gallery. Both positions are Full Time for 8 weeks.

Please contact Alex Landon Richardson, Gallery Manager, at info@kennedygallery.org to apply with a resumé and cover letter. 

Thank you!

These opportunities are generously funded by Canada Summer Jobs

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Summer Visual Art Camp Coordinator

1 position, $13.50/hour
Start Date: June 5, 2017
End Date: July 28, 2017

The WKP Kennedy Gallery is hiring a student to lead our vibrant Summer Visual Arts Camp this summer of 2017. This is a two-month position, which allows time for the Camp Coordinator to become acquainted with the program and facilities, orient themselves with other staff on-site and work alongside the Gallery Manager in preparing for and concluding the camp. The Summer Visual Arts Camp runs for two weeks in July.

Job Description: The Summer Visual Arts Camp Coordinator will lead campers in engaging with the program, maintaining a leadership and supervisory role. He or she will assist with organization, planning and facilitating camp activities, engaging with children and parents to ensure safety and enjoyment for all.

The camp program involves on-site art making and educational activities, group lunches in coordination with the Theatre Camp, and off-site field trips which incorporate local community events and cultural opportunities. This is a daytime camp only. The Summer Visual Arts Camp Coordinator works closely with the Gallery Manager and Gallery Assistant, receiving ongoing support in their role. This position is ideal for those interested in pursuing a career or further studies in Arts and Culture.

Additional Responsibilities:

- Assist with set up and clean up, ensuring that environment is tidy and a fun and welcoming atmosphere for both campers and parents

- Assist with welcoming campers daily and signing them out at the end of day, ensuring constant supervision throughout

- Designing and organizing a program which engages youth in creatively responding to the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation

- Planning activities which acknowledge and incorporate Indigenous cultures, minority cultures and cultures of newcomers to Canada

Qualifications:

- Must be between 15-30 yrs old

- Must be a registered full-time student during the past academic year 2016-2017 and planning to return to school in the next academic year 2017-2018.

- Must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or granted Refugee Status in Canada

- Foreign students are not eligible

- Must be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.


Permanent Collection Cataloguing Assistant

1 Position, $13.50/hour
Start Date: June 5, 2017
End Date: July 28, 2017

The WKP Kennedy Gallery is hiring a student to document, archive and report on the gallery’s Permanent Collection. This position is ideal for those who aspire towards careers or further studies in the Arts, and, particularly, in Museum Studies and Art History.

Job Description: The student will explore the Permanent Collection, creating detailed condition reports on all artwork, and organizing artworks alphabetically. This role involves writing about the Permanent Collection, summarizing how it reflects a sense of the region of North Bay by representing local artists, landscapes, subjects, cultures etc. The student will also reflect on how this collection reflects Indigenous peoples, citizens of visible minority groups, and newcomers to Canada who live in the city of North Bay. The student will summarize how the Permanent Collection might improve its representation of the priority groups mentioned above. The student will develop and demonstrate skills in museology (preserving, archiving, cataloguing and writing about a collection of artwork) and collections management.

Additional Responsibilities:

- Summarizing how the collection might attract tourism in North Bay

- Maintaining a supervisory role in management of the Permanent Collection

- Handling all artwork with care and caution

- Providing a detailed inventory report and condition status to the Gallery Advisory Committee

- Working with the Gallery Advisory Committee in putting together a vision statement for the Permanent Collection and a mandate for further acquisitions of artwork.

Qualifications:

- Must be between 15-30 yrs old

- Must be a registered full-time student during the past academic year 2016-2017 and planning to return to school in the next academic year 2017-2018.

- Must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or granted Refugee Status in Canada

- Foreign students are not eligible

- Must be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations. 

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