ALL CBU STUDENTS – Gallery & Events Assistant, CBU Art Gallery


Program: Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
Employer: Cape Breton University Art Gallery
The Cape Breton University Art Gallery works to broaden and enhance the knowledge, understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of contemporary and historical accomplishments in the visual arts. The gallery is seeking a flexible candidate with diverse strengths to assist with day-to-day, exhibition production, gallery events planning, and special projects work. The candidate will work closely with the public, but also be required to perform tasks for which an attention to detail, communication skills and technical proficiency are necessary. The candidate will gain experience and knowledge of a breadth of roles related to work in an art gallery and in general, a public cultural institution.


The Gallery & Events Assistant will work with gallery staff, programming partners and the local arts community. The successful candidate will act as a gallery attendant, working directly with the public, and generally assisting in various day-to-day gallery operations; s/he will be responsible for periodically delivering public outreach programming; s/he will assist the Curator with collections care and collections management duties; s/he will perform data organization, data-entry and data migration for the Gallery’s new digital collection management system, and continue work to update the gallery’s online library database with the contents of the Gallery’s small reference library holdings.

Application Details

Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia
Hourly wage:$14.00 (12 weeks to start as soon as possible)

Curator, Cape Breton University Art Gallery
P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Rd.
Sydney, NS B1P 6L2
Tel: 902-563-1852
Fax: 902-563-1142

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Candidate must meet the Young Canada Works program criteria (Under the age of 30 and returning to full-time studies) and be registered with Young Canada works,