CBU Work Study Bursary Program – Art Gallery Art-Sci Programming Assistant – 2017F015


Job Title: Art Gallery Art-Sci Programming Assistant

Department: Biology and CBU Art Gallery

Supervisor: Dr. Barb Glassey, Dept. of Biology and Catherine Arseneau, Director, Cultural Resources

Job Description:

The Programming Assistant positions are integral to deepening and expanding institutional and public interest and understanding about art-sci and the principles of Two-eyed Seeing thereby promoting cross-cultural values. Students will be trained by the gallery Curator as Programming Assistants with a primary role to assist with gallery exhibits, artist talks, workshops and demonstrations. Under the guidance of Barb Glassey, the students will assist in coordinating bio-art demonstrations, organizing workshop logistics (materials, room bookings, exhibit installations), training student volunteers to assist with the workshops and conference, developing promotional materials, and coordinating school visits with local teachers.

Students from all academic programs are encouraged to apply. We are looking for students who can demonstrate

  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Enthusiasm when answering telephone and visitor inquiries about current and upcoming gallery programming
  • Can work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent time management skills


The candidates will assist in the education and outreach aspects of the exhibitions, workshops and conference, under the guidance of the Curator.

  • Help develop workshop and conference promotional materials
  • Assist in coordinating the speaker series during planning and implementation
  • Guide and encourage public interaction with the gallery Art-Sci exhibition
  • Help prepare the bio-art labs, and will be provided with hands-on training in bio-art laboratory techniques by Dr. Jennifer Willet (contributing artist and Director of the Incubator Art Lab, a Hybrid Laboratory at the Intersection of Art, Science and Ecology) and Barb Glassey

Application Details

Start Date: September 2017

End Date: December 2017

Hours: All positions are part-time, hours TBD

Only eligible students can apply to a CBU Work Study Bursary position. If eligible send resume, cover letter and an application to the CBU Work Study Bursary Program to: awards@cbu.ca Submissions that do not include an application to the CBU Work Study Bursary Program will not be considered. All applications must also reference the above Job Number.

To determine eligibility and to complete an application go to: http://www.cbu.ca/come-to-cbu/tuition-finances/scholarships-bursaries/work-study-bursary-program/