Research Assistant, Digital Projects (YCW)

Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s


Job Type: Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
Start Date: 25 May 2021
End Date: 13 August 2021
Application Deadline: 2 May 2021
Salary: $17/hour (35 hours/week, 11 weeks)

 Situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory, Agnes is a curatorially-driven and research-intensive professional art centre that proudly serves a dual mandate as a leading, internationally recognized public art gallery and as an active pedagogical resource at Queen’s University. By commissioning, researching, collecting and preserving works of art, and through exhibiting and interpreting visual culture through an intersectional lens, Agnes creates opportunities for participation and exchange across communities, cultures, histories and geographies. Working closely with the digital projects team under the direction of the Digital Development Coordinator, the Research Assistant, Digital Projects will contribute to the realization of new digital project templates, exhibition-related digital programs and enhanced online accessibility of online collections. The successful candidate will gain valuable experience in digital project management, collections management and program development, and develop digital literacy skills in a museum setting. 

Required Education and Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have:

  • Completed three years toward a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Graphic Design, Web Design, Digital Humanities, Art History, Fine Arts, History or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated interest in museum work.
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written.
  • Strong computer skills in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Photoshop, Internet research, and experience with collections management databases (MIMSY) is an asset.
  • Strong organizational skills, with ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Strong initiative and an ability to work independently.

The successful candidate must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or have refugee status in Canada; must be between 16 and 30 years of age; must be a returning full-time student and must be registered on-line with Young Canada Works. This position will be working remotely. 

 This position will be working remotely.

Applications must be received by 2 May 2021

Applications should include a cover letter, resume and the contact information of two references in a single PDF by email addressed to: Danuta Sierhuis, Digital Development Coordinator, danuta.sierhuis@queensu.ca

People from the Government of Canada job equity groups are encouraged to apply. Indigenous peoples, women, persons with a disability and visible minorities are encouraged to self-declare in their cover letter. This position is subject to final funding approval.