Summer Work

Front desk work

We offer two front desk positions each summer. At the front desk, you are the gallery’s public face. You will greet and serve visitors, answer the telephone, carry out cash transactions, staff exhibition openings and other events and learn about the work of great contemporary artists, all while gaining fantastic work experience.

Front desk monitors work approximately 24 hours each week: every weekend (12-5) and two weekdays (10-5). These positions are open to anyone, including but not limited to Carleton students. If you are responsible, friendly, hard-working and motivated, we’d love to hear from you.

To apply, email a one-page cover letter and your resumé to Victoria McGlinchey by 15 March 2020.

Art Education Assistant

Are you a post-secondary student who is passionate about art, learning and working with kids? If yes, then our Art Education Assistant position is a good fit for you!

The Art Education Assistant helps to plan, coordinate and run our Art and Sports Camp, and implements other public programs. This is a temporary full-time position, typically 35 hours each week for 13 weeks, from May through August. 

We are open to hiring dynamic, friendly and motivated people. Prior experience with delivering innovative art-based public programs is a definite asset.

This position is dependent upon funding from the Young Canada Works in Heritage Institutions program. If you are shortlisted for an interview, you will be asked to verify that you are registered in the YCW database and that you meet the YCW eligibility criteria.

To apply, email a one-page cover letter and your resumé to Victoria McGlinchey by 15 April 2020.

Collections Assistant

Are you a post-secondary student who is passionate about behind-the-scenes collections management work? If yes, then our Collections Assistant position is a wonderful opportunity for you!

The Collections Assistant works on diverse projects, including organizing, cataloguing and rehousing our extensive art collection. This is a temporary full-time position, typically 35 hours each week for 13 weeks, from May through August. 

We usually hire people who have at least two years of technical training in a museum studies program, such as the one offered by Algonquin College, but also consider equivalent practical experience. 

This position is dependent upon funding from the Young Canada Works in Heritage Institutions program. If you are shortlisted for an interview, you will be asked to verify that you are registered in the YCW database and that you meet the YCW eligibility criteria.

To apply, email a one-page cover letter and your resumé to Victoria McGlinchey by 15 April 2020.

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment and social strength. We welcome applications from those who contribute to the further diversification of the University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.