Carleton University Art Gallery CUAG

Graduate research assistantship

Each year Carleton University Art Gallery, in conjunction with Art History, offers a Research Assistant (RA) position, which is held for up to two terms by a registered graduate art history student of high academic standing. The position involves 10 hours of work at the gallery each week. The assistantship is the equivalent of a Teaching Assistantship (TA), and is paid over two terms. A student cannot hold TA and RA positions at the same time.

The CUAG Research Assistant will be tasked with conducting focused research on several upcoming exhibition projects at the gallery. One such exhibition is "Crossovers: Between Craft and Contemporary Art" (2014), curated by Heather Anderson, which addresses the intersection between contemporary art and craft. Another exhibition is "Take Shelter" (2015), curated by Sandra Dyck, which addresses the intersection between contemporary art and architecture.

Potential candidates do not need to have a specific area of subject expertise, but should rather possess excellent research and writing skills, a strong work ethic, the ability to work independently, curiosity about a wide range of art historical topics, and the desire to gain hands-on experience in a professional gallery setting.

Please send your CV and a one-page cover letter to The proposals will be assessed and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. CUAG will advise the Faculty of Graduate and Research Studies of its decision, and the faculty will make the offer to the successful candidate.

Proposals for the 2013-14 academic year must be submitted by 30 July 2013 in order for the RA to be assigned for the subsequent fall term.