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.

TThe CUAG Research Assistant will be tasked with conducting focused research on several upcoming exhibition projects at the gallery. One such exhibition is an ambitious, gallery-wide group show featuring contemporary Ontario artists, guest curated by Corinna Ghaznavi for the National Arts Centre Ontario Scene (April/May 2015). Other projects include a Collection Invitational exhibition by Vancouver-based artist Carol Sawyer (Fall 2015) and a solo show of recent work by Berlin-based artist Patricia Reed (winter 2016). The RA will also assist with preparations for an exhibition catalogue for Making Otherwise: Craft and Material Fluency in Contemporary Art, curated by Heather Anderson.

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 2014-15 academic year must be submitted by 30 July 2014 in order for the RA to be assigned for the subsequent fall term.