WAG-Qaumajuq Collections Inventory Assistant

This position is dependent on funding from the Canadian Heritage Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage (YCW-BCH) program and candidate eligibility is
stipulated by Young Canada Works graduate grant guidelines. Candidates must register online through the YCW website.

Reporting to the Collections Management team, the Collections Inventory Assistants are tasked with assisting with the ongoing inventory and maintenance of the WAG-Qaumajuq’s collection, providing a unique and challenging look into Gallery collections.


  • Attend an initial orientation to the WAG staff, facilities, and the WAG’s Inuit Art Collection
  • Receive training in art handling and safety, and museum best practices
  • Become familiar with the WAG’s collections database, for research and updating
  • Learn the locations for the storage of the collection, and update the location of each work as needed
  • Maintain and augment artwork records, both physical and digital
  • Assist with administrative tasks, such as minor photo editing and research
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Completion of at least one year of university or college, in art history, cultural studies, or a related field of study;
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organization;
  • Able to physically lift up to 30 lbs;
  • Ability to handle delicate items;
  • Capable of working independently, and as part of a two-person team;
  • Under 30 years of age and returning to school on a full-time basis in fall 2021;
  • Experience working with galleries or museums is an asset;
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, the visual arts is an asset.


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The Winnipeg Art Gallery will give preference to Indigenous, new Canadian, or differently-abled applicants. Interested parties may please submit applications through the YCW website or to Mike Malyk, Human Resources Manager: mmalyk@wag.ca or 204.789.1292, or in-person at 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 1V1.

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is located on Treaty No. 1, the original lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininiwak, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. Since 1912, the Winnipeg Art Gallery has been one of Canada’s leading art museums, presenting local, national, and international artists. Qaumajuq, the new Inuit Art Centre, holds in-trust the world’s largest collection of public contemporary Inuit art.

Closing Date: May 14, 2021

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ATTN: Manager of People & Culture
Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1
Email: humanresources@wag.ca
Fax: 204.788.4998

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