Collections Management Intern

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 YCW Collections Management Intern will:


  • 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
  • Fulfill internal and external image requests and research inquiries
  • Prepare copyright paperwork and track reproductions
  • Close loan files
  • Creating and updating artwork files, and processing newly accessioned artwork
  • Updating artwork filing standards and re-evaluate image request fee schedule
  • Help draft copyright policy
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Completion of at a degree or diploma in art history, collections management, cultural studies, or a related field of study
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organization
  • Able to physically lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to handle delicate items
  • Capable of working independently, and as part of a two-person team
  • Experience working with galleries or museums in collections care is an asset
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, the visual arts is an asset
  • Superior understanding of Microsoft Office is required
  • Experience with database systems will also be an asset
  • Problem solving skills and a superior attention to detail are required.
  • Knowledge of an Indigenous language will be an asset but is not required


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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: 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. The WAG Inuit Art
Centre, which will hold in-trust the world’s largest collection of public contemporary Inuit art, is set to open soon.

Closing Date: October 16, 2020

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Or by mail or fax:

ATTN: Manager of People & Culture
Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1
Fax: 204.788.4998

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The Winnipeg Art Gallery is located on Treaty No. 1 the original lands and waters of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininiwak, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
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