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Curator of Indigenous & Contemporary Art

Reporting to the Head of Collections & Exhibitions, the Curator of Indigenous & Contemporary Art is responsible for the care, research, interpretation and exhibition of Indigenous & Contemporary works of art, produced after 1970, and for the contributions to knowledge in the field.

Starting salary: $58,258


• Research, administer, maintain and develop Indigenous & Contemporary collections and acquisitions
• Communicate the cultural and aesthetic value of collections and exhibitions
• Provide informed physical access to the Indigenous & Contemporary collection
• Project manage all aspects of exhibition and catalogue production including budgets
• Research, write, and edit didactics and essays for exhibitions and publications
• Provide supplementary exhibition and collections content for education and communications purposes
• Provide all necessary curatorial materials for funding requests and grant applications
• Oversee contract employees, student interns, and volunteers
• Propose, promote, and organize exhibition touring programs
• Advise and strategize on overall in house and travelling exhibition program plan including budgets
• Advise and contribute to the drafting of policies related to the collections and exhibitions
• Establish and maintain contact with artists, peers, dealers, collectors, government agencies
• Other duties as assigned


• Master’s degree in Art History
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in the area of Indigenous & Contemporary Art
• Superior ability in written and oral expression at an academic level and a demonstrated publishing record
• Experience in project management
• Knowledge of funding requirements and the relevant agencies


• Ability to speak or write an Indigenous language
• Bilingualism French/English

Closing Date: December 4, 2022

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

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