WAG Nakaatamaaewin Outreach Project Lead
The Winnipeg Art Gallery is one of Canada’s oldest civic art galleries and holds in trust the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art with close to 14,000 works. The celebrated Indigenous collection will be featured in the new WAG Inuit Art Centre scheduled to open in 2020. At the core of the Gallery’s mission is the goal of advancing a meaningful dialogue with the public, and creating a welcoming forum where art and culture are at the forefront with audiences and stakeholders.
The WAG is seeking a lead for the Nakatmaakewin outreach project. Nakatamaakewin is a one-ton truck that has been transformed into a mobile art exhibition. This vehicle along with an accompanying van, will travel throughout Manitoba in rural and urban communities to share art with schools and community groups from May 1 to September 30, 2021.
As part of the executive team, the Head of Collections & Exhibitions will be in charge of:
- Care for and handle the art within the vehicle;
- Lead any programming associated with the project;
- Manage the 2-3 students hired to assist;
- Travel with the vehicle;
- Ensure vehicle safety and follow all safety protocols;
- Study the art and become the main content expert for education programs;
- Lead students and guest through provided learning experiences;
- Handle a full schedule of guests following safety protocols;
- Answer guest questions;
- Willing to travel, stay overnight at hotels, drive long hours;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Good Customer Service skills;
- Art handling abilities;
- Experience leading a team;
- Effective communication skills
- Knowledge of the WAG exhibitions and promotions
- Valid driver’s licence, Driver’s abstract must be supplied
- Preference for an Indigenous leader
- Experience in education
- French-English bilingualism; and
- Ability to speak and write an Indigenous language.