Date Posted: Apr 12, 2022
Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2022
Start Date: May 09, 2022

Salary From: 35K To 40K
Province: Ontario
Region: Hamilton Area
City: Hamilton
Employee Benefits: Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization’s Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job’s focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Art Gallery Of Hamilton

Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest public art gallery in southwestern Ontario. Its permanent collection, which is focused on historical Canadian, 19th-century European and Contemporary art, now numbers more than 10,000 works and is recognized as one of the finest in Canada. The AGH is a vital creative hub and centre of lifelong learning that enables people of all ages to enrich their lives by gaining a deeper understanding of art.


Job Description

Situated on the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas,
the Art Gallery of Hamilton is one of Canada’s longest-running arts organizations and has grown, changed
and developed along with the many communities it serves. The Gallery delivers exhibitions accompanied by a
range of programs and activities geared to encourage access, promote education, and inspire discussion
among increasingly diverse audiences both in the immediate region and beyond. Our current and projected
exhibition program foregrounds a diverse representation of art and artists from the region. We encourage
global conversations by situating regional practices within broader social, cultural and political discussions.

We are proud of the work we are engaged in and recognize that the work continues. We are organizationally
committed to improving equity both within our institution and across our sector. We encourage applicants
from all equity-seeking communities to apply, with priority given to Black, Indigenous, and people of colour,
recognizing that both lived and learned experiences will inform the success of this role.

The Art Gallery of Hamilton is looking to welcome a Collections Assistant, Digitization to join the Collections

The primary function of the Collections Assistant, Digitization, is to support the ongoing digital strategy of the
permanent collection by researching and implementing a Digital Asset Management System and maintaining
eMuseum. The Collections Assistant, Digitization will create a digitization plan and digital priority list, while
researching copyright, obtaining permissions and generating copyright agreements. This role will be
responsible for creating a comprehensive and accessible image file system by planning and facilitating
photoshoots, uploading images and relevant collection information.


The successful candidate will be highly motivated, have strong organizational skills and attention to detail
with the ability to work independently and meet deadlines. Familiarity with Digital Asset Management
software and MS Excel is essential to this role, experience with art handling is an asset.

Additional Info:

This role is a full-time (35 hours per week), working a flexible work week, predominantly Monday to Friday.
This is a 2-year contract position with competitive benefits and vacation. Salary range for this role is

How to Apply:

Interested applicants can email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] prior to the application deadline of April 25th 2022. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Art Gallery of Hamilton is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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