Call for Gallery Attendants at IKG


Illingworth Kerr Gallery 

JOB POSTING: Student Gallery Attendants 

About IKG:  

The Illingworth Kerr Gallery (IKG), as part of the Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) provides a platform for curated exhibitions and other forms of cultural research production, with a focus on contemporary visual culture. A vital part of AUArt’s Office of Research and Academic Affairs, it supports graduate and undergraduate learning, provides a rich mix of public programming, and participates in global dialogue by hosting local, regional and international artists working in a variety of disciplines. 

Visit us: Illingworth Kerr Gallery

Gallery hours 

Tuesday - Friday: 11-6pm

Saturday: 12-4pm 

Position description: 

Student Gallery Attendants are primarily responsible for activating the gallery spaces, engaging visitors, offering information about exhibitions, answering questions and completing administrative tasks as required. Candidate must be a current returning student. 

Tasks and duties include: 

  • Open and close the gallery 

  • Operate equipment specific to the exhibition as per exhibition requirements 

  • Complete regular gallery maintenance including sweeping, paint touch ups and condition reporting. 

  • Track attendance and administer visitor surveys  

  • Be knowledgeable on the exhibition, works and artist(s), provide orientation on the exhibition and gallery tours if requested  

  • Greet visitors, answer or direct visitor inquiries 

  • Ensure visitors follow gallery rules and etiquette with respect to touching works, food and drink 

  • Report to Security immediately any unsafe conditions, or incidents which place visitors, the gallery or exhibition works at risk 

  • Assist with event preparation, and other gallery clerical duties as assigned such as completing forms and stuffing envelopes 


How to apply: Please submit a current resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the position, availability and previous relevant experience through this form.(external link)

Deadline:  This student position pays an hourly rate of $15. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.