Now Hiring: Gallery Assistants through the Work Study Program

Closing Date: May 17, 2024 at 11:59pm EST

A university-based, public art gallery since 1942, McIntosh Gallery collaborates with artists, curators and academics to develop innovative strategies to interpret and disseminate visual culture. Exhibitions, educational programs and special events provide a platform for engagement with visual art and artists. McIntosh Gallery acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts through its Engage and Sustain Program, the Ontario Arts Council, Western University, Foundation Western, and our generous donors.

The Gallery Assistant will assist in the front of house operations of McIntosh Gallery, including supporting the Operations & Communications Coordinator in giving exhibition tours, disseminating curatorial materials to visitors, maintaining exhibition equipment, and daily gallery operations to professional museum standards. The Gallery Assistant will support events and public programs, as well as respond to visitor inquiries about exhibitions and collections.

Gallery assistants should have an interest in and knowledge of contemporary art and historical Canadian art, as well as previous experience in arts education, customer service and/or a front of house role.

Training for this role includes Worker Health & Safety Awareness and AODA standard compliance in a broader cultural context, among other modules. Docent training opportunities are also available.

Additional information, such as eligibility requirements, can be found on the Office of the Registrar's website here. Interested candidates should apply online at