Jobs and Opportunities

Indigenous Story-keeper

 Who We Are

The MacKenzie Art Gallery is a not-for-profit, dynamic community resource with outstanding exhibitions and compelling programs.  The MacKenzie Art Gallery engages people through outstanding, transformative experiences in the visual arts.

As stated in our strategic plan, MacKenzie Art Gallery exhibitions and programs provide space for the entire community to engage with diverse cultural viewpoints and perspectives, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit, settlers and newcomers to Canada.


What the Opportunity Is
The Indigenous Story-keeper will work with curators, educators, artists, elders, and community  members to gather, keep and share Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous and non-Indigenous stories of personal and family experience, and to assist visitors in the interpretation and enjoyment of Gallery exhibitions, events and programs.


Program activities:

  •  Interact with curators, artists, elders, staff and visitors to collect, keep and share information.
  • Socially animate the public spaces of the exhibition.
  • In the absence of curators, story keepers are responsible for Indigenous protocols.
  • Meet with community members and elders.
  • Liaise with University of Regina and First Nations University of Canada and other communities and organizations regarding educational opportunities.
  • Host visiting sessions in the gallery.
  • Participate in pre-exhibition training workshops.
  • Meet with curators, staff and others on on-going basis.
  • Collaborate in the development of some resources, training and education materials.
  • Be responsive to the needs of visitors.
  • Assist with ongoing program evaluation.
  • Deliver tours and studio programs.
  • Participate in program set-up and clean-up, and general studio maintenance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Key competencies:

  • One year related post-secondary education, with six months related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in visual arts.
  • Interested in developing meaningful exchanges in the delivery of tours and programs. 
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently, and facilitate groups.
  • Passion and comfort ability with engaging visitors and public speaking.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


Benefits:

We offer competitive compensation, and a dynamic, challenging culture that encourages individual excellence and teamwork.

Casual Non-Union Position

Hourly rate $17.00 / hour.

Statutory benefits.

An opportunity to be involved in assisting with creation and /or design of innovative programs and events at the MacKenzie. 


How to Apply

Applications should be submitted no later than 4:30 P.M. Friday, November 7, 2014 to:

 Jackie Lindenbach

Director of Finance & Operations

MacKenzie Art Gallery

3475 Albert Street

Regina, SK S4S 6X6

 

Please include “Indigenous Story-keeper” in the subject line of email applications.

*Successful candidates must submit a satisfactory criminal record check prior to employment.*

The MacKenzie Art Gallery is committed to achieving a representative workforce.  Qualified diversity group members are encouraged to self-identify on their application.

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 Information about the MacKenzie Art Gallery can be found online at www.mackenzieartgallery.ca

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