Come Work With Us!

Our campus is always evolving at the Alberta University of the Arts, and here you’ll find yourself surrounded by the emerging artists of Calgary’s contemporary arts culture. At the AUArts Students’ Association you’ll be working with a group of innovative, passionate and hard-working creatives committed to providing the student body with unique opportunities to enhance their sense of well-being and develop their professional skills. Together, we continuously find ways to build on the strengths of our programs, bolster our support services and advocate for an equitable student experience.


The AUArts SA Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG) Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the gallery in addition to ensuring that programming is adequately communicated and promoted to the community.

Core Objectives…

The MNG Coordinator contributes to the organization by fulfilling the following objectives:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Marion Nicoll Gallery
  • Promote MNG programming with the goal of supporting community engagement
  • Ensure that programming procedures are conducted in an equitable manner and that programming is accessible to the membership

Assigned Duties…

  • Exhibition Submission Process
    1. Oversee the call for submissions of exhibition proposals for both the MNG and student-run galleries
    2. Ensure the submission process is efficient and accessible to the community
    3. Compile and format submissions for the jury to review and ensure the process is conducted equitably
    4. Facilitate jury sessions to adjudicate programming for both gallery exhibition spaces
  • Gallery Programming Administration
    1. Coordinate all logistical aspects related to the exhibition programming of MNG spaces
    2. Support exhibiting artists to ensure that all requirements are communicated and met
    3. Ensure that all expenses and revenues are accounted for and properly recorded
    4. Monitors the MNG budget to ensure that targets are met and communicate any discrepancies to the Program Manager
    5. Fulfill duties assigned in the programming procedure manuals
    6. Lead the development of an arts writing program component
  • Community Relations
    1. Develop and maintain partnerships within the local, provincial and national arts communities and organizations in conjunction with the Program Manager
    2. Promote exhibition activities to the community and encourage membership engagement
    3. Provide opportunities for membership feedback on gallery programing and communicating feedback to the Program Manager
  • Promotions and Communication Support
    1. Coordinate and oversee the production and dissemination of publicity materials, both print and electronic
    2. Provide exhibition materials to the communications team for promotional support
    3. Work with the communications team to develop a communications strategy for gallery programming
    4. Prepare a ‘director’s statement’ to be included in the annual report/catalogue
  • Facilities and Operations
    1. Maintain project and storage workspaces
    2. Help maintain tools, equipment, shop spaces, maintenance supplies, standard inventory quantities and art storage
    3. Confirm access to requested equipment/space/walls book walls
  • Exhibition and Inventory Support
    1. Assist in the planning, set-up, installation, tear-down and clean-up of exhibitions
    2. Ensure gallery spaces are prepared for exhibition
    3. Ensure technical support is arranged prior to installation
    4. Provide guidance to artists in the installation of work using safe and secure handling procedures and security techniques
    5. Coordinate exhibition documentation with the Documentation Coordinator
  • Miscellaneous
    1. Write reports as requested to present to the Executive Director, Executive Committee and/or Student Leadership Council
    2. Be able to work independently yet cooperatively with members of staff to ensure quality performance
    3. Complete other duties as assigned by the Program Manager

Who You Are…

Here at the AUArts SA we’ve worked hard to develop a culture we are proud to be a part of, and if you can say yes to a few of these things you might be proud to be a part of it too…

Equity & Diversity – Are you willing to consciously create room for respectful dialogue surrounding issues of equity and diversity? Pursuing a creative life takes guts! We’ve got a diverse, spunky, progressive, and outspoken community here at AUArts, and we are always looking for ways to self-reflect and incorporate socially just practices in our workplace.

Collaboration & Empowerment – Do you believe in bringing other people up, supporting your co-workers’ success, and finding ways to work together to accomplish your goals? From start to finish we are constantly learning from each other and finding ways to practice gratitude and celebrate the victories, both big and small.

Inspiration & Innovation – Are you excited to put your ideas on the table, take the risk and try something new even if you might fail? We love a good brainstorming session, and are always open to incorporating fresh ideas into our programs and services.


  • Education background with a focus on art, design, craft, art history, curatorial studies or related areas considered an asset
  • Experience and interest in non-profit artist-run culture, curatorial studies, arts writing, artist development and arts administration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of diverse communities
  • Strong knowledge of creative industry resources and organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and mentor
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and implement goal setting strategies
  • Solid organizational, time and budget management skills
  • Experience in and knowledge of art handling and gallery preparation standards
  • Competency in the use of Office 365 software, Squarespace and social media platforms such as Instagram
  • Speaking and writing in second/third languages are considered an asset
  • Recent alumni are welcome to apply but preference will be given to current students

The Perks…

  • Flexible and accommodating office schedule
  • The ability to work some hours remotely
  • Professional development opportunities funded by AUArts SA
  • $15.00-18.00 per hour based on level of experience
  • Maximum of 40-hours per month

Apply Now!

If we’ve caught your eye and you’d like to apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter that helps us get to know you better. Also ensure you specify which job you’re applying for and why you think you’d be a good fit for our team.

Applications can be sent to:
Joel Farris
AUArts SA Program Manager

Applications will be accepted until July 26, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Interviews are planned to take place between July 28 – 30, and the anticipated start date for this position is August 4, 2020.

Due to campus restrictions during the pandemic, this position will be able to work remotely. We will not put anyone at risk and we prioritize the safety of our staff above all else. Conditions and provincial guidelines are still changing, and we’ll have a better idea of how much on-campus work will be required closer to September.

The AUArts Students’ Association is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity. We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.