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The Art Gallery of Windsor has a vacancies in the positions of:

PREPARATOR (Casual Call-In)*

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Casual Call-In Preparator supports the Senior Preparator as needed in the installation and de-installation of exhibitions and with the arrival and departure of exhibitions and loans related to the Gallery’s exhibition program. From time to time, the Preparator may be required to assist with the preparation of works of art for exhibitions and exhibition maintenance; building containers for loan shipments and performing related work as required.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to installation and de-installation of exhibitions, matting, framing, packing, shipping, receiving of artworks. The Preparator must be knowledgeable of basic techniques for the safe care, handling and storing of artworks and to be able to perform basic carpentry and electrical work as well as maintain and upgrade the exhibition galleries (patch, repair and painting of walls etc.). General knowledge of and familiarity with the operation of electronic devices and computer technologies used by artists in exhibition contexts including DVD, video and film projection are an asset. Valid Scissor Lift license is required.

Qualifications include the following:
• Secondary school graduation diploma
• Technical college training desirable
• Knowledge of one or more manual trades such as carpentry, electrical and painting
• Valid Driver’s License
• Thorough knowledge of preparing works of art for display
• Thorough knowledge of cleaning frames, matting frames and hanging exhibitions
• Thorough knowledge of wood working, metal working, casting and electrical circuits
• Considerable knowledge of designing, fabrications, construction and installation of museum exhibits
• Substantial knowledge of artistic material and processes, as well as display and lighting techniques
• Ability to establish and maintain effective, tactful, and courteous working relationships with supervisor, fellow employees,
artists, and the general public

Start $19.65/hr
After 6 Months (900 Hours) $20.57/hr
After 1 Year (1,800 Hours) $21.55/hr

*This classification is part of the Art Gallery of Windsor’s Collective Agreement with The Canadian Union of Public Employees

Please submit your letter of interest and resume to Thomas Boucher in confidence.

The Art Gallery of Windsor
Attention: Thomas Boucher, Manager of Financial Services & HR Assistant
401 Riverside Drive West
Windsor, Ontario
N9A 7J1

Posting Date: August 1, 2019



Reporting to the Executive & Fund Development Assistant, the AGW seeks a Casual Call-In Visitor Services Officer to assist with shift back-up to cover vacations and special event needs. The individual will possess a positive attitude, ability to work with others in a professional manner, and a willingness to cheerfully interact with the public.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to monitoring of the exhibitions galleries and artwork in the Gallery’s leased spaces, general day-to-day support to the Visitor Services and Membership Officer and public safety.

The successful candidate must have a valid Ontario Private Security & Investigative Services Security Guard License, a completed High School education, and a standard First Aid and CPR certificate. They must also possess the flexibility to work days, evening, weekend and summer hours on an irregular basis. Mature individuals with prior security experience or equivalent education are encouraged to apply.

Start:  $14.00/hr   

* This classification is part of the Art Gallery of Windsor’s Collective Agreement with The Canadian Union of Public Employees

Please submit your cover letter and resume, with certified copies of valid Ontario Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services issued Security Guard License, completed High School certificate, First Aid and CPR certificate and references in confidence to:

The Art Gallery of Windsor
Attention: Thereza Cockburn
401 Riverside Drive West
Windsor, Ontario, N9A 7J1

Posting Date: August 1, 2019


Education and Public Programs Coordinator 

The Art Gallery of Windsor is a non-profit charitable organization formed in 1943 that collects, interprets and presents the visual arts of Canada, including artists of Indigenous and Inuit heritage, as well as the artists from the United States and Europe. The AGW is a valuable cultural resource for Windsor and Essex County as the region’s largest public art gallery.

The Art Gallery of Windsor is looking for a full-time Education and Public Programs Coordinator (hereafter “Coordinator”) with a strong commitment and enthusiasm for art education and pedagogy to join the AGW team. Reporting to the Curator of Education, the Coordinator will be responsible for the administration of K-12 school programs, family programs and administration of the Gallery Guide program. Excellent skills in multi-tasking, organizing, communication and research are pre-requisites for this position as the Coordinator will develop an understanding of the exhibitions, while liaising with and scheduling AGW’s volunteer Gallery Guides.

The Coordinator is also responsible for assisting, and supervision of studio programs including, maintaining budgets, supplies, and program registrations. The Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining outreach activities and community partnerships with a goal to sustain and build new audiences.   


  • Post-Secondary degree/s in the Visual Arts and/or Visual Arts Education or equivalent;
  • Minimum three-years’ experience as a gallery or museum program coordinator or equivalent;
  • Thorough knowledge of visual arts and the ability to research, prepare and present educational information which is accessible to a range of ages and levels of experience including grant writing;
  • Strong written and oral communications and administrative skills including computer literacy and knowledge of database management systems.

Candidates are advised that this is a unionized position within the scope of the AGW’s Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees.


Start     After 6 Months After 1 Year

$23.62/hr          $24.80/hr          $26.00/hr

Please send your CV and a statement of interest to both Chris Finn at and Thomas Boucher at

The position will remain open until a suitable Indigenous candidate can be appointed.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

The Art Gallery of Windsor is committed to employment equity and supports building a skilled and diverse workforce. Members from the following designated groups (Women, Indigenous, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. 

Posting Date: June 13, 2019