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


LOCATION: Windsor, Ontario

POSITION DETAILS: Full Time, Permanent

REPORTS TO: Board of Directors, Executive Committee

DIRECT REPORTS: Curator(s), Executive & Fund Development Assistant, Curator of Education, Manager of Financial Services




Formed in 1943, the Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW Gallery) has a mandate to present the visual arts of Canada to southwestern Ontario and the international border community of Windsor and Essex County.

As it embarks on its next 75 years, the award-winning Gallery continues to emphasize its education programs and will further develop its cutting-edge contemporary art programs and Canadian art collections (now approaching 4,000 works).

The AGW will focus on popular and culturally significant exhibitions and ongoing displays of its acclaimed collection featuring historical, modern and contemporary art.


Art Gallery of Windsor, Executive Director – Position Specification 4

Confident and influential communicator who is engaging, outgoing, and personable.

Excellent communication and presentation skills – in written, verbal, and digital.

Strong interpersonal skills and a passion for fundraising.

High standards of professional and personal integrity. Engenders confidence and trust from staff, the Board, and arts community.

Commitment to consultation and consensus-building.

Active listener, with a collegial management style.

Results-oriented and disciplined; accepts ownership with a hands-on approach.

A competitive compensation package will be offered, complete with salary and benefits.

Please apply by email with your cover letter and resume by no later than January 31st, 2020. Send to:


We thank applicants for their interest, however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted.

The Art Gallery of Windsor is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with Human Resource Development Canada policy, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Posting Date: November 26, 2019



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 are as follows:

- Secondary school graduation diploma
- Technical college training desirable
-  Knowledge of one or more manual trades such as carpentry, electrical and/or 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_____________________________________________________