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Agnes is a key resource for engaging with the visual arts, for research and experiential learning, many forms of participation and exchange. There are many ways to be involved:

Current Job Postings

Academic Outreach. Photo: Tim Forbes

Connecting people with art is at the heart of what we do.

Bader Curator of European Art
We will begin reviewing applications on 9 February 2020, however the position will remain advertised until 12 April 2020.

Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University is seeking an expert in historical European art with an in-depth knowledge of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish painting, to assume the position of Curator of European Art.

Reporting to the Chief Curator/Curator of Canadian Historical Art, the Bader Curator of European Art will develop a creative artistic vision for the collection, ensuring its vitality by researching and developing acquisitions, exhibitions, publications and related public events that promote wide engagement and interest in European historical art. Additionally, the incumbent will foster global connections with others in the field and communicate with diverse clientele ranging from local and international visitors to university students and faculty to donors and benefactors, establishing an environment that is both collaborative and inclusive.

This position provides opportunity to effectively contribute to the European historical art field, while cultivating a high-level of expertise within a supportive and flexible learning environment.

Read the job description and about the application process.


Exhibitions Assistant, Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP)
Students need to apply on MyCareer by 8 February 2020
35 hours/week for 16 weeks

Reporting to the Exhibitions Coordinator the Exhibitions Assistant will assess, inventory, and prepare exhibition records for archiving as well as research and develop best practices for digitally archiving exhibition records in the future. In support of the Fall 2020 exhibition turnover, the successful candidate will assist with the condition reporting and photography of incoming loaned artworks as well as the digitization and upload of Fall 2020 exhibition records. They will also contribute to the continuing project to create a digital on-line archive of past Agnes exhibitions, which in the past have featured work by important Canadian, European historical masters and international artists.

For  more details on the job description, required qualifications and application process visit MyCareer.


Gallery Educator, Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP)
2 positions available
Students need to apply on MyCareer by 8 February 2020
35 hours/week for 16 weeks

Under the supervision of the Public Programs Coordinator, the two Gallery Educators will develop and deliver interactive education programs to youth ages 6 to 17. Children visit Agnes Etherington Art Centre as school groups in May and June, as participants in a teen art course, and as campers in an art day camp in July/August, and as participants on field trips from other camps in August. The Gallery Educators will also assist the Public Programs Coordinator in designing and developing the school program for 2020-2021.

For  more details on the job description, required qualifications and application process visit MyCareer.

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Internships and Practicum Course

We accept internship proposals from students in post-secondary credit programs: contact the relevant staff to explore the possibilities.

Queen’s University courses are available: an Internship through Art History (ARTH 395), and Practica for graduate students through Art History (ARTH 880) and Cultural Studies (CUST 895). These intense hands-on applied learning and research opportunities are led by Agnes staff members who are faculty in the respective departments. Learn more.

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Agnes Etherington Art Centre accepts exhibition and program proposals on an ongoing basis. These are reviewed periodically according to our needs. We normally plan exhibitions two to three years in advance. For consideration, submit a brief outline of your proposal and documentation by email under the subject line “Submission,” flagged to the attention of the Director, While submissions are a valued part of our research―ensuring our awareness of emerging artists, new work, innovative presentation formats, and scholarship―only a small percentage of proposals can be realized. Due to the volume of submissions, we may respond only to those aligned with our research direction and capacity. See our Exhibition Policy.

Queen’s University faculty in all disciplines are encouraged to explore exhibition initiatives. For information about ways to be involved in our programs, see more.

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OAC Exhibition Assistance Grants

Agnes Etherington Art Centre is a Recommender for the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition Assistance Grants program. We invite visual, media and craft artists living in eastern Ontario (Region 4) to apply for financial assistance for costs related to a confirmed upcoming exhibition.

Agnes reviews applications twice a year. Our 2019–2020 deadlines are: 31 July 2019 and 3 January 2020. We continue to accept applications between February and May.

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  • The application form is now exclusively in Nova. OAC no longer accepts applications on paper (some exceptions may apply.)
  • The maximum grant has been increased to $2,000.
  • Applicants can submit up to three Exhibition Assistance applications.

For specific application inquiries, contact Jacqueline Bell at or (613) 533.2190.

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