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Connecting people with art is at the heart of what we do.
AGNES is hiring! Curator, Indigenous Art and Culture
Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University is seeking a dynamic culture leader to fill a new role of Curator, Indigenous Art and Culture. This is a full-time, permanent position.
Visit Queen’s University’s Career Q for details.
Salary: $70,352–$87,295/Year, 35 hours per week + benefits and pension
Closing Date: 3 January 2022
Situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory, Agnes Etherington Art Centre is a curatorially driven and research-intensive professional art centre that proudly serves a dual mandate as a leading, internationally recognized public art gallery and as an active pedagogical resource at Queen’s University. By commissioning, researching, stewarding, acquiring and engaging with works of art, and by exhibiting and interpreting visual culture through an intersectional lens, Agnes creates opportunities for participation and exchange across communities, cultures, histories and geographies. The Curator, Indigenous Art and Culture contributes to Agnes’s social, civic and pedagogical role as a cultural change leader that deepens relations, builds trust, advances social justice and enacts the work of Indigenization.
Working closely with the team of Agnes curators, the Curator, Indigenous Art and Culture is responsible for Agnes’s curatorial program, both on- and off-site and through digital platforms, ensuring its vitality and social relevance by researching, writing, and developing exhibitions and related public and community activities within a coherent artistic vision; by producing high-quality, innovative interpretive material and publications; and by overseeing installation design and effective communication and promotion. The Curator, Indigenous Art and Culture is also responsible for Agnes’s significant Indigenous art collection of over 700 works from all periods, and its relationship to other collecting areas at Agnes. Recognizing Agnes’s commitment to working alongside Indigenous communities and fostering Indigenous-led access to collections, Guardian Capital Group Limited donated its Indigenous Art Collection of sixty-four works from over ten different communities in 2020. These works constitute an important and nuanced record of the emergence and recognition of contemporary Indigenous art in the 1970s. Agnes also actively builds relationships with contemporary artists in directly purchasing works of art, including Ogimaa Mikana’s towering Never Stuck (2018) on Queen’s campus. See the Agnes Story about this position.