Carleton University Art Gallery CUAG

Graduate research assistantship

Each year Carleton University Art Gallery, in conjunction with Art History, offers a Research Assistant (RA) position, which is held for up to two terms by a registered graduate art history student of high academic standing who has completed their first year of study.

The position involves 10 hours of work at the gallery each week. The assistantship is the equivalent of a Teaching Assistantship (TA), and is paid over two terms. A student cannot hold TA and RA positions at the same time. Due to the COVID-19 shutdown, this will be a remote-working position.

The CUAG Research Assistant will work under Sandra Dyck (director), Heather Anderson (curator) and Fiona Wright (student and public programs coordinator) to conduct focused research on upcoming exhibition projects and assist in researching and carrying out public programs and initiatives that are delivered digitally.

Potential candidates do not need to have a specific area of subject expertise, but should rather possess excellent research and writing skills, a strong work ethic, the ability to work independently, curiosity about a wide range of art historical topics, and the desire to gain hands-on experience in a professional gallery setting.

Please send your CV and a one-page cover letter to The submissions will be assessed and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. CUAG will advise the Faculty of Graduate and Research Studies of its decision, and the faculty will make the offer to the successful candidate.

Submissions for the 2020-21 academic year must be emailed to Sandra Dyck by 28 July 2020 in order for the RA to be assigned for the subsequent fall term.