NEW!! Summer Job at Modern Fuel

MODERN FUEL ARTIST-RUN CENTRE is now accepting applications for a summer Archive Assistant position.

Note: This position is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Culture Summer Experience Program. The position is only open to students currently enrolled in secondary or post-secondary institutions or within six months of graduation, who have reached the minimum age of 15 years and not yet reached the age of 25 years on the first day of employment.

Job Description:
The Archive Assistant will assist in the development and implementation of archival policies for Modern Fuel’s resource centre, online content and internal files. Tasks will include accurately cataloguing and updating database records, the creation of accurate electronic records of past exhibitions, researching copyright permission to use digitized images, preparing reports on collection as required and development clear procedures to manage newly generated archival material. The Archive Assistant will also gallery sit, work with the public and assist in the day to day management of the gallery space.

This is an 8 week position of 30 hr weeks from running from June 14th to August 6th. The Modern Fuel workweek is Tuesday-Saturday.

The ideal candidate has the following Qualifications:
- Strong attention to detail
- High level of organization
- Ability to work in a self-directed, open-concept office
- Previous experience with filing or information management
- Exceptionally strong writing and communication skills.
- Knowledge of both PC and Mac computer platforms.
- Demonstrated interest in Art History, Fine Art, or related field

Ideal applicants should have a passion for, and understanding of, contemporary art practices. Enthusiasm for learning about alternative art practices and willingness to participate in collaborative art projects is greatly appreciated, including motivation to pursue a career in the arts and culture sector

Please submit:a C.V with cover letter, two references
Deadline: 29th of May 2011
Send applications to:
Archive Assistant
c/o Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
21 Queen Street,
Kingston, ON
K7K 1A1