Winnipeg Art Gallery

Established in 1912, the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) has almost 24 thousand works of art and facilitates the showcase and education of art through its many exhibitions and programs. The WAG features pieces from 15th-century European paintings to 21st century American multi-media art and works hard to promote Manitoba artists both nationally and around the world.

The WAG also has the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world with plans to break ground on an Inuit Art Centre in 2017.

“The WAG has started a capital campaign to build the Inuit Art Centre to house exhibitions, research, studio practice and art-making of Inuit Art,” says Mike Malyk, HR Director at the WAG. “The Centre will offer a unique opportunity to connect people from the North and the South, to learn about Inuit and Canadian history.” 

A wide variety of employment opportunities exists at the WAG, from contracting positions in carpentry for shelf, cabinet, and display-making, to research, curating, accounting, marketing, and more. Job opportunities in the education team are at the forefront for the WAG, to support art programs and tours for the public, school groups, and youth groups. Bilingualism and multilingualism are always an asset.

“We’re always looking for people who have a passion to see the not for profit arts community grow in Manitoba,” says Malyk. “Along with the ability to go to the galleries and find art that inspires me, the best thing about working here is the variety and passion of the people we have the opportunity to work with. You don’t necessarily have to be an artist or be educated in art, but every single person who works here has a passion to be here.”