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June 22, 2020

Call for Applications: Curatorial Assistant

Hosted by BEING Studio

BEING is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the participation and professional practice of artists with developmental disabilities. BEING has been continually adapting to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, and recently launched a virtual program called BEING Home. The virtual program offers facilitated chat sessions, home art supply deliveries and video prompts to inspire art projects from home. The Curatorial Assistant will join a diverse team working remotely and collaborating online.

*This position is made possible through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Please check the eligibility criteria listed at the end of the posting before applying.

This position will provide essential support to ongoing curatorial projects, events and art sales initiated by BEING Studio. Main tasks will include:

  • Corresponding with artists to compile exhibition histories and artist bios;
  • Researching digital database tools to organize artist and artwork files;
  • Planning/organizing the documentation of a large archive of artworks;
  • Supporting the launch of an online shop;
  • Preparing standard loan forms, exhibition and event checklists;
  • Other tasks as needed.

More information and how to apply


BEING Studio invites applications from Disability-Identified candidates for the position of Curatorial Assistant. This is a remote job and does not require travel to Ottawa. We welcome eligible candidates from anywhere in Canada to apply.


  • BEING Studio

    Room 304, 211 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa, ON, Canada


    BEING studio opened its doors in 2002 under the name H’Art of Ottawa. The studio supports artists with developmental disabilities who are working in visual art and creative writing.

    At BEING, artists have access to the space, the tools, and the representation to create and commercialize their visual art and creative writing. Each artist is encouraged and supported in achieving their unique creative and professional goals, whether to become more prolific, profitable, or simply to find focus for their creative practice.

    BEING artists contribute to the cultural life of the city through a regular program of exhibitions as well as collaborations with guest artists.