Become an integral part of the Audain Art Museum, a 56,000 square foot institution in Whistler, British Columbia. Located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia just two hours north of Vancouver, the Museum, designed by the award-winning architectural firm Patkau Architects, is a must-see experience in Whistler, Canada’s favorite year-round destination.
The Museum’s permanent collection showcases the art of British Columbia from the late 18th century to present. Anchoring the collection is James Hart’s The Dance Screen (The Scream Too), the most significant contemporary carved cedar Dance Screen in the world. Other highlights include an important collection of 19th and 20th century First Nations masks and works by some of Canada’s most celebrated artists including Emily Carr, E.J. Hughes and the internationally renowned photo-conceptualists Jeff Wall and Stan Douglas. In addition to the permanent collection the Museum hosts touring exhibitions of art from Canada and around the world.
Whistler has a lot to offer; vibrant arts and culture opportunities, two majestic mountains with an energetic village, epic skiing and snowboarding, championship golf courses, hiking trails and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world. Dive in and make Whistler your home.
The Registrar assists with all aspects of the Museum’s permanent art collection, including registration, care, maintenance, security and exhibition. The position supports the AAM’s Director & Chief Curator and the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Curator to confirm all aspects of the physical and records management of the permanent art collections, as well as incoming and outgoing loaned exhibitions and artworks. The position also plays a supporting role by assisting the curators in the development of temporary exhibitions; a variety of research activities; production of engagement initiatives and producing exhibition didactics and publications. The incumbent works closely with the curators and exercises considerable independence of judgement and action within established guidelines.
Reporting to: Director & Chief Curator
Hours: 37.5 per week
Term: Permanent, full-time