Union Gallery currently has partnerships with Cultural Studies and Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies to support Research Assistant positions for graduate students. Research Assistant positions can take place in the Fall-Winter or Spring-Summer semesters and are dependent on students' individual funding package and gallery capacity. Research Assistants are involved in various aspects of curatorial research, exhibition design and coordination, and interpretive programs. Research Assistants also develop and execute special projects for the gallery according to their specific interests. Are you interested in completing an RA-ship with Union Gallery and from a different department at Queen's? Please reach out!


Union Gallery regularly partners with Queen's departments to support Graduate Research Fellowships in the Fall-Winter or Spring-Summer semesters. Fellowships are open to all registered PhD students at Queen's and are dependent on students' individual funding package and gallery capacity. Graduate Research Fellowships are research-focused and practice-oriented, led by questions, methodologies, frameworks and scope as defined by the student, in consultation with gallery staff. Students are encouraged to propose fellowship projects according to their specific interests and with consideration paid to research dissemination via public programming (i.e. exhibitions, publications, panel discussions, etc.).


Eligibility is determined on the basis of demonstrated financial need for registered graduate and PhD students in any year of any department at Queen's University.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please reach out: / 613.533.3171


Union Gallery is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our programming and operations. UG welcomes applications from qualified individuals of all sexualities, races, gender identities, socioeconomic statuses, and (dis)abilities. We strongly encourage applications from equity-seeking communities. UG recognizes that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour), QPOC (Queer People of Colour) and 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, +) are disproportionately underrepresented within institutional art spaces. Due to ongoing systemic barriers, UG prioritizes applicants who self-identify as BIPOC, QPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+. If you would like to, please indicate if you self-identify as a member of any equity-seeking groups in your application.

UNION GALLERY is funded and supported by Queen's University, Alma Mater Society (AMS), Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS), Ontario Arts Council, City of Kingston Arts Fund–Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston, with partnerships with Stauffer Library, Cultural Studies, Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies, and Art History and Art Conservation.