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!

Under the supervision of the Union Gallery Director, the Curatorial Assistant will actively contribute to the curatorial program of the gallery and support curatorial research and writing, jurying submissions, exhibition design, installation and interpretive programs. There is also opportunity for the Curatorial Assistant to develop and execute special projects for the gallery according to their specific research interests. A minimum of one year of relevant curatorial, administrative or programming experience in a public art gallery is preferred, but not a requirement. Please see the Application Procedure below for further details.


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.).


All of our Research Assistant and Research Fellow positions are currently filled for Fall 2021–April 2022. Applications will re-open in Summer 2022. Acceptance will be based on quality of applications, interviews, and is contingent on students' individual funding packages. All those who submit interest will be contacted. Short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview. 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.