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.).


We are seeking applications for the position of Curatorial Assistant for the Fall 2022–Winter 2023 academic year. This position is open to current Cultural Studies students at Queen’s University.
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Interested individuals are invited to submit an expression of interest (max. 500 words), as well as a resume or CV. Submit your application to by August 2, 2022, subject line: CUST Curatorial Assistant. Acceptance is based on quality of applications, interviews, and contingent on students' individual funding packages. Applications will be reviewed by the Gallery Director. 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.