The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA), a non-profit arts institution, is seeking a full time Preparator with a focus on carpentry and fabrication. Reporting to the Head Preparator, the Preparator will provide technical assistance for the production, presentation, preparation and maintenance of Gallery exhibitions as well as for the care and maintenance of the Gallery’s permanent collection. The Preparator will also lead the fabrication of display fixtures and be responsible for organization and maintenance of the gallery and collection facility woodshops.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Handling and preparation of works of art to professional museums standards
  • Constructing crates and gallery display fixtures
  • Preparing exhibition spaces including wall building, painting, lighting, etc
  • Installing of vinyl signage
  • Providing audiovisual support as required
  • Providing assistance to exhibiting artists and visiting curators
  • Supervising of part-time staff
  • Maintaining the gallery and collection facility woodshops
  • Delivering, picking up and moving materials and/or works of art


  • Experience working in a public art gallery, museum or related field
  • Experience handling and installing various works of art
  • Strong carpentry skills and attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work under general direction and within a team environment
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to perform physical work associated with preparation of exhibits
  • Capacity to adapt behavior and work methods, as needed, in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles

Preferred Knowledge and Skills

  • A university or college degree in related field
  • Experience matting and framing
  • Forklift, AWP, and/or Fall Arrest certification

This is a full-time position commencing April 25, 2022. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The Art Gallery of Alberta

The AG  A is committed to promoting diversity and representativeness within our organization. We strive to provide and maintain a fair and equitable environment for all by valuing and respecting individual differences for our enrichment and that of the community we serve.

The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi / Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Metis peoples who make Edmonton their home today.

Please submit cover letter and resume or email to

Deadline: March 28, 2022

zThe Art Gallery of Alberta is an equal opportunity employer serving diverse communities. We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.