Application Deadline: Sept 4th, 2023

Commitment: 80 Hours between September 15th – November 30th 2023

Compensation: $2,000 (+ taxes if applicable) and travel reimbursements within approved budget

Location: 6 position available across Canada – see catchment areas outlined below

Mural Routes is currently seeking multiple Mural Archive Assistant across Canada for work supporting our Mural Map of Canada project. We are looking for those who are interested in connecting with their community through mural art while developing their skills in archival research and art and cultural heritage preservation. 


The Mural Archive Assistant is responsible for gathering information pertaining to the murals within their catchment area. Catchment areas include:

  • Whitehorse YK, 
  • Vancouver & surrounding area B.C, 
  • Edmonton and/or Calgary AB, 
  • Winnipeg MB, 
  • Halifax and/or Moncton NS/NB, 
  • GTA/Southern ON. 

They will use this information to populate the Mural Map of Canada. The catchment areas are designated “central points” from which Mural Archive Assistants can travel outwards at a radius of 3 hours to collect mural data. This position will be paired with a Photo Documentarian with whom they are expected to collaborate, along with members of the community, to capture and record the mural history of the places in which they live. 


Working with the Tech Lead + Membership Coordinator and Managing Director of Mural Routes, the successful applicant will undertake the following key tasks:

  • Working with the Photo Documentarian to research new mural locations and potential murals for documentation within the designated catchment area that aren’t already documented on the Mural Map of Canada
  • Reviewing existing murals on the Map within the catchment area and updating information as needed (ie. murals which no longer exist)
  • Reaching out to community members and stakeholders to collect relevant information on the murals identified to archive to ensure fulsome recorded data
  • Contacting artists and/or organisations to identify key stakeholders on murals 
  • Uploading the collected data in a consistent format to the Mural Map of Canada and liaising with Mural Routes’ Tech Lead + Membership coordinator as needed 


  • Enrolled in or graduated from a University or College program with a focus in Art History, Arts Management, Fine Arts, Arts Education, or equivalent experience you think would make you a suitable candidate. Artists are highly encouraged to apply. 
  • Excellent organisational, administrative and research skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a remote team
  • General computer literacy and strong familiarity with web applications
  • Effective interpersonal, oral communication and writing skills
  • Must have a flexible schedule to accommodate part-time work
  • Must be willing to travel within the designated catchment area 
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines


  • This is a remote position

About Mural Routes:

Mural Routes activates communities by facilitating the creation of responsive, collaborative murals, and provides opportunities to build and advance careers in mural art. Our vision is to be a leading resource for all artists, organisations and communities creating mural art. |IG: @muralroutes | Facebook: Mural Routes |Twitter: @muralroutes

Mural Routes is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates from visible and invisible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to hiring on merit and to removing barriers in employment policies. Should you require accommodation during the process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

To apply please forward your cover letter and resume/CV to in a single PDF document by Friday, Sept 4th, 2023 at 9pm PST. Please include “Mural Archive Assistant” in the subject line. Please note that we will only reply to candidates selected for consideration and interview.

Thank you for your interest in joining us at Mural Routes.