A short note because I'm so tired from WORKING (more than) FULL TIME the last couple of days.
I have been given a researcher position up in the Art Gallery where I've been working on weekends! It's a term position and only 24 hours a week, but my time in the theatre is almost over and I was getting worried. Worried enough to start waiting tables in the restaurant to make some extra cash. That's scrapped now.
24 hours a week will be 3 full days, but since I'm going to be away for 3 weeks in October (and they're ok with that!), I'm banking hours now, so it's basically full time, 5 days a week!
From what I can tell, I'll be doing research for the next exhibit, giving tours of the Gallery, and working on writing, compiling, and editing a catalogue for an exhibition with the Curatorial Director, Kevin Rice (who's a great guy).
Right now, we're changing an exhibit, so I'm doing a lot of grunt work now, and so is everyone else, like the Gallery's Director, Jon Tupper, and the aforementioned Kevin Rice. It's painting walls, unwrapping art, and, what I'm doing: peeling hundreds, nay, thousands of vinyl letters off the walls with a scalpel and a heat gun. My fingers are sore and leprous, and I've burned my arm on that jeezly gun, but I'm happy. Oh so happy.
I'm also a little nervous about getting my head back into research after letting my brain atrophy for a year, but I'm sure I'll be fine. I haven't been given any specific tasks yet, so I'll cross those bridges when I come to them.
I'm very relieved to get a job a year to the day that I defended my thesis in 2005! If it was any more than a year, I'd have to start to worry!
Unfortunately, I still have another six nights scheduled at the theatre, late into the night, so after I work each day from 9-5, I have to hit the aisles from 6-10:30. Bah humbug. But hurrah!