Gallery Attendant

Organization:

Abbotsford Arts Council

Deadline:

Ongoing - Dec. 31, 2016

Organization Description:

The Abbotsford Arts Council acts as a resource for local artists and arts organizations and promotes arts and culture within the community. The Kariton Art Gallery is operated by the Abbotsford Arts Council and a resource for local artists to exhibit their works. The gallery features twelve exhibitions a year that showcase the works of over 100 artists.

Organization Website:

www.abbotsfordartscouncil.com

Volunteer Opportunity Description:

A Gallery Attendant is present during the opening hours of the gallery and Envision Concerts in the Park to greet gallery patrons, keep track of levels of attendance, and monitor the gallery and boutique. The attendant may also be occasionally asked to assist with some light cleaning and office duties. No previous art or gallery experience is necessary; however, an interest in art would be helpful and a willingness to learn is essential. Attendants must be comfortable handling money, processing sales transactions and working in the gallery independently.

Responsibilities:

Under the direction the Volunteer Manager or Executive Director, the Gallery Attendant performs all duties of gallery reception and operations of the Kariton Gallery in a fun, safe environment, including:
- Acting as a host and friendly face in a professional setting
- Monitoring the gallery and boutique
- Encouraging and processing the sale of artwork and box office tickets (when available)
- Keeping count of gallery visitors
- Handing out and receiving gallery, boutique, program and volunteer applications
- Providing information about our member groups and community partners
- Answering phones and taking messages
- Keeping the resource center stocked and managed with photocopies and other handouts
- If working alone, opening and/or closing the building at the beginning and/or end of each shift

Qualifications:

• Excellent communication skills
• Be able to attend orientation and any training
• Ability to attend shifts as scheduled

How to Apply:

Email info@abbotsfordartscouncil.com

Contact Name: Sophia Suderman
Contact Email Address: info@abbotsfordartscouncil.com
Contact Phone: (604) 852-9358

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