Gallery Interpreter

Organization:

Burnaby Art Gallery

Deadline: 

Oct. 15, 2016

Organization Description: 

Burnaby Art Gallery Mandate
The Burnaby Art Gallery operates as an art museum, gallery and community forum to explore and advance knowledge, appreciation and understanding of contemporary and historical visual art through exhibition, programming and collection services in traditional and non-traditional contexts and places in and outside the City of Burnaby. 

Institutional Core Values: 
Art has the ability to make the abstract tangible
Ideas are the foundations for actions
Education creates knowledge
Learning is a lifelong endeavour
Experiences shape our view of the world and how we interact with one another
Collections represent our heritage

Organization Website: 

www.burnabyartgallery.ca

Volunteer Opportunity Description: 

Gallery Interpreters Needed at Burnaby Art Gallery!

Why become a Gallery Interpreter?

Learn about visual arts and art education.
Develop your skills as a leader, speaker and teacher.
Contribute to a wonderful arts experience for students.
Volunteer in a gallery environment

Responsibilities: 

What’s involved?

Commitment to leading one tour per week during a school year (October-May). Tours are 3hrs on a weekday morning or afternoon.

Leading discussion and short activities with up to 15 students, assisting an art instructor with a hands on workshop, and helping with supplies set-up and clean-up.

Attendance at four training orientations through the year to learn the tour content, and two lunches to learn about specific arts education topics and art techniques.

Qualifications: 

An interest in art and/or education. 
Strong verbal communication skills.
Enjoy working with children, have some experience with school-aged children.
Must have two references and be willing to have a criminal record search.

How to Apply: 

www.myvolunteerpage.com

Contact Name: Caragh Robinsmith
Contact Email Address: caragh.robinsmith@burnaby.ca
Contact Phone: (604) 297-4414

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