The Gallery at Queen's Park - Arts Council of New Westminster
Opened in August of 1985 as the ‘New Westminster Arts Centre and Gallery’, The Gallery at Queen’s Park is a public community gallery serving the community of New Westminster. It features visual arts exhibitions by a wide range of artists, including emerging and established local artists. The Gallery reflects the cultural and artistic diversity of contemporary art and serves as an educational forum for the citizens of New Westminster and surrounding communities.
Founded in 1967, The Arts Council of New Westminster is an umbrella organization built by individuals and member groups who share an interest in visual, performing and literary arts. The Arts Council’s role in the community is to advocate for the arts at all levels of government and to foster support for anyone engaging in artistic and cultural endeavors.
Volunteer Opportunity Description:
The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the visual, literary and performing arts. Its aim is to bring the community together through the Arts. The ACNW operates The Gallery at Queen’s Park, featuring visual art exhibitions by local, emerging, and established artists, as well as serving as a hub for creatives in New Westminster by hosting a variety of talks, workshops and special events.
The ACNW is seeking friendly, outgoing and self-motivated individuals with exceptional customer service skills to provide the front line greetings to our Gallery patrons and visitors. The Gallery Supervisor will work at The Gallery at Queen’s Park and is an excellent position for someone who is interested in gaining work experience or developing existing skills in customer service in the Arts.
Work Schedule: minimum one (4 hour) shift per week; Wed. 1-8pm, Thurs-Sun, 1-5pm
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
1. Opening and closing Gallery; keeping the Gallery clean and organized
2. Learning about the ACNW, Gallery exhibitions, artists and related events; representing the Gallery and the ACNW in a professional manner
3. Providing front-line communication to the general public regarding the ACNW, the Gallery and its programs; greeting Gallery visitors and answering inquiries
4. Visitor tracking; inputting attendance statistics
5. Keeping a watchful eye on the donation box
6. Clipping ACNW-related media/press articles
7. Performing occasional support tasks
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; fluency in written and oral English
- Comfortable with dealing with the public; friendly, professional and personable
- Willing to learn about the ACNW, its programs, Gallery exhibitions and related events
- Self-motivated; demonstrated ability to work independently; comfortable working alone
- Attention to detail and accuracy; information monitoring skills
How to Apply:
Please fill out our online form at: http://acnw.ca/volunteer-online-form/