Pitt Meadows Art Gallery

Organization: 

City of Pitt Meadows

Deadline: 

Dec. 31, 2018

Organization Description: 

Nestled between the mighty Fraser River and the majestic Golden Ears mountains, Pitt Meadows is a dynamic municipality with a growing population of just over 18,200. With an ongoing commitment to building a better community for residents, businesses and visitors, Pitt Meadows is the natural place to live, work and invest.

Organization Website: 

http://pittmeadows.bc.ca

Volunteer Opportunity Description: 

We are looking for friendly and outgoing individuals who enjoy interacting with the public. Volunteering is a fun way to learn about art and how Galleries work, meet new people and contribute to your community. Without volunteers the Gallery will not be able to operate. Volunteers help make it happen.

Responsibilities: 

  • Welcome visitors into the gallery
  • Provide visitors with information when needed and answer questions
  • Answer phones and all enquiries
  • Process sales transactions and issue receipts
  • Balance daily sales and debit/credit card receipts
  • Provide information to the public on gallery exhibitions and programs
  • Communicate effectively with Cultural Services staff, other volunteers and the volunteer coordinator and maintain effective working relationships
  • Monitor the gallery to ensure artworks are not touched and all objects are safe
  • Other administrative tasks as required
  • Check in and out for shifts
  • Ensure the Gallery is clean at all times
  • Ensure that all visitors leave at closing time
  • Ensure all safety measures are followed

Qualifications: 

  • Friendly and outgoing with people of all ages
  • Able to commit to the position for a least 6 months
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to work alone
  • Public speaking skills
  • A passion for art
  • Possess good communication and people skills
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Be able to work independently but also as part of a team
  • Undergo a Criminal Record Check
  • Age 16 years or older
  • Are responsible and reliable
  • Be able to operate basic office equipment such as , computer, phones, printer, scanner, POS system
  • Routine office functions including sales and merchandise reconciliations
  • Visitor registration, e-news list
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Communicate effectively with Cultural Services staff, other volunteers and the volunteer coordinator and maintain effective working relationships
  • Effective problem solving skills

We request a minimum 6-month commitment to the Gallery, volunteering at various times throughout the year. Volunteers will receive training on each exhibition, and are expected to attend orientation sessions to familiarize themselves with the Gallery.

How to Apply: 

Fill out the Application at: www.pittmeadows.bc.ca/EN/main/parks-recreation/10568/pitt-meadows-art-gallery/volunteering-at-the-pitt-meadows-art-gallery.html

Contact Name: Kendahl Cardinal
Contact Email Address: volunteer@pittmeadows.bc.ca
Contact Phone: (778) 828-3247

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