Gallery Assistant

Organization: 

Craft Council of BC

Deadline: 

May 10, 2019

Organization Description: 

Craft Council of British Columbia’s is a charitable arts service organization which supports all stages of artistic practice in the craft sector; creates opportunities for artists to exhibit, sell and produce art; provides a voice for artists and craft organizations and aids in the development of active communities around craft.

Website: 

http://craftcouncilbc.ca

Job Description: 

We are looking for a creative and motivated student to work with our exhibition and social enterprise teams to help mount 2 material-based exhibitions and support the 152 artists that make up the gallery shop. The student will work in the gallery in an effort to engage the over 27,000 visitors that make their way thru our gallery in the summer.

The position starts May 23 - Aug 19 - 13 weeks with an atypical work week - hours are Thursday thru Monday 10am-5:30pm - 35hrs/week

Responsibilities: 

• becoming conversant with the 152 artists in the gallery shop
• work with the exhibiting artists around the setup of their exhibitions
• produce exhibition handouts and signage
• research possible exhibition sponsors for upcoming exhibitions
• interact with the visiting public around the exhibitions in the gallery space
• online promotion of 135 artists in the gallery shop
• help with the visual merchandising of the gallery shop 
• assist in other ongoing tasks as needed

Qualifications: 

• arts, community heritage and/or cultural programming
• currently in 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of program
• some experience with mounting exhibitions would be an asset
• experience working in the not-for-profit sector
• strong interest and passion for craft and heritage
• excellent written and verbal communication skills (English)
• strong interpersonal skills
• competent and competent computer literacy skills
• ability to use own initiative in problem solving and also know when to ask for help
• excellent time management and organization skills
• social media skills would be an asset
• visual merchandizing experience would be an asset
• Must be ok to work alongside our office dog.

Must be a Canadian student, legally entitled to study and work in Canada. You must be registered with the Young Canada Works inventory at https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/Account/Register and you must be between the ages of 16 and 30. You must also have been a full-time student in the semester preceding the YCW job and intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW job. You must be willing to commit to a work assignment up to 13 weeks.

How to Apply: 

Send resume and cover letter to raine.mckay@craftcouncilbc.ca

Remuneration: 

$15/hr 35hrs/wk

Contact Name: Raine Mckay
Contact Email: raine.mckay@craftcouncilbc.ca
Contact Phone: (604) 687-6511

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