Deer Lake Gallery - Gallery Docent Volunteer

Organization: 

Burnaby Arts Council

Deadline: 

Dec. 31, 2019

Organization Description: 

The Burnaby Arts Council (BAC) 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 Burnaby Arts Council (BAC) was established in 1967 to fund raise for a Burnaby based public art gallery. In its 45+ years, the BAC has continued with its mandate of supporting, promoting and expanding the arts throughout Burnaby. Further, the Council plays a pivotal role in providing leadership to emerging artists and established art groups alike; showcasing their creative talents and providing opportunities for greater involvement in community culture events and projects.

The Burnaby Arts Council hosts and sponsors a wide variety of cultural events, encompassing a full range of the arts. From painting, to dance, to theatre and poetry, the BAC provides a community based outlet for people of all ages to express their creativity.

Organization Website: 

https://www.burnabyartscouncil.org/join-our-volunteers/

Volunteer Opportunity Description: 

The BAC is seeking to fill the volunteer position of Gallery Docent. This is an excellent position for someone who enjoys dynamic arts environments, is friendly and outgoing, has a genuine interest in art, is highly organized, self-motivated and enjoys interacting and making connections with people.

*Availability between 12 - 4 pm, Tuesdays – Saturday, once every 2 weeks*

Responsibilities: 

  • Open and close gallery; making sure the gallery is presentable

  • Greet visitors with a friendly attitude, encourage visitors to sign the guest book; be an exemplary face for the gallery

  • Inform visitors of upcoming events and future exhibits, answer any questions visitors may have for the gallery and current exhibits

  • Make the occasional sale or membership purchase

  • Perform odd tasks around the gallery during down time

  • Provide excellent customer service when answering phone and responding to general inquiries

Qualifications: 

  • Excellent communication skills in English – other languages are beneficial

  • Comfortable dealing with a wide range of people; excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team - Punctual, approachable open minded, with presentable appearance

  • Willingness to learn about current exhibits and artists, and share your knowledge with visitors

  • Availability between 12 - 4 pm, Tuesdays – Saturday, once every 2 weeks

How to Apply: 

Please apply through https://www.burnabyartscouncil.org/join-our-volunteers/ and contact bac_volunteer@shaw.ca if you have any questions or concerns!

Contact Name: Claudia Wong
Contact Email Address: bac_volunteer@shaw.ca
Contact Phone: (604) 298-7322

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