Library Assistants/ Reading Room Attendant


Centre A



Organization Description: 

Founded in 1999, Centre A is Canada’s only public gallery devoted to contemporary Asian and Asian diasporic art. Our mission is to build an inclusive community for contemporary Asian art and foster a greater understanding of evolving cultural experiences and identities. We are committed to creating mentorship opportunities for emerging artists and cultural workers, while facilitating collaborations across local, national, and international contexts.

Organization Website:

Volunteer Opportunity Description: 

Library Assistants will aide in the organization, cataloguing and maintenance of our growing collection of art books and research materials. In addition, volunteers will have the opportunity to work on the preservation of the Fraser Finlayson Collection of rare books on Classical Chinese and Japanese Art!

Volunteer shifts are available during gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 12-5pm, and during extended hours for special events.


-Introducing visitors to the Reading Room and responding to public inquiries 
-Assisting visitors in identifying and locating library resources
-Cataloguing and displaying library materials
-Entering materials into our library database
-Organizing and reshelving literary materials 
-Promoting current and upcoming exhibitions and programs


-Experience working and communicating with the general public
-Applicants with previous library/cataloguing experience are encouraged to apply
-Knowledge of Asian art is an asset

Successful candidates will serve without remuneration.

How to Apply: 

If you are interested in volunteering at Centre A, please fill out the form below or contact Emma at

Contact Name: Emma Richards
Contact Email Address:
Contact Phone: (604) 683-8326

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