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Art Rental and Sales Gallery Associate

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Jul 17, 2015
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Jul 9, 2015
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Art Gallery of St Albert

Art Rental & Sales Gallery Associate (temporary, 1 year)

Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA), with Arts and Heritage St Albert, has an exciting opportunity for a skilled, professional, mature and enthusiastic individual. This full-time position supports artistic achievement in St. Albert and surrounding areas by developing the Art Rental and Sales Gallery (ARSG) and retail gallery shop. Reporting to the Director/ Curator, the position has a three month probationary period and is a one-year contract (to cover a maternity leave). The position will begin on Aug 14, 2015. Full training will be provided at that time (two weeks).

Job Description

  • Ongoing artist/client relationships, sales, inventory, art installation, exhibition, storage, financial management and administrative support
  • Developing and maintaining on-line ARSG and retail databases
  • Securing new clients and artists for the Art Rental & Sales Program and Gallery Shop
  • Supervision of front desk and support staff
  • Public art gallery representation and participation in gallery events
  • Working with the Exhibition Curator, Director and team of staff members on special projects
  • This full-time position offers a salary of $50,012 pa, commensurate with experience
  • 35 hour week: 9 am - 5 pm Tues to Sat, 12 - 8 pm Thurs
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required to support Gallery activities (outside of weekly schedule)

Education

A post secondary degree or equivalent in visual arts, arts administration and/or business

Experience

Minimum three years experience working in a sales and visual arts administration environment. The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Successful sales and business management in the cultural sector
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills, especially with the public, clients, artists and staff
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Extensive knowledge of and passion for local, provincial, traditional and contemporary art
  • Proficient computer skills, including database (FileMaker), excel, Photoshop and website (WordPress)
  • Knowledge and expertise in art handling and installation
  • Ability to lift heavy objects and install and  transport art
  •  Driver's licence and vehicle required for client meetings, studio visits and transporting artworks

Qualified candidates are invited to send a cover letter and résumé to:

Jenny Willson-McGrath, Director/ Curator
Art Gallery of St Albert
19 Perron Street
St. Albert, AB T8N 1E5

Or email jennyw@artsandheritage.ca 

  • Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • Interviews will take place on July 21 & 22 at AGSA 
  • A police security clearance will be required upon job offer.
  • Deadline for applications: until the position is filled