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Summer Gallery Assistant

closing
Apr 2, 2016
posted
Feb 25, 2016
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Art Gallery of St Albert

Art Gallery of St Albert has an exciting opportunity available for a highly energetic, creative and organized Post-Secondary student. 

Summer Gallery Assistant supports artistic achievement and visual culture in St. Albert and area by providing support for gallery events, programs and activities. Supports the mission of the Arts and Heritage Foundation – offering exceptional arts and heritage experiences in the community.

The primary responsibilities of the Summer Gallery Assistant are:

  • Supporting the Community Programs Coordinator in the planning and  preparation of child, youth, adult and senior art community programs
  • Presenting child and youth visual art programs
  • Assisting with programming at the International Children's Festival
  • Assisting with the planning and implementation of special events such as ArtWalk, Gallery Tours, Canada Day, Gallery Shop and Rental Gallery events
  • Assisting in the planning of events such as; International Children's Festival, Alberta Culture Days and Amplify Youth Festival programs
  • Material preparation for Gallery programs
  • Assisting with exhibition installation and strike, and exhibition opening receptions
  • Providing administrative and clerical support to the Gallery and staff

This is a grant-funded position (pending grant funding approval). Candidates must be under 30 years of age, returning to full time Post-Secondary studies in the fall of 2016.

The hourly wage for this position is $16.00 and the successful candidate will work 35 hours per week, Tuesday to Saturday 9 am – 5pm (Thursday 12 – 8 pm), including some evenings, weekends and holidays, from May to August 2016.

Ideal candidate profile:

  • Currently enrolled in Post-Secondary education with a concentration in Visual Arts, Art History, Museum Studies, Visual Arts Education or Arts and Cultural Management
  • Experience working with the public in group settings
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment

Assets:

  • Creativity and a passion for art galleries and museums
  • Past work or volunteer experience in an art gallery
  • Experience delivering art programming
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm to learn
  • Administrative and researching skills
  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR certificate

View job posting and application process on the Art Gallery of St Alberta website.