Gallery Assistant

District of West Vancouver

Gallery Assistant

The West Vancouver Ferry Building Gallery is seeking a passionate, creative and detail-oriented person to assist with gallery programs, exhibitions, social media and other activities. Reporting to the Community Arts Supervisor, this position will assist with:

  • communicating with gallery volunteers and supporting with the scheduling of their shifts;
  • supporting gallery functions such as; opening and closing the gallery, sales (artwork and merchandise), answering telephones, emails and finding information for the public and artists;
  • supporting exhibition development, sourcing content from artists and presenters and designing gallery promotional materials using Excel, Word and the Adobe Creative Suite;
  • preparing information for each exhibition and designing materials as needed including: wall cards, artist bios, didactic panels, pricelists, and gallery notes;supporting exhibition installation and artwork take-down;
  • preparing cash reconciliation and end of day reports;
  • scheduling and delivering a social media plan related to gallery programming using Hootsuite and including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram;
  • preparing content, artist interviews and other material for gallery newsletters;
  • assisting with additional programming and events including the Harmony Arts Festival; 
  • other related duties as required; and
  • previous knowledge of Activenet and other district’s internal systems is an asset.

The preferred candidate will have: a passion for the visual arts with some fine arts/art history work experience and education; enjoy an art gallery environment; be comfortable working independently as well as with a team; and would love to work at the Ferry Building Gallery, located at the Ambleside Landing in West Vancouver.

The successful candidate will be: an energetic self-starter, responsible, organized, punctual; professional; a good writer; proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher and Power Point), Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop mainly), social media platforms and website tools; responsible and creative.

The successful candidate must possess a valid class 5 Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia and have access to a vehicle; and will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check at their own expense.

Position Status:
Casual, Non-Union

Hours of Work:
Hours of work and shifts may vary depending upon operational requirements. The successful candidate must have flexibility and be available evenings and weekends

Rate of Pay:
$20.00 per hour plus 4% in lieu of benefits

Closing Date:
11:59 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2020

To Apply:
Please visit the District of West Vancouver’s Career Centre at to apply for this position.

We want to thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: District of West Vancouver
Location: West Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Arts & Cultural Services
Posted: February 14, 2020, 9:04 am
Expires: February 25, 2020, 11:59 pm

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