Gallery Assistant Job Opening

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Alcheringa Gallery (www.alcheringa-gallery.com ) seeks a self-motivated individual with a passion for indigenous art and culture. Some knowledge of art sales and public relations is an asset. Some on-the-job training will be provided. This position is for part-time employment in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

The successful candidate will have many of these strengths:

Arts Background

  • Enthusiasm for, and knowledge of indigenous arts and cultures, including those of    Canada's Northwest Coast, Australia, and/or Papua New Guinea
  • Exhibition experience (handling art, hanging work, exhibition change overs)

Sales Experience

  • Skill at building and sustaining relationships with clients
  • Experience handling cash, as well as operating POS (debit/credit) machine

Computer Skills

  • Knowledge of computers (mainly MacOS)
  • Good organizational skills (setting up file structures, naming structures, etc.)
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)

Photography

  • Some knowledge of photography using a digital SLR camera, photographing artwork, using lighting, and image editing for print and digital publication (see above in computer skills)

Communications

  • Strong writer and confident speaker
  • Experience using and posting within social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

 General

  • Resilient sense of humour
  • Patience, resilience with interruptions
  • Ability to multi-task and keep on track with many assigned tasks
  • Willingness to work overtime when project deadlines require it and during show        changes
  • Willingness to work some holidays and weekends, and some evenings in summer
  • Good physical condition for moving and hanging heavy and awkward art objects
  • General maintenance and cleaning of gallery space

DEADLINE for application is Friday, March 10th, 2017.

START DATE will be approximately Friday, March 18th, 2017.

We prefer digitally submitted applications with a pdf of your cover letter and resume sent to alcheringa@islandnet.com
If physical application must be submitted, please bring or address applications to:

 

Elaine Monds, Director

Alcheringa Gallery

621 Fort Street

Victoria, BC

Canada

V8W 1G1

Tel: (250) 383-8224

Email: alcheringa@islandnet.com

All applications will be considered; however, only those with whom an interview is requested will be contacted. A three-month probationary period may be requested with the offer of employment. We thank all applicants in advance.

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