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  • Gallery Assistant Job Opening


    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)


    • 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)


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


    • 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


    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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