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Gallery Assistant

Website Graffiti Art Programming Inc.

Deadline: Open until filled

Employment Opportunity: Gallery Assistant

Graffiti Art Programming (GAP) is a not-for-profit youth art centre that provides free art programming and mentorship to youth in Winnipeg’s Downtown and North End communities.

GAP is hiring for the position of Gallery Assistant. This is a 28-week position at 30 hours per week. This position is supported by the Canada Summer Jobs and Young Canada Works Student Workplace programs. The Gallery Assistant will work closely with the Gallery Coordinator to support exhibitions, events, educational programming, and outreach. The position would best fit a post-secondary student studying Fine Art, Art History, or Curatorial Studies. The role will offer the chosen candidate the chance to develop skills in arts administration and community arts programming.

Type: Term

Rate of pay: $16.50 per hour

Hours: 30 hours per week, primarily 10am-4pm Mon-Fri. Some evenings/weekends required.

Duration: June 10 – December 20, 2024 (28 weeks)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Daily office maintenance and administrative tasks, including data entry and filing
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, take minutes and distribute to management team
  • Communicate directly with the public, including answering the phone, responding to general email inquiries, and greeting gallery visitors
  • Assist with installation and strike of exhibitions at Graffiti Gallery’s onsite and outdoor exhibition spaces
  • Support with events and exhibition openings
  • Assist with educational programming, including leading gallery tours and workshops
  • Greet gallery visitors
  • Promotion and communication including website updates, social media, posters, outreach to community partners and networks
  • Data entry
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Meet the requirements for CSJ positions: 30 years of age or younger at the start of employment; a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of employment, and; have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
  • Meet the additional requirements for a Young Canada Works Student Work Placement position: be a post-secondary student currently enrolled either full-time or part-time.
  • An interest in a career in the arts, with special consideration given to practicing artists or post-secondary students in Fine Art, Art History, or Curatorial Studies.
  • Experience in digital and social media content creation.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (photoshop, Premier).
  • Demonstrated skills in community engagement and ability to work in an anti-oppressive framework, with a knowledge of the barriers faced by youth living in Winnipeg’s inner-city.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, reliable and demonstrated capacity to work as part of a team, the ability to take direction and to self-direct.
  • Valid class 5 drivers licence and access to a car is an asset.
  • Successful candidate will be required to provide a clear criminal record (with vulnerable sector) check and child abuse registry check.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, cv, and 2 references to info@graffitigallery.ca. Subject: “Gallery Assistant”. This posting will remain open until the position is filled. Graffiti Art Programming is in service of a diverse community, including many from Indigenous, newcomer, and 2SLGBTQ+ backgrounds. Artists that identify with these groups are encouraged to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

109 Higgins Ave – Winnipeg Manitoba – R3B 0B5 – 204.667.9960 – info@graffitigallery.ca

To apply for this job email your details to info@graffitigallery.ca.

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