GALLERY ASSISTANT (CASUAL, PART-TIME)

Date Posted: August 15, 2022

Application deadline: Sept 6, 2022

Start Date: September 14, 2022 (preferable)

Salary: $16.75

Organization’s Field/Description: Professional Arts Organization

Job’s Focus: Gallery exhibitions

Job Type: Casual part-time

Career Level: Arts Administrative Assistant

Organization Description

The Saskatchewan Craft Council is a professional arts organization that provides services and programming for professional crafts artists. Our office is located on Treaty Six Territory and the Homeland of the Métis, on Broadway Avenue in Saskatoon and includes a public art gallery plus a gift boutique featuring one of a kind, handmade craft by Saskatchewan artists. We also have an online Shopify store featuring over 3,000 works of art, with clients throughout Canada, the US and as far away as Australia and France. Our team is collaborative and supportive of one another as we help our artist members to flourish creatively and economically.

Job Description

This position is part-time casual. We are looking for a diligent, enthusiastic, and detailed person who loves art and working with artists. You will assist the Exhibitions and Education coordinators with show installations, gallery supervision, and retail and gallery sales. Gallery assistants also have the opportunity to assist with large event-based projects and other exhibition focused tasks.

Hours of Work

  • Saturdays, 1045AM to 515PM
  • Six hours per show change (up to six show changes a year)
  • Special event receptions (minimum three hours per reception)
  • Special projects and events (For example, your hours may increase for the period of Sept 6-January 15 to assist us with special projects during that time.)

Job Responsibilities

  • Assisting with set up and take-down of gallery exhibitions and special project booths;
  • Providing the public with information about the SCC organization and featured artists;
  • Processing sales;
  • Supervising the exhibition;
  • Packing Fine Craft for transport;
  • Providing gallery visitors with information and interpretation;
  • Responding to general inquiries by the public or members regarding the SCC and other craft related issues;
  • Assisting the Exhibitions and Education Coordinators as otherwise requested;
  • Some travel and evening/weekend work will be required with notice; and assisting with other projects and events as needed.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Valid driver’s license & ability to drive a large SUV;
  • retail experience with POS terminals;
  • comfortable lifting 30 pounds and climbing ladders;
  • ability to anticipate project needs, discern priorities, and accomplish tasks unsupervised;
  • ability to deliver good customer service and address customers and audience;
  • excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • good problem-solving skills;
  • demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple tasks at a time;
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • excellent computer skills including use of word processing, spreadsheets, and database programs; and
  • knowledgeable use of online resources.

Assets:

  • Gallery experience (experience handling art work);
  • BFA or similar accreditation;
  • working knowledge of the craft and art community in Saskatchewan;
  • comfortable with hand tools and exhibition installation;
  • knowledge of social media and managing online presence (e.g. queuing posts).

Job Details & Salary/benefits

  • Casual part-time, onsite
  • $16.75 per hour
  • This position is governed by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Saskatchewan Craft Council and SGEU.
  • 1.5 days per month paid sick leave pro-rated (unused sick leave is not paid out)
  • Three weeks holiday pro-rated (paid with each paycheque)

Reports to: Exhibition and Education Coordinators, Executive Director, and may assist the Member Services Coordinator, the Boutique Coordinator(s) and the Communications team as authorized by the Executive Director and the Exhibition and Education Coordinators

Apply with a Cover Letter and detailed resume (with references) by NOON, September 6, 2022

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