Casual Public Programming and Outreach Assistant

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Casual Public Programming and Outreach Assistant

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The Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is looking for a creative and organized public programming and outreach assistant to provide support to the Illingworth Kerr Gallery operations and exhibition programming.

This is a casual position commencing as soon as possible until June 30, 2021. Hours of work will be approximately 28 hours per week Monday to Friday. This position will initially be performed remotely but may be transitioned to onsite if required.

Reporting to the director, office of the provost, and accountable to the exhibitions and programs coordinator (IKG) and educational art technician – exhibitions preparator (IKG), the public programming and outreach assistant provides support to gallery operations and exhibition programming including assisting in partnership development, program planning, event management and logistics, artist and speaker liaison, content uploads for website/social media, budget tracking, and gallery maintenance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the exhibitions and programs coordinator with building community and partner relationships.
  • Assist with the research and development of public programs and events.
  • Assist in establishing measurable objectives, monitoring event budgets, timelines, and other aspects of the event project, ensuring events are delivered on time, within budget, and with a high degree of guest and visitor satisfaction.
  • Liaise with artists, guest speakers, and community partners to communicate itineraries, event information, and organize travel and accommodation.
  • Assist with website management and content creation and uploads.
  • Provides support and assistance as directed for the general maintenance of gallery and prep facilities and equipment. Responsible for the safe handling of artwork, equipment, tools, materials, and supplies as required.
  • Correspond with vendor and service providers
  • Track statistical information for events and assist in producing post-event reports and grant reporting.
  • Other gallery support or administrative and preparatory duties for the Illingworth Kerr Gallery as required.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Minimum BFA or BDes from an accredited institution. Must have graduated within the past three years.
    Demonstrated interest in contemporary art, art history, public programming, community outreach, or other relevant fields.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving, organization, and planning skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and Adobe (Photoshop, InDesign) applications.
  • Basic knowledge of craft, fine art, and design studio practice and/or gallery preparatory skills.

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