Commercial Gallery Assistant

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Commercial Gallery Assistant

Position: Commercial gallery assistant
Location: 730 11th Ave. SW
Terms: 32 hours per week
Wage: Determined upon experience

Successful candidates will:

  • Hold a post-secondary degree or equivalent in visual arts, arts administration or business.
  • Have extensive knowledge of and passion for Newzones, as well as local, provincial, national, and international art scenes.
  • Have a Driver’s License and clean driving record.
  • Have in-depth knowledge of: Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel, Instagram, and WordPress.
  • Be positive, have effective verbal communication, and strong writing skills.
  • Be a hard worker, proactive, and resourceful.
  • Be open to mentorship and coaching.
  • Create and maintain strong client and customer relationships.
  • Contribute to a welcoming and engaging gallery experience.
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, work well in team settings.
  • Have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment; able to anticipate needs.
  • Demonstrate integrity, have focus on high quality outcomes, be a self-starter and self-editor.
  • Be confident with use of power tools.
  • Have the ability to lift heavy objects and install/transport art.
  • Demonstrate formal installation knowledge.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Assist gallery director, assistant director, and preparator with all aspects of day-to-day gallery practices.
  • Oversee press and all promotional materials.
  • Knowledge and experience in art handling and installation.
  • Handling inquiries via telephone and email.
  • Performing a variety of administrative tasks.
  • Gaining comprehensive knowledge of gallery artists to interact with visitors.
  • Contribute to Newzones’ digital strategy.
  • Contribute to regular maintenance of gallery.

Work Schedule: Tuesday – Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm, and Saturday 12:00 – 4:00pm
Position Commences: April 2021
Deadline for Applications: March 28, 2021

Please email cover letter, resume, and references to

Newzones thanks all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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