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Gallery Sales and Event Assistant

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

The INKubator is a playground for arts, science, and socialpreneurs (folks who recognize a need in their community and then seek out ways to feed this need ensuring sustainability by turning a profit), founded by a small and nimble registered non-profit society, AO Shirley Foundation.

The INKubator operates out of a 35 000 sq. ft. facility in Northland Village Mall in Calgary, and comprises a 200 seat theatre, a robotics area, a retail art gallery/art studio spaces, a community room, and reconfigurable social space for socialpreneur work area/creative collaboration lounge plus space for classes, workshops, and birthday parties.

Playground suggests a place to where everyone is a student and is encouraged to try and potentially fail: A non-elitist, fun, supportive approach to visual and performing arts, STEM, business, and any other creative disciplines or individuals that can use the space.

Display of interesting art, ongoing projects, regularly programmed classes, workshops, events and parties at the INKubator will draw traffic to the space and build community.

Current Projects: 

  • The INKubator – Playground for arts/science and socialpreneurs
  • INKubator Theatre – 200 seat theatre
  • Bad A$$ Entrepreneurs boot camp
  • FIRST Robotic programs
  • Weekend retreats
  • Photography club
  • CRAK Head events
  • Youth robotics teams

For more information, visit

Job Opportunity

Hello, talented and passionate people… Let us start by asking… do you have a draw to share your genuine gift in the world? Being and living the change you want to see in the world?

We are looking to find a bright, articulate and passionate individual who can move mountains to move projects forward, a genuinely open person who is trying to live an authentic life that includes service to others. Working to take ideas and turn them into reality would be the start of your day.

You have the opportunity to engage with artists, scientists, and socialpreneurs, and helping to maintain our new 35,000 sq. ft. INKubator space at Northland Village Mall. You are excited about engaging with the public: helping expand their knowledge of contemporary art and local artists, and sharing our creative vision. You have to be truly inspired to be a gift to others, inspiring them to be a gift in the world in their own unique way.


  • Provide an inspirational and engaging experience for the participants, volunteers, event partners and stakeholders.
  • Ongoing support for gallery sales, events and programming.
  • Provide retail services that include the display and sale of artwork, and signing up new member artists, students, customers.
  • Help to recruit and train volunteers.
  • Help publicize and promote events (social media and otherwise) and coordinate registration.
  • Help handle post-event inquires and post-mortem.
  • Help document procedures.
  • Greet visitors in a friendly manner and answer inquiries.
  • Inform visitors of current and upcoming exhibitions and programs.
  • Track visitor and visiting members statistics.
  • Handle incoming and outgoing couriers.
  • Assist in the opening or closing of the gallery.
  • Assist with research or administrative duties where necessary.
  • Event set-up and strike, which can include bar, food, signage, chairs, audio or video equipment.
  • Hosting, bartending and presenting a friendly atmosphere for visitors at events.
  • Art minding, attention to the security of the artworks.


  • Organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Attention to detail. Ability to focus. Problem Solving.
  • Team work. Flexibility. Diplomacy. Leadership.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in contemporary art is an asset; passion for it—even better!
  • Experience working and communicating with the general public.
  • Ability to exercise accuracy, judgment, tact and discretion.
  • Strong computer skills (on a PC), social media and website experience.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage crowds.
  • Sales experience is an asset.
  • Proserve is an asset.

Candidates should email a resume along with a letter or video outlining their interest in the position and to the contact below.

Stating three job interview questions:

  • What gives your life meaning?
  • What does your soul yearn for?
  • What is the most amazing thing about you that isn’t obvious?


This position has an average 15-hour work-week, with occasional evening and weekend work required, and pays $15 to 20/hr depending on experience. It is a part-time, contract position that runs from right now to March 31, 2019, with an option for renewal with expanded hours. We are open to structuring hours or partnering with other organizations to allow the ideal candidate to balance this position with other part-time contracts.

Interviews: Week of December 10, 2018
Decision by: December 17, 2018
Begin Work: As soon as you can

We are committed to employment equity and diversity, and strongly encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

We particularly encourage:

  • Deaf artists and artists with disabilities
  • Francophone artists
  • 2SLGBTQIA+ artists

To apply or for questions contact Carol-Ann Gupta, at or call 778.241.9642.