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Gallery Assistant

Christine Klassen Gallery (CKG) is a commercial gallery located in a beautifully renovated 4600 square foot mid-century warehouse in the Manchester Industrial area just off Macleod Trail in SE Calgary. We represent a dynamic group of contemporary artists from Canada, the United States and abroad, united by their craft-intensive approach to art-making. Our artists are at all stages in their creative careers, from emerging to established, and work in a variety of media including: painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics.

Established in 2007, our aim is to engage gallery visitors through consistently innovative projects and exhibitions in a friendly environment.

Job Description

CKG is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team. Reporting to the Gallery Director, the Gallery Assistant will facilitate all day-to-day gallery operations and logistics. This role is designed for a personable individual who has a passion for contemporary art, excellent interpersonal skills and strong administrative skills with exceptional attention to detail.

This is a full time maternity leave term position and the successful candidate must be able to work gallery hours and occasional evenings when the gallery hosts events.

Position: Gallery Assistant
Term: Six months with the possibility of extending up to one year. 35 hours per week.
Apply By: June 30, 2016


  • Administration/Registrar duties.
  • General administrative duties (phone/email inquiries, filing, appointment setting, etc.).
  • Correspond with artists regarding exhibitions, inventory and artist information.
  • Update and maintain artwork inventory and gallery records.

Communications and Marketing:

  • Manage all gallery communications, including social media, website, media releases and event listings.
  • Design promotional materials as needed.

Preparatory Duties:

  • Ensure all artwork is handled and stored properly.
  • Pack and ship artwork, obtain shipping quotes, prepare customs documents and labels.
  • Installation (strike/install artwork, patch/paint, produce pricelists and tags).

Sales and Customer Service:

  • Welcome gallery visitors and work with clients on and offsite.
  • Prepare estimates and invoices, process payments.


  • Experience in an art gallery or a related field.
  • Understanding of working with artists and knowledge of contemporary art (post-secondary education in visual arts, art history or a related field is an asset).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, handle administrative duties and keep organized.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Familiarity with Mac OS, social media platforms and website Content Management Systems (CMS).

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume outlining relevant experience, with references to Attn: Christine Klassen at


Christine Klassen Gallery
200, 321 50th Ave SE.
Calgary, AB  T2G 2B3