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Commercial Gallery Assistant

The application deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Position: Commercial Gallery Assistant
Location: 730 11th Ave. SW
Terms: 33 hours per week
Wage: Determined upon experience

Successful candidates will:

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

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Assist gallery director and assistant director with all aspects of day to day gallery practices.
  • Regular maintenance of the gallery.
  • 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.
  • Create written content for website and publicity materials.
  • Contribute to Newzones’ digital strategy.
  • Oversee press and all promotional materials.

Work Schedule: Tuesday – Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday, 11:30am – 4:30pm
Position Commences: July 2019
Deadline for Applications: June 26, 2019

Email cover letter, resume, and references to