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Employment

Are you looking for an opportunity to work in one of Okanagan's most recognized visual arts institutions?

You would be working with curators, exhibition technicians, educators, marketing specialists, accounting staff, and development personnel, to mention a few – all of whom are committed to achieving the Gallery's programmes and mandates. We provide a stimulating and creative work environment.

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The Vernon Public Art Gallery is seeking applications for the following positions:

Administration and Development Coordinator

Start date of employment: ASAP

Salary: Full time or Part time, $20-$22/hour

Responsibilities:

· Manage regular gallery records and statistics (including internal reporting and reporting statistics with CADAC)

· Manage a database of gallery members, sponsors, and donors

· Assist with developing and delivering annual targets in areas of fundraising, sponsorship, and membership

· Assist with grant applications, donor cultivation, and communications

· Support fundraising events, appeals, and other initiatives

· Implement best practices for fundraising and volunteer activities

· Provide administrative support to other departments as necessary

Qualifications:

· Relevant degree, diploma, or coursework in business, administration, policy, or arts and culture

· Able to work collaboratively with other gallery departments

· Able to exercise discretion and sound judgement when dealing with confidential matters

· Strong administrative and project management skills

· Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

· Excellent computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office, experience with the Square POS system is considered an asset

· Experience coordinating volunteers and small project teams an asset

· Experience with non-profit organization, fundraising, and working with a Board of Directors are considered assets

· Keen eye for detail and a drive to deliver results and exceed expectations

· Able to work flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Part-time hours: 20-35 per week

Salary: $20.00-$22.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental care

  • Extended health care

  • On-site parking

  • Paid time off

  • Store discount

  • Vision care

 

If this sounds like you, don't miss this opportunity to join our dynamic and creative team at the Vernon Public Art Gallery! Apply today by sending your resume and cover letter to dauna@vernonpublicartgallery.com. Position will remain open until position is filled.

Preparator

Start date of employment: ASAP

Salary: Part time, $20/hour

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Curator, the Preparator is responsible for the transportation, storage, installation, de-installation and maintenance of permanent and temporary exhibitions in the Gallery space.

  • Oversees the unloading and loading of artwork on transports as required

  • Ensures that proper storage of artwork is made available for all artwork received or shipped, including the Permanent Collection

  • Undertakes the unpacking and packing of objects and exhibits travelling to or from the institution

  • With the curator, inspects received exhibition artwork, prepares condition/damage reports both pre and post-exhibition, and arranges shipping of exhibits

  • Prepares gallery spaces for exhibits including permanent and moveable walls, plinths and display cases (removing hanging devices, filling holes, sanding, painting, washing as required)

  • Assists the Curatorial team in the installation and de-installation of art exhibits

  • Installs appropriate exhibit lighting and display equipment

  • Installs signage in galleries

  • Assumes responsibility for the general cleaning and upkeep of the displays

  • Monitors and maintains hydro thermographs in each gallery; orders graph paper and pen nibs

  • Monitors and maintains humidifier to ensure the requirements for art storage are being met

  • Monitors Gallery security camera adjustments, locking devices, fire exit lighting, and fire extinguishers

  • Performs minor conservation and repairs on support materials when required

  • Performs general carpentry including design and construction of display equipment and cases

  • Maintains tools and supplies for installation, and lighting of displays

  • Maintains order in back storage area ensuring that access to all equipment, files and artwork is permitted

  • Maintains the inventory and purchases of light bulbs and fluorescent lighting, paint and paint supplies, and other hardware required for exhibition installation. The Gallery maintains accounts at Fisher Hardware, Mills Paint, and Mara Lumber. Purchases over $200 should be pre-approved by the Executive Director.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

  • Experience in proper handling of art

  • Time management, project planning and problem solving skills

  • Ability to operate power and hand tools safely

  • Basic carpentry, drywall taping, mudding and painting skills

  • Basic computer and email communication skills

  • First aid; valid driver’s license and WHMIS training are desirable qualifications

If this sounds like you, don't miss this opportunity to join our dynamic and creative team at the Vernon Public Art Gallery! Apply today by sending your resume and cover letter to dauna@vernonpublicartgallery.com. Position will remain open until position is filled.

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