JOB OPPORTUNITY

SUMMER PROGRAMMING ASSISTANT

July 2 – August 31, 2021

Application Deadline: May 30, 2021

Candidates selected for an interview will be notified on June 4; the successful candidate will be notified by June 10.

$15/h, 24 hrs/week.  Schedule is flexible. 

 

Located on Treaty 4, traditional territory of the Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota, Lakota and Dakota peoples, and the homeland of the Métis people, the Art Gallery of Regina is a dynamic cultural hub, promoting the development and appreciation of contemporary art, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan artists. AGR programming includes a diverse range of exhibitions, educational programing, publishing, workshops and artists talks.

The Art Gallery of Regina is hiring a summer programming assistant for July and August. The role of Programming Assistant is an entry-level position and includes on-the-job training to develop skills relevant to arts administration. Working in a collaborative, artist-run setting, the programming assistant will be responsible for:

  • Greeting gallery visitors and engaging in conversation with visitors about exhibitions on display;

  • Leading public tours, both online and in-person;

  • Leading art activities and workshops, both online and in-person;

  • Under the guidance of the Curator, developing tour content and art activities;

  • Scanning and preparing materials for the archives;

  • Assisting with exhibition installation and take-down;

  • Assisting with member communications, such as mailouts, social media, and membership administration;

  • Processing registrations, membership renewals and other financial transactions;

  • Assisting staff with planning and implementing workshops, partner programming, and other programs.

Qualifications:

  • Able to work legally in Canada;

  • Between the ages of 18 & 30 (a condition of the Canada Jobs program);

  • Interest in contemporary art and creating approachable opportunities for others to learn about art;

  • Excellent English language communication skills, both written and spoken;

  • Able to work independently and harmoniously as part of a small team;

  • Personable and comfortable with public speaking and leading art activities online and in-person;

  • Computer literacy including knowledge of word processing, email, website maintenance and image editing software;

  • Meticulous attention to detail, especially concerning data entry and payments;

  • Able to use or learn to use online platforms such as Zoom, Youtube, Instagram, etcetera;

  • Commitment to the AGR's values:

o Contemporary – We exhibit contemporary art that has meaning to our diverse communities and is relevant to our time and place.

o ​Accountability – We function with high standards of operations and accountability that support AGR's sustainability.

o ​Community Engagement – We are inviting, welcoming, and supportive to the public and artists while continually expanding our community regionally and locally.

The following are assets, but not necessary:

  • Speaking a second language;

  • Experience working with children;

  • A background in art, such as currently enrolled in or recent graduate of a BFA program, or experience in creating or teaching art;

  • Volunteer experience in the museum or gallery sector.

We recommend visiting the Art Gallery of Regina's website (www.artgalleryofregina.ca) to learn about our contemporary and community exhibitions and other activities. The Art Gallery is a non-profit, public art gallery, meaning that the organization's purpose is to present and interpret works of contemporary art for the public, not to sell artwork.

The Art Gallery of Regina recognizes that in Canada, legacies of oppression are perpetuated through, among other things, hiring practices and that arts organizations are not immune to this.

The AGR encourages applications from Indigenous people; Black people; people of colour; two-Spirit, queer, trans, and non-binary people; disabled people, including (but not limited to) those who experience mental illness and those with learning disabilities; working-class people, including (but not limited to) people who currently experience or have experienced poverty and/or homelessness; and women.

We are committed to creating equity for all applicants and are happy to make accommodations to our hiring processes to remove barriers that may hinder some applicants. Please contact the AGR to arrange additional accommodations for your application beyond those listed below.

The Art Gallery of Regina is fully wheelchair accessible and is located by a bus stop.

 

TO APPLY:

Please email the following in PDF format to artgalleryofregina306@gmail.com:

  • Curriculum vitae;

  • Cover letter explaining your interest in this position;

  • The names and contact information for two previous employers or other references.

 

If needed, you may instead send a short video instead of your cover letter explaining your interest in this position and detailing your curriculum vitae. This video should not exceed five minutes and should be sent as a Vimeo link.

If you send a video, please send via email the name and contact information of your two references.