Gallery Attendants, Docents, and Gallery Assistants

Contact Information for Applicants:
Name of Organization: 
Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art
How to apply: 

Please download our Volunteer Application Form ( and return it along with your most recent CV to: Volunteer Coordinator:

Deadline: Ongoing intake

Opportunity Description + Organization Information: 

The Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art is seeking friendly, outgoing individuals with exceptional customer service skills to provide front line greeting to our patrons. Our volunteers create a welcoming environment, engaging the public with art in meaningful ways, while overseeing the safety of the exhibition. Applicants should be reliable, possess an appreciation for the arts, and a willingness to learn. Volunteers receive ongoing training and are expected to remain well-versed in the exhibitions, activities, programs, and events.

Participation in the program requires a minimum of 2.5 hour shift per week and a 2 year commitment. We currently have volunteer opportunities for gallery attendants, docents (guided tours of the exhibition), gallery event volunteers, installation/de-installation, and a variety of administrative tasks. 


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Willing to learn about exhibitions, activities, programs and events.  
  • Friendly, enthusiastic and have a keen interest in the arts.
  • Detail-oriented with strong customer service skills.
  • Familiarity with MS Office or Apple software.
  • Bondable.
  • Comfortable working alone.
  • Fluent in English (other language skills is an asset).
  • Work experience in an arts and/or cultural environment is an asset.
Thursday, September 13, 2018 (All day)