Gallery Assistant

Contact Information for Applicants: 
Seymour Art Gallery 4360 Gallant Avenue North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2
Name of Organization: 
Seymour Art Gallery
How to apply: 

Send your resume and covering letter by email to: (Please write “Gallery Assistant Position” in the subject line.) We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Opportunity Description + Organization Information: 

The Gallery Assistant will work closely with the Curator/Director to assist with a variety of gallery operations and events. With a small staff and intimate workspace, we provide a unique opportunity to be very involved in the daily tasks at a non-profit art gallery. This is a full-time position, 37.5 hours per week, including both weekend days.

• Managing the artwork inventory for our Gallery Shop, including data entry, on-going stock checks, and retail merchandising
• Gallery administration, data entry, preparation of wall labels, and other word processing tasks
• Writing and editing press releases, bios, and other promotional and communications materials
• Assisting with special events including opening receptions, programs, and fundraisers
• Contributing to the design of posters, invitations, and on-line promo
• Documenting exhibitions, programs, and events
• Contributing to our social media platforms
• Managing the entry, updating, and renewal of membership information
• Updating our website (using WordPress)
• Creating e-newsletters (using MailChimp)
• Exhibition installation and lighting
• Supervising and developing relationships with our 80+ volunteers
• Opening and closing the building, end-of-day cash outs
• Community outreach: building on connections with artists, educators and community members to promote relevant programs and exhibitions, when appropriate
• Answering general queries and providing information to guests about Seymour Art Gallery and its exhibitions and programs
• Providing retail services in the Gallery Shop including the display and sale of locally handmade items

$17.00 – $18.50 per hour, commensurate on experience


In operation for over 30 years, Seymour Art Gallery, located in the village of Deep Cove at the east end of North Vancouver, is a public non-profit society and the only public gallery located in the District of North Vancouver.

The exhibition program is the heart of our gallery – all other programs and activities emanate from it. Our annual schedule brings about seven unique exhibitions to the Gallery. Exhibitions are carefully programmed to offer diversity: in artists, media, and genre. Our aim is to transform the gallery with each exhibition to cultivate a curiosity in our audience. We believe that offering visitors a friendly and welcoming space in which to experience culture can open discussion, expand horizons, and challenge perceptions.

We present programs alongside our exhibitions, including artist talks and discussions as well as tours and workshops for schools and youth. Programs can offer visitors an enriching and inspiring viewing experience. Most of our programs are presented to the public free of charge. We have a suite of online video interviews and publications which are created in-house. Our on-site Gallery Shop offers handmade gifts by local artists, and offers regional artists an important year-round sales venue.


• An academic background in Studio Art and/or Art History
• Knowledge of the Metro Vancouver arts community and contemporary practice
• Customer service or retail experience
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• High level of professionalism and ability to effectively communicate with artists, volunteers, members, and the public
• Strong eye for detail
• Ability to work independently
• Computer literacy is required, including proven Microsoft Office skills: Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Experience using Square Point-of-Sale, WordPress, and MailChimp an asset
• Strong social media skills preferred
• Design experience on Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere) an asset
• Experience in a non-profit organization an asset
• Installation/preparatory experience an asset 
• A strong connection with and commitment to the Seymour Art Gallery

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:59pm