Gallery Assistant

Contact Information for Applicants: 
Natalie Tan (Deputy Director),, (604) 683-8326
Name of Organization: 
Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
How to apply: 


To apply, please send a single PDF containing a letter of interest, CV containing work experience, and two reference contacts of previous/current employers or professors to Natalie at by June 16, 2018. Applications without references will be considered incomplete.

Centre A is committed to providing equal employment opportunities. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender identity, ability, and sexual orientation, and actively ensure that our workplace is inclusive and safe.


Opportunity Description + Organization Information: 

We are looking for two Gallery Assistants to join our team and support the daily operations of the gallery, and prepare for our Fall exhibitions and public programming.

This position will be 30 hrs/week for 8 consecutive weeks from July 3 – August 25, 2018. This is a paid position funded with assistance from Canada Summer Jobs.

Centre A was founded in 1999 and is Canada’s only public gallery devoted to contemporary Asian and Asian diasporic art. We are located in Vancouver’s Chinatown on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations. As we work to confront legacies of colonialism and marginalization, both locally and transnationally, we strive to hold space for mutual understanding and community. As a centre for conversation, critical inquiry, and artistic experimentation, we bring together artists, curators, and other cultural producers from throughout the region and around the world. In our Reading Room, we house an extensive collection of books and research materials, including the Finlayson Collection of Rare Asian Art Books. Centre A is a key piece of the city’s cultural infrastructure, having presented the works of nearly 400 Canadian and international artists and produced more than 100 original projects.



  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, self-motivated, able to work independently and with others.

  • Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills.

  • Capacity to take ownership of tasks.

  • Strong time management and multi-tasking skills.

  • The ability to stay focused in high-pressure, fast-paced situations.

  • A demonstrable interest in gallery operations and the production and execution of contemporary art exhibitions.

  • Basic knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) is a must.

  • Experience, beyond personal use, with social media platforms is an asset.

  • Basic skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), and Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign). Design experience is not necessary, but an asset.

  • Skills in photography are an asset.

  • Knowledge of languages other than English, particularly Asian languages is a strong asset.



Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 11:59pm