This is a job- creation opportunity in line with the current growth of Lake Country Art Gallery, now heading into its tenth year of operation. Funded in part by the Cultural Human Resources Council through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Young Canada Works, we are ready to grow our organisational capacity and skills further, while providing this professional development opportunity for a recent graduate1 to engage in a meaningful first work experience.
This new position of Gallery and Curatorial Assistant creates an opportunity for the right candidate to gain practical experience in the cultural sector, receive on-the-job training and mentorship, develop connections and build networks improving the chances of finding meaningful employment in the cultural field.
We believe strongly that youth employment is a great investment in the future creating visionary cultural sector workers and leaders. When those young professionals leave this area to find employment elsewhere they become ambassadors for the Okanagan. However, if we can create better opportunities for young professionals to find meaningful work in the Okanagan, we will all benefit from the vision, leadership and skills they will bring to enrich and challenge the Okanagan Arts & Culture sector.
Through Mentoring and apprenticeship, the recent graduate will be encouraged to develop the skills necessary to enter the arts & culture sector with the confidence to find the best opportunities for their future career development.
Compensation and Commitment:
30 hours per week at $15 p/h.
*Working week will include most weekends and occasional evenings - days off during the week will be planned between events
Start date September 3, 2019 with Initial commitment is for 25 weeks until February 25, 2020
Eligibility Criteria:Recent Graduate1
Applicant must register at https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/Account/Login
• Strong communication & interpersonal skills
• Good presentation & facilitation skills
• Proficient in the use of Adobe suite, with an eye for design & promotional work
• Ability to use Microsoft suite (Excel, Word)
• Experienced and connected with multiple social media platforms
• You bring a willingness to organize and promote events –support & training will be provided
• Can follow directions but keen to work independently when ready
• Positive and creative outlook
• Maturity and dependability
• Flexible working schedule (will require some weekend/evening work) with time off in lieu of overtime.
Any previous experience with the following desired skills will be considered an asset but are not a requirement for a successful application
• Basic video and film editing skills/ photography experience
• Ability to complete simple web site updates
• Interest in Visual Art and Art History
• Interest in media and popular culture
• Love of books and libraries
• Experience working with Children
• First aid/ Serving it Right/ Criminal Record checked (we can help you get last two)
The Lake Country Art Gallery2 operates with the following values …
Cultural Vitality: Ensure the inclusion of the unique voices, artists, ethnicities, heritages and interests of the Lake Country community
Inclusivity: Create a welcoming and supportive atmosphere in the gallery that encourages and fosters interaction and dialogue with art.
Lake Country Art Gallery Society is committed to fostering a workplace free from harassment, sexual misconduct and discrimination, ensuring employment equity and actively encouraging applications from Indigenous peoples, culturally diverse and official language minority communities