Employment Opportunities


Art Rental & Sales Gallery Associate

 

Art Gallery of St. Albert with Arts and Heritage St. Albert has an exciting opportunity for a friendly, mature and responsive individual. This full-time position supports artistic achievement in St. Albert and surrounding areas by developing the Art Rental and Sales Gallery (ARSG) and retail gallery shop and generating operating revenue for the Gallery.

Supports the mission of the Arts and Heritage Foundation – offering exceptional arts and heritage experiences in the community

Arts and Heritage St. Albert hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

Duties include:

  • Maintaining and developing ARSG and the Gallery Shop as a visitor destination and a revenue generator
  • On going artist/client relationships, sales, inventory, art installation, exhibition, storage, financial management and administrative support
  • Developing and maintaining online ARSG and retail databases
  • Securing new clients and artists for the Art Rental & Sales Program and Gallery Shop
  • Working with the Director and team of staff members on special projects
  • Public art gallery representation and participation in gallery events and programs

 

Ideal Candidates Possess:  

  • A post secondary degree or equivalent in visual arts, arts administration and/or business
  • Three years experience working in a sales and/or visual arts administration environment
  • Successful sales and business management in the cultural sector
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills, and a passion for working with the public, clients and artists
  • Professionalism, superior organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of and passion for local, provincial, traditional and contemporary art
  • Proficient computer skills, including FileMaker, Excel, Photoshop and WordPress
  • Knowledge and expertise in art handling and installation
  • Ability to lift heavy objects and install and transport art
  • Driver’s licence and vehicle required for client meetings, studio visits and transporting artworks

 

Work Schedule:

  • 35 hour week: 9 am – 5 pm Tues to Sat, 12 – 8 pm Thurs
  • Reporting to the Director/ Curator, the position has a three month probationary period
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required to support Gallery activities (outside of weekly schedule)

 

Qualified candidates are invited to send a cover letter and résumé to:

Jenny Willson-McGrath, Director/ Curator

Art Gallery of St Albert

19 Perron Street

St. Albert, AB T8N 1E5

 

Or email jennyw@artsandheritage.ca

  • We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted
  • A police security clearance will be required upon job offer
  • Deadline for applications: Until the position is filled

 


 

Find more information on volunteer opportunities with the organization, including openings at Art Gallery of St Albert for Special Event Volunteer, Front Desk Volunteer (Weekdays), and Front Desk Volunteer (Saturday).


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