Art Education Assistant (Summer)
Deadline to apply: May 9, 2019 at 4:30 pm

Nanaimo Art Gallery seeks an enthusiastic and energetic candidate to join our staff team this summer. Working collaboratively as part of a small team, the Art Education Assistant will support the delivery of innovative hands-on art programming at Art Lab, Nanaimo Art Gallery’s dedicated space for learning, and also provide support at the Gallery’s front desk. 
Our ideal candidate is passionate about art, is an excellent communicator, demonstrates confidence and a keen interest in learning, and thoroughly enjoys working with people, including children and teens. You have job and/or volunteer experience working with the public. This is an excellent opportunity to gain job experience in a public art museum alongside knowledgeable professionals.  
You are a self-starter who thrives in a busy, fast-paced environment. You are a student of art, art history, art education or a related discipline; you are trustworthy, reliable, and creative. 
Hours of work: 35 hours per week (Tuesday to Saturday, including Thursday nights, 5 to 9 pm)
Length of term: 16 weeks maximum - Proposed start date, Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Rate of pay: $15/hour
Job duties: 
•       Guided and mentored by staff, working directly with program participants to support their projects by providing technical hands-on assistance and encouragement.
•       Contributing to a welcoming and inspiring environment, sharing ideas and encouraging dialogue with program participants in relation to the Gallery's summer exhibitions and inquiry: what are generations?
•       Setting up the classroom, preparing art materials and supplies for projects and programs, cleaning up and organizing the space in keeping with a busy schedule of programming.
•      Documenting and displaying art projects in Art Lab; organizing Art Lab’s resource library.
•       Assisting with administrative duties related to programs including registration, photocopying, researching and printing art workshop materials.
•      Working at the front-of-house in the Gallery to welcome diverse audiences into our space and orient visitors to the Gallery’s services and programs. 
•       Assisting visitors at the reception desk with memberships, donations, program registrations and Gallery Store sales.
•       Assisting with a range of front-of-house duties at the Gallery; being knowledgeable, providing information to visitors, including tourists, about services and attractions in our neighbourhood.
Applicants must meet the following criteria as defined by the Canada Summer Jobs program:
  • are between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • were registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
  • intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
  • is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program;
  • is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and
  • is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.
*Foreign students are not eligible.
The successful candidate will be required to provide or undergo a criminal record check, and must provide three references. 
To apply please email a letter of interest with a CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "Art Education Assistant (Summer)" in the subject line. The deadline to apply is May 9, 2019 at 4:30 pm.
We thank all candidates for their interest. We will contact those selected for an interview.



Call for Professional Artists: TD Artists in the Schools

Nanaimo Art Gallery seeks professional artists with a passion for teaching to participate in TD Artists in the Schools. This popular, long-running program is offered in School Districts 68, 69 and 79. It runs during the fall semester (October to December) and spring semester (February to June). Teachers select class options from our brochure and artists visit classrooms to lead inspiring and fun hands-on sessions. 

Compensation to the artists is $50 per hour.
We are looking for visual artists, dancers, musicians, and storytellers who are skilled communicators and passionate about sharing their practice. Our team will help build workshop descriptions and provide support as necessary. 
Interested? Get in touch to plan a meeting to discuss. Contact Chris Kuderle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 250.754.1750.


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