Deer Lake Gallery - Gallery Attendant

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Position description: 

The Burnaby Arts Council (BAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the visual, literary and performing arts. Its aim is to bring the community together through the Arts. The BAC operates Deer Lake Gallery, featuring visual art exhibitions by local, emerging, and established artists, as well as serving as a hub for creatives in Burnaby by hosting a variety of talks, workshops and special events.

The BAC is seeking to fill the volunteer position of Gallery Attendant. This is an excellent position for someone who enjoys dynamic arts environments, is friendly and outgoing, has a genuine interest in art, is organized, self-motivated and enjoys interacting and making connections with people.

  • Making sure the gallery is presentable; open/close gallery on Saturdays
  • Greet visitors with a friendly attitude, encourage visitors to sign the guest book; be an exemplary face for the Gallery 
  • Able to follow Covid-19 safety protocols such as: wearing a mask inside the gallery, inform visitors of protocols and control the flow of visitors inside the gallery, sanitize surfaces as needed
  • Inform visitors of upcoming events and future exhibits, answer any questions visitors may have for the Gallery and current exhibits
  • Make the occasional sale or membership purchase
  • Perform odd tasks around the gallery during down time
  • Good communication skills in English – other languages are beneficial
  • Comfortable dealing with a wide range of people; good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team - Punctual, approachable, open minded, with presentable appearance
  • Willingness to learn about current exhibits and artists, and share your knowledge with visitors
  • Availability between 12 - 4 pm, Tuesdays – Sunday, 2-3 times a month
Volunteer skills: 
Role is suitable for: 
People with intellectual disabilities
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Volunteer Benefits:

  • Valuable contribution to/engagement with the Burnaby Arts Community
  • Experience working intimately in an art gallery setting, and making connections with like-minded individuals
  • Reference letter after 30 hours
How to apply: 
Please follow the link below to apply:
Contact person: 
Bettina Socal
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Cause Tags: 
Arts & Culture
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Position start/end date:
23 Feb 2021
Time Committment:
8 Hours Per Month
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Deer Lake Gallery
6584 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 3T7
Last Updated: February 23, 2021
Posting will Automatically Expire: May 24, 2021