Gallery Ambassador

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Position description: 

Gallery Ambassadors are the first point of contact for visitors and artists to our bustling gallery on Granville Island, across from the Granville Island hotel. Our space welcomes hundreds of visitors daily, and we need personal, outgoing professionals to represent our organization and our artists.

You'll be positioned as the face of the organization, at our front desk in our beautiful gallery. Our exhibitions rotate every two weeks, so while you volunteer you get to see the latest and greatest artists practising right here, right now in Vancouver and across the province.

By volunteering in this role, you are supporting your local arts community. Our always exhibitions are free to attend, and the only way we can make this possible is through your volunteerism.

Volunteers in the week, report to the Fine Art Consultant and the Gallery and Volunteer Coordinator in their daily tasks. Weekend volunteers work alongside our Weekend Sales assistant.


  • Open and closing procedures for the gallery
  • Cash handling and simple book-keeping
  • Sign In / Out, receive and return artist artwork
  • Welcome all visitors to the gallery, inform them about the current exhibition and our organization
  • Answering the phone, taking messages
  • Processing artwork and merchandise sales
  • Renewing memberships and registering new members

No specific qualifications are required to hold this role, however, it is a good fit for people who:

  • are familiar with client-facing roles
  • possess strong interpersonal skills
  • have knowledge of art history and/or arts practices and theory
  • demonstrate good organizational skills and time management
  • are competent with computer applications and programs

Good candidates for this role include might have experience in the following areas:

  • tourism and hospitality
  • realty / realtors
  • legal/pharmaceutical assistants
  • arts education
  • art history
  • sales
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Role is suitable for: 
13 - 18
English as a second language (ESL)
Additional Information: 

Volunteers sign up for weekly shifts that are 3 or 3.5 hours long (depending on the season) during our gallery open hours as follows:

Winter (September - mid May): 10 AM - 1 PM or 1 PM - 4 PM

Summer (mid May - end of August): 10 AM - 1.30 PM or 1.30 PM - 5 PM

We advocate for use of walking, biking or public transit to get to your shift. However if necessary volunteers are reimbursed for parking while volunteering with the FCA.

How to apply: 
Email your name and title of the position you are interested to to
Contact person: 
Helen Duckworth
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Cause Tags: 
Arts & Culture
The mission of the FCA is to advance the knowledge and appreciation of art and culture to all Canadians, offering education, exhibition and communication in the Visual Arts, and to support and promote emerging to professional member artists.
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Position start/end date:
28 Nov 2019
Time Committment:
4 Hours Per Month
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Work location:
Federation Gallery
1241 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 4B7
Last Updated: November 29, 2019
Posting will Automatically Expire: November 28, 2020