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Summer Employment Opportunities

 

Position: Cultural Programs Assistant

Compensation: $14.00/hr plus 4% vacation pay
Posting date: February 6, 2018 
Closing date: April 13, 2018 (11:59pm) 

 

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford seeks an energetic summer student for the position of Cultural Programs Assistant. This is a 12 week position, which runs from June 4 to August 24, 2018. The Cultural Programs Assistant will gain practical, hands-on learning experience in several areas of the museum and gallery sector, with a focus on public and educational programming, and community cultural development. The hourly rate for this position is $14.00 plus 4% vacation pay.

Under the supervision of the Education Programmer, the Cultural Programs Assistant will develop and deliver daily summer art and heritage camps for children and youth to encourage appreciation and deepen knowledge and enjoyment of arts and heritage. In addition, the candidate will represent The Reach at community events and festivals, Pop-Up Art events, and our summer market fundraiser.

The ideal candidate is a returning post-secondary student at the undergraduate or graduate level studying visual art, art history, museum studies, history, cultural studies, or a field related to culture and heritage. Experience working with children and youth and/or developing programs or lesson plans is favourable. Familiarity with contemporary art is not necessary but is considered an asset. The candidates will have a working knowledge of program and event development, good administrative and time management skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office programs, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They will be comfortable working with the public and must be capable of working effectively independently or in a group setting. The candidate must have a valid criminal record check and driver’s license.


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Contact

Education Programmer
Anna Williams
Email: 
awilliams@thereach.ca
Phone: 604 864-8087 x 127

Position: Archives & Digitization Assistant

Compensation: $14.00/hr plus 4% vacation pay
Posting date: February 6, 2018 
Closing date: May 8, 2018

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford seeks a mature, motivated summer student for the position of Archives & Digitization Assistant. This is a 12 week position which runs from June 4 to August 24, 2018. The Archives & Digitization Assistant will gain practical, hands-on skills in information management, care, handling and management of museum objects and archival materials, database software, digitization of collections, research, and project management. The hourly rate for this position is $14.00 plus 4% vacation pay.

Under the supervision of the Curator of Historical collections, the Archives & Digitization Assistant will learn digitization and archives standards; research context information about the photos and record it using an established collections information management system; assist with upload of the photos and associated context; research and verify additional photo context information provided by users of the online photo archives. The candidate will also assist the public to access The Reach archival collection through research requests and general customer service. In addition to these specific tasks, the candidate will assist with promoting knowledge of and appreciation for The Reach archival and photo collections and will occasionally be called upon to assist with heritage projects, gallery tours and education programs as requested.

The ideal candidate will be a returning post-secondary student at the undergraduate or graduate level studying library and information science, museum studies, anthropology, history, cultural studies, art history, or cultural resource management. The candidate will have high degree of attention to detail and be thorough in his/her approach to a project. He or she must also be comfortable working independently to a high standard.

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Contact

Curator of Historical Collections
Kris Foulds
Email: 
kfoulds@thereach.ca
Phone: 604 864-8087 x 122

 

Opportunities for Emerge Members

The Reach invites Emerge members to a behind the scenes experience to help you gain professional development with hands-on practical skills to further your art education.

Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to assist with our exhibition changeovers throughout the year. You will be working directly with the Assistant Curator on a wide variety of tasks from art handling (packing and installing), configuring space, lighting, vinyl removal and application, labeling and more.

We require reliable persons who are able to commit to specific days of work. Most days will be Monday to Friday and as needed the occasional weekend. A minimum half-day of work to volunteer is allowed but to get the most out of this learning opportunity a commitment through several days and up to the entire changeover period is ideal.

Experience with tools an asset but not required and attention to detail is a must. Volunteers will be trained and mentored through the exhibition changeover. This experience is a valuable asset on your CV and for your work as an artist, don’t miss out on this opportunity.

For more information or to sign up, please contact:

Kate Bradford Assistant Curator
kbradford@thereach.ca
The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford
32388 Veterans Way
Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3
thereach.ca

Gallery Attendants

GALLERY ATTENDANTS NEEDED

Are you passionate about art and culture? Do you love sharing your knowledge with others? Do you enjoy chatting with new people? If you answered yes to these questions then you sound like a Gallery Attendant! This volunteer position is a very important job at our gallery because it ensures our visitors have a great experience and it keeps the art and exhibitions safe.

Tasks Include:

  • Monitoring the exhibition spaces in an effort to keep our visitors and artwork safe
  • Providing information to visitors about the exhibitions in an enthusiastic manner
  • Monitoring the exhibition spaces in an effort to keep our visitors and artwork safe

We are urgently seeking a regular weekly Gallery Attendant for Saturdays from 12pm-2:30pm.

Gallery attendant shifts occur weekly Tuesday-Sunday and are 2-3 hours in length.

If you are interested in becoming a Gallery Attendant, please email Connie at chackett@thereach.ca or call  604 864-8087 ext 0

Artist Facilitators

We are regularly hiring artist facilitators for programs and workshops. If you are interested in these opportunities please email your resume to Anna Williams, Education Programmer at awilliams@thereach.ca.