Summer Employment Opportunity – Young Canada Works
Position: Collections Assistant

Are you interested in art, museums or collections management? The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford is offering a unique opportunity to work closely with a significant collection of material cultural heritage as the Collections Assistant. This is a 7 week position, which runs from July 10 to August 25, 2017. The Collections Assistant will gain practical, hands-on learning experience in several areas of the museum and gallery sector, with a focus on collections management, digitization and collections management software. The hourly rate for this position is $14.00 plus 4% vacation pay.

Cover letters and resumes will be accepted electronically and emailed as PDFs to Curator of Historical Collections, Kris Foulds. Applications should be received by July 5, 2017.

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Fundraising and Development Assistant

The Reach Gallery Museum is looking for an enthusiastic person to help us forge new relationships, develop fresh fundraising initiatives, and encourage support for our growing organization. The Fundraising & Development Assistant is a community-minded networker who is in search of a part-time opportunity to work in the cultural sector while building skills and helping us meet our fundraising goals. This position is part time (14 hrs/wk) with a pay rate of $20 per hour. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Fundraising & Development Assistant assists in event planning, works closely with sponsors, donors and other stakeholders, and enjoys building relationships in the community.

If you’d like to join our team, please submit your résumé and cover letter as a single PDF by 5pm on Friday, July 14, 2017.

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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.

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
The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford
32388 Veterans Way
Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3

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

Gallery Attendants

When open to the public The Reach requires the assistance of a team of volunteer gallery attendants. This important group monitors the exhibition spaces in the gallery. Weekly shifts are 2-3 hours in length. New volunteers are provided with an orientation and all Reach volunteers are encouraged to attend scheduled artist & curatorial talks to learn first-hand about each exhibition.Complete the online volunteer form or stop by The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way and complete an application.

For more information contact Carmen Arcilla 604 864-8087 ext 0