Careers

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Full-Time Employment Opportunities 

There are no positions open at this time.

Summer Employment Opportunities 

Cultural Programs Assistant

Contract: 14 weeks (June-August)
35/hrs per week
Rate of Pay: $15.50/hr plus 4% vacation pay

The Reach is seeking mature, motivated candidates who have an interest in education, particularly in the art gallery and/or museum setting, for the position of Cultural Programs Assistant. During the 14 week work-term, Cultural Programs Assistants will gain practical, hands-on experience in several areas of museum and gallery operations, with a focus on public and educational programming and community
cultural development.

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Collections & Special Projects Assistant

Contract: 8-10 weeks (May-June)
35/hrs per week
Rate of Pay: $17.00/hr plus 4% vacation pay

Have you ever wanted to learn what goes on behind the scenes at a museum? The Reach is planning a season of programming content focused entirely on the history, culture, and contemporary character of the South Asian community in Abbotsford. The range of outcomes for this project will include exhibitions, online resources, public programs, and community events. The Collections & Special Projects Assistant will participate in research, content creation, and exhibition development. The candidate will play an important role in identifying existing resources in a variety of repositories, creating and managing comprehensive content databases, identifying gaps in The Reach’s collections, and supporting strategies to ensure accessibility of materials through translation, digitization, etc.

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Outreach & Cultural Programs Assistant

Contract: 8- weeks (July-August)
35/hrs per week
Rate of Pay: $17.00/hr plus 4% vacation pay

The Reach Gallery Museum is seeking a candidate to lead a summer outreach initiative to promote learning about The Reach’s historical collections and to provide the public with information to about exhibitions, events, and activities. The Reach participates in several community events and festivals during the summer months through outreach kiosks. The candidate will be responsible for coordinating these kiosks, identifying and implementing other opportunities for outreach activities, and assisting with child and youth arts and heritage-based programming over the summer months.

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Fall & Winter Employment Opportunities 

Cultural Programs Intern

Contract: September 7, 2020 – March 26, 2021
$17/hr + 4% vacation

Public programming is a core activity for museums and art galleries around the world. Educators and public programmers are specialists that help cultural institutions fulfill their mission and reach new audiences, and their role has become increasingly valued as art galleries and museums become more complex and public-facing.

The Reach Gallery Museum is seeking a recent post-secondary graduate for the position of Cultural Programs Intern. The intern will receive professional mentorship and gain valuable hands-on experience through in a series of project-based initiatives. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed applicant to conduct research, develop innovative educational tools, and contribute to a range of public programs and events.

Our ideal intern is a motivated, outgoing individual who loves working with people. Our intern has excellent research, communication, project management, and community-building skills to help us to shape important projects in 2020 and 2021. We’re looking for someone who is a recent post-secondary graduate with a degree in education, visual art, museum studies, Indigenous studies, art history, history, cultural studies, anthropology, history, library science, or an equivalent field related to culture and heritage.

Familiarity with standard web applications, social media platforms, and the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Access) is required for this job. You must be able to work independently, but also be flexible and comfortable collaborating with others to achieve overall goals and objectives. Experience with facilitation and program/lesson planning are not necessary but are considered an asset. The Reach hopes to support an intern aspiring to work in the areas of museum/art gallery education, community development, cultural administration, public programming, or curatorship.

Applicants wishing to be considered for this job must be registered for the YCW on-line intern inventory. YCW criteria state that candidates must be between 16-30 years of age; must be legally entitled to work in Canada; must be a university of college; be unemployed or underemployed; be willing to commit to the entire work term; must not have another full-time job (30 hours +); must not be collecting Employment Insurance (EI); and must not have participated in another Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy.

We will strongly encourage applicants who reflect the diversity of our community and our visitors to apply.

Please submit your cover letter and resume electronically, using this format in the subject line YCW_Your Name, to: Diana Hiebert Curator of Learning and Community Engagement (dhiebert@thereach.ca)

Applications must be received by 5pm on Monday July 27, 2020. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note that this position is dependent upon the successful receipt of funding from the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations Program.

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Reach is a vibrant and creative environment for volunteers. If you would like to use your time and talents to contribute to the arts and cultural life of Abbotsford, we are the place! Click here to learn more about our current volunteer opportunities at The Reach!

 

Emerge Program Opportunities 

The Reach invites emerging artists and curators aged 18-35 to a behind the scenes experience to help you gain professional development with hands-on practical skills to further your art education.

There are no open positions at this time.