Summer Job Opportunity – Gallery Assistant
Hamilton Artists Inc. is looking for a Gallery Assistant for 30 hours a week, starting May 28 – September 3, 2017 (anticipated dates, to be confirmed pending funding approval). This opportunity requires working weekdays, evenings (during events) and weekends. The Inc. is a fast paced environment working with contemporary artists and the larger Hamilton community and is therefore looking for someone who is friendly, innovative, politically sensitive, enjoys working in a team environment and has excellent communication skills. Job duties include: installation and gallery prep, research and program development, membership management, marketing and promotion of gallery events (print and online), exhibition coordination, grant writing, developing an exhibition essay, archival documentation and working directly with our cultural community.
Please see the full job description here
Volunteering with the Inc
Hamilton Artists Inc. is always appreciative of individuals interested in volunteering their time. There are many ways to get involved, including special events, exhibition assistance, gallery assistance, as well as planning and working committees. Volunteering at the Inc. is a great way to gain hands on experience in a gallery setting, support your cultural community and meet local artists. Interested in joining in? Please review our list of current opportunities, and reach out to the specific contacts listed below.
Gallery volunteers greet and orient visitors on exhibitions and programs, monitor the gallery and assist Inc. staff. Volunteers are welcome to bring their own artwork to work on or books to read during gallery shifts.
We are in need of gallery volunteers during the week 12 – 5 Wed, Thurs and 12 – 6 on Friday as well as special events and opening receptions.
Art Crawl from 7 – 10pm (11pm in the summer) on the second Friday of every month .
April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, and Supercrawl September 8 – 10 (Supercrawl Weekend, hours to be determined).
We’re looking to build our gallery prep crew to assist with exhibition installation, strike and art handling. Previous installation experience is an asset, but training can also be provided.
Public Programs Assistants
The Inc. has expanded its auxiliary programs to include a summer screening series, as well as workshops and artist talks at the offsite Cotton Factory studio. We’re seeking volunteers to help facilitate these evening and weekend activities.
Special Events Committee
This committee plans and facilitates special events for the membership and community at large, and plays a key role in fundraising for the Inc. Special Events is currently seeking new committee members to assist with planning and implementing events for the Spring/ Summer season, including Craft Mart and Inc. Squared.
Communications and Membership Outreach Committee
The Communications committee is responsible for our membership and external communications, including print and web design. The committee hopes to build its capacity in order to support more professional development programs and social events for members.