Summer employment opportunity

Gallery Assistant

Duration: 12 weeks

Anticipated Start & End date: 10/06/15 – 28/08/15

Language of work: English. Basic or working French an asset

Application deadline: Friday, May 15, 2015

Hamilton Artists Inc. is looking for an individual to join our team as Gallery Assistant. This position is funded through the Young Canada Works program and will require the successful candidate to commit to 30 hours a week, with the ability to accommodate some evening and weekends as necessary. As an artist-run centre, the Inc. provides an engaging working environment that focuses on the presentation of contemporary art in Southern Ontario. Hamilton Artists Inc. requires an energetic, innovative and critical individual. Job duties include: installation and gallery prep, research and program development, exhibition coordination, and working directly with artists, members and publics.


Job Description

The Gallery Assistant will work closely with the Administrative Director and Programming Director to provide preparatory, installation, administrative, research, and programming support. The Gallery Assistant will provide support for the planning and implementation of several exhibitions and special events including, developing community outreach projects, occurring in the summer and fall of 2015, as well as research for upcoming programming, grants and materials relating to the centre’s fortieth anniversary. This position will also provide administrative support in day-to-day tasks including, membership administration, website development, visitor services and communicating gallery initiatives in addition to other tasks as assigned.



  1. Advanced English and Basic French.
  2. Excellent knowledge of contemporary art and familiarity with Canadian artist-run centres. The candidate will be currently undertaking a degree in Fine Art, Art History, or Curatorial studies at the Undergraduate or Graduate level or college level.
  3. Computer skills including Microsoft suite,typing and research as well as basic working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Mailchimp and Quickbooks considered an asset.
  4. Ability to multitask and work within a team and autonomously within an often fast paced environment.

Application deadline: Friday, May 15, 2015

Email a current resume outlining relevant experience, writing sample and cover letter describing your understanding of our organization, your interest in the position, and related skills to:

In the subject line: YCW Application_your name

Only email applications will be accepted.

Please indicate in your cover letter your YCW eligibility.

To find out if you are eligible visit YCW 



Interviews will be conducted in late May. Only successful applicants will be notified.

The hiring committee is composed of the Board of Directors and art gallery staff whose decisions are informed through our policy and procedures document section on diversity in the hiring process, Hamilton Artists Inc. is committed to employment equity.

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