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Summer Employment Opportunity: Regional Programming Coordinator

Two Rivers Gallery is hiring a Regional Programming Coordinator for full-time summer employment. The position provides a unique opportunity for a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or Refugee aged 21-30 to gain skill-building work experiences in a public art gallery facilitating educational art programs and events for school aged children.


The main tasks of the Regional Programming Coordinator will include facilitating Imagination on the Move, an educational outreach program, and facilitating full day Creativity Camps and morning Summer Art Clubs. Reporting to the Director of Public Programs, this student will travel with a work-partner to rural communities in the Fraser-Fort George Regional District, leading elementary school students and teachers in art lessons and projects.  During the second half of the placement, the student will take on the responsibilities of children’s programming, working with our BMO KidzArt Dayz Coordinator and Creativity Camp Coordinator facilitating the Summer Art Club for children ages 5-10 and the full day Creativity Camps for 6-12 year olds.  

Two Rivers Gallery pays for a rental car, private (not shared) hotel accommodations, and per diems for all out of town work days.  Overnight stays amount to only 8-10 nights in the 4 month placement.  Most travel destinations are only 20-60 minutes out of the core of Prince George.


The successful candidate will:

-be creative, innovative and adaptable

-have experience working with school-aged children

-have a love of art

-work well in a team

-show initiative, interest and effort

 

The successful candidate MUST:

-be between 21 and 30 years old 

-Hold a valid class N or greater licence

Two Rivers Gallery hires students through a fair and balanced selection process. The Gallery is interested in hiring young Canadians from other parts of the country and/or with other languages in addition to English. We encourage LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and individuals who self-identify as Indigenous to apply.

Dates of Employment: May 01 – August 30, 2019
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm, 7.5 hours / day, 37.5 hours / week
Some evening and / or weekend work will be required.
Rate of pay: $15 / hour

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, detailed resume and two references to: twyla@tworiversgallery.ca 

Retail Manager

Two Rivers Gallery is looking for a creative and entrepreneurial individual to join our team as the Retail Manager for the Shop at the Gallery. The gift shop is key to our organization, showcasing the work of local and regional artists and artisans, supporting these artists and enhancing the experience of individuals visiting the gallery. This is a permanent part time position (22.5 hours/week) ideal for a candidate who has excellent customer service skills, retail management experience and is competent with financial reporting.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Retail Manager ensures the effective operation of the Gallery Shop.

Responsibilities:

The Retail Manager’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  •  Managing the Gallery shop operations.
  •  Achieving the financial objectives set in the budget.
  •  Managing the annual budget, analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions when required.
  •  Reporting monthly sales figures and other financial operating results as required.
  • Organising and supervising inventory counts and adjusting inventory records.
  •  Researching artists and craftspeople to provide suitable shop inventory; working with artisans to develop product ideas; and sourcing general and exhibition related products.
  • Managing consignments, inventory, payments, clients, and tracking inventory.
  • Implementing buying schemes and purchasing stock for profitable inventory turns.
  • Receiving and managing stock as well as monitoring inventory levels using the point-of-sale system.
  • Identifying and setting prices for shop inventory within established guidelines, and pricing items
  • Identifying market trends and recommending changes for greater efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Managing retail staff, delegating duties and motivating the team to facilitate sales.
  • Ensuring a high level of customer and client service.
  • Working with Marketing staff to develop and implement marketing strategies to promote the Gallery Shop within the community.
  • Organising and supervising the design of the shop and display of the merchandise.
  • Implementing the theft and safety policy.
  • Other related duties.

 Qualifications:

  • One or more years of retail experience.
  • Post-secondary training in a relevant area or equivalent experience.
  • Computer proficiency in relevant point of sale and office software.

Abilities:

  • Adaptability, teamwork and creativity.
  • Administrative and organizational skills.
  • Financial management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Friendly and helpful attitude.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in fine crafts and visual art.

Salary Range:

The salary range for this position will be $18.00-$20.00/hour

How to Apply:

Send cover letter, resumé and the name of three references to Carolyn@tworiversgallery.ca

Closing date: April 26, 2019


 Instructors (Studio and MakerLab classes and workshops)

Two Rivers Gallery is looking for instructors to teach a variety of art (and MakerLab) classes and workshops for children, youth and adults.  Our class sessions can be anywhere from a one-day, two-day or evening workshop to a 6-week or 8 week class (once per week).

We offer classes three times per year, from January – March, April – June, and September – December.

Proposals are being accepted at this time. If you are an artist or a Maker and want to facilitate a class or workshop, download a form (Instructor Application.pdf), fill it out and return it to Anna-Maria (anna-maria@tworiversgallery.ca) along with a resume of your relevant experience.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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