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Community Arts Activator (Full-Time)
Two Rivers Art Gallery is looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual to work as part of a collaborative and community-focused public arts programming team. Reporting to the Director of Learning and Engagement, the Community Arts Activator plays a crucial role in connecting the public to experiential and educational learning opportunities at Two Rivers Gallery.
Two Rivers Gallery plays a unique role in our region, creating new and exceptional opportunities to connect to the social and cultural potential of contemporary art.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Derrick Chang, Director of Learning and Engagement at recruitment(at)tworiversgallery(dot)ca with the subject line: Community Arts Activator.
Two Rivers Gallery extends a commitment to equity and recognizes that structural inequalities create significant barriers to equal opportunity employment. We strongly encourage applications from equity- seeking communities, from individuals who are Gender Diverse, LGBTQ+, Two-Spirit, Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, and Persons with Disabilities.
We thank all interested applicants, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Interviews will begin August 11th and will be ongoing until the position is filled.
Under the direction of the Director of Learning and Engagement, responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
• Collaborating closely with the Learning and Engagement team to determine new
programming possibilities within and beyond Two Rivers Gallery’s physical space
• Researching contemporary art to provide approachable ways to connect with new content relating to meaningful social engagement and public activation of art
• Developing inquiry-based lesson plans to lead participatory cultural engagement with programming through art and exploration
• Work with Learning and Engagement to create meaningful programs for a range of audiences from children, youth, adults and seniors to develop a deeper appreciation of art and culture
• Developing and coordinating public and educational programming, strategic partnerships and community outreach initiatives with local community groups
• Working as part of the gallery team – participate in staff meetings, training and engagement
• Represent the gallery at various community events, post-secondary open houses and teacher professional development conventions
• Teach and help facilitate tours and programming both in the gallery and additionally as part of public school outreach in elementary and high school classrooms
• Participate in the supervision of co-op students, spring/summer interns, and volunteers as required
• Maintain professional relationships and respond to queries from artists/community partners
• Working with the Director of Learning and Engagement to research and apply for grant opportunities
•Diploma or degree in art or technical fields or a combination of education and equivalent practical experience in education and public programming will be considered
•2-4 years of experience working in the areas of learning and engagement through education or leadership
•An understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing, cultural studies and education is an asset
•Interest or experience with an inquiry-based approach to learning and engagement
•Curiosity for art history, participatory democracy, feminist practice, social activation, critical race theory and interactive approaches to community outreach and engagement that help art
come alive for new audiences
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, proven leadership ability with adults and children
•Demonstrate ability to collaborate and work closely with others as a key member of a supportive team in which all voices are acknowledged
•Deliver experiential and educational offerings to a diversity of audiences and skill levels
•Ability to successfully organize, prioritize and complete multiple planned and projects in development
•Draw on your lived experiences to expand the reach of our programs in the community
•Valid driver’s license an asset
•Ability to lift up to 50lbs occasionally
•Proficiency in common communication tools and digital platforms (MS Office, Google Suite, Zoom, etc.)
The salary range for this position will be $37,000 – $42,000.
Two Rivers Gallery Shop Manager (Full-Time)
Two Rivers Gallery, a vital centre for art, culture and community, seeks a passionate and creative Shop Manager. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Two Rivers Gallery Shop Manager ensures the effective day-to-day management of the Gallery’s Shop, connects with a community of artists and craftspeople, and works closely with the ED in shaping a responsive vision for the Shop’s future. As a key member of our front-of-house staff, the Shop Manager also works as a part of our Visitor Experience team to ensure a welcoming experience for all gallery guests.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Sara Knelman, Executive Director at recruitment(at)tworiversgallery(dot)ca with the subject line application: Shop Manager.
Two Rivers Gallery extends a commitment to equity and recognizes that structural inequalities create significant barriers to equal opportunity employment. We strongly encourage applications from equity-seeking communities, from individuals who are Gender Diverse, LGBTQ+, Two-Spirit, Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, and Persons with Disabilities.
We thank all interested applicants, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Interviews will begin September 7, 2021, and will be ongoing until the position is filled.
Two Rivers Gallery Shop Manager responsibilities include:
- Managing day-to-day Gallery Shop operations, working 37.5 hours per week, generally Tuesday to Saturday including one evening per week
- Assisting in developing and achieving annual financial objectives
- Identifying market trends and community needs and recommending changes for greater efficiency and impact
- Working with the Executive Director, developing an online Shop
- Working closely with the Visitor Experience team to ensure a welcoming experience for all gallery guests and covering front-of-house responsibilities as required
- Reporting monthly sales figures and other financial operating results as required
- Receiving and managing stock, including consignments and purchases, as well as monitoring inventory levels using the point-of-sale system
- Managing shop-related physical and digital files
- Organising and supervising inventory counts and adjusting inventory records
- Maintaining and expanding the Gallery’s community of artists and craftspeople
- Working with artists to develop collaborative product ideas
- Sourcing other products related to children’s creativity, contemporary art and exhibition-specific themes
- Pricing inventory within established guidelines
- Overseeing the design of the shop and display of merchandise
- Managing Shop volunteers
- Ensuring a high level of customer and client service
- Working with marketing staff to develop and implement strategies to promote the Gallery Shop
- Implementing theft and safety policies
- 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
- Experience working in online retail environment an asset
- Flexibility, collaboration and creativity
- Administrative and organizational skills
- Financial management skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Friendly and helpful attitude
- Knowledge of and/or interest in contemporary art and fine crafts
- Some evening and weekend work required
The salary range for this position is $37,000-$42,000. Comprehensive benefits, retirement saving, and professional development opportunities available.