Summer 2023 (May – August)

Curatorial + Program Assistant (Young Canada Works)

Application deadline: April 26th, 2023

Location: SC Arts Center, 5714 Medusa Ave, Sechelt (Onsite)

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is seeking a Curatorial + Program Assistant to join our small, dynamic team from May – August, 2023.

The position will assist with the daily operations of the Arts Centre which includes helping with exhibition installations, liaising with artists, greeting exhibition visitors, and supporting public talks, screenings and workshops. The position will also provide program and administrative support to our July Kid’s Camps and our annual Hackett Park Artisan Fair.

This role is perfect for someone comfortable with engaging with the public, thrives in a busy environment, enjoys collaboration, is detail oriented, and is passionate about art and culture. This hand-on role is a fantastic opportunity for anyone curious to learn about arts administration/curation, and to gain practical skills that will be transferrable to a future entry-level position.

About Us:
Founded in 1970, the mission of the Sunshine Coast Arts Council is to provide opportunities for residents and visitors of Sechelt to enjoy and participate in cultural activities, and to increase platforms for local artists to share their work. We nurture arts and culture in our community, and provide accessible opportunities for our diverse communities to find connections with this work. We center cultural understanding and inclusiveness, and endeavour to make our organization safe for the artistic exploration of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe that artistic and cultural expression is central to the well-being of our communities. For over 40 years we have continuously delivered a range of cultural programs for residents and visitors to Sechelt.

Typical Duties:
Welcome and engage visitors to the Arts Center
Assist in with preparation and installation of exhibitions
Program assistant for July Kid’s Camps including workshop support and student supervision
Support Exhibition Submission Process including Jurying
Support administration and delivery of all summer 2023 events and workshops
Support delivery of Hackett Park Artisan Fair

You should be a current student or recent graduate from any of the following: Arts Administration, Event Management, Fine Arts, Curatorial and Critical Studies, Art History, Interactive Arts, History or related field. In addition, we hope that you will also possess:

Interest and engagement with the local arts community.
Knowledge of the Sunshine Coast is an asset
Interest in public engagement and educational program planning and delivery in the arts.
Experience working with children and youth considered an asset.
Exceptional verbal and written communications skills.
Exemplary organization skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision.
Ability to take initiative and problem solve.
Experience with Google workplace apps, Dropbox, Microsoft Office, PC and Apple computers.
Volunteer or work experience in a gallery, community art space or museum environment desirable.

$20/hour, May 17 – August 20, 2023: Wednesday-Sunday, 30 hours/week

Applicants must be between the ages of 15-30 (you do not have to be returning to school in the Fall). Applicants must also be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or have official refugee protection status, be legally eligible to work in BC, not have another full-time job (30+hours/week).

Please send your resume (including confirmation that you are eligible for this position), including cover letter and any other special instructions listed above to the contact name below by the date specified.

Contact: Sadira Rodrigues, Director/Curator
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, April 19, 2022, at 4:00 PM

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls please.