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  • Part Time
  • Job Posted on Board: 3 weeks ago
  • Jun 22, 2018
Alcheringa Gallery
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Gallery Assistant


Alcheringa Gallery ( seeks a self-motivated individual with a passion for Indigenous art and culture. Some knowledge of art sales and public relations is an asset. Some on-the-job training will be provided. This position is for part-time employment in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.


The successful candidate will have many of these strengths:


Arts Background

·        Enthusiasm for, and knowledge of indigenous arts and cultures, including those of    Canada’s Northwest Coast, Australia, and/or Papua New Guinea

·        Exhibition experience (handling art, hanging work, exhibition change overs)


Sales Experience

·        Skill at building and sustaining relationships with clients

·        Experience handling cash, as well as operating POS (debit/credit) machine


Computer Skills

·        Knowledge of computers (mainly MacOS)

·        Good organizational skills (setting up file structures, naming structures, etc.)

·        High proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)



·        Some knowledge of photography using a digital SLR camera, photographing artwork, using lighting, and image editing for print and digital publication (see above in computer skills)



·        Strong writer and confident speaker

·        Experience using and posting within social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)



·        Resilient sense of humour

·        Patience, resilience with interruptions

·        Ability to multi-task and keep on track with many assigned tasks

·        Willingness to work overtime when project deadlines require it and during show         changes

·        Willingness to work some holidays and weekends, and some evenings in summer

·        Good physical condition for moving and hanging heavy and awkward art objects

·        General maintenance and cleaning of gallery space


DEADLINE for application is Friday, June 15th, 2017

We prefer digitally submitted applications with a pdf of your cover letter and resume sent to
If physical application must be submitted, please bring or address applications to:


Elaine Monds, Director

Alcheringa Gallery

621 Fort Street

Victoria, BC


V8W 1G1

Tel: (250) 383-8224



All applications will be considered; however, only those with whom an interview is requested will be contacted. A three-month probationary period may be requested with the offer of employment. We thank all applicants in advance.

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