Love to talk about art? The Burnaby Arts Council (BAC) is seeking friendly and outgoing individuals with customer service skills to welcome our Gallery visitors. The Gallery Attendant is an excellent position for someone who is interested in learning about and engaging with the Burnaby arts community as well as gaining work experience or developing existing skills in customer service in the Arts. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the Deer Lake Gallery during open hours
  • Opening and closing the Gallery (Saturday’s only)
  • Greet visitors and introduce the current exhibition
  • Share and promote upcoming programming; answering questions regarding the gallery and BAC
  • Visitor tracking; input attendance statistics
  • Handle art sales and transactions
  • Occasional assistance with daily operations and support tasks

Time commitment/Work Schedule:

  • Minimum 2 shifts per months, 4 hours per shift (12 – 4 pm)
  • Gallery hours are 12-4 Tuesday to Saturday

Desired skills:

  • Experience in a customer-facing environment; comfortable dealing with the public
  • Strong verbal communication skills; friendly, personable and professional
  • Enthusiastic about art; willing to learn about the BAC, its programs, exhibitions and events
  • Comfortable working alone (on Saturday’s)

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Art Gallery work experience; learning about the arts in your community
  • Valuable contribution to/engagement with the Burnaby Arts community
  • Reference letter after 30 hours

Submit your application at www.burnabyartscouncil.org/organization/volunteer-opportunities and fill out the online form, or email bac_volunteer@shaw.ca for more information.