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Gallery Assistant: Community Art & Education
County of Lambton
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Sarnia, Southern - Western Ontario, Ontario
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$28.14 - $30.96/Hour
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Job Number: J0617-0816

Job Title: Gallery Assistant: Community Art & Education

Position Status: Full Time

Union: UNIFOR 65

Division: Cultural Services

Facility: Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery

City: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

Number of Positions: 1

Hours of Work:

35 hours/week

Wage Rate: $28.14 - $30.96/Hour

Date Posted: July 17, 2017

Closing Date: August 7, 2017

Starting Date: September 11, 2017

The County of Lambton is an urban-rural area in southwestern Ontario that is home to over 126,000 residents. The Corporation's seven divisions operate programs and services for the residents of Lambton County such as land ambulance, provincial offences court, three Long-Term Care Homes, 26 library branches, two museums, an art gallery, archives, local roadways, public health services, housing services, social services, building services and planning and development services. Lambton County is a community dedicated to economic growth, environmental stewardship and an enhanced quality of life through the provision of responsive and efficient services and collaborative efforts with its municipal and community partners.

Position Overview

The Gallery Assistant: Community Art & Education is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive schedule of community art activities, special outreach programs and educational interpretations centered on exhibition themes and other relevant concepts. Targeting a wide range of audiences, the position plays a key role in increasing awareness, understanding, and appreciation for visual art and culture within the Lambton community.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Conceive, develop, coordinate, implement, and evaluate a robust community art program that includes but is not limited to:
o Family Days, Adult Art Classes, RAAW Youth Program, and general interest programming
o General tours and programs that meet diverse community needs
o School tours and programs that link to curriculum at grade specific levels
o Art events that lead to enhanced visitor experience and engagement including but not limited to First Fridays, Exhibition Openings, Art Walk, TaBoo, Birthday Parties, Girl Guides and other special interest groups
• Support all areas of the gallery in the delivery of a variety of activities and programs
• Liaise with community visual arts organizations to ensure there is no duplication of services, to identify gaps in gallery community art service programming, and to identify potential partnerships and outreach opportunities in the county
• Responsible to maintain an understanding of, and remain current on: art gallery educational developments; contemporary artistic developments, issues, production and practices including new media, technology and traditional media at the local, provincial and national level

Administrative Duties:
• Responsible to provide information for marketing of community art programs as required
• Answers questions and supplies information to the public regarding art education programs and gallery information in general
• Create, use, and adjust applicable forms for the efficient organization and communication of education materials and programs
• Maintain inventory of school and other community contacts
• Maintain materials and spaces necessary to deliver programs including technology and software updates on equipment
• Support the Gallery Reception as required

• Incumbents must keep up-to-date on all relevant legislation, collective bargaining agreements, County Policies and Procedures, etc. ensuring that these are implemented as prescribed
• Incumbents must possess the physical ability to meet the duties and responsibilities of the job description and/or the requirements identified within the position's Physical Demands Analysis

These describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents in this classification. They are not an exhaustive list of all job duties in the classification. Other duties may be assigned.

Supervision Requirements
Direct Supervision: None
Indirect Supervision: None
Functional Authority: None


Minimum Formal Education:
• Three year degree or diploma in Art Education, Visual Art or equivalent.

Minimum Experience:
• 6 to 12 months experience developing, coordinating and implementing community art programs, tours, events and activities in a public art gallery environment.
• Knowledge of Canadian art history including contemporary art practices
• Demonstrated oral, written, presentation and reporting communication skills and capacities
• Demonstrated project coordination and time management skills

A valid Ontario Driver’s Licence and use of a vehicle.
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