Gallery Coordinator
Durham Art Gallery
West Grey, ON
Durham Art Gallery is a non-profit, exhibition-driven space for contemporary art and visual culture in West Grey, Ontario. From our earliest incarnation in the local Carnegie library to our current purpose-built home, the Gallery’s evolution is marked by an engaged community and a diversifying landscape.

www.durhamartgallery.com

Your opportunity:
The Gallery Coordinator will work closely with and report to the Director + Curator as part of a close workplace community to propel the Durham Art Gallery into a new and exciting phase of growth. Durham Art Gallery promotes a professional work environment built on respect, self-motivation, accountability, teamwork and curiosity.

If you are a goal-oriented, organized and passionate individual who is excited at the opportunity to nurture and engage community, promote the Gallery as an inclusive and accessible space, broaden the Gallery’s audience by aiding in the implementation of a holistic, integrated approach to exhibitions, education, research, and outreach for people of all ages, abilities and histories, then consider a career with us. Fundraising accounts for a major portion of the job.

Your responsibilities will include:
First line of contact for the Gallery.
Aiding in daily operations.and attending gallery events.
Collating and organizing data for various reports and editing content for grant applications.
Coordinating payment for staff, artists, curators, vendors, etc.
Coordinating the installation and de-installation of exhibits and artwork.
Coordinating the schedule for program and event calendars.
Coordinating the recruitment process and training of volunteers.
Coordinating and researching select predetermined projects alongside Director.
Developing and maintaining procedures for Gallery administration.
Determining logistical details and activities for events and/or programming.
Ensuring compliance with best practices throughout the organization.
Fundraising planning and implementation.
Implementing improved communication measures and policies that promote efficiency.
Maintaining positive client and community relationships.
Maintaining databases.
Marketing and promotion.
Producing and maintaining information on digital platforms, social and otherwise.

Skills:
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Working knowledge of HTML, Adobe Creative Suite, content management systems such as Wix, database management, email, and internet; knowledge of and interest in contemporary Canadian art; excellent research skills; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; excellent experience in social media management; demonstrated ability to work within a team as well as independently; strong attention to detail and ability to organize and manage information; ability to work to deadlines under pressure; team player; ability to work with minimal supervision; flexible; attention to detail. A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is a must; previous experience within a not-for-profit or gallery context is an asset.

Education:
University degree with an emphasis in the Visual Arts, Communications, Public Relations or equivalent combination of knowledge and experience.

Experience:
Minimum three (3) years of previous experience in office coordination. Knowledge of contemporary art required. Supervisory experience would be an asset. Fundraising experience is a necessity.

Compensation:
Durham Art Gallery is offering a salaried position at $50 000 per annum with 4% vacation pay. Two weeks of vacation.

This position offers flexible hours within reason. Availability on select evening and weekends is a necessity.

The Durham Art Gallery welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, women, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2i+ identified individuals and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), The Durham Art Gallery is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. At any stage of the hiring process, The Durham Art Gallery will work with applicants requesting an accommodation.

For more information about the Durham Art Gallery, please visit our website: www.durhamartgallery.com.