Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre: Call for Studio Assistant
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) is a unique multi-purpose recreation, arts and culture facility located...

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) is a unique multi-purpose recreation, arts and culture facility located in Oakville, Ontario. QEPCCC offers many drop-in and registered recreational, cultural and aquatic programs, including a studio drop-in program and memberships, and an exhibitions program. QEPCCC is currently looking for a part time Studio Assistant.

Job Designation: Studio Assistant
Start Date: January 2020 approximately
Salary Range: Starting at $24.63 hourly
Temporary: Up to 24 hours per week over three days a week, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Job Responsibilities

This hands-on position provides support to the Cultural Coordinator in the operation and delivery of culture programs and exhibitions at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre. It is a 6-month contract with possibility of renewal. This position reports to the Cultural Coordinator. For more information, please contact Dianne Pearce at (905) 815-5979.

Specific Duties

  • Assist with preparation, organization, administration and maintenance of supplies and equipment for studio art programs (weekly and afterschool programs, workshops, PA Day programs, March Break programs, Birthday Parties, Drop-in Programs etc.)
  • Assist with implementation of special culture events such as Culture Day and Family Day
  • Assist with preparation of attendance lists, instructors’ supply requests, and specialized purchasing orders
  • Oversee and provide guided directions to Artists and Artist groups during the installation and dismantling of exhibitions
  • Assist with installation of artwork and exhibitions in the Main Gallery and Corridors (including accessing ladders and lift)
  • Assist with preparation of artwork labels, insurance forms and sale lists
  • Assist with lighting exhibitions
  • Maintain inventory of facility art hanging system
  • Other duties as assigned

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Qualifications

  • College Diploma/Degree (BA / BFA), specializing in one of the following areas: Art History, Museum Studies, Arts Management, Curatorial Studies, or Studio Arts.
  • Lift certification an asset
  • Familiar with the safe artwork handling practices.
  • Experience with art/cultural educational programs and working in a professional fine art gallery or museum
  • Art Handling
  • Health and Safety training
  • WHIMIS (an asset)
  • First aid certification

Letters of application should address the candidate’s expertise in the areas of professional work and community service. All applicants must be able to provide a portfolio that demonstrates all of the above during the interview process.

Refer to the Recreation and Culture Guide Fall 2019/Winter 2020 program guide for descriptions of children, youth and adult art programs.

Applications will be accepted on-line at oakville.ca in the current opportunities section no later than midnight on January 17, 2020

DATED: December 19, 2019

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.