Summer Student Contract
The Contemporary Art Gallery is seeking an Event Assistant to help in the preparation and promotion of the annual Dinner & Art Auction. The Event Assistant will perform these duties during a 12 week period at 35 hours per week.
This summer student position is subject to funding approval from Young Canada Works. Applicants must be a full-time student in the semester immediately preceding June, returning to school full-time in the fall and be between 16 and 30 years old at the start of employment to apply. Eligible applicants must also be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or have official refugee protection status, be legally eligible to work in BC, not have another fulltime job (30+ hours/week) and be registered in the YCW online candidate inventory (www.youngcanadaworks.gc.ca).
Duties will include:
- answering telephones
- liaising with artist studios regarding artwork donations and related materials
- arranging shipping of artwork to meet internal deadlines
- planning and contributing to marketing materials for print and online
- researching and producing written materials about the event and participating artists
- updating databases sourcing vendors and materials
- identifying/producing event specific documents (registration sheets, bid forms etc.)
- other duties as required
- Experience handling art
- A background or demonstrated interest in event planning
- Enrolled in a post-secondary institution in visual arts or related program
- Must be able to work in a PC office environment using Word and Excel
- Excellent time management skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
- Careful attention to detail and creative problem solving
- Excellent communication abilities and experience working in a team environment.
- Driver’s license
- Working knowledge of Creative Suite
- Knowledge of social media marketing an asset
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 6pm. Anticipated start date June 5, 2013.
Salary: $15.00 per hour, plus a percentage in lieu of benefits.
Deadline: May 6, 2013 at 12pm.
Submit your resume and cover letter in one PDF via email with the subject Event Assistant Application to Lisa Fedorak at email@example.com.
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