Employment

Summer Student Employment Opportunities with Gallery Stratford

Community Engagement & Arts Program Facilitator


Gallery Stratford is looking for a Community Engagement and Arts Program Facilitator that has an interest in and passion for the arts.  This opportunity is ideal for a graduating high school student who will pursue a degree or diploma in fine or applied arts, or a post-secondary student wanting to gain valuable experience in their chosen field.

The Community Engagement and Arts Program Facilitator will work closely with the Gallery Stratford staff and the art educators responsible for the creative delivery of the Arts Alive Summer camp program.  The Facilitator will assist educators in successful delivery of programs and will assist n working with students and parents.  Facilitators may also have the opportunity to coordinate and participate in various community outreach programs (ArtCycle, #CreationPlace, and Steelbox Art Lab), and assist Gallery Stratford staff with the planning of art and exhibition programs and events.  Social media is marketing is vital to the gallery's marketing strategy and the Facilitator will play an active role in utilizing social media to help promote gallery programs,  activities and events.  

Gallery Stratford's Director / Curator together with the Curator of Exhibitions and Education will review applications and conduct interviews in May 2017 and will work together to train and mentor the successful applicants.

The Community Engagement and Arts Program Facilitator will work 35 hours per week for 6 weeks from approximately June 26 to August 6, 2017

Interested applicants should email or mail a cover letter and resume by May 12, 2017 to abrayham@gallerystratford.on.ca

 Angela Brayham

Director / Curator

Gallery Stratford

54 Romeo Street South

Stratford, ON N5A 4S9

This is a six-week position funded through the Ontario Summer Experience Program 

Public Program and Community Engagement Facilitator

Gallery Stratford is the only public art gallery in Stratford, ON and the surrounding Perth County. The gallery is currently looking to fill two Public Program and Community Engagement Facilitator positions. The Public Program and Community Engagement Facilitators will assist Gallery Stratford to develop new and improve the existing ways that the public engages with the gallery, our exhibitions and the contemporary visual arts. The Public Program and Community Engagement Facilitators will play an integral role in creating a dynamic visitor experience, introducing new marketing initiatives, and assisting in the continued development of our ArtCycle mobile community art engagement project and in the implementation of our off-site Steelbox Art Lab.

The Public Program and Community Engagement Facilitators will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of opportunities and activities that range from social media marketing, public relations, program development, event planning and art education. Gallery Stratford has a small professional staff that work collaboratively as a team, but at the same time allows staff members to take ownership of individual projects and programs. This position provides the opportunity to work as an integral team member, but also to initiate and develop individual projects.

The Public Program and Community Engagement Facilitator will work closely with the Director / Curator and the Curator of Exhibitions and Education. Specific responsibilities may include:

 

  • Assisting students, instructors and parents with our Arts Alive Summer Art Camp program.
  • Greeting and engaging gallery visitors both in our main gallery space and off-site in our new Steelbox Art Lab
  • Tracking and monitoring audience statistics
  • Working on the continued development of the galleries social media marketing plan
  • Engaging the community in art making through the ArtCycle program
  • Database administration
  • Assisting with marketing initiatives
  • Developing programs for the Steelbox Art Lab

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge and interest in the arts
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with Photoshop or other graphics, illustration software
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of museum / gallery sector
  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings and in both indoor and outdoor settings
  • Recent high-school graduate or enrolled in a post-secondary program preferably in the fine arts

Gallery Stratford is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons. Gallery Stratford does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, national origin, age, marital status, sex, gender identity, disability, or religion. We welcome applications from those with disabilities and those who are a member of a visible minority or of Aboriginal heritage.

Only those eligible for the Young Canada Works program will be considered for these positions.

Gallery Stratford's Director / Curator together with the Curator of Exhibitions and Education will review applications and conduct interviews in May 2017 and will work together to train and mentor the successful applicants.

 

The Public Program and Community Engagement  Facilitator will work 35 hours per week for 12 weeks from approximately May 15 to August 4, 2017 or June 5 to August 26. 2017

 Interested applicants should email or mail a cover letter and resume by May 12, 2017 to abrayham@gallerystratford.on.ca

Angela Brayham

Director / Curator

Gallery Stratford

 54 Romeo Street South

 Stratford, ON N5A 4S9

This position is funded through the 2017 Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program


Youth Art Faciitator

The Youth Art Facilitator will work under the direction of the Curator of Exhibitions and Education to develop and support art and cultural programs, activities, and classes for children and youth in our community.  The Youth Art Facilitator will provide assistance in the creation of art activities for children enrolled in summer art camps as well as in free programs that encourage children and youth not normally engaged in the arts (recent immigrants, children with disabilities, etc.) to get involved with and engaged with the arts.  The Youth Art Facilitator will work together with art educators and gallery staff to produce community exhibitions of children's artwork created in classes, programs and art camps, and provide administrative and techinical assistance to the art educators and students.  

This position is suited for a graduating High School student interested in pursuing a degree in the arts, or a universtiy fine art or education student interested in gaining experience.  

Gallery Stratford's Director / Curator together with the Curator of Exhibitions and Education will review applications and conduct interviews in May 2017 and will work together to train and mentor the successful applicants.

The Youth Art Facilitators will work 35 hours per week for 12 weeks from approximately June 5  to August 27, 2017

Interested applicants should email or mail a cover letter and resume by May 12, 2017 to abrayham@gallerystratford.on.ca

Angela Brayham

Director / Curator

Gallery Stratford

54 Romeo Street South

Stratford, ON N5A 4S9

This position is funded through the 2017 Service Canada - Canada Summer Jobs program

Community Outreach Animator

The Community Outreach Animator will work together with the Curator of Exhibitions and Education to further develop, facilitate, and animate Gallery Stratford's mobile community art-making program, ArtCycle Stratford together with other gallery outreach programs including CreationPlace and the Steelbox Art Lab.  Animators will engage community members and tourists in the act of art making and creative discovery in our local parks, the downtown core, during festivals and events (including Canada Day and Canada 150th Celebrations) and in other areas where the public congregates during the summer tourist season.  

This position is suited for a graduating High School student interested in pursuing a degree in the arts, or a universtiy fine art or education student interested in gaining experience.  

Gallery Stratford's Director / Curator together with the Curator of Exhibitions and Education will review applications and conduct interviews in May 2017 and will work together to train and mentor the successful applicants.

Community Outreach Animators will work 35 hours per week for 12 weeks from approximately June 5  to August 27, 2017

Interested applicants should email or mail a cover letter and resume by May 12, 2017 to abrayham@gallerystratford.on.ca

Angela Brayham

Director / Curator

Gallery Stratford

54 Romeo Street South

Stratford, ON N5A 4S9

This position is funded through the 2017 Service Canada - Canada Summer Jobs program

ArtLab Community Engagement Coordinator

The ArtLab Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for he daily operation of Gallery Stratford's Steelbox Art Lab, an off-site community art exhibition and project space.  The ArtLab Community Engagement Coordinator will play an active role in the development of community art programming in the space, working closely with both professional and community artists, youth from the local Youth Centre, students, schools, community groups and organizations.  The Coordinator will assist with exhibition installation, social media outrechand marketing and engagement of visitors to the ArtLab.  The Steelbox Art Lab is designed to challenge traditional conceptions of gallery space allowing the community and artists to rethink and reimagine what exhibition and project space can look and feel like.  The Steelbox Art Lab is located in a re-purposed shipping container and provides accessible exhibition space for those working outside the reguar gallery structure.  

This position is suited for a graduating High School student interested in pursuing a degree in the arts, or a universtiy fine art or education student interested in gaining experience.  

Gallery Stratford's Director / Curator together with the Curator of Exhibitions and Education will review applications and conduct interviews in May 2017 and will work together to train and mentor the successful applicants.

The ArtLab Community Engagement Coordinator will work 35 hours per week for 12 weeks from approximately June 5  to August 27, 2017

Interested applicants should email or mail a cover letter and resume by May 12, 2017 to abrayham@gallerystratford.on.ca

Angela Brayham

Director / Curator

Gallery Stratford

54 Romeo Street South

Stratford, ON N5A 4S9

This position is funded through the 2017 Service Canada - Canada Summer Jobs program