BAND Gallery and Cultural Centre

JOB DESCRIPTION: CURATORIAL VOLUNTEER

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Chief Curator and Curatorial Assistant

SCOPE: 

Curatorial Volunteers are responsible for gallery maintenance and guest relations, with an emphasis on Educating, Exhibiting, and Event Production. 

Curatorial Volunteers must attend a one-time 1-hour workshop, lead by the Assistant Curator, followed by a trial shift.

Curatorial Volunteers are expected to commit to at least three months and at least one six-hour shift each month. 

DUTIES:

1. Greet guests upon arrival with enthusiasm.

2. Facilitate with special events, workshops, and provide assistance to visitors.

3. Be knowledge about BAND’s history, current and upcoming exhibitions, and cultural events.

3. Facilitate with exhibitions — research, exhibition checklist, design, production and maintenance. 

4. Conduct scholarly and market research; discuss results and prepare reports, archival work; building Band’s cultural archive

5. Ensure compliance with operating, environmental, aesthetic and safety standards.

6. Respond to written and in-person inquiries from gallery patrons.

7. Invite guests to write in guest book, sign up for mailing list, and warmly bid farewell, upon leaving BAND.

EDUCATION:

• 2nd year and above university education in art history, art, history or like discipline

• Museological and or curatorial certificate(s)

EXPERIENCE:

• 1-3 years experience

KNOWLEDGE:

• Technical knowledge of gallery procedures (event production, exhibit design, conservation, historical research)

• Technical knowledge of computers

• Technical knowledge of various applicable statutes and regulations, including the

 Occupational Health & Safety Act

SKILL AND ABILITY:

• Perform several tasks simultaneously

• Understand assignment needs and requirements, as well, anticipate and solve problems

• Communicate effectively with associates, internal and external partners, in both written and verbal 

• Be comfortable and confident interacting with guests

• Exercise sound judgment and public relations skills

• Be able to operate a PC and Mac computer, photocopier and hand tools

• Be adaptable to change and strive to learn/practice new skills

WORK DEMANDS

• Ability to work with little or no direct supervision

• Frequent close and highly concentrated mental/visual alertness

• Frequent contact with the public

• Strict deadlines

• Occasional use of hand tools, cleaning products, equipment and ladders

 

Please send cover letter and resume to Raine Laurent at raine@band-rand.com