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Artist Jérémie Cyr performs 'The Sound Station' during the undergraduate student exhibition: 'The Echo Game', 2016. Artist Jérémie Cyr performs The Sound Station during the undergraduate student exhibition: The Echo Game, 2016.

Job Summary for Work Study Project Q-30334-22

Job Title: Gallery Attendant

Project Number: Q-30334-22

Salary Level: $ 14.50 /hr

Required Skills:
Computer Skills
Customer Service
Data Entry
Other Skills: Required Skills:
" Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills
" Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in French and English
" Excellent organizational skills
" The ability to manage multiple tasks with regular interruptions
" Previous experience or knowledge of the arts required
" Proficiency in Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook

Duties: Gallery attendants are the first face gallery patrons see as they enter our doors. In addition to establishing a welcoming atmosphere for visitors and providing easy access to information,
attendants play an important administrative role by assisting the Gallery Director with a variety of tasks. Gallery attendants are critical team members on a very small staff. The gallery attendant is directly accountable to and reports to the gallery director.
Duties and Responsibilities:

Receiving the public:
" Greeting all visitors and offering information on exhibitions and Programs. Answering a wide range of general questions from visitors, in person, by phone and email.
" Working with all staff on various administrative duties such as memberships, filing, record updating, invitation and promotional mail outs, education preparation and registrations for workshops and gallery events
Maintaining reception and gallery:
" Receiving and forwarding calls to staff
" Maintaining lobby/reception tidiness, keeping area organized and arranging and replenishing public information and literature displays
" Tidying and spot-cleaning front entrance and other public areas as required
Securing the gallery and its contents by:
" Monitoring exhibition areas. Advising visitors of gallery regulations when necessary (i.e. no photography, no food and drink)
" Patrolling all publicly accessible areas and recording any findings as necessary
" Maintaining a log of events and messages pertaining to staff and public activity
" Communicating security issues to supervisor
" Accounting for works of art in exhibitions, equipment and furniture upon opening and closing the gallery and during regular rounds
" Opening and closing procedures as specified
Working Conditions:
" Part time flexible hours including evenings and some weekends to meet schedule of public hours, programs and special events
" Some light lifting, room set-up and take down required
" General clerical duties are expected

Student Gains: The chosen students will gain experience working within the cultural field and integrating public programming into a large academic setting. You will participate in events planning and organizational skills, critical thinking, and writing for clarity and expression. Contributed to a meaningful public program that brings together artists, thinkers and art historians 
- Learned valuable coordination skills. 
- Made connections to the artistic cultural community in Montreal, Quebec and internationally. 
- Benefited by working with academic leaders in Montreal through Concordia University. 
- Gained practical experience in arts administration including time-management skills, communications, technical, education and outreach.

Start Date: 2/3/2020
End Date: 4/30/2020

Duration: 1 Semester(s)

Hiring Department: Fine Arts

Address: EV 1.715

Phone: 848-2424 ext:5467

Contact Name: Eunice Belidor

Contact Email:

Deadline to apply: January 28 2020, 23:59

The FOFA Gallery is a department of the Dean's Office, Faculty of Fine Arts. From time to time, the gallery offers opportunities for student employment through internships and temporary positions. This page offers the most up to date information regarding our current employment opportunities.
For future employment inquiries, please contact Eunice Bélidor, FOFA Gallery Director. 
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