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Volunteer

Exciting events are coming up and we would love to get you involved at the Richmond Art Gallery as a volunteer. Volunteering is a fun way to learn about art and the Gallery, meet new people and contribute to your community. Without volunteers like you, the Richmond Art Gallery would not be able to do what it does — you help make it all work! If you are interested in volunteering, fill out a copy of our volunteer application form and return to the gallery.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering has much to offer:

  • Make a difference in the lives of others
  • Apply your skills and talents
  • Come to know your community better, while contributing to its future
  • Engage with others, while sharing your love for art and culture

For all of the following positions a time commitment once a week or monthly is required depending on the position. The benefits include applying your skills and talents to gain knowledge within the non-profit sector. You will receive training and support to enhance your experience in a supportive environment. Build your confidence, art-knowledge and social consciousness.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Classroom Assistant

Commitment:  minimum 3 hour shift weekly, between 9am-3pm on weekdays
6-month commitment

Work with students from ages 3-13 as part of the School Art Program.  Assist the School Art Program Coordinator with setting up the art classroom with art materials, leading tours, and helping students with their art projects.  Applicants must submit a Criminal Records Check for working with children as part of the application process.

Qualifications:  Must have an interest in the visual arts and working with children.  Shifts occur only during school hours, 9am-3pm on weekdays from September – June.

To apply, please fill out a Classroom Assistant Application form and email to mdevoy@richmond.ca


Public Programs Assistant for Programs and Events

Commitment: 3 – 10 hours monthly

Public Programs Assistants are best suited to those who have an interest in visual culture and like to work with people in a social learning environment. The schedule and duties vary each month, depending on the program. Programs include: Exhibition Opening Receptions, Artist Talks, Art Workshops, and various Community Events.
Tasks may include: working with and greeting the public (all ages), preparing and serving food trays, serving drinks, assisting with set-up/clean up of spaces and equipment, leading exhibition tours,  and assisting visitors of all all ages with art activities. Shifts are sporadic in nature, generally 1 or 2 shifts per month on Thursday evenings and/or weekend afternoons.

Qualifications: Must be aged 14 years or older, fluent in English, be able to commit to the position for at least 6 months, friendly and outgoing with people of all ages, and able to work as part of a team. Serving It Right Certification, public speaking skills, and other language speaking skills an asset.

To apply, please fill out a Volunteer Application form and email to ktycholis@richmond.ca .
Please include what type of program you would like to volunteer for in your email.

 

Volunteer Board Member – Richmond Art Gallery Association

The Richmond Art Gallery Association (RAGA) is a non-profit, registered charitable society (CRA Registration no.: 107894883RR0001).

We support the Richmond Art Gallery, which is owned and operated by the City of Richmond, in their mission to exhibit, collect, and educate the public about local, national and international contemporary art. The Gallery plays a dynamic role in the growth of visual art in Richmond, and is a vital part of the contemporary art network in British Columbia and Canada. RAGA provides the Richmond community and others in the Lower Mainland with opportunities to view and learn about contemporary art and experience art-making activities, including programs for adults, families and children. RAGA works in conjunction with RAG (the Gallery) by means of contract with the City of Richmond. RAGA’s work is accomplished via fundraising and friend-raising (membership) for the Gallery. We are not the governing board of the Richmond Art Gallery, nor do we have a curatorial role.

Commitment:

Board Members are responsible to:

  • Attend a two hour monthly board meeting on the third Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm at the Richmond Cultural Centre (our meetings run on time and to a maximum of two hours; we value attendance and punctuality)
  • Read and respond to communication in a timely manner (generally 48 hours max).
  • Attend the Gallery’s openings and events to represent RAGA (the Association) and to assist Gallery staff (we encourage board members to attend as many events as possible and we rotate attendance).
  • There is committee work and individual tasks to be accomplished from month to month. We are conscientious about sharing the workload.
  • Attend the annual general meeting.

Requisite skills:

  • Fundraising and Friend-raising skills: being connected to the community at large and willing to advocate for the work of the Association and the Gallery
  • Knowledgeable about governance
  • Organization skills
  • Ability to work in a collegial and cooperative manner
  • Prior board experience is an asset

Benefits:

You have the opportunity to work with a collegial and cohesive group of smart and engaging individuals of all ages and backgrounds who value the importance of contemporary art and art education in our community.  You become part of the RAGA/RAG family.

Please submit your letter of interest and resume to:

Mila Kostic – President, Richmond Art Gallery Association
kosticragaboard@gmail.com

Cc: Shaun Dacey – Director, Richmond Art Gallery
SDacey@richmond.ca