Gallery Attendant

  • Job Opportunities
  • Deadline: March 29, 2022

    Position Overview

    Current employment opportunities exist at the Richmond Art Gallery for part-time and on-call Gallery Attendants starting April 2022. Gallery Attendants help to create an accessible and enjoyable experience in the Art Gallery assisting visitors with a general understanding of current art exhibitions, while also focusing on protecting the art works and monitoring the gallery spaces.

    This is a part-time position, working 1 shift per week on Saturdays or Sundays. On-call Attendants work various 4-5 hour shifts throughout the week, including weekends.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Receiving the public: Greeting all visitors and offering information on exhibitions, programs, and memberships; Answering a wide range of general questions from visitors, in person, by phone and email in a courteous and respectful manner while upholding Gallery policies.
    • Securing the gallery and its contents:  Circulating frequently through the gallery to deter acts of vandalism, theft or negligence and ensure the safety of guests; Accounting for works of art in exhibitions, equipment and furniture upon opening and closing procedures and during regular rounds.
    • Maintaining reception and gallery spaces: Working with all staff on various administrative duties such as membership database, attendance record updating, marketing mail outs, and online research; Ensuring reception, public areas and literature displays are organized and tidy. 

    Working Conditions:

    • Part-time hours of a minimum of 1 day per week. Sunday shift is from 12:00 – 5:00 pm.
    • On-call positions to cover staff sickness and vacation times, may lead to a permanent shift.
    • New Attendants are required to attend two orientation sessions prior to the start of duties.  Once completed, all Attendants attend a 2-hour orientation session prior to the opening of each new exhibition.

     Required Qualifications and Skills:

    • Minimum 2 years of experience dealing with the public in a customer service or hospitality environment. Hospitality-oriented individual with strong people skills is preferred.
    • Friendly and outgoing, possessing strong communication skills to interact with diverse visitors of all ages.
    • The ability to clearly speak, write and understand the English language. (Speaking Mandarin is an asset).
    • Familiarity with art galleries/museums; strong interest in contemporary art.
    • Proficient in MS Outlook, Word and Excel.
    • Strong sense of responsibility, enthusiasm, diplomacy with the public, and comfortable working independently.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks during gallery events, as well as remain focused and attentive for long periods of time in a very quiet environment.
    • On-call position – Must have flexible schedule and able to accept assignments on short notice.

    Wage:  $15.20 an hour  (increased to $15.65 as of June 1st, 2022)

    To Apply:
    Send resume and cover letter via email to:
    Kathy Tycholis, Education & Public Programs Coordinator :

    No phone calls please.  Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.    



    Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Monday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Tuesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Saturday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Closed on statutory holidays.

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    7700 Minoru Gate
    Richmond, BC  V6Y 1R8
    Canada Line Station: Richmond-Brighouse


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