JOB: Summer Gallery Assistant

Duration: 7 hours/day, 5 days/week for 12 weeks
Start and end date: 1 June to 24 August 2022
Rate of pay: $21.00/hour
Language: Fluent in English
Reporting to: Katie Belcher, Director/Curator, Access Gallery

Job Description
The Summer Program Assistant will work closely with the Director/Curator and the Board of Directors, visiting curators, and participating artists to coordinate a series of membership initiatives through summer 2022.

About Access
Access Gallery is an artist-run centre with a mission to create conditions of emergence for provocative ideas and work in the visual arts. We enable critical conversations and risk-taking through new configurations of artists, audience, and community. The organization searches out opportunities to experiment through collaborations (both local and international) that encourage innovation. We aim to bring visibility and critical reception to artists and cultural practitioners when they need it most, at important moments often early in their practices. Access is located in Vancouver’s Chinatown, on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. 

qualifies for Young Canada Works as a student returning to full time studies in the fall, and has:

  • effective communication and writing skills;
  • excellent organizational skills;
  • a resourceful work ethic;
  • experience working or volunteering in a gallery context and/or with community initiatives;
  • the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • career aspirations within the cultural milieu
  • some experience working within a budget;
  • technical expertise related to computer design work and image management;
  • flexible schedule: is adaptable, and able to work evenings or weekends.

Access Gallery is committed to employment equity for all prospective employees regardless of national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. Recognizing the impacts of colonialism, white supremacy, and all forms of systemic oppression, particularly in connection to land use and cultural production in this neighbourhood, we are working broadly in our organizational work, and specifically within our programming, to de-centre whiteness and nurture artists in meaningful ways. Applications from artists with lived experience as Black, Indigenous, racialized, Deaf, disabled, neurodivergent, and Queer/LGBTQIA2S+ will be prioritized throughout the review process.

Please email a resume and cover letter to with subject line: REF: YCW Summer 2022 by Monday 2 May 2022 at 9am EST. Applications not received in this process (i.e. applications sent directly through the YCW website) will not be reviewed. However, if this application process is a barrier and you require accessibility accommodations, please contact Katie directly.

For more information, and to apply please contact:

Katie Belcher, Director/Curator
Access Gallery