Open Position - Gallery Assistant
The Parliament Arts Organization
The mission of The Parliament Arts Organization is to empower artists. We strive to be an innovative leader of a diverse and thriving arts community as well as a strategic partner in creating an open, inclusive, and vibrant place for artists, residents, businesses, and tourists. Parliament York was founded in 2011, and then became a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2015.
Parliament York fulfills its mission by offering programs and special events in the City of York. Programs include: artists talk series, parliament presents, a summer music series, figure drawing classes, writing, poetry readings, and an all ages open mic. Special events include: First Fridays at The Parliament, King Street Jam, Decked Out, Merry Market and other fundraising events throughout the year. On top of the Parliaments retail gallery location, we also have two additional gallery locations: Gallery110, and Venture, to create continuous support and locations for artists to showcase their work.
To ensure gallery is in pristine condition, manage correspondence with visitors, assistance at special events, maintaining the safety of the gallery's collection and equipment.
Duties & Responsibilities
Assist with the coordination and curation of artwork for all exhibits in-house
Participates with the Directors on development and implementation of event programming
Ensure the gallery is clean and visitors follow guidelines
Staff special events held at the Parliament
Manage and update events on social media
Assist with installation of exhibits
Performs other related duties as assigned
Employee will ideally have their own laptop.
Motivated self-starter, with professional attitude
Critical thinker and problem solver
Strong art and design background paired with an entrepreneurial spirit
Creative thinker and business drive
Excellent communication skills
Willingness to step up outside of normal business hours to get the job done
Basic computer knowledge and photographic skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Google Drive, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Squarespace (not required but preferred)
Hourly rate is commensurate with experience and qualifications. To be considered for the position, submit a current resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Type: Part-time