Studio Assistant, Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

Job Opportunity: Studio Assistant

Department: Queen Elizabeth Park Cultural Centre, Recreation and Culture, Town of Oakville
Salary Range: Starting at $26.60 hourly
Temporary: Up to 24 hours over three days per week, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This hands-on position reports to and provides support to the Cultural Coordinator in the operation and delivery of culture programs and exhibitions at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre.

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) is a unique multi-purpose recreation, arts and culture facility located in Oakville, Ontario. QEPCCC offers many drop-in and registered recreational, cultural and aquatic programs, including a studio drop-in program and memberships, and an exhibitions program.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with preparation, organization, administration and maintenance of supplies and equipment for studio art programs (weekly and afterschool programs, workshops, PA Day programs, March Break programs, Birthday Parties, Drop-in Programs etc.)
  • Assist with the implementation of special culture events such as Culture Day and Family Day
  • Assist with preparation of attendance lists, instructors’ supply requests, and specialized purchasing orders
  • Oversee and provide guided directions to Artists and Artist groups during the installation and dismantling of exhibitions
  • Assist with the installation of artwork and exhibitions in the Main Gallery and Corridors (including accessing ladders and lift)
  • Assist with the preparation of artwork labels, insurance forms and sale lists
  • Assist with lighting exhibitions
  • Maintain the inventory of facility art hanging system
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

  • College Diploma/Degree (BA / BFA), specializing in one of the following areas: Art History, Museum Studies, Arts Management, Curatorial Studies, or Studio Arts.
  • Lift certification an asset
  • Familiar with the safe artwork handling practices.
  • Experience with art/cultural educational programs and working in a professional fine art gallery or museum
  • Art Handling
  • Health and Safety training
  • WHIMIS (an asset)
  • First aid certification

Letters of application should address the candidate’s expertise in the areas of teaching, professional work, and community service. All applicants must be able to provide a portfolio that demonstrates all of the above during the interview process.

Refer to the Recreation and Culture Programs page for a list of current culture programs and camps offered at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre. Contact Info: Cultural Coordinator, 905 815 5979.

Applications will be accepted on-line at Oakville.ca in the current opportunities section no later than midnight on June 19, 2022

The successful candidate will be required to submit proof of full vaccination in accordance with the town’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Procedure. Accommodation requests for new hires that are unable to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for reasons protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code, must be made in writing to the Human Resources department.

This job profile reflects the general requirements necessary to perform the principal functions of the job. This does not include all of the work requirements of the job. Applicants are required to demonstrate through their application and in the interview process that their qualifications match those specified. Applicants may also be required to undergo testing.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.