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The Smithers Art Gallery has been in operation for over 45 years and continues to grow and expand its role in the community through public art exhibitions, art education for children and adults, special events, and a retail space for artists and artisans.

Community Engagement Coordinator

We are looking for an enthusiastic Community Engagement Coordinator to facilitate our visual arts education program and build the Gallery’s online presence in our communities.  The ideal candidate can work on multiple projects at once and has the people skills to communicate with clients and staff professionally. You will report to the Gallery Manager but be able to work independently.


  • Secure and book instructors for seasonal workshop series for adults and after-school/holiday programming for children and youth (September through June)

  • Develop a compendium of qualified instructors and program opportunities

  • Liaise with artists/instructors and develop course descriptions, budgets, course fees, supply lists and schedules

  • Create a contract for each workshop instructor

  • Track registrations and payments

  • Procurement of materials when needed

  • Cleaning and general maintenance of Creation Station including purchasing of supplies

  • Gather and compile feedback from both course participant and instructors

  • Develop visual art courses/opportunities with other community groups/organizations in conjunction with the gallery manager

  • Photographing exhibition artwork and artworks for sale

  • Uploading and maintaining exhibitions on Wix & Square websites

  • Develop promotional materials utilizing social and traditional media

  • Develop relationships with other community groups/organizations and media outlets

  • Visitor Services – interaction with gallery visitors



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Extremely well organized

  • Social media marketing skills

  • Competent with Microsoft Office including Publisher and basic graphic design skills(Canva)

  • Completed a degree in administration or a related field.  Relevant education and practical experience, including fine arts, will be considered.

  • Cultural Awareness of local and surrounding communities (community groups, First Nations, new immigrants, etc.)

  • Knowledge of local artists and the visual arts scene is considered an asset

  • The Smithers Gallery Association is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to ancestry, colour, race, disability, gender identity and expression, or sexual orientation.


Remuneration:  Hours 35 hours/week, part time may be available for "right" candidate. Salary is $20-22/hour.

How to Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Community Engagement Position”.  Only those short listed will be contacted. This position will close once filled.  

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