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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.

Gallery & Special Events Coordinator

Dates of Employment: May – August 2023 for 16 weeks and July and August for 6-8 weeks
Hours of Work: Tuesday–Saturday 35 hours/week

Remuneration starting at $16.75/hour


Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, detailed resume and two references by May 15th to the Smithers Art Gallery, Attn: Nicole Chernish at


If in-person activities are not possible the employee will design & create kits for pick-up and will create and post online video tutorials for the activities.


Drop-in Art Activities

  • devise weekly activity & create a demonstration model

  • marketing and promotion to the public

  • maintain inventory of art and craft supplies and materials

  • maintain accurate records and monitor project budget


Summer Art Camps

  • maintain inventory and purchasing new supplies within budget

  • maintain accurate records and monitoring project budget

  • marketing and promotion of art camps to the public

  • manage registrations and payments

  • classroom set-up and take-down for each art camp

  • develop curriculum for art camps

  • lead art camps with assistance from other summer staff

  • feedback surveys for parents



  • hang exhibitions with gallery staff

  • create labels and inventory sheets for artwork 

  • photograph the exhibition and post to the Gallery website

  • coordinate interviews with artists and videographer to create promotional videos for social media use

  • Summer Events and Festival Programming:  

  • devise family activities & create a demonstration models for all holidays, events and festivals in the community of Smithers including Smithers Pride, Victoria Day, National Indigenous People’s Day, Canada Day, the Midsummer Music Festival, Fall Fair & Parade and a new event this year the Smithers Multicultural Festival

  • marketing and promotion to the public;

  • maintain inventory of art and craft supplies and materials

  • maintain accurate records and monitoring project budget

  • set-up and take-down for each activity

  • record statistics and liaise with committees or staff organizing each larger event


General duties

  • Community outreach/marketing;

  • staff the gallery and liaise with the public

  • record visitor numbers and other data

  • general cleaning and maintenance

  • artisan shop sales and merchandising

  • other duties as required


The preferred candidate will:

  • be creative, innovative and flexible

  • be studying in the field of fine arts, education or another related field

  • have experience working with school-aged children

  • have a love of art

  • work well in a team

  • show initiative, and leadership

  • be fluent in English, with exceptional written and oral communication skills

  • have strong computer and research skills

  • must be between 15 and 30 years of age

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status in Canada


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.

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