Neutral Ground is accepting applications for:
About Neutral Ground:
Launched in 1982, Neutral Ground is a non-profit organisation dedicated to developing opportunities for artists and engaging the public with emerging, experimental, multidisciplinary artistic practices. Neutral Ground is located in oskana ka-asastēki, also known as Regina, Saskatchewan. Primarily a public gallery, Neutral Ground operates on Treaty 4 land, which encompasses the territories of the nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda, and the homeland of the Métis/Michif Nation.
Term: Permanent, Full-time
Hours: 23 hours a week with periodic evening and weekend work
Compensation: 30,000 per year
Benefits: Health and dental benefits, four weeks of paid vacation
Application Deadline: 11:59 pm on Monday, November 6, 2023
Target Interviews Dates: November 20th-23rd
Target Start Date: December 1st, 2023.
Neutral Ground’s current administrative office is located at the rear of the Main Gallery, in a mezzanine space. Access to the office is via one flight of straight stairs.
Neutral Ground is committed to diversity and inclusion. The organisation encourages applications from candidates who are members of racialized communities, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons with low-income and working-class backgrounds, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and those with the skills and knowledge to productively engage within diverse communities.
Summary of Position
Reporting to the Director-Curator, the Gallery Assistant will work to support the Director-Curator and manage components of the gallery’s daily operations. They will prioritize visitor and membership engagement day to day and support the Director-Curator in long-term planning and visioning.
Three-day work week; hours totaling 21. The remaining 2 hours hours/week will be worked flexibly to fulfill job duties including exhibition/event installations and receptions, board meetings, and other tasks as needed.
Breakdown of Duties: The position will be understood through three involvement categories.
Leading: tasks that are the responsibility of the Gallery Assistant with support from either the Director-Curator or Board of Directors.
Collaborating: tasks that are shared with the Director-Curator and/or the Board of Directors and will contribute to the organisation as a whole.
Supporting: tasks that are the primary responsibility of the Director-Curator and/or Board of Directors for which the Gallery Assistant will take a supporting role.
- Maintaining gallery hours through presence in the gallery space;
- Gallery cleaning and maintenance;
- Exhibition installation;
- Fostering meaningful engagement with gallery visitors and developing materials that support visitor understanding of programming (such as didactic materials, tours, etc.);
- Day-to-day administration, such as record keeping, equipment rentals, membership registration, and other tasks; and
- Maintaining regular updates for membership and the wider community via the website, social media, and newsletter.
- Fundraising and sponsorship initiatives to supplement core funding;
- Development of membership programming, benefits, and relationships, through communication, recruitment, and community engagement that supports the aspirations of our artist membership;
- Annual events, both existing and initiating new endeavors; and
- AGM planning and implementation.
- Support Director-Curator in the planning of curatorial and juried programming;
- Support Director-Curator in preparing and gathering information for year-end financials;
- Support in grant writing and reporting by collecting necessary statistical and programming information when necessary; and
- Reporting to the Director-Curator on day-to-day operations and engagement.
- Post-secondary education in the arts, administration, or equivalent experience;
- 2+ years of work experience, ideally in a collaborative work environment;
- Strong ability to work collaboratively with staff, volunteers, interns, members, and Board of Directors;
- Office management skills, reliability, and discretion;
- Knowledge and respect for diverse points of view and the ability to facilitate productive exchange through consensus building and collaboration;
- Gallery promotions including social media posts and press engagement; and
- Literacy in platforms such as Adobe Creative Suite, Google Drive, and WordPress is required.
The following are considered assets but not requirements for candidates:
- Valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle
- Comfort climbing 12-foot ladders
- Language proficiency in a language other than English
- Independent visual, and/or writing and/or curatorial practice
- Experience in exhibition documentation
- Social media management or coordination
- Graphic Design experience
- Exhibition Documentation experience
Find out more about Neutral Ground, visit: neutralground.sk.ca
Please submit the following by email with the subject line “ Gallery Assistant Application: your name” to: firstname.lastname@example.org
1 page Cover Letter expressing your interest, experience, and capacity to meet the listed job duties;
Curriculum Vitae (maximum 5 pages);
Link to 5 minute video expressing your interest, experience, and capacity to meet the listed job duties
Those invited to interview for the position will be asked to provide the names, contact information (email and phone number), and list the nature of your professional relationship for two references who can speak directly to the required job competencies.
Candidates with disabilities will receive accommodation throughout the hiring process upon request. Please email email@example.com to request accommodation.
Neutral Ground thanks all applicants for their time and interest in this position, though only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
photo: Marissa Sean Cruz, BILLED-A-BEAR ʕ´•ᴥ•`ʔ, photo: Daniel Paquet