Career

Join us for an opportunity to work in one of Canada’s finest First Nations art galleries. Our commercial gallery offers a creative, challenging and rewarding experience in the arts.

Submit your application via email to: art@coastalpeoples.com

Position: Social Media & Special Projects Coordinator

Overview:

Seeking a creative and energetic individual to join our team to enhance our social media programs and expand our reach across Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Google, YouTube as well as website blogging.

This is an excellent opportunity for a confident, organized and self-sufficient person to be involved with a leading First Nations art gallery.
A team-oriented, hands-on position to pursue new opportunities to engage, curate and report what’s trending in social media. You’ll participate in actively managing content and monitoring ongoing campaigns.

If this sounds like you, then review the details and qualifications of this position and apply.

Responsibilities:

Manage social media platforms using Later

As a part of a team, create posts as a part of daily activities and marketing campaigns

Ensure high-quality, consistent, brand aware and engaging postings

Engage in client responses and identify sales opportunities

Develop and maintain a social media calendar

Monitor market trends, community events and industry activity

Assist in researching opportunities for new social marketing platforms

Stay current with social media trends and best practices

Create monthly analysis reports for management

Blogging for website

Strengthening connections with media and social media influencers

Special projects include livestreaming initiatives, videography assistance for feeds.

Qualifications:

Quick learner, flexible, and creative thinker with fresh ideas

Proficient on all social media platforms

Good technical understanding and can learn programs quickly

Excellent communicator with strong writing, proofing and editing skills

Focused with good project management skills

Ability to prioritize and multi-task to ensure deadlines are met

Strong initiative with a positive “can do” attitude

Meticulous attention to detail

Will thrive in a fast-paced environment and excited to be a team player

Proactive and strategic approach to problem resolution

Willingness to take on new responsibilities

Ability to work within a flexible weekly schedule including weekends

Preference for candidates experienced with Adobe Photoshop, WordPress and WooCommerce

Experience and Background:

Diploma or degree in Marketing and/or Communications or equivalent combination of education and work experience

Minimum 1 year in a similar role

Passion for the arts, particularly First Nations

Experience using Facebook Business Manager and online social media platforms

How to Apply:

Please indicate on your submission where you discovered this listing.

Please email your cover letter, resume and references to art@coastalpeoples.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those short-listed will be contacted. No phone calls or gallery drop-ins please.

Remuneration is competitive based on experience.

Position: Gallery Sales Associate

Overview:

The Gallery Sales Associate position requires a candidate who can establish, build and retain client relationships as well as perform administrative duties.  Sales are what drive our business, so if you have the talent, desire and motivation to meet targets, then we want to meet you.  Aside from your ability to work well with clients, you must be a team player and have the organizational skills and focus to accomplish the day-to-day tasks of gallery operations.  If this sounds like you, then review the qualifications and details of this position and apply.

Qualifications:

  • Possess a flair for high-end retail sales with professional interpersonal skills is essential
  • Previous office and/or administrative experience required (minimum 1 to 2 years)
  • Self-reliant and capable of working independently
  • Strong initiative, organizational and time management skills is mandatory
  • Motivated achiever in sales and service
  • Must feel comfortable in promoting art, services and exhibitions
  • Excellent oral and written skills to communicate, correspond and support pre- and post-sales transactions with clients
  • A willingness to learn with a hands-on style, work as a team player, and take on new responsibilities as required
  • Able to learn or have knowledge on how to handle and install delicate artwork in a precise and professional manner
  • Goal oriented in achieving tasks, managing daily activities and meeting strict deadlines
  • Resourceful and willing to pitch in on varied tasks as needed
  • Computer knowledge: operating Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet Explorer and Outlook Express is required
  • Experience in maintaining a client database and/or web site is an asset
  • Ability to work within a flexible weekly schedule
  • To excel in this position, applicants must demonstrate the desire and dedication to achieve excellent results
  • A strong interest or specific knowledge in Pacific Northwest Coast First Nations and Inuit art and culture is preferred
  • Previous gallery experience is preferred
  • A university or college degree or in pursuit of a post-secondary education in an associated field is an asset
  • Preference given to applicants who are settled locally and willing to make a longer-term commitment to gallery

Description of Position:

Requires a mature, confident, dependable individual who will contribute enthusiastically and to take on key gallery responsibilities within a highly professional and intimate team environment

Professional handling of sales in person and online

Providing information and assistance to visitors and public inquiries

Flexibility in performing various day-to-day gallery operations: dealing with the public, displaying artwork, organizing and maintaining extensive jewelry collection, photography, developing and completing new projects, inventory management, assisting in organizing and executing tasks relevant to exhibitions

Assisting the shipping department in preparation of documentation and some packaging

Assisting in research, writing and development of information documenting artists and artwork

Assisting in the development and execution of exhibitions and/or special events

Database maintenance and prospecting clients

Web site inventory maintenance

Gallery maintenance and cleanliness

How to Apply:

Please email your cover letter, resume and references to art@coastalpeoples.com.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or gallery drop-ins please. All resumes are kept on file for a period of 6 months following submission.

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