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About North Van Arts

Our mandate is to enable emerging and professional artists in all disciplines, bridge cultures and build strong & healthy communities through the arts.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! To view a complete list of detailed volunteer position descriptions, see this page. Stay updated on social media by following @NorthVanArts.

GALLERY ATTENDANTS 

(ONGOING CALL) 

We are looking for more volunteers to be Gallery Attendants. You can volunteer weekly or every two weeks. 

All Gallery Attending positions are at CityScape Community ArtSpace where North Van Arts offices are located.

2020 Opportunities: 

Monday 9:30AM-12:00PM

Monday 12:00PM-2:30PM

Wednesday 9:30AM-12:00PM

Thursday 9:30AM-12:00PM

Thursday 2:30PM-5:00PM

Friday 9:30AM-12:00PM

If you are available for an opportunity that interests you, please call or email the volunteer coordinator:
Contact Andrew Warner at 604-988-6844 or andrew(at)northvanarts.ca

Responsibilities: 

  • Watching over The Shop items, the art works in each exhibition, and CityScape Community Art Space in general, to oversee all visitors’ activity, helping us ensure the safety of our community
  • Helping us complete day-to-day items like:
    • Folding pamphlets  
    • Wrapping art (or assisting staff wrapping) 
    • Keeping the front entrance tidy 
  • Following our community members on social media (if applicable) 
  • Counting and noting the number of visitors entering CityScape Community Art Space in our guest book 
  • Instructing visitors how to sign the guest book and sign up for our e-bulletin by email to hear about all our opportunities 
  • Learning about each exhibition and The Shop at CityScape including: 
    • How visitors can buy art in each exhibition or in The Shop 
    • How visitors can learn more about the artists featured in each 
    • How visitors can follow the artists in each on social media 
    • How visitors can apply to North Van Arts’ Calls for Artists 

Requirements: 

  • Ability to socialize with all members of the artistic community (speakers of multiple languages are often helpful) 
  • Interest or passion for the arts, in any discipline
  • Commitment to punctuality, equal respect, and to growing awareness of our mission statement, helping us implement it 

Hours:

  • Minimum 5hrs/month (completed in two 2.5hr shifts) 

You Might Be…  

An art-savvy individual who loves engaging with those who have questions about North Van Arts |  A natural salesperson with knowledge and experience in promoting local artists’ work | An emerging or new member of the community who wants to learn about art at their own pace |  A student needing volunteer hours who may be interested in a career in arts (as practicing artists or arts administrators) |  A senior looking to re/connect with their community and give their time charitably on a weekly basis |