Schedule: 15 hours per week, including weekends and occasional evenings
Rate of pay: $20/hour
Reports to: Executive Director

The Campbell River Art Gallery (CRAG) is hiring for the position of Gallery Assistant. The CRAG is a contemporary art gallery located on Vancouver Island, BC consisting of a Main Gallery and a Satellite Gallery for exhibition, a studio for classes, and a gift shop featuring fine arts and craft. Our annual programming includes six contemporary art exhibitions, in addition to educational programs and special events.

The Gallery Assistant position supports operations by providing both customer service in the Gallery Shop and information through online communications. They are responsible for ensuring a high level of visitor satisfaction, as well as administrative support for the leadership team. 

Working alongside the team, the incumbent will also assist with public events such as artist lectures, workshops, festival programs, educational programs, and gallery tours.

Gallery Assistant applicants should be outgoing, have strong communication skills, and will have a background and/or interest in contemporary art.


The Gallery Assistant is a public facing position, working out of Gallery Shop, running retail sales, inventory and promotion of our local Artisans. They also engage with the public coming into the gallery, talking about the work on display in the current exhibition, upcoming events, and any other outreach central to the CRAG’s operations.

Light cleaning, organizing and product display as well as a working knowledge of the artisans and pieces available in the gallery shop is required in this position. 

Communications work is included in this position: social media posts, basic website updates, monthly newsletters, press releases and email campaigns.

General Administrative Duties:

  • Ensure the facility is maintained, clean, safe and comfortable for visitors and staff; 
  • Complete certain financial tasks such as bill processing, cash-outs, settlements etc; 
  • Collect and maintain CRAG statistics (members, volunteers, visitors, participants);
  • Assist in purchasing supplies; including office, kitchen and cleaning supplies;

Communications and Relationship Management:

  • Assist Programs & Outreach Manager on outgoing CRAG communications (website, media relations, newsletters, social media)
  • Provide programming support by assisting in event registrations, printed materials, exhibition interpretation, school programs, etc.;
  • Participate in team meetings, offering ideas and solutions to increase the CRAG’s community outreach and operational efficiency;

Gallery Shop:

  • Attend to the gallery shop by maintaining inventory, merchandising, and sales through the POS system;
  • Provide public reception, both in-person and telephone;
  • Provide reporting on gallery shop sales, implementing ways to increase revenues;
  • Maintain consignor contracts, participate in consignor selection process;

Event planning

  • Assist the team in maintaining all communicable disease protocols, guidelines and regulations, including compliance with provincial public health orders;
  • Participate in CRAG special events, including providing assistance with arranging liquor licenses, arranging food and beverage, event set-up and take-down, volunteer scheduling and orientation, equipment rentals, and ticketing;
  • Assist with annual holiday event, fundraisers, and other special events;

All interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. CRAG champions and empowers people of all abilities, and fosters an environment of inclusivity and collaboration.

Hourly rate of pay is $20/hr. Exact schedule will vary depending on Gallery events, but applicants should be available to work weekends and occasional evenings. 

Applicants with disabilities may request a reduced schedule. 

Please submit your CV or resume and a brief letter of interest summarizing your related qualifications to:

Sara Lopez Assu, Executive Director


We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications received will be screened based on information provided. Please ensure you include all relevant details about your qualifications for this position.