Summer Job Opportunity – Special Events Coordinator

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Special Events Coordinator – Summer Student Position
Carnegie Gallery / Dundas Art and Craft Association

Summer Student Position Description: Special Events Coordinator
Post-Secondary level (Community College, CEGEP, Technical Institute, University)  – enrolled in school this year and returning to school full time in fall 2017. 18+ years of age. This position provides career-related work experience.

Terms of Employment: Temporary 7-week job starting Tuesday July 11th, 2017. Must be able to work through to Saturday August 26th, 2017. 30 hours per week, 10 – 5 pm., Tuesday through Saturday.

Job Title: Special Events Coordinator
Coordinator position for the annual Arts Dundas Weekend (ADW), held during the first weekend of November and organized by the Carnegie Gallery. As a summer member of the Carnegie team, the student will be a vital contributor to the successful development of this year’s ADW. Specific tasks for the summer student position include:

  • brainstorming ideas with the administrator and the Chair of the Board
  • researching past ADW projects and archived history of the gallery
  • making contacts by email, phone, letter and walk-in meetings with individuals and organizations involved in ADW
  • creating a database of artists’ and organizations’ information defining their plans
  • designing and assisting with marketing the ADW brochure and promotional materials
  • assisting with shop- and exhibition-related duties

The student will learn the business of the gallery and its day-to-day programme, act as an assistant to the Administrator, through retail duties, exhibition prep, installation and deinstallation, mailings, other event duties and marketing as assigned by the administrator.


  • Strong familiarity with PC computers,  Microsoft Word, Excel, Photoshop/ Adobe Suite 6, and online researching   tools and applications
  • a facility to learn to use Not for Profit Software, Sumac
  • strong command of oral and written English
  • a positive attitude
  • comfortable with physical work
  • demonstrated ability to organize information and prioritize tasks and projects
  • self-motivated and able to work independently, as part of a team and with volunteers
  • retail and gallery experience preferable
  • show initiative and creative thinking
  • strong interest in the arts, including visual and performing arts. Active involvement in the arts is an asset


  • College/University, Fine Art, Art History, Design, Fine Craft, related arts fields
  • Post-secondary school experience in these fields desirable and an asset
  • Understanding of marketing/communications is desirable and an asset
  • PR experience, retail, an asset
  • Word Press Website/Facebook knowledge an asset

Please note that this position is being offered through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. The successful candidate must be an individual who:

  • Is 18 years of age or older at the start of employment
  • Is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program
  • Intends to return to post-secondary school during the next academic year
  • Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and
  • Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations

Please apply with a cover letter and resume by Monday May 22nd, 5:00 pm. Applications may be submitted as a single Word document or pdf and should be should be directed to:

Greg Davies
Carnegie Gallery
10 King St. West
Dundas ON L9H 1T7

Job Type: Temporary
Salary: $11.75 per hour

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