Employment Opportunity – Visitor Services Assistant 


The Southern Alberta Art Gallery (SAAG) is one of Canada’s leading contemporary art galleries.  In its 40-year history, SAAG has evolved from a grassroots initiative to become a significant participant in the national dialogue on contemporary art. 


SAAG is seeking a friendly and outgoing individual to fill the position of Visitor Services Assistant. As a key member of the SAAG team, the Visitors Services Assistant (VSA) is the first person that guests encounter when they come to the gallery. The VSA has a friendly professional demeanour and is committed to bringing audiences and art together. The VSA should also be comfortable giving small tours of the exhibitions and the facility.  


The VSA works closely with the Visitor Services Coordinator in The Shop at SAAG and will be responsible for the sale of merchandise, display and inventory management, as well as ordering, receiving, pricing, and stocking. The VSA will occasionally be in contact with different artists and artisans so familiarity with contemporary craft is an asset.


The VSA is responsible for all daily cash procedures including the issuing of charitable donation receipts. Maintenance of the database for both membership and inventory is an on-going responsibility. The VSA is responsible for collecting registration information and payments for all SAAG public programs including: children and adult education programs, special events and fundraisers, as well as answering a wide range of inquiries regarding these programs. Keeping up to date on all gallery programs, exhibitions, and membership procedures and benefits is an essential component of the position. 


The applicant should have an undergraduate degree in arts and/or management, or an equivalent program. Experience in a retail setting with responsibility for handling cash, making bank deposits and working with databases, and various computer programs, including Microsoft Word and Excel, is required. The individual should be highly organized, detail oriented, and able to multi-task under pressure. This is an ideal position for someone wishing to explore a career in the gallery/museum field.


This is a part-time salaried position with benefits. Regular hours of work are: Thursday 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM, Friday 9:30 to 5:30 PM, Saturday, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Sunday 12:30 to 5:30 PM. Occasional shifts outside of the normal work schedule will be required throughout the year for exhibition openings, public programs, and other events, as required.


Your application must include the following components:

•           Cover letter

•           Resume

•           Three references 


The Southern Alberta Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer. Successful candidate is subject to a criminal record check.



Deadline for Application: 5 PM Sunday, August 12, 2018


Please send your resume and cover letter, via email to: Kristy Trinier, Executive Director, at ktrinier@saag.ca.


Thank you to all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.­