Job Call: Canada Summer Jobs: Gallery/ Archives Assistant and Community Outreach Co-ordinator

Photo for garagle sale

Call for Applications:

Canada Summer Jobs: Gallery/ Archives Assistant and Community Outreach Co-ordinator

Deadline: Friday, May 17th, 7pm

Hourly Rate:$19/hr with 30 hrs per week.

Contract: 10 consecutive weeks of employment or 300 hours total per position

Schedule:  In person Tuesday-Saturday, some evening & weekend availability required

Location:  SNAP Gallery & Printshop – 10572 115th ST NW, Edmonton, AB

Community Arts Coordinator (1 position available)

As a community focused arts organization, SNAP is committed to connecting with new and diverse audiences. The Community Arts Coordinators will plan and execute collaborative printmaking events and projects on site and out in the community – advocating for the organization and fostering strong relationships.

Specific duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and executing events and activities
  • Coordinating volunteers and artists
  • Managing materials, schedules, and allotted budgets
  • Developing relationships with event partners
  • Supporting event marketing and promotions
  • Supporting collaborative printmaking projects 

In addition to community outreach initiatives, the Community Arts Coordinator will support fundraising efforts and art sales. This may involve the creation of promotional materials, artwork, and art merchandise. The youth can also expect to gain insights into the day-to-day operations of a non-profit arts organization and will be encouraged to develop new initiatives and programs that serve artists, members and the larger community SNAP operates in.

Art Gallery and Archive Assistant (1 position available)

As a leading center for printmaking and an integral part of the local Edmonton arts scene, SNAP’s public gallery exhibits a diverse range of community group shows, emerging artists, and local/national/international professional artists. SNAP presents up to 12 exhibitions a year between our 2 public galleries. SNAP exhibits traditional printmaking practices as well as works that challenge the audience’s expectations of the art form. Additionally, SNAP has been collecting, preserving, and archiving a permanent collection of fine art prints and works on paper over the past 42 years. 

The Gallery and Archives Assistant will work closely with SNAP’s staff to support the operations of the gallery and collections management. This position will involve directly working with Artists and handling Artwork. The Assistant will also be responsible for engaging with the general public and educating patrons about current exhibitions and our Archive collection.

Specific duties will include:

  • Artwork installation, de-installation, and packaging
  • Working with tools, equipment, paint, and ladders
  • Maintain and organizing gallery supplies
  • Accession, document, and digitize collected prints for the Archive
  • Curate collections artwork for display and sale
  • Engage with the public during open gallery hours.

In addition, the youth can expect to gain insights into the day-to-day operations of a non-profit arts organization and lend support with other areas including the printshop, art sales, community outreach, and general maintenance duties. As a part of our team, they may work to develop new initiatives and programs that serve artists, members and the larger community SNAP operates in.

Experience or Qualifications:

  • An understanding of artist-run culture, and familiarity with visual arts & culture organizations and the not-for-profit sector.
  • An introductory knowledge of contemporary art, art history, and specific skills or interest in printmaking.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with experience collaborating or working productively with others. 
  • Attention to detail and an ability to identify priorities and move projects forward without direct supervision.
  • Strong computer skills with working knowledge of Mac operating systems, Google Suite and the Adobe Creative Suite

These positions have been created through funding from the Canada Summer Jobs initiative as supported by The Government of Canada. Candidates must be 30 years of age or under to qualify for employment under this program. Candidates must be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations. *International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by forwarding a letter of intent outlining specific experience and/or skills as they apply to the above job descriptions and a current resumé with contact information of two professional references. Applications should be received by email no later than 7:00 p.m. Friday May 17th, 2024.

Applicants should indicate which position they are applying for or may indicate an interest in multiple job descriptions.

Email your letter and resume to: [email protected]

Subject: Application – Canada Summer Jobs 2024

Any candidates with questions about the positions or requiring support in submitting an application are encouraged to reach out to  [email protected] or by calling 780-423-1492.


The Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists (SNAP) is committed to ensuring that its policies, practices, and systems are free of barriers, emphasize the values of equity, diversity & inclusion, and ensure dignity, respect, and equal access for all employees. 

Through our internal processes and hiring practices, we are working to provide open and unhindered access to employment for communities historically underrepresented in the workforce – Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, racialized persons, diverse sexual and gender identities, and women. We aim to recognize that many of these identities may be intersectional and therefore recognize that equity, diversity and inclusion can be a complex and ongoing internal practice. We value the contributions that each person brings, and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our community. If you have any questions about SNAP’s hiring practices or require alternative forms of applying, please contact Caitlin Bodewitz at [email protected]