We’re Hiring Art Auction Assistants For March-April

March 11th – April 19th (6 weeks)

DVSA’s Annual Art Auction is the region’s premiere art event and the school’s largest fundraiser, featuring over 1,400 artworks by new and established artists. Bidding is online with in-person art previews available during the week-long event. There’s also a Live Auction evening.

We require the support of two assistants to work on-site and help bring this event together.


  • Assisting with artwork photography
  • Carrying out artwork photo editing and preparation
  • Coordination of the auction website – data management, verification, updates and uploads, etc.
  • Assistance with installation of art throughout building
  • On-site crew during in-person auction previews
  • Post-auction artwork packing and pick-up
  • Possible building preparation (painting and setting up studios, moving furniture and art, etc.)
  • Helping to coordinate volunteers

Candidates for this role should be: 

  • Technology proficient and comfortable using web-based software, database software, MS suite etc.
  • Essential – Have experience and an intermediate knowledge of photo processing and editing software, particularly Adobe Photoshop and/or Lightroom
  • An organized, enthusiastic self-starter
  • Detailed-oriented
  • Comfortable with being on-site for the event and interacting with the public
  • Comfortable with physical labour including going up and down ladders, painting walls, lifting, carrying, dealing with stairs, etc.
  • Knowledgeable about the basics of art media

Language: English (required)

Dates and hours: This is a contract position from March 11 – April 19/2024 (6 weeks). Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with some weekend hours in addition around auction time. Need to be available Saturday March 30th on the Easter weekend.

Pay: $20.00 per hour

Applying: If you like the idea of being surrounded by vibrant artwork and the opportunity to work with a high-functioning team on a fun event, please email us your resume and a letter of interest outlining why you think you’re right for the job. Send everything as one document to info@dvsa.ca with “Auction Assistant” in the subject heading. Applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm, February 9, 2024.

If you require any adjustments to the process outlined above for accessibility purposes, please contact us at info@dvsa.ca and we will provide accommodation.

As an employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.







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