Employment Opportunity at DVSA – Program Assistant

Employment Opportunity at DVSA – Program Assistant

Dundas Valley School of Art is looking to hire a part-time Program Assistant to join our team.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Assistant is responsible for providing day-to-day program coordination and assistance to registered programs, events, and outreach, as well as support to development and marketing programs, as needed.

Summary of Responsibilities (varies by term):

  • Front Desk support
  • Youth program coordination
  • Volunteer coordination
  • Gallery coordination and installation support (in-house and Artists’ Connection programs)
  • Materials and supplies sourcing and purchasing
  • Studio program support
  • Event and outreach support (incl. Family Art Days, Little Black Frame, Annual Art Auction, Foster the Ability, Nurture the Ability & Community Art Experience Program)
  • Marketing support


  • Bachelor’s degree in Art, Education or a related cultural field
  • Experience working in the arts community and knowledge of fine art media
  • Excellent customer service skills and experience cultivating relationships and connecting with a diverse range of people and communities (with a strong understanding of tact, diplomacy, confidentiality, equity, and inclusion)
  • Excellence in organizational, administrative, planning, and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and adjust workload accordingly, meeting deadlines with minimum direction
  • Strong personal initiative and attention to detail
  • Previous experience with art and culture events and working with volunteers
  • Ability to work at evenings and weekends at DVSA programs and events
  • Must be proficient with computers and Microsoft Office products
  • Drivers’ License and vehicle
  • Ability to get a Vulnerable Sector Check

Compensation: $20/hr.
Hours of Work: 20 hours a week with additional hours during periods of high activity

Interested applicants are invited to submit a current resume, with a cover letter via email indicating “Program Assistant” in the subject line. Applications should be received no later than 9 a.m., Monday, August 27th, 2018.

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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