Thank you for your interest in Oeno Gallery! 

Hiring — Summer Student


40 hours a week available (32 hours in a stat week)
Term: 10-12 weeks (seasonal)
Must be available to work weekends
Compensation: $18 an hour

This is an exciting summer opportunity for a post-secondary student available for 10-12 weeks with a possible extension of ongoing part-time employment after the summer term. Oeno Gallery is looking for an individual who will bring their enthusiasm and creativity to our contemporary art gallery and
sculpture garden, located in the heart of the County, next to Huff Estates.

We are looking for energetic, qualified applicants who share our enthusiasm for art, design, and creativity and who want to be part of a growing team for the long-term. Must be available to work weekends and has a vehicle to get to and from the gallery with a good driving record.

Overview of Key Skills & Responsibilities:

  • An interest in helping customers, greeting visitors inside the gallery and outside in the sculpture garden.
  • Acting as a team player who can assist our gallery staff with answering
    questions, guiding customers, and newsletter registration, in the gallery
    and to the sculpture garden
  • Comfortable doing physical labour throughout the day, supporting our
    head gardener in maintenance tasks, cleaning, and general
  • Helping to organize storage areas for artwork and infrastructure, with
    demonstrated independence to carry through a task from start to finish.

Overview of Workflow & Areas of Responsibility:

Customer Service and Hospitality (20% of worktime)

  • Front line for greeting visitors, collectors, and tourists.
  • Experience in guest services, front desk or service industry is an asset.
  • Comfortable asking visitors for contact information including email
  • Proficient knowledge of the local area to direct visitors to surrounding
    sculpture garden, restaurants, and wineries.
  • Able to work weekends, exhibition openings and events.

Gallery/Sculpture Garden Maintenance (70% of worktime)

  • General surface disinfecting, housekeeping, dusting, sweeping, mopping, recycling and garbage removal and bathroom maintenance is required inside and outside the gallery.

  • Outdoor sculpture garden activities include opening and closing procedures for shipping container gallery, supervising visitors, visitor welcoming and tours, lawn mowing, shoveling, weeding, signage and sculpture cleaning and upkeep. 

Oeno Mini Shipping Container Gallery (10% of worktime)

  • Open and closing procedures each day.
  • Engage with visitors in the garden about the sculpture in and around
    shipping container.
  • Maintain shipping container organization and cleanliness (sweeping,
    mopping, dusting, organization, etc.)
  • Keep a watchful eye on sculptures in shipping container.

Other Tasks May Include:

  • Art Installation
  • Ability to lift, move artwork, and to assist staff in exhibition installations
    and packing.
  • Packing Artwork and Gift Wrapping
  • Able to build cardboard boxes and pack artwork using necessary, hard
    foam, soft foam, and bubble wrap.

dcharles@oenogallery.com with subject line: Summer Job
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Member, Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
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