Gallery Gachet is a dynamic collectively-run art gallery located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). Gallery Gachet provides artists who speak to mental health, trauma, or abuse experience with opportunities to exhibit, curate and teach. Through artistic means we aim to demystify and challenge issues related to mental health and social marginalization in order to educate the public and promote social and economic justice.
BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Participating youth must:
- be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the time of intake;
- have demonstrated skills achievement at the post-secondary level (this means that you must have more than secondary school achievement);
- intend to gain ICT skills and knowledge;
- meet the job requirements of the IHO, which should included stated ICT-related activities;
- be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada and be legally entitled to work in Canada; and
- must not be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.
- Support Collective members with computer skills ranging from basic to advanced. Hold regular hours to provide technical assistance for Gallery Gachet’s public computer lab.
- Maintain, under the guidance of the Facility Coordinator and Studio Committee, the computer lab. Ensure that all machines are operational, updated, and suitable for use each day.
- Assist with any gallery promotions such as social media (twitter, facebook, hootsuite) and graphic design (newsletters, posters, web design) as needed.
- Instruct community members and our collective in a variety of workshops, especially including: social media, WordPress, desktop publishing (Adobe Creative Suite), Youtube, and basic computer skills. CAP interns are expected to administer regular workshops including registration, instruction, and development of newly needed curriculum.
- Assist with exhibition implementation (from hanging shows through to event management) on an as-needed basis.
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES & SKILLS:
- Experience using Adobe Creative Suite designing posters, small booklets, and flyers in a form that can be archived, edited and print ready.
- Experience with basic web development and social media.
- Knowledge and enjoyment of computers.
- An eye for detail.
- Interest and experience in working in a collaborative manner with staff team and Collective members.
- Be a self-starter and self-motivated.
- Ability to multi-task, and work to deadlines.
- Must be able to operate office equipment and a variety of PC or Mac software programs.
- Be resourceful, with strong communication and organization skills.
This position reports to the Volunteer and Facility Coordinator, Programming Coordinator, and Communications staff.
HOURS: Full-time (35hrs/week)
INTERNSHIP DURATION: 650 hrs
Internship provided via the Vancouver Community Network Youth Internships program and funded by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), administered by Industry Canada.