Job Posting 101658

Graphics Installer
Vancouver Art Gallery
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver, B.C.
closes in 15 days (Fri, 28 Jun)
on-call / relief / casual  •  Pay Grade 18 Step 1 $26.31 per hour plus percentage in lieu of benefits

VANCOUVER ART GALLERY ASSOCIATION                                                                    

Casual on-call position

Graphic Installer – Graphics Technician II #411

 

Reporting to the Head of Design Department, the incumbent provides specialized work in the preparation and installation of exhibition graphics and signage for the Gallery; installs, services and maintains graphics as directed; maintains specialized tools and equipment for preparation and installation of graphics.

 

The work is performed under the close supervision of the Head and in collaboration with the Design Team and will be evaluated in terms of the accurate results and the high quality of craftsmanship achieved.

 

ABOUT THE GALLERY

 

The Vancouver Art Gallery, one of the largest and innovative art museums in Canada, is undergoing a multi-phase organizational transformation after celebrating 90 years of operation. With a permanent collection of more than 12,000 works of art, the Gallery is implementing a campaign to build a new purpose-built gallery facility in downtown Vancouver planned to open in 2027. This is a moment of growth, exploration and change, as the Gallery re-articulates its relationship to communities and audiences and envisions the role of an art museum in the 21st century.

 

The new building designed by Swiss Architects Herzog and de Meuron will provide an optimal platform to reimagine the Gallery’s relationship with the world. The new Gallery building will be the most ecologically sustainable art museum in Canada. The creation of a world-class purpose-built art facility will enable the Gallery to foster deeper and wider community relations and expand audiences, celebrate Indigenous culture, and acknowledge the diverse heritage and histories of place and people in Canada and the ancestral and unceded territories of the Traditional Coast Salish Lands including the Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) and Tsleil-Waututh (səlilwətaɬ) Nations.

 

Complementing and building upon a rich institutional history of exhibiting photography and moving image, design, craft, material and popular culture—in an expanded field of visual culture—the Gallery further seeks the development of an online and virtual space—“a second building”—that blurs the line between the “real” and “virtual” worlds. Through innovative art programming, the Gallery will be a leader in interpreting Canada’s past, present and future.

 

DUTIES

 

  • prepares all exhibition and signage graphics: die-cut vinyl (weeding, pre-masking) and print graphics (mounting, trimming) both small and large scale
  • installs all graphics to a high degree of accuracy and precision
  • follows technical layouts and production drawings to accurately and efficiently prepare and install signage and exhibition graphics
  • reviews all produced and installed materials to ensure consistency and accuracy of production throughout the preparation and installation phases
  • consults on production set up for optimizing installation results
  • works closely and collaboratively with other Installers and Designers
  • skilled in the use and care of precision hand and power tools
  • skilled in basic carpentry for graphics storage and specialized signage
  • supports the Department by keeping the physical space of the work area organized, clean and tidy

 

These duties and responsibilities outlined above are representative, but not all inclusive.

 

 

DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

           

Completion of Grade 12 supplemented by technical school courses in design, production or construction plus a minimum of 1 year experience installing large scale graphics, die cut vinyl installation and preparation, and preparing signage; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Training for scissor lift will be provided if required. Basic computer and email skills required and experience with Microsoft Teams is an asset. Previous experience working in a cultural institution or around artwork is an asset.

 

SALARY:        Pay Grade 18 Step 1 $26.31 per hour plus percentage in lieu of benefits

 

HOURS:        up to 70 hours bi-weekly - on call position so hours will vary based on workload

 

Please submit your resume by June 28, 2024 to Director of People and Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 2H7, Fax: 604-682-1086 or email .

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those short-listed will be contacted.

 

 

The Vancouver Art Gallery commits to providing equitable access to everyone. We actively support accessibility, anti-racism, LGBTQ2S+ inclusion and encourage diversity in our staff, visitors, volunteers, and programming. We cultivate a safer space where all voices are heard, valued, and represented. The Gallery stands against hatred, discrimination, racism, homophobia, and transphobia.

 

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