Reporting to the Director of People and Culture, the Volunteer Resources Coordinator is responsible for organizing, directing, implementing, and evaluating the volunteer program at the Gallery. The incumbent will conduct general intake information sessions for prospective volunteers; work closely with staff and coordinate Gallery divisional needs for volunteers by recruiting, interviewing and selecting volunteers; lead volunteer training including set-up, facilitate issues, concerns, etc., raised by staff and/or volunteers; oversee the day-to-day administration of the volunteer office; coordinate volunteer recognition programs; create promotional material to recruit new volunteers; and generate reports and provide statistical analysis of volunteer activity within the Gallery. The incumbent will also perform related work as required.
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.
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