Job Opportunities

We are hiring creative and motivated youth to join our summer team!

To apply for any of the below positions, please send along a cover letter and resumé to unionhousearts@gmail.com.

The positions will remain open until filled. Start dates to be determined, ideally to start by the first week in July. Please note that some of the positions are still pending funding.

Candidates are responsible for finding housing but we may be able to help. Please indicate on your application if you will be seeking housing in the area during the position. It can be difficult to find accommodations in the area during tourism season.

Union House Arts is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in our hiring and programming. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Candidates must be legally able to work in Canada.

Summer Gallery Coordinator

This position is a Canada Summer Jobs position and available to youth between 15 and 30.

8 weeks, 35 hours/week $15/hour

Tasks and responsibilities 

  • Open and close the gallery on time in collaboration with other staff
  • Greet visitors and answering any questions, discussing programming and exhibitions 
  • Answer visitor questions about other tourism experiences in the region 
  • Implement COVID-19 protocols as necessary 
  • Track daily attendance in collaboration with other staff
  • Conduct sales of artwork and merchandise on the POS system 
  • Support visiting artists with community engaged projects or workshops as needed
  • Communicate by email with upcoming visiting artists providing them with information about the program and collecting artist information for marketing and promotion purposes. 
  • Assist the Programming Director (PD) in developing the LAND programming, including artist talks and public programming 
  • Assist the PD with promotion and marketing, including developing social media content and monitoring social media accounts for public engagement. 
  • Assist the PD with digital programming and livestreams as needed
  • Assist workshop instructors with children’s art program 
  • Maintain cleanliness of gallery and other public areas as required (sweeping, keeping space organized, replenishing exhibition brochures, etc.)
  • Clean and replenish bathrooms regularly
  • Clean artist-in-residence spaces as needed between visiting artists 
  • Report any incidents, maintenance issues, or technical issues to the PD and/or Board of Directors
  • Work at occasional special events: opening receptions, public programs, etc.
  • Communicate daily with other staff and PD to coordinate tasks and responsibilities as needed 
  • Other relevant duties as required

Garden & Makerspace Assistant 

This position is for a returning post-secondary student and is pending funding. Hours and rate of pay will be confirmed upon funding results. Start date to be determined. 

This position is focused on both garden development and outdoor studio supports.  Students with interests in visual art, craft, living heritage, food security, ecology, community engagement, and/or environmental policy are encouraged to apply! 

Tasks and responsibilities 

  • Assisting with outdoor studio supports for the artist residency program 
  • Garden maintenance such as weeding and mowing the grass
  • Garden research and planning including food, natural dyes, and natural fibres
  • Preparing ground and soil for planting 
  • Planting and watering fruit trees and vegetable seeds
  • Organizing the compost program 
  • Assisting with outdoor programming such as public workshops and events
  • Developing outdoor programming ideas and partnerships

Throughout the placement the Makerspace and Garden Assistant will work with the Programming Director to organize a public event in August that will highlight our new Makerspace and the garden developments and may include studio demos, preserving workshops, food tasting, or other public events or workshops relating to our outdoor space.

The student may be responsible for various other UHA tasks in collaboration with other staff such as preparing artist residency apartments and studios in-between visitors; set-up and clean-up during workshops, exhibitions, and other programming; and locking up the building at the end of open hours or after an event. Other tasks may be assigned as required upon consultation with the employee. 

Gallery Attendant

This position is for a returning post-secondary student and is pending funding. Hours and rate of pay will be confirmed upon funding results. Start date to be determined. 

  • Open and close the gallery on time in collaboration with other staff
  • Greet visitors and answering any questions, discussing programming and exhibitions 
  • Answer visitor questions about other tourism experiences in the region 
  • Implement COVID-19 protocols as necessary 
  • Track daily attendance in collaboration with other staff
  • Conduct sales of artwork and merchandise on the POS system 
  • Support visiting artists with community engaged projects or workshops as needed
  • Assist the PD with digital programming and livestreams as needed
  • Assist workshop instructors with children’s art program 
  • Maintain cleanliness of gallery and other public areas as required (sweeping, keeping space organized, replenishing exhibition brochures, etc.)
  • Clean and replenish bathrooms regularly
  • Clean artist-in-residence spaces as needed between visiting artists 
  • Report any incidents, maintenance issues, or technical issues to the PD and/or the Board
  • Work at occasional special events: opening receptions, public programs, etc.
  • Communicate daily with other staff and PD to coordinate tasks and responsibilities as needed 
  • Other relevant duties as required