Job Opportunities

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Gallery Attendant

Deadline: May 27 2021

The Gallery Attendant will be responsible for greeting visitors; supporting programming such as workshops, exhibition receptions and artist talks; assisting visiting artists if needed; assisting the Art Gallery Coordinator with installation and takedown of exhibitions; and implementing COVID-19 safety measures.

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

The employee will be responsible for effectively communicating programming to visitors. The employee will occasionally work independently and will be responsible for tasks such as managing visitor experiences in a positive and professional manner, providing input to the Gallery Coordinator and Board of Directors about general operations, offering support to visiting artists when needed, and sanitizing and locking up the building at the end of day.

Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30 or a returning post-secondary student. These positions are pending funding.

Apply by sending your current resume and a letter of interest to Jane Walker at unionhousearts@gmail.com

Garden Development Assistant

Deadline: May 27, 2021

The Garden Development Assistant is a new position at UHA which will involve support in developing a backyard garden space and exploring options for innovative outdoor programming, as an extension of our existing art-based programs. Based on the UHA property, the position and associated program research may extend into the surrounding area including the nearby waterfront and walking trails.


Tasks will be diverse and will include: cleaning up the backyard and preparing areas for vegetable garden beds, identifying and creating an inventory of local flora on the property, conducting research on environmental program opportunities, and supporting UHA Board and staff in establishing an outdoor kitchen, laboratory, and making space that will focus on the interconnection of art, food, medicine, craft, and environmental stewardship.


The Garden Development Assistant will work on-site at UHA and may sometimes be required to assist Gallery staff with other operations such as building sanitation, greeting visitors, supporting public programming, and assisting with installing and taking down exhibitions.

We respectfully acknowledge that the land we occupy is on the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, and that Ktaqamkuk (the island of Newfoundland, part of Mi’kmaki) is the ancestral homelands of the Mi’kmaq and Beothuk. We recognize the colonial context of our settlement and its impact on our past, present, and future. Union House Arts strives to build awareness, understanding, and allyship with Indigenous peoples and settlers across the province and Turtle Island (the land mass also known as North America). Incorporating land-based spaces as part of UHA programming will be an aid in prioritizing Indigenous knowledge in our programs through partnerships and our artist-in-residence program. This piece of our programming is in an early stage of development and further consultation will follow soon.

Applicants must be a returning post-secondary student. This position is pending funding.

Apply by sending your current resume and a letter of interest to Jane Walker at unionhousearts@gmail.com