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Employment Opportunities

We appreciate your interest in employment with All My Relations Arts Gallery, a project of Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI).

 

AMRA Gallery Assistant Job Description

Organizational Overview: 

NACDI is a non-profit community development \ organization working specifically with the American Indian community in the areas of community and economic development, planning, training and education, research, and technical assistance.

All My Relations Arts is an initiative of NACDI and serves as an arts program and gallery space.  AMRA provides both American Indian and non-Indian audiences broad access to quality American Indian art.   We offer arts education programming, community events, and quarterly exhibitions.

 

Job Summary: The Gallery Assistant is responsible for customer service to gallery visitors and assisting with AMRA’s exhibition programming. This work includes gallery duties associated with planning and preparing AMRA’s yearly exhibition calendar, connected programming and gallery operations. The gallery assistant will help maintain mailing lists, guest books, and other administrative work. The position also includes opportunities for hands-on exhibitions work such as artist applications, artwork intake, and exhibition installation as well as maintaining the protection, cleanliness, and appearance of the artwork.  The Gallery Assistant will engage with visitors and guide tour groups.

 

REPORTING PROTOCOL: AMRA Director

CLASSIFICATION: Part-time

Administrative Duties

  • Assist with telephone, email communications and social media for the gallery
  • Management of guest book data-entry
  • Administrative assistance as requested by Gallery Director
  • Assist with artist applications for exhibitions

Gallery Duties

  • Staff the visitor desk, greet visitors, monitor guests and artwork, answer questions about the art work, and handle sales of AMRA merchandise 
  • Work as a docent requiring knowledge of each show and communication with students and other tour groups
  • Light cleaning duties for gallery space and artwork
  • Maintain knowledge of Native and non-Native contemporary arts fields. Be able to accurately speak about Native contemporary arts to the public.
  • Serve as community representative for NACDI/AMRA and implement arts and cultural engagement activities during community engagement events
  • Intake artwork received for exhibition
  • Prepare artwork for shipping
  • Set up / tear down of for gallery events
  • Prepping walls/pedestals for installation
  • Tech Support for AMRA programming/events in the gallery
  • Research artists, assist with inventory and manage sales of Mni Art Wall display
  • Other duties as assigned related to exhibitions, events, and sales.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Experience required:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to speak to and work with the public
  • Proficient knowledge of American Indian urban and tribal communities, particularly in Minnesota and the Midwest region. 
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues and volunteers
  • Social media proficiency
  • Interest/experience/knowledge in the arts and art history

 

Preferred experience: 

  • Customer service experience
  • Excel spreadsheet knowledge
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe suite programs (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign),  and Dropbox
  • Background in art

 

Rate: $20/hr (20 hrs per week) including weekends, and evening hours.

Closing Date: Open until filled

Qualified applicants can submit/e-mail cover letter and resume to atwostars@nacdi.org