JOB OPPORTUNITY – Presentation House Gallery / Polygon Gallery
GALLERY RENTAL MANAGER
Part-Time, Flexible Schedule as Required
Presentation House Gallery is Western Canada’s only public gallery with a mandate to exhibit and disseminate photography and media art, emphasizing contemporary Canadian work within a context of historical and international art. The Gallery organizes national and international touring exhibitions, produces publications, and offers public events and art education programs. The Gallery endeavours to offer the community diverse experiences which enrich viewers with new considerations about the world in which they live.
The Gallery is now poised to open its new facility, The Polygon Gallery, at the foot of Lonsdale in North Vancouver, BC in the fall of 2017, a purpose-built space in a high-traffic location on the waterfront.
In order to properly service the future Polygon Gallery’s extended community, the Gallery now invites applicants for a newly-created position: Gallery Rental Manager, responsible for managing all aspects of the private event rental program at the new facility.
Reporting to the Associate Director, the Gallery Rental Manager will be responsible for marketing and selling the Gallery as a venue for meetings, weddings, parties and special events.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Marketing and selling the Gallery as a special event venue
- Producing and managing contracts
- Planning and delivering all aspects of event rentals on behalf of the Gallery
- Representing the rental program with industry and community organizations
- Acting as a liaison with municipal government, community partners, stakeholders, Gallery management and support staff
- Assisting with the development of Gallery policies as they pertain to the event rentals program.
Candidates will have a minimum of four years proven experience in hospitality sales, event planning and production, in a hospitality or tourism environment. Extensive experience in sales and customer service is required, along with a demonstrated aptitude for both written and verbal communication. The candidate must be proficient with the Microsoft Office suite and be comfortable learning and managing specialized software and systems as required. The ability to prioritise and effectively manage time will be integral to the role, as the successful applicant will work on multiple simultaneous rentals with tight deadlines.
The Gallery offers a flexible work environment, in which the Gallery Rental Manager will work a flexible schedule. Salary is commensurate with experience, with incentives available based on achievements. Ideally, the position would begin in a part-time capacity, growing to a full time role in advance of the opening of The Polygon Gallery.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Samantha Brett at firstname.lastname@example.org before September 9, 2016.