Position: Arts Administrator  
Job Type: Part-time one year contract with possibility of extension/permanent role
Application deadline: June 13, 2022, 11:59pm

On Main Gallery is an artist-run organization dedicated to encouraging, producing, and presenting contemporary visual and media art from emerging and established Canadian artists. We are looking for a reliable and organized administrator for a part-time position based in Vancouver, B.C. The successful candidate will be reporting to our creative director, Paul Wong, and providing support to the organization’s day-to-day operation, programming, and community outreach.

Please apply with your resume and cover letter by email, no later than June 13, 2022, to with the subject line “Arts Administrator.” Applications are reviewed as they come in. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


  • Generate and maintain documents, such as notes, reports, and meeting minutes
  • Write and submit ten to twelve grant proposals per year under the guidance of the creative director
  • Draft public announcements, e-newsletters, and social media posts
  • Handle correspondence between internal and external contractors
  • Assist with the coordination and planning of exhibitions and events under the guidance of the creative director
  • Conduct community and volunteer outreach for major events
  • Assist with creating and keeping budgets
  • Manage files and email database


  • Education or training equivalent to an undergraduate degree, combined with 3 to 5 years of work experience in the field of arts administration
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in grant or proposal writing preferred
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Able to multi-task, problem solve, and prioritize multiple projects
  • Strong reading, writing, and proofreading skills with attention to detail
  • Good level of computer literacy, including MS Office Suite, Google doc, Mac OS
  • Strong knowledge in web publicity and social media marketing (Mailchimp, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter)
  • Good budgeting skills and basic understanding of bookkeeping
  • Experience in copywriting is an asset
  • Experience in coordinating volunteers is an asset
  • Holding a BC driver’s license an asset
  • Knowledge in Chinese language skills (read, speak and/or write) is an asset

$23/hour with a guarantee of 10 hours per week and up to 30 hours per week during events and exhibitions production