Employment2022-12-15T09:29:14+00:00

Employment Opportunities

ARTISAN GALLERY COORDINATOR

An advocate for artisans, Historic Hat Creek Ranch nurtures the development of a diverse array of artists and organizations, building strong artisan connections in and throughout BC. Our aim is to celebrate and encourage the expression of cultures through the arts, and to support the continued development of innovative contemporary art by both established and emerging artists.  Located in Cache Creek, BC the Artisan Gallery on location and part of a non-profit historic site tourist destination that is governed by a Board of Directors, and the mandate is and always has been, to serve the community in which it operates.  

Working with Historic Hat Creek Ranch is an excellent opportunity to become immersed in contemporary creative arts and to develop the vision for impacting cultural exchange between artists, audiences, and organizations within the Interior and beyond. If you are interested in the field of art and events coordination; social media profile building; operations and maintenance of a small not for profit artisan gallery space; networking and liaising between artists and organizations; and the potential to increase the regional, provincial, national, and international visibility of artisans, this position is for you.

The Position 

Reporting to the General Manager, the Artisan Gallery Coordinator will coordinate the day-to-day operations of Historic Hat Creek’s Artisan Gallery.  The coordinator is responsible for interacting with the public, liaising with artists, and overseeing exhibition and public programs. The ideal candidate will be creative, highly organized, self-motivated, detail and systems oriented, and an effective communicator and collaborator. This is a position for someone who is looking to expand their career experience by joining a small, dynamic, and growing artisan gallery.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for coordinating the artisan’s exhibition process including engaging curators, artists, art handlers, teaching artists, etc. 
  • Coordinate ongoing gallery operations, including overseeing budget, managing inventory, replenishing gallery supplies, coordinating transportation of artwork, etc. 
  • Ensure the safety of the artwork through maintenance of insurance paperwork, education of art audiences, vigilant observation, and implementation of art handling best practices. 
  • Maintain documentation of consultants and vendors, including contracts and payment records; ensuring that invoices are submitted to the finance department for timely payment processing. 
  • Oversee the work of art handlers, technical consultants, teaching artists and gallery assistant and/or intern. 
  • Design and schedule innovative public and programming and community engagement initiatives that develop an artistically appreciative audience. 
  • Work with the Artisan Committee to design and distribute publicity materials, including exhibition postcards, e-blasts, press releases, social media, and website updates. 
  • Liaise and maintain a productive and respectful relationships with internal and external stakeholders. 

Requirements: 

  • Passion for the arts and artistic innovation. 
  • Knowledge of social media and internet platforms. 
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving, planning and organizational skills. 
  • Self-sufficient and proactive. 
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite. 
  • Comfortable in a growing organization. 
  • Dependable and reliable visionary. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Detail-oriented and able to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a good sense of humor. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • A commitment to Historic Hat Creek’s mission and values. 
  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture, art, and traditions an asset. 

This is a full-time position with adjusted hours during winter months.

Please not that we would also consider a contract.


Artisan Gallery Hours: 7 days per week 9AM – 5 PM 

May 1 – September 30th. 

Wages starting at $20 – $25 per hour.

Please send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to

 artisangallery@historichatcreek.com with subject line
“Artisan Gallery Coordinator

Closing Date: January 6th, 2023

Administrative Assistant position

Historic Hat Creek Ranch is a BC Provincially owned Historic Site and seasonal tourist attraction located in Cache Creek, BC and managed by The Friends of Historic Hat Creek Ranch Society, a not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors in partnership with the local Secwepemc Peoples of the Bonaparte First Nation.

The purpose of Historic Hat Creek Ranch is to provide educational and interpretive programs that focus on the history of the ranch and the indigenous peoples of the area to the general public, school groups and international visitors.

Administrative Assistant Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides administrative support to ensure efficient operation of office.
  • Answers phone calls, schedules meetings, take reservations, and monitor email bookings.
  • Carries out administrative duties such as filing, typing, copying, binding, scanning etc.
  • Supportive office accounting duties including data entry, accounts payable/recievable, daily cash sales recording.
  • Completes operational requirements by scheduling group bookings, coordinating departments, assisting with administrative projects and expediting work results.
  • Assist with senior staff to complete projects by researching necessary resources.
  • Exhibits polite and professional communication via phone, e-mail, and mail.
  • Supports team by performing tasks related to organization and strong communication.
  • Assist staff by providing information, educational opportunities, and experiential growth opportunities.
  • Ensures operation of office equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories and evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Provides information by answering questions and requests.
  • Maintains office supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Must be reliable and able to work a set schedule

Working hours and compensation:

Office hours of operation are 8:30 to 5:30 – 7 days a week. (modified during winter months)

This is a year-round position with a work schedule is based on 4on/2off – 35 hours per week (full-time) and up to 20 hours per week (part-time) during operational season and modified hours during off season. 

Staff meal specials available during operating season.

Continuing education provided where needed.

Wages: $17 – $20 per hours based on experience. 3 month probationary period must be completed prior to review of pay rate.

Administrative Assistant Skills and Qualifications:

  • Reporting Skills
  • Administrative Writing Skills
  • Microsoft Office Skills
  • Basic accounting skills
  • Managing Processes
  • Organization
  • Analyzing Information
  • Professionalism
  • Problem Solving
  • Supply Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Verbal Communication

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Office experience or training
  • Administrative assistant experience an asset
  • Knowledge of appropriate software including: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Simply Sage and Adobe Acrobat

Position to commence:

January 12th, 2023 

To apply Please send cover letter with resume and 3 references to:

 contact@historichatcreek.com

Attention: General Manager

In subject line: Administrative Assistant position 

Closing date to apply: January 7st, 2023

So you would like to work at Historic Hat Creek Ranch, but do not know what position would be right for you? Then why don’t you try your hand at a little bit of everything…

Send your resume and we will see if we can work you in for a little experience in all departments.

 

Please forward your resume to ops@historichatcreek.com