About Curated Tastes
Curated Tastes (CT) is Vancouver’s first and only art mediation company. Through fun, engaging and interactive events, classes and tours, we actively make contemporary art approachable and relatable while familiarizing our audience with the local Vancouver art scene.
CT understands the feeling of being intimidated, unfamiliar and unconnected to contemporary art. This disconnection motivates us to demystify contemporary art and make it approachable to all art enthusiasts. Our educational and entertaining activities, develop audiences for diverse cultural spaces in Vancouver while nurturing art collectors and patrons alike.
We create welcoming environments for our audience to feel confident around art, encourage conversation, art acquisitions, interaction, play and personal connections. In sum, curating a unique taste for contemporary art.
About the position
Are you a friendly person who is passionate about learning and sharing information about art, culture and Vancouver’s local art scene? Then this position is for you!
We are looking for the next Curated Tastes’ art mediator to deliver guided visits in Downtown Vancouver, Granville Island, South Granville, UBC, Mount Pleasant, Strathcona, Parker Studios, North Vancouver, New Westminster, Burnaby, Richmond, Coquitlam and/or Fort Langley.
Summary of work
Study, learn, and comprehend art material in order to deliver the tours effectively
Deliver content provided by Curated Tastes in a welcoming and friendly manner
Welcome guests and check registration
Encourage public participation and engagement during tours
Provide feedback and report tour activity
Required Skills and Experience
Ability to engage directly, enthusiastically, and meaningfully with all guests
Exceptional customer service, interpersonal, and communications skills
Desire to learn and implement best practices, including those unique to Curated Tastes
Adaptability and adherence to the core values at Curated Tastes
Cultural sensitivity necessary to engage guests of all ages and backgrounds
Familiarity with and continued curiosity about contemporary art
Demonstrated ability to learn large amounts of material in a specific time frame
Willingness to collaborate with peers, associates, and work successfully as part of a team
Ability to work independently
Willingness to work outside in all seasons, temperatures, and weather conditions
Demonstrated work or volunteer experience in a creative field or environment
Skills necessary to stay informed via email, conduct research using online systems and databases, and access daily and weekly schedules
Adherence to required dress code guidelines
Reliable transportation around Metro Vancouver
Demonstrated experience and ability to provide customer service
Demonstrated interpersonal and oral communication skills, ability to listen and be responsive to questions and comments
Ability to deliver effective verbal presentations in front of small to large-sized groups
Ability to listen to the public and be responsive to inquiries and comments
Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions
Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse public in a friendly and open manner, while conveying information or teaching
Ability to adapt tours to best suit the needs of visitors based on situations that arise including but not limited to: late arrivals, special visitor needs and art-related inquiries
Some previous art mediation experience will be considered an asset
A degree or diploma in Visual Arts, Design, Art History, Art education or equivalent
Related working or volunteering experience to field of study
Prior museum experience, or experience working in the arts and/or cultural fields
Public speaking experience
Exceptional customer service and outstanding interpersonal skills
Experience working with youth/adults in an educational environment
Experience in museum or site interpretation, theatre or storytelling
Familiarity with art history and the Vancouver Art scene
This is a casual, on-call position
Hours are based on exhibition dates and tour guide availability
Remuneration: $20 – 25/hour
To apply, please provide
a letter of intent
two professional/academic reference contacts
Please email all documents as a single PDF to: email@example.com by September 12, 2021, 11:59 PM.
We acknowledge and appreciate the time and effort invested in each application, and thank you in advance for your interest. However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline to apply
September 12, 2021 at 11:59 p