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Communications and exhibitions assistant

Emploi-Québec contract

SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art is a non-profit exhibition centre and public gallery in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, dedicated to providing a forum for artists, curators and cultural practitioners for projects that critically engage with current issues in art, culture and society. 

SBC’s collaborative approach to cultural production runs through our distinct programme of exhibitions, events, research, public outreach activities and publications. We embrace different ways of making — making objects, making relations, making politics, making publics — to build relationships between practitioners, publics and institutions in order to foster a diverse and complex community. 


Job Description

We are currently seeking a dynamic, highly organised individual to join our team as communications and exhibitions assistant.  

Reporting to the exhibitions & communications manager and the head of public programs and institutional development  the communications and exhibitions assistant will apply their professional experience as well as their theoretical knowledge through the implementation of the communication strategies of the gallery and support with the creation of public programs. The candidate will be in close contact with our media, artistic and institutional partners while developing their professional skills. 


The Communications Assistant’s Main Responsibilities 

• Implement the communications plan for key events at SBC, including exhibitions, conferences, screenings, educational programming and fundraisers. This includes the revision of press materials, graphic design for the website and social media accounts, and other promotional materials related to SBC’s activities. 

• Contribute, maintain and develop SBC’s relationships with media partners, with the goal of increasing the presence of the gallery in arts journals (journalists, art critics), cultural publications and the general press. 

• Maintain and expand SBC’s web presence using digital, web, social media (Facebook, Instagram) and other tools to effectively promote the organization. 

• Participate in the implementation of a museum discourse and institutional materials prepared as part of the presentation of an exhibition. 

• Welcome and interact with the public during opening hours and various event held by the exhibition center. The communications and exhibitions assistant is in charge of opening and closing the gallery on Saturdays. 


Minimum requirements for the candidate

• Knowledge of the issues surrounding contemporary art and culture and ease with discussing these issues. 

• Familiarity with institutional communications procedures. 

• Knowledge of technologies related to the production of Web content and social media including Wix and MailChimp or equivalent.

• Excellent knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is essential. 

• Bilingualism is an asset. Knowledge of English or French as a second language is desirable. SBC can provide support in their second language, if needed. 


The Candidate Must 

• Be organized, thorough and a team player. Self-motivated with an excellent attention to detail. 

• Be autonomous and resourceful, able to find solutions to technical questions related to the website, social media and other communication tools. 

• Have excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills. 

• Demonstrate the ability to write clearly and persuasively. 

• Work well in multicultural teams and with diverse constituencies. 

• Must be eligible for the Emploi Quebec wage subsidy programme. 




The salary is of 18$ per hour, 30 hours per week for a contract duration of 30 weeks. The candidate must be available occasionally for events held outside of the work schedule.

The candidate must be eligible for the Emploi Quebec wage subsidy program. Contact your local Centre d’emploi (CLE) to obtain your letter of eligibility before applying for the job. 

Deadline for applications:  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2023

Start date: Monday March 13, 2023 (date may be subject to change)  

Kindly apply via email, with Communications Assistant in the subject line to: Please include a cover letter explaining your relevant experience and your interest in working at SBC and your CV. Note that only applicants invited to interview will be contacted.  

SBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. 

SBC gallery, its offices and a dedicated bathroom on the floor are wheelchair accessible.

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