Current Opening: Gallery Assistant

Thank you to everyone who applied! We’ll be in touch with possible candidates as soon as we can.

November 14, 2018 

We have an opening for a Gallery Assistant to support our operations at our location in historic Pioneer Square, in the vibrant Tashiro-Kaplan All Arts building.

CoCA has a strong track record of presenting current and important art to our community. In 2017 CoCA presented 318 artists and hosted over 24,000 visitors.  CoCA is a space for creative expression, community and inclusivity in contemporary art.

The CoCA Gallery Assistant position is essential to our small and thriving non-profit organization. Our Gallery Assistant works closely with CoCA’s Executive & Artistic Director and Curatorial Committee, as well as strong team of volunteers and interns. Part-time hours with up to 32 hours/week at $15/hr.

There is great potential for growth within & beyond this role at our organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitate Curatorial & Administrative tasks

    • Install and de-install exhibits (every 6-8 weeks)

      • Paint and repair walls and pedestals

      • Allocate display materials

      • Manage art delivery/pick up and ship artwork as needed

    • Operate audio-visual equipment and manage gallery's website and social media channels

    • Manage applications and logistical matters associated with exhibitions including liaising with artists/curators for contracts and deadlines

    • Manage administrative paperwork and online files including sales and other client management systems

  • Manage CoCA gallery

    • Keep space clean & organized

    • Staff the gallery during open hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat (10am-5pm winter, 11am-6pm summer) plus events

    • Work alongside and support diverse group of 25+ volunteers and 10+ Interns

  • Attend weekly Friday staff meetings

  • Attend monthly Curatorial Committee meetings and provide support as needed


  • Gallery and Sales experience

  • Curatorial experience

  • Admin & computer skills including proficiency in Google and Microsoft Suite (Excel, Sheets, Word and Docs is essential)

  • Customer service experience and personable people skills

  • Working awareness of photo-editing programs and software

  • Can-do attitude with proven success coordinating multiple projects at the same time

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Extremely organized, detail-oriented and, while self-directed, thrives on a team

  • High level of professionalism, commitment, accountability

  • Inclusive and welcoming of diverse groups and ideas

  • Results-oriented with excellent follow-through

Qualities Sought

  • A 4 year degree in art history,nonprofit arts administration or related area or relevant experience/education preferred

  • Passionate about the art world with knowledge of local artists and exhibits preferred

  • Interested in long term role and growth within CoCA’s organization

  • Working knowledge in the visual arts is a strong plus

We are an equal opportunity employer.  We warmly welcome applications from POC, LGBTQIA individuals, and people with diverse backgrounds.