Creative Sonoma

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Gallery Coordinator

Posted by Arts Guild of Sonoma ; Posted on 
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Gallery Coordinator



Gallery Coordinator: Arts Guild of Sonoma

The Arts Guild of Sonoma is looking for a positive Gallery Coordinator with strong organizational skills to assist in the operation of our non-profit, cooperative Art Gallery.

Position Type: Hourly; approx. 12 to 18 hours per week

Compensation: Based on experience.

Reports to: Board President and AGS Board of Directors

The Arts Guild of Sonoma is a non-profit, cooperative arts organization whose purpose is to showcase local artists and enliven the art community in the city of Sonoma and beyond. The Arts Guild of Sonoma was founded in 1977 to exhibit and advance the creative efforts of local artists and to promote in its members the highest standards of artistic expression and professionalism. Over the years the Guild has expanded support of local and regional artists and arts education. As an organization we strive to broaden the cultural, age, and social economic diversity of our artist members and the community we serve. We strive to maintain a high level of artistic quality in the work shown in our gallery, and to be a hub of inspiration and creativity for Sonoma Valley and the larger North Bay Area.

Desired Skills:

Knowledge of art, handling of artworks and art sales.
Ability to manage artists with diverse backgrounds and skills and promote a positive environment among Guild members.
Experience in sales or administration helpful.
Minimum 2 years experience in a retail or other customer service positions required.
Proficiency in basic office software (Microsoft Word/Excel,etc.) and social media with a willingness to learn new programs as needed.
Ability to work at gallery desk for up to a few hours at a time, lift up to 40 pounds, and occasionally stand on a step stool or ladder (reasonable accommodations can be made).

-Maintain the gallery-staffing calendar by ensuring shifts are filled each month, and that artists are working their shifts.
-Train and orient new Guild members, enforce gallery best practices, and place new members into Guild jobs that fit their skills and the Guild’s current needs. -Maintain gallery’s appearance; stock office and maintenance supplies.
-Collect payments, receive mail, update and keep current lists of membership, guild jobs, board members etc. Mail checks and other bills when needed,
-Make sure labels and exhibition signage are made and artists are getting their information to the member artist label maker. Make changes and adjustment as they come up when art is sold, or members change information.
-Events Planning Assistance: Obtain “daily licenses” for monthly temporary liquor sales, and any other needed permits or approvals for events.
-Participate in gallery events and monthly board meetings.
-Coordinate with other venues, artists, sponsors etc.
-Depending on hired individual’s skills, experience, and current organization needs, the Gallery Coordinator may also be responsible for a portion of the organizations Media/Press.
-Represent a positive professional image for the Guild to the public and the Sonoma community.

To Apply:  Email you resume and a short cover letter to Kirk Hinshaw at, or hand deliver to our gallery on Mondays or Fridays between 11:00am and 5:00pm.