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June 11, 2014

Call for Volunteers: Special Events Assistants at ArtStarts at River Market Events

ArtStarts is seeking enthusiastic and creative individuals to assist with our monthly ArtStarts at River Market workshops and performances.

About ArtStarts

ArtStarts in Schools is a growing, dynamic, not-for-profit organization that promotes art and creativity among British Columbia's young people. Since 1996, ArtStarts has supported and promoted professional artists in urban, rural and remote regions of the province. ArtStarts envisions a society where the arts are regarded as an essential part of educating young people and a catalyst for creating innovative, engaged and contributing members of society. ArtStarts has a leadership role in transforming the way children and youth are engaged, in and through the arts, and in promoting the value of the arts in young lives. Learn more at

About ArtStarts at River Market

ArtStarts at River Market presents free multi-disciplinary, culturally diverse workshops with some of the best children's artists. One Sunday a month, River Market in New Westminster is packed wall-to-wall with kids of all ages and their parents. They might be learning West African drumming, moving to a Haida beat or trying out their circus skills… you never know what new experiences ArtStarts at River Market will bring. These accessible events bring the community together and offer an easy and fun way for children to experience a new art form firsthand. Whether it's dance, theatre, music or visual arts, hands-on participation is always a key part of the day, and kids head home with a new or enlivened passion for the arts.

We are looking for individuals who are

  • Eager and willing to learn and gain experience in event coordination
  • Comfortable working with children and the general public
  • Enthusiastic and interested in being an active member of the arts in BC

Duties include:

  • Assisting the Event Coordinator with queues and general questions from the public
  • Documenting the event through pictures, video and writing
  • Keep count of attendees
  • Set up and take down of venue site
  • Assisting artists with materials and set up of workshops or performances

A criminal record check is required (which we will initiate and pay for). As this is a volunteer unpaid position, no monetary compensation will be awarded. Our commitment is to foster a rich learning environment to gain work experience and build relationships with our team of staff, other volunteer members and our stakeholders.


One Sunday of every month between 10am-3pm (we require a minimum of a 3 month commitment please).

How to Apply

Please fill out our Volunteer Application form, attach your most current resume and email to: or drop them both off in person at the ArtStarts Gallery (808 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3A7).

If you have questions, please contact Juliana Bedoya at or 604-336-0626 ext 105.

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