Reporting to the Show + Sale Coordinator, Department Representatives act as a direct point of contact for students participating in Show + Sale. Department Representatives are a point of contact for participating students submitting work in their designated medium. They oversee the setup, display, and teardown of their department, working alongside volunteers to ensure work is installed securely and meets Show + Sale standards.

There are 9 positions available including: Ceramics, Drawing + Painting, Fibre, Glass, Jewelry + Metals, Photography, Print Media + VCD, and First Year/Undeclared (3 positions).


  • Support the development of Show + Sale through coordination of designated program/medium
  • Attend Show + Sale meetings as required
  • Serve as an ambassador for the Show + Sale to student body, faculty, and general public
  • Act as the main point of contact for students in designated program/medium area
  • Support participating students under the supervision of the Volunteer Coordinator and the Art Technician
  • Ensure student awareness and adherence of Show + Sale guidelines, deadlines and expectations
  • Provide general knowledge regarding pricing, storage, and display regarding designated program/medium
  • Oversee the set up and take down of program area as required
  • Assist in the development of display strategies of designated program/medium
  • Attend a debrief meeting after each sale and write a report at the end of contract
  • Must be available on preparatory date(s) for designated program; from 3:30pm – 8:30pm on opening night of the sale; and for 3 hours after the sale closes.
  • Additional duties as outlined in contract (See below for department-specific duties)


  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with close attention to detail
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to deal diplomatically with a wide variety of people including AUArts students, staff, faculty and the general public
  • Ability to take initiative for coordinating and carrying out assigned projects
  • Self-motivated individual who can effectively prioritize tasks
  • A knowledge of the processes and materials used in designated program/medium


  • September 2019 through April 2020
  • Each sale requires a commitment of 13 – 15 hours per semester (7 hours as First Year/Undeclared)
  • An honorarium of $200 per semester will be provided. The First Year/Undeclared position will receive $100 per semester
  • Final schedule to be determined with Show + Sale Coordinator

Interested candidates are asked to submit their applications via Jotform by October 1 at jotform.com/show-sale-job-application.

Questions? Contact Mike Hooves at showandsale.sa@auarts.ca.

The Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.