Job Opportunities

Last updated March 15, 2017

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Full-time Curator

The Kelowna Art Gallery is seeking an individual to join our team as curator.

The Curator contributes to the mission of the Kelowna Art Gallery as project leader for exhibitions, accompanying publications, and all permanent collection activities. The Curator develops relevant permanent collection and exhibition policies, reports directly to the Executive Director, and works with the Executive Director on exhibition and acquisition selections.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • In-depth knowledge of both historical and contemporary Canadian art.
  • National standards for legal, ethical, and professional museum practices.
  • Permanent collection management and development.
  • Exhibition research, development, design, and installation.
  • Exceptional writing and public speaking skills.
  • Team player.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Master’s degree in Museum Studies, Art History or a related discipline.
  • Publications record.
  • Five years experience in curating public art gallery exhibitions.
  • Experience in permanent collection management and development.

Working Conditions:

  • This is a full-time position based on a 35-hour week. Flexible hours are dictated by installation requirements, events, exhibition opening receptions and other related public programs, publications, conferences, artist’s studio visits, committee activities, grant deadlines and other related duties.

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The Kelowna Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. Upon request, suitable accommodations are available under the Employment for People with Disabilities Act for applicants invited to an interview.

Please email resumes to hr@kelownaartgallery.com, or fax or mail resumes to the Kelowna Art Gallery by April 15, 2017.  No phone calls please. We regret that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

KELOWNA ART GALLERY
1315 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3
Tel: 250.762.2226 ext. 304 Fax: 250.762.9875
www.kelownaartgallery.com
hr@kelownaartgallery.com

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Art Adventures Summer Student Positions

Title: Art Adventures Supervisors
Duration: 14 weeks | 35 hours per week
Start and end dates: May 29 to September 1, 2017
Language of Work: English
Wage: $15.00 per hour
Positions available: 2
Application Deadline: Monday, April 17, 2017

The Kelowna Art Gallery is hiring two students to organize and teach our Art Adventures summer art camps for children ages 3 to 12. The Art Adventures program has been running for over twenty years, and is one of the most popular summer programs in Kelowna. The Art Adventures supervisors will contribute to public awareness of and access to the programs and services offered by the Kelowna Art Gallery. The supervisors will also be responsible for creating and organizing community outreach initiatives and activities at local festivals and events. Training will be provided on gallery procedures, classroom management, and working with various age groups of children.

The ideal candidates possess the following qualities, knowledge and experience:

• Must be full-time college or university students between the ages of 18 and 30 who are returning to full-time studies in the fall of 2017
• Must be working towards a university degree in visual arts, art history, education, or a related field
• Have previous experience in a gallery or museum environment is an asset
• Have knowledge of various art materials and techniques
• Have previous experience creating and implementing age-appropriate art lesson plans
• Have previous experience working with people and children in a social learning environment
• Must be creative, outgoing, self motivated and work well with a team
• The ability to provide a recent and valid criminal record check
• Have up-to-date first aid training
• Are able to speak French (not a requirement)

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to: hr@kelownaartgallery.com
Or drop off an application in person at:
Kelowna Art Gallery
1315 Water Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3

No phone inquiries, please. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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Call for Art Instructors (ongoing)

The Kelowna Art Gallery is always seeking to expand its offerings of adult and youth workshops and classes and is accepting proposals from qualified instructors to teach a variety of art skills.

Class offerings run from January to June and September to December. Class scheduling options are 6-week sessions during the day and evenings, or can be single weekend workshops.

Proposals should include the following:

– The type of class/medium you would like to teach
– A few examples of your work in that medium (please send .jpg files)
– Preferred or suggested times you would like to teach (day, evening, weekends)
– A resume outlining previous teaching experience, education, and experience as a working artist

Interested candidates should email proposals to: laura@kelownaartgallery.com.

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