Job Opportunities

Art Break Instructors

Duration: March 18 – 22, 2019, plus additional prep time early March
Positions available: 2

Application Deadline: Sunday, February 3, 2019

The Kelowna Art Gallery is hiring two instructors to organize and teach our Art Break spring break camps for children ages 3 to 12. The Art Break instructors will be responsible for developing and facilitating fun and creative art activities that explore a range of media, such as painting, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, and printmaking. 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:

  • Have previous experience in a gallery or museum environment
  • 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

Please e-mail covering letter and CV to: hr@kelownaartgallery.com

The Kelowna Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from self-identified members of underserved communities as well as visible and invisible minority groups. We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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Public Programming Assistant

Part time/Casual: 14 – 21 hours per week (2 to 3 days per week)
Wage: $13.50 per hour

Position Start Date: February 2019
Deadline for Applications: Sunday, February 10, 2019

The Kelowna Art Gallery is now accepting applications for a part-time Public Programming Assistant. This position will play a key role in helping to coordinate the Gallery’s tour program, which runs up to four tours per day, Monday through Friday. This position is an opportunity to build on experience working with all ages and expand your knowledge of the visual arts.

 Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Education and Public Programming Coordinator, the Public Programming Assistant will support the Gallery’s tour program by:

  • Leading educational exhibition tours to all ages
  • Facilitating hands-on art activities
  • Assisting with training and overseeing school tour volunteers/docents
  • Daily organizing, cleaning, and preparing supplies
  • Assisting with other public programs as needed

The ideal candidate possesses the following qualities, knowledge and experience:

  • A university degree in visual arts, art history, education, or another related field
  • Experience in a museum, gallery, or teaching context dealing with front-line tasks and working with the public
  • Knowledge of art history, as well as artist techniques and materials
  • Enjoys working with people and children in a social learning environment
  • Excellent customer-service skills
  • Ability to be courteous at all times and in all circumstances
  • Be dynamic, proactive, and outgoing
  • Ability to provide a recent and valid police background check

Please send your covering letter and CV to: hr@kelownaartgallery.com

The Kelowna Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from self-identified members of underserved communities as well as visible and invisible minority groups. We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please..

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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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