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Operations & Membership Coordinator

The Kelowna Art Gallery is seeking an individual to join our team as Operations & Membership Coordinator.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director (and in collaboration with the Gallery Staff) the Operations & Membership Coordinator provides and maintains membership services, and assists with donor development and sponsorship. She/he trains and supervises Gallery Assistants and recruits volunteers; The Operations & Membership Coordinator will oversee office procedures and systems in support of Gallery operations and provides support to the Gallery’s Board of Directors.

Required Skills include:

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills are required.
  • Very strong organizational skills with an emphasis on attention to detail.
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Ability to plan and stay within budget.
  • A broad knowledge of fundraising techniques and methods.
  • Solid computer skills with familiarity with MS Word, Excel, and Past Perfect Museum Software.
  • Must be a team-builder, community minded and volunteer oriented.
  • Ability to multitask and work with frequent interruptions.

Working Conditions:
This is a full-time position based on a 35-hour week.

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.

2018 Operations Membership Coordinator Job Summary Download the job description [.pdf]

Application Deadline:  Friday, June 29, 2018

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to: hr@kelownaartgallery.com

Or mail to:

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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Curatorial and Programming Assistant

Duration: 30 weeks (Young Canada Works Internship)
Start and end dates: September 4, 2018 to March 29, 2019
Language of work: English
Wage: $15 per hour

Application deadline: July 29, 2018

Candidate must be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment as per Young Canada Works requirements

Job Summary:

The Kelowna Art Gallery’s looking to hire a Curatorial and Programming Assistant that will achieve a standard of excellence in overall development of exhibitions, public programs, studio programs, school programs, and community-based projects initiatives that build understanding of art and its practices by engaging visitors of all ages and experience levels, with the goal of growing the Kelowna Art Gallery’s audience participation. This position requires an individual who is fueled by a desire to connect art and people. The position will play a defining role in the Gallery’s exhibition and educational offerings, connecting the Gallery with our community through innovative programs that challenge conventions.

The Curatorial and Programming Assistant will grow our institutions community outreach by actively communicating with organizations throughout the region to identify trends, issues, needs, and potential collaborators. Community engagement is about the possibility, promise, and fulfillment of relationships. When people come together it is possible to create positive, significant, and lasting differences in communities. The role of the Curatorial and Programming Assistant will be to build respectful relationships among individuals, communities, and the Kelowna Art Gallery, which is core to our mission and foundational to our continued success.

Project tasks will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assisting the Curatorial department with the production exhibitions for five gallery spaces, including a satellite gallery at the Kelowna International Airport.
  • Assisting the Public Programming department with coordinating community events.
  • Developing exhibition-related art activities for our Art Lab studio space.
  • Assisting public programming department with writing educational brochures for exhibitions.
  • Assisting with and leading various educational programs for children, youth, adults, seniors, and individuals with disabilities.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada; Note: Non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.
  • Candidate must be a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment. Graduate will have completed a Degree or Master’s Degree in fine arts, art history, or museum studies.
  • Candidate will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment as per Young Canada Works requirements.
  • Candidate will have a basic level of computer skills and be able to utilize programs like Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Candidate will have had prior experience working with the public.
  • Candidate must be creative, outgoing, self-motivated and work well with a team.
  • Knowledge of art history, contemporary art, as well as various art materials and techniques is strongly encouraged.
  • Previous experience working in a gallery or museum environment is an asset.
  • The ability to speak French is an asset.

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.

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to: hr@kelownaartgallery.com

Or drop off in person at:

Kelowna Art Gallery
1315 Water Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3

 

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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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