Job Opportunities

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Posted December 14, 2017

Job Title: 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.

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.

Application Deadline: January 25, 2018
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Please email resumes to hr@kelownaartgallery.com or fax or mail resumes to the Kelowna Art Gallery. 

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

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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Posted December 14, 2017

Job Title: Fundraising Coordinator

 

The Kelowna Art Gallery is seeking a Fundraising Coordinator to help us identify and reach out to potential sponsors and donors for our 2018 exhibitions and to help us formulate a long-term donor relations strategy.

We are looking for an individual with fundraising experience and with contacts within the business community. The commitment will be 40-50 hours per month from January to April, 2018. This is a contract position.

The Coordinator will work with the Executive Director and our team to:

  • Work with staff, volunteers and our committees, as well as local community leaders, corporate partners, service groups, and event sponsors to cultivate and steward relationships that will assist in increasing revenue and participation in key fundraising initiatives.
  • Contact current sponsors and donors and identify new potential sponsors and donors.
  • Collaborate on developing sponsorship levels and promotional materials for potential sponsors.
  • Update and record sponsor/donor activities in shared files and keep accurate and complete records.
  •  Assist with correspondence and paperwork related to the development of a promotion campaign.

Required Skills include:

  • Must have proven track record in fundraising.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills are required.
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented.
  • Excellent Presentation and Public Speaking skills.
  • Must be a team-builder, community minded and volunteer oriented.
  • Media experience an asset

Application Deadline: December 29, 2017
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Please email resumes to hr@kelownaartgallery.com or fax or mail resumes to the Kelowna Art Gallery. 

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

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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Posted October 31, 2017

Job Title: Art Break Spring Break Camp Instructors

Title: Art Break Instructors
Duration: March 19 – 29, 2018
Positions available: 2
Application Deadline: February 2, 2018

The Kelowna Art Gallery is hiring two instructors to organize and teach our Art Break spring break camps for children ages 5 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 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

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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