Job Opportunities

Posted July 5, 2017

Curatorial and Programming Assistant

Duration: 8-month Young Canada Works Internship
Start and end dates: July 31, 2017, to March 30, 2018
Language of work: English
Wage: $15 per hour

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

The Kelowna Art Gallery’s looking to hire a Gallery Intern that will achieve a standard of excellence in overall program development including 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. The Gallery Intern will be a collaborative leader who will serve as a professional and passionate advocate for public engagement with art. 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.

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

  • Assist with coordinating our upcoming Okanagan Print Triennial exhibition in March 2018.
  • Assist with coordinating community events and symposiums.
  • Develop exhibition-related art activities for our Art Lab studio.
  • Develop a series of educational lectures for youth and adult audiences.

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 education.
  • 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 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.

Closing Date: July 24, 2017

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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Posted May 30, 2017

Part-time Preparator and building technician

The Kelowna Art Gallery is seeking an individual to join our team as our part-time preparator/building technician. This is a position with flexible, part-time hours requiring a highly skilled and careful person to install exhibitions, act as the lighting technician, do light construction, and conduct general building maintenance.

Skills required

  • Use of power tools
  • Ability to design and build plinths, shelves, etc. as needed
  • Good project-planning, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of word processing and email programs on a PC platform
  • Current driver’s license

Knowledge of art would be an asset. A level-one first aid certificate would also be an asset, however training would be provided to the successful applicant.

Please email resumes to hr@kelownaartgallery.com, or fax or mail resumes to the Kelowna Art Gallery by June 6, 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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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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