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Public Programing Assistant

Job Title: Public Programing Assistant
Part time/Casual: 14 – 21 hours per week (2 to 3 days per week)
Wage: $15 per hour

Position Start Date: September 2019
Deadline for Applications: Sunday September 1, 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 and teaching all ages, while expanding your knowledge of the visual arts.

 Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Curator of Learning and Engagement, 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 and administration 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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Curatorial and Programming Assistant

Job Title: Curatorial and Programming Assistant
Duration: 30 weeks (Young Canada Works Internship)
Start and end dates: September 3, 2019 to March 30, 2020
Language of work: English
Wage: $15 per hour
Deadline for Applications: Sunday August 18, 2019

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 production of exhibition and educational programs, as well as connecting the Gallery with our community through innovative programs that challenge conventions.

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

  • Researching and updating the permanent collection’s online database, which includes over 800 works of art.
  • Assisting the Public Programming department with the administration and production of community exhibitions in The Front project space.
  • Assisting the Curatorial department with the production exhibitions for four gallery spaces, including a satellite gallery at the Kelowna International Airport.
  • Developing exhibition-related art activities for our Art Lab studio space.
  • Assist 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 masters 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.
  • Candidate must be detail-oriented, with strong academic research and writing skills.
  • 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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Gallery Assistant

Job: Part-Time Gallery Assistant

Hourly Wage: $14.00

Hours: 10-15 hours a week

The Kelowna Art Gallery is currently seeking an individual to join our team as a

Part-time Gallery Assistant.

This position assists with all aspects of visitor services, specifically reception admissions, class and camp registrations, visitor statistics and customer service support. Additional work hours may be available for on-site assistance with Gallery special events and/or facility rentals.

Qualifications:

  • Must enjoy working with the public, meeting new people, and working with volunteers
  • Must possess customer service experience and experience handling cash
  • Must be able to work as a team member
  • Must possess excellent communication skills
  • Must be interested in the visual arts, and the cultural attractions in this region
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, and Excel
  • Must be able to multitask and work with frequent interruption
  • French language is an asset

Please email resumes 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. This job posting will close when the position is filled.

 

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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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