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We offer employment opportunities at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in a variety of areas including programming, volunteer coordination, communications, facility bookings, building maintenance, bistro/catering and arts administration.

Operating Kelowna’s premiere multi-functional arts facility, the Rotary Centre for the Arts, the Kelowna Visual and Performing Arts Centre Society’s mission is to celebrate, nurture and promote the arts through diversity, entertainment and education. 

The Educational Programs Coordinator is instrumental in the administration and delivery of educational programming with the community. The ideal candidate would be someone who enjoys working with children, has a background in the arts and has office admin experience. Someone who is friendly, well organized and who can multitask.

The Educational Programs Coordinator of the Kelowna Visual and Performing Arts Centre Society (KVPACS) will oversee the implementation of new and existing programming, and ensure said programming is of high quality. Additionally, the Educational Programs Coordinator will make themselves aware of current trends within the arts and cultural sector and integrate said trends into programs for the centre.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain the School Tour program by liaising with educators and students
  • Facilitating programming in conjunction with Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna Museums, and performance art instructors
  • Organize and supervise mentorship programs for various educational institutions
  • Overseeing current programming whilst implementing new, innovative,  educational classes
  • Reporting to the Executive Director
  • Working alongside Marketing to provide content for promotional material
  • Coordinating Arts Blast Camps and Pro D days (Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall)
  • Liaise with other arts organizations to foster arts and culture throughout the province of British Columbia
  • Promote RCA’s programming through annual community events
  • Budgeting for Arts Blast Camp supplies

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience working in the arts
  • Excellent organization, communication and multitasking skills
  • Must have experience/willingness to work with children
  • Priority will be given to people with degrees and experience in education, fine arts, communications, and event planning
  • Must be proficient in Office Suite (Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Artifax scheduling and Spektrix ticketing software considered an asset
  • Knowledge of languages other than English is a strong asset.

This is a salaried full time position with a starting wage of $18.75/hr and qualification for benefits after a 3 month probationary period. This position is ideal for candidates with degrees and experiences, fine arts, communications and event planning.

Please send your cover letter and resume to info@rotarycentreforthearts.com
Thank you in advance for your application. Only candidates that meet the requirements will be contacted for interviews.

Located in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a multidisciplinary visual and performing arts centre.

We continually strive to improve the economic, cultural and social quality of life in the community by fostering the participation in, and appreciation of the arts.

As a world-class venue celebrating creative expression through diverse art forms and disciplines, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a unique City of Kelowna facility in which individuals of all ages and backgrounds can come together to share in the excitement of strengthening art and culture in the Okanagan.

Job Description:

The Kelowna Culture Days Festival Project Assistant will work under the direction and supervision of the Kelowna Culture Days Project Manager. The incumbent will provide valuable assistance to the

Festival Project Manager, Advisory Committee and RCA staff members in program development, coordination and administration; outreach to and networking of artists and arts and cultural organizations; and public engagement and marketing initiatives during June 24th to August 30th, 2019.  

About Culture Days in Kelowna:

Culture Days is the largest national awareness campaign to support arts and culture in Canadian history. Joining and localizing the national Culture Days initiative, Kelowna Culture Days Festival will create a special weekend of September 27-29, 2019, offering a number of free interactive activities and visual and performing arts presentations to the public in the Cultural District in Downtown Kelowna. In the process, the project will bring local artist and arts and cultural organizations together to collaborate on developing festival programs and creating and implementing arts and culture awareness campaigns between June through September 2019. The project goal is to enhance cultural vibrancy and raise the cultural profile of Kelowna through successful and meaningful collaboration in the local arts and cultural community. The Rotary Centre for the Arts (RCA) as the festival hub will facilitate the collaboration of the local arts and cultural community on festival programming, provide free space for activities and visual and performing arts presentations by participating artists and organizations, and develop and distribute promotional material.

Specific roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Culture Days Project Manager in reaching out to local artists and arts and cultural organization and facilitating collaboration on festival visioning and programming
  • Work closely with the Culture Days Project Manager, RCA Staff Team, Steering Committee and Subcommittees to coordinate Kelowna Culture Days programs and activities, secure business sponsorships and develop public engagement strategies and promotional materials including web pages, posters, social media campaigns etc.
  • Create resources and content for activity organisers and provide additional support as required
  • Collect, write and share stories about Culture Days via social networks, the Culture Days blog, newsletter and website
  • Develop content for Culture Days social media platforms
  • Assist with website updates
  • Plan and manage event logistics
  • Recruit and coordinate on-site volunteers
  • Be a positive influence and advocate of the arts and the RCA
  • Accept the goals and objectives of the RCA and work to achieve them
  • Take part in all training or in-service activities to develop proficencies required performing job responsibilities
  • Attend staff meetings, promptly and prepared
  • Be an active participant in program and project analysis providing constructive and proactive feedback for program adjustments and improvements
  • Maintain positive relationships, open communication with RCA staff members, participants, and volunteers

SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND ON-THE-JOB MENTORING:

This opportunity is part of the Canada Summer Jobs program and as such the Rotary Centre for the Arts is committed to providing skills development and mentoring opportunities to individual(s) hired. At the beginning of employment, our HR staff and the Project Manager will sit down with each youth worker to help them identify their personal and professional goals that they hope to achieve during this employment opportunity. In addition an RCA staff member will be assigned as a mentor to each candidate hired to help them develop their skills pursuant to their goals.

THE DESIRED CANDIDATE(S):

The desired candidate(s) for this opportunity would be a post-secondary student or post-secondary graduate with a degree in art history, visual or performing art, art administration, community development, event/festival planning or other related disciplines. In addition the desired candidate(s) must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be between 18 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  2. Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  3. Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

The Rotary Centre for the Arts believes the diversity of people, ideas, perspectives and cultural backgrounds is an asset and brings strength to the work the organization does. Those who self-identify as being a recent immigrant youth, a recent refugee youth, Indigenous, a youth with disabilities, a visible minority or/and a LGBTQ2 youth are encouraged to apply for this position.


TYPE: Full-time, temporary
LOCATION:  Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna BC, V1Y 6Z1
START DATE: June 24, 2019
END DATE: August 16, 2019
HOURS PER WEEK: 30
WAGE: $15/hour

How to apply: submit a resume and cover letter to engagement@rotarycentreforthearts.com no later than June 18, 2019.

This front line position provides excellent customer service to all visitors and will be responsible for assisting clients with their queries, box office ticketing, facility bookings, course registrations, and general reception. In addition, this position will be responsible for assisting with administration, cash management, and general office duties.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience and knowledge of cash management
  • Manage composition of petty cash and floats
  • General bookkeeping course work
  • Must be bondable
  • Use of office equipment including computerized information entry and proficiency with technology in general
  • Ability to exercise courtesy, tact, diplomacy and persuasion in responding to internal and external requests
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to exercise independence of judgment in determining priorities
  • Operate a multi-line switchboard to receive and relay messages
  • Box office/ticketing experience
  • Maintain office and client files
  • Printing programs/brochures
  • Prepare mail outs
  • Work with the RCA team to provide general assistance to the public using the facilities, ensuring that regulations are observed 
  • Experience with Artifax scheduling and Spektrix ticketing software considered an asset
  • Excellent organization, communication and multi-tasking skills
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of other languages also considered an asset

 


Please send your cover letter and resume to info@rotarycentreforthearts.com
Thank you in advance for your application. Only candidates that meet the requirements will be contacted for interviews.