Join Our Team

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.

Applications are invited for the position of

Executive Director

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Kelowna, B. C.

The Rotary Centre for the Arts is a multi-use visual and performing arts facility located in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District. Home to eight resident artist studios, the 325 seat Mary Irwin Theatre, Potters Addict, Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, New Vintage Theatre, ArtsCo, Theatre Kelowna Society, Ballet Kelowna and the RCA Bistro, the RCA provides a vital community service as the heart of Kelowna’s arts and cultural experience.

The executive director will provide leadership to the Centre while building recognition and support for the RCA in the local community. Reporting to the Board of the Kelowna Visual and Performing Arts Centre Society, the executive director is responsible for achieving the goals and objectives of the Society. Managing an annual budget in excess of one million dollars, leading a passionate, professional staff, and liaising with the tenants and wider community, the executive director has fundamental responsibility for the success of this key community organization.

Qualifications: a degree in Business Administration, Arts Administration, or Fine Arts, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience and skills preferred:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Arts administration, including both visual and performing arts
  • Understanding and knowledge of the arts and cultural scene, both locally, provincially and nationally
  • A record of successful leadership, including marketing, budgeting, fundraising, facility operation, and management of staff and stakeholders
  • A track record demonstrating personal qualities which include strategic thinking, collaboration, problem solving, effective communications, and proactive management.
  • Restaurant experience would also be an asset

Rate of pay:  competitive compensation is offered, including an excellent benefit plan with dental and extended health, dependent on experience.

Start date: this position will be filled as soon as practical following the closing date. This is a full-time position.

Applications: please apply electronically to Applications must be received by November 30, 2019. Please include a fully detailed, chronological resume. Not all applicants will be contacted due to the anticipated high interest in this position.


Reporting to the Building Operator, your work load will include all general facility cleaning and custodial duties, opening and closing building, setting up and taking down venues and equipment as required for programs and events. Other duties may include painting and other minor maintenance tasks (additional tasks will be assigned as required).


  • Must be able to work flexible hours, afternoons, evenings and weekends
  • Experience with all aspects of janitorial work.
  • Must be physically fit and able to lift 100 pounds.
  • Must be able to follow directions, work independently, quickly and efficiently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills essential as we are a customer focused public facility.
  • Must be an action oriented individual who thrives in a multi-task environment.
  • Must be bondable

Various shifts Monday-Sunday, 8 am – 11 pm (approximately 30 hours per week)

Starts at $14 per hour


LOCATION:  Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna BC, V1Y 6Z1

APPLICATIONS: Please apply electronically to


Located in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District in downtown Kelowna, 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.

Studio For Rent

428 sqft

$866/Month (property taxes and parking extra)

Minimum Term: 6 months

Available Jan 1st 2020


Seeking Full Time Studio Tenant

 Are you an individual or organization who is active in the Kelowna arts and culture community?  Are you looking for an ideal location to develop your practice, company or community?  Do you aim to make a significant contribution to the vitality of the Kelowna arts and culture scene?

 If this is you, we've got a studio for you!

 Permitted uses are: to create, produce, manufacture, design or otherwise generate art; to instruct art skills; and produce or participate in public performances or displays; to develop or sustain cultural practices.

 To apply please submit:

 1. A personal CV or company profile

2. A max 500 word statement on how your being located here will contribute to the life of the RCA, and how being at the RCA will impact your or your company’s artistic practice

3.  A link to your artist website or company page

4.  Maximum 5 images of past works

5.  Two References

 Please email applications to:  with the subject line: ‘RCA Resident Artist Application’