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.

Duration: June 1- October 1, 2021
Hours per week: 15
Type: Part-time, temporary
Salary: $16/hr
Application deadline: Monday, May 17, 2021  

ROTARY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

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 Rotary Centre for the Arts (RCA) is seeking a student or recent graduate of a post-secondary institution with a focus in arts administration, event/festival planning, project management or another related field. An understanding of, and appreciation for, arts & culture is considered an asset. The candidate will act as the Kelowna Culture Days Assistant under the direction and supervision of the RCA's Culture Days Coordinator. The candidate will actively participate in Culture Days event planning at the RCA and with the Kelowna Culture Days planning committee; conduct outreach, networking, and coordination of artists and arts and cultural organizations; and manage the delivery of select RCA-produced activities.

Culture Days is a month-long, national initiative to celebrate arts & culture across Canada and within its communities. In Kelowna, Culture Days offers a number of free interactive events and visual and performing arts presentations to the public across the community. The RCA continues its tradition of acting as a festival hub, facilitating the collaboration of the local arts and cultural community on festival programming, providing free space for activities and visual and performing arts presentations by artists and organizations, producing and/or presenting programming, and developing and distributing promotional material. Outcomes for the Kelowna Culture Days Assistant will be to gain meaningful work experience in arts & cultural programming, event coordination, project management, and community engagement.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • assisting the RCA’s Culture Days Coordinator in reaching out to local artists and arts and cultural organizations
  • facilitating collaboration on festival visioning and programming
  • working closely with the Culture Days Coordinator, RCA Staff team, Planning Committee, and volunteers to coordinate and schedule Kelowna Culture Days programs and activities
  • planning and managing event logistics
  • managing select RCA produced activities with the support of the Culture Days Coordinator (for example: the Downtown Kelowna Scavenger Hunt)

The successful candidate will be acting as a positive influence and advocate of the arts and the RCA; accepting the goals and objectives of the RCA and working to achieve them; taking part in all training or in-service activities to develop proficiencies required to perform job responsibilities; attending staff meetings, promptly and prepared; being an active participant in program and project analysis, providing constructive and proactive feedback for program adjustments and improvements; maintaining positive relationships and open communication with RCA staff members, participants, and volunteers; and assuming any other duties as assigned by the RCA administration and programming.

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, permeant 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.

How to apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter to culturedays@rotarycentreforthearts.com with the subject ‘Canada Summer Jobs Application’.

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.