Employment Opportunities

Visitor Services Coordinator

The Penticton Art Gallery is looking for a Visitor Services Coordinator to work in a lively, dynamic and creative environment. Would you enjoy engaging with the public, sponsors, gallery members and volunteers to build relationships and help our gallery grow?

Job Description:

  • Welcome visitors to the Penticton Art Gallery, providing them with information about current and upcoming exhibitions, programming and special events.

  • Sell merchandise from the Gift Shop, supplying customers with assistance and information about products as needed.

  • Manage registrations for children’s and adult programming, creating guest lists and sign in sheets.

  • Build and oversee our membership, organizing membership drives, charitable campaigns, and keeping the database current.

  • Recruit and oversee volunteers for the front desk and special events. Maintain the volunteer roster and schedule.

  • Lead fundraising and sponsorship efforts and distribute promotional materials in the community.

  • Organize Topics & Tea speaker series, arranging speakers and staging the event monthly from September to May.

  • Contribute bi-monthly to the ArtsLetter, PAG’s newsletter.

The successful candidate will:

  • have a strong sense of organization and punctuality;

  • represent the Gallery with integrity and in a professional manner;

  • demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills;

  • have strong computer skills, including the Microsoft Office suite of programs, and be able to learn new programs as needed;

  • handle cash efficiently and have a good head for numbers;

  • enjoy and have experience in retail sales;

  • have a strong sense of civic engagement and love connecting with the public;

  • be able to attend evening events and work weekends;

  • work well as part of a team, take direction well, and lead volunteers by example; and

  • provide excellent customer service and demonstrate strong problem-solving skills.

Start Date: Immediately

Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Job Type: Permanent Part-time.

Education & Programming Coordinator

Position Outline:

  • Determine the education and programming schedule and help to improve the exhibition schedule.

  • Devise and develop new programs and events to engage families, young children, youth and seniors alike.

  • Suggest policy to administrator as it pertains to education and programming.

  • Allocate, within the greater PAG budget framework, the education and programming budget.

  • Project budgets for new event or programming ventures.

  • Seek out grants and sponsors that can help support the development of new events and programming.

  • Grant-writing as it pertains to education, programming and events.

  • Supervise staff involved in education and programming, such as summer students, instructors, speakers, etc.

  • Contribute to Arts Letter regarding education and programming.

  • Teach and engage with all ages, from preschooler to senior, about our exhibitions and art in general.

  • Lead Little Leonardos Pro-D day camps as required.

  • Liaise with School District 67 to facilitate school tours from student K-12, lead school tours as required.

  • Create exhibition-related content as needed to address these diverse age groups.

  • Communicate with other community partners, such as Okanagan College, the Penticton Community Centre, the Senior Centre, SOICS, etc., to build relationships and engage different segments of the community with our programming, events, and volunteer program.

  • Work occasional evening or weekends, if needed, for events and programming.

Qualities Required:

  • Passionate about education and building the connections between exhibitions and patrons of all ages.

  • Love of art: Knowledge of art and art history required, a degree in art or art history is an asset.

  • University-level education required.

  • Confident using Microsoft Office suite of programs, technologically savvy.

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

  • Leadership and management skills.

  • Vision, long-term planning.

  • Excellent time management and problem-solving skills.

  • Creativity and innovation.

  • Flexibility and quick thinking.

  • Community-minded, strong civic spirit.

  • Sociable, with solid networking skills.

Note: The successful candidate will be required to successfully complete a Vulnerable Sector police background check. 

Start Date: Immediately

Days: Monday to Friday.

Job Type: Permanent Full-time.

Salaried position with benefits.