Creative Kids Summer Art Program Leader (x1)

Length of Contract: May 27, 2019 to August 30, 2019
Hourly Wage: $15.00

The Penticton Art Gallery seeks an experienced, innovative, team-oriented, and highly motivated Creative Kids Program Leader. The Creative Kids Program Leader will be responsible for the planning and coordination of the Penticton Art Gallery’s Creative Kids Summer Education Program. The successful candidate will develop and implement an ongoing summer program running out of the gallery during the summer months to serve the community's youth and introduce them to a positive and creative arts experience. The program will introduce youth to art in all its mediums and be geared towards the history of art and coincide with our ongoing exhibitions that will be running over the summer months. The participant will have extensive interaction with the gallery Director/Curator, Gallery Administrator, Educational Coordinator, and Curatorial Assistant along with the rest of the gallery staff to develop and promote a consistent, dynamic, and educational summer art program.

Our ideal candidates are those with a high academic standing, a keen interest in the arts, and are able to work both independently and with others. Special consideration will be given to those who are currently undertaking, or planning to enroll in an arts or education program. As this program will deal mainly with children and youth the candidate will have to undergo a background check with the R.C.M.P. prior to commencing work. Candidates should have a basic knowledge of computer systems, including Internet and word processing, although these skills can be further developed through the project. Our most commonly used language is English, although a secondary language would be an asset. The Penticton Art Gallery encourages students of all ages, races, and genders to apply.

Candidates will be eligible for employment if they:

  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);

  • are legally entitled to work in Canada;

  • will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

  • will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment;

  • have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCWwork assignment; and

  • intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment.

For more information and specifics relating to the gallery and this position please contact:

McKaila Ferguson
Collections Manager | Acting Education and Programming Coordinator
collections@pentictonartgallery.com

Please email your resume and cover letter to McKaila Ferguson at collections@pentictonartgallery.com by 5:00pm on Friday, May 24, 2019.

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Creative Kids Summer Art Program Assistant (x2)

Length of contract: June 10, 2019 to August 30, 2019
Hourly Wage: $14.50

The Penticton Art Gallery seeks two experienced, innovative, team-oriented, and highly motivated Creative Kids Program Assistants. The Creative Kids Program Assistants will help with the planning and coordination of the Penticton Art Gallery’s Creative Kids Summer Education Program. The successful candidates will develop and implement an ongoing summer program running out of the gallery during the summer months to serve the community's youth and introduce them to a positive and creative arts experience. The program will introduce youth to art in all its mediums and be geared towards the history of art and coincide with our ongoing exhibitions that will be running over the summer months. The participants will have extensive interaction with the gallery Director/Curator, Educational Coordinator, Gallery Administrator along with the rest of the gallery staff to develop, promote and deliver a consistent, dynamic and educational summer art program.

Our ideal candidates are those with a high academic standing, a keen interest in the arts, and are able to work both independently and with others. Special consideration will be given to those who are currently undertaking, or planning to enroll in an arts or education program. As this program will deal mainly with children and youth the candidate will have to undergo a background check with the R.C.M.P. prior to commencing work. Candidates should have a basic knowledge of computer systems, including Internet and word processing, although these skills can be further developed through the project. Our most commonly used language is English, although a secondary language would be an asset. The Penticton Art Gallery encourages students of all ages, races, and gender to apply.

Candidates will be eligible for employment if they:

  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);

  • are legally entitled to work in Canada;

  • will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

  • will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment;

  • have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCWwork assignment; and

  • intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment.

For more information and specifics relating to the gallery and this position please contact:

McKaila Ferguson
Collections Manager | Acting Education and Programming Coordinator
collections@pentictonartgallery.com

Please email your resume and cover letter to McKaila Ferguson at collections@pentictonartgallery.com by 5:00pm on Friday, May 24, 2019.

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Gallery Assistant (x3)

Length of contract: June 3, 2019 to August 30, 2019
Hourly Wage: $14.00

The basic tasks associated with this position are:

  • Assist with our Creative Kids Summer Art program as needed, helping as needed with the organization and delivery of each week's activities in our Creative Kids Art program

  • Filling in at the Reception Desk as needed, greeting gallery guests, talking about the the current exhibitions and programs, answering the phones, taking messages and processing tickets, event registration and gallery sales

  • Assist with the signing in and out of the children participating in our Creative Kids Summer art Camp and be available to answer parent's questions

  • Help with the daily set up, tear down and cleaning of the activity room after each day and the end of each week

  • Helping with inventory each week to ensure the required materials are on hand and organized for each week’s program

  • Assisting with special gallery events such as exhibitions installations, opening, our annual art auction and our Canada Day activities.

This position will develop a wide and board range of invaluable employability skills by providing the participants with organizational, supervisory, and leadership skills. The participant will work with regional arts professionals during the course of this program, learning effective communication skills and making workplace contacts within the community, which will benefit the participants far beyond their employability with the Penticton Art Gallery. By the end of the project the students will have enhanced their employability skills through job shadowing, on−the−job training, and workshops with gallery staff and guest speakers. Some of the skills we will be focusing on will be: ~ Event Planning ~ Customer Service ~ Networking ~ Computer and Design Skills ~ Supervisory Leadership Training ~ Public Relations ~ Writing Skills The Penticton Art Gallery will benefit from this program by being able to hire a high school student to assist with our Creative Kids Summer Art Program. This will assists the gallery by ensuring that we are able meet the demand for this program from our community and allow us to provide a job opportunity for a high school student for the summer. In addition it will provide the gallery with much needed revenue to further develop and expand our public and educational programs. The gallery has a long and proud history of providing educational programming for youth over the summer months and through this program the gallery will be able to continue and expand this very important community service.

The candidates will work under the direct supervision of the Penticton Art Gallery's Director/Curator, Administrator, Collections Manager, Art Preparator, Visitor Services Coordinator, Gift Shop Manager, our Creative Kids Summer Camp Leader, and volunteers.

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment

  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment

  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulation

For more information and specifics relating to the gallery and this position please contact:

McKaila Ferguson
Collections Manager | Acting Education and Programming Coordinator
collections@pentictonartgallery.com

Please email your resume and cover letter to McKaila Ferguson at collections@pentictonartgallery.com by 5:00pm on Friday, May 24, 2019.