Employment Opportunities

The Penticton Art Gallery seeks a mature, organized and flexible individual to manage the Art Gallery office and Support the Gallery Curator. Position is available immediately, full time with benefits:
 

Job title: Administrator

Length of assignment: Immediate opening

The Art Gallery has a unique opportunity for someone who is good at accounting, has a flair for working with artistic people, and loves the idea of supporting the amazing work for which the Penticton Art Gallery is known.

The PAG team is a small one and so the successful candidate will be highly organised and a multi-tasker. Accounting is high on the list of skills you will bring to the table along with the ability to communicate at a high level with government, colleagues and members of the community.

As the Administrator, you will work closely with every member of the PAG team to manage the day to day running of the Gallery. You will also support the diverse shows, exhibits and events that happen throughout the year.

Skills and Abilities would include:
-Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Sage 50 Accounting
-Detail oriented and organised
-Ability to manage time and meet deadlines
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Able to handle a multitude of tasks
-Ability to manage confidential information
-Willingness to be flexible and supportive when help is required for exhibits and fundraising events
-Grade 12 supplemented by accounting or bookkeeping an asset
-Minimum of 3 years bookkeeping and administration experience preferred
-An appreciation of art, culture and the Penticton Art Gallery community.

Please send resumes and a cover letter addressed to Barb Dawson at: cgscout@gmail.com

Application Deadline June 30th, 2018

 

The Penticton Art Gallery seeks two experienced, innovative, team-oriented, and highly motivated summer staff members:

 

Job title: Creative Kids Summer Art Program Assistant

 Length of assignment: June 4, 2018 to August 31, 2018 (12 weeks)

The Creative Kids Program Assistant will help with 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 and Development Officer, along with the rest of the gallery staff to develop, promote and deliver a consistent, dynamic and educational summer art program.

Candidates must be enrolled full-time in a secondary or post-secondary institution prior to the beginning of this contract and be a returning full-time student in the fall of 2018.

 

Job title: Summer Gallery Assistant

Length of assignment: June 25, 2018 to August 31, 2018 (8 weeks)

Summers in the Okanagan bring many people through our doors and the Summer Gallery Assistant will provide assistance wherever needed. This is an opportunity to work in different areas of a public art gallery. The successful candidate will be asked to help the Program Leader and Program Assistant with the Penticton Art Gallery’s Creative Kids Summer Camp and will also gain experience greeting patrons, answering the phone at the reception desk, and assisting in the gift shop. The participant will have extensive interaction with the gallery Director/Curator, Gallery Administrator and Development Officer, along with the rest of the gallery staff.

Candidates must be enrolled full-time in a secondary or post-secondary institution prior to the beginning of this contract and be a returning full-time student in the fall of 2018.

 

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. 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.

 

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

Paul Crawford, Director/Curator
Penticton Art Gallery

Phone: (250) 493-2928