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.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Kelowna Culture Days Festival Project Assistant
TYPE: Full-time, temporary
LOCATION: Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna BC, V1Y 6Z1
START DATE: June 24, 2019
END DATE: August 16, 2019
HOURS PER WEEK: 30
How to apply: submit a resume and cover letter no later than June 18th, 2019.
The Kelowna Culture Days Festival Project Assistant will work under the direction and supervision of the Kelowna Culture Days Project Manager. The incumbent will provide valuable assistance to the Festival Project Manager, Advisory Committee and RCA staff members in program development, coordination and administration; outreach to and networking of artists and arts and cultural organisations; and public engagement and marketing initiatives during June 24th to August 30th, 2019.
About Culture Days in Kelowna
Culture Days is the largest national awareness campaign to support arts and culture in Canadian history. Joining and localising the national Culture Days initiative, Kelowna Culture Days Festival will create a special weekend of September 27-29, 2019, offering a number of free interactive activities along with visual and performing arts presentations to the public in the Cultural District in Downtown Kelowna. In the process, the project will bring local artists, arts and cultural organisations together to collaborate on developing festival programs and creating and implementing arts and culture awareness campaigns between June through September 2019. The project goal is to enhance cultural vibrancy and raise the cultural profile of Kelowna through successful and meaningful collaboration in the local arts and cultural community. The Rotary Centre for the Arts (RCA) as the festival hub will facilitate the collaboration of the local arts and cultural community on festival programming, provide free space for activities and visual and performing arts presentations by participating artists and organisations, and develop and distribute promotional material.
Specific roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND ON-THE-JOB MENTORING
This opportunity is part of the Canada Summer Jobs program and as such the Rotary Centre for the Arts is committed to providing skills development and mentoring opportunities to individual(s) hired. At the beginning of employment, our HR staff and the Project Manager will sit down with each youth worker to help them identify their personal and professional goals that they hope to achieve during this employment opportunity. In addition an RCA staff member will be assigned as a mentor to each candidate hired to help them develop their skills pursuant to their goals.
THE DESIRED CANDIDATE(S)
The desired candidate(s) for this opportunity would be a post-secondary student or post-secondary graduate with a degree in art history, visual or performing art, art administration, community development, event/festival planning or other related disciplines. In addition the desired candidate(s) must meet the following requirements:
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary
Salary: $15.00 /hour