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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.

Duration: May 20 – August 20, 2021
Hours per week: 28 - 35 (12pm – 7pm)
Salary: $16/hr

Tasks and Responsibilities: 

The Rotary Centre for the Arts plans to hire a full-time IArt Gallery Associate to help with the promotion and maintenance of an exhibit at the portable IArt Gallery. The exhibit is part of the UBC Summer Indigenous Art Intensive and will be located in front of the RCA from mid-May to early July and on Bernard Ave. from July to mid-August. The position will involve organizing small-scale community events and inspiring people to visit the gallery and learn about indigenous art. The selected candidate will be required to work weekends.  

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Serving as the public face of the IArt gallery and ensuring the art installation runs smoothly.
  • Introducing visitors to the exhibition.
  • Work to cultivate relationships with the Kelowna community by developing small-scale programs. These may include, for example, facilitating small-scale discussions about indigenous art and culture, creating take-home art projects for families, or assisting our marketing team with promoting the gallery online.  
  • Ensuring that all visitors follow Covid-19 health and safety protocol.
  • Plan and organize bi-monthly, small-scale performances and events outdoors, all of which will follow the Provincial health and safety regulations. Performances will feature local artists and may include durational works of performance art, music, storytelling, drum circles, poetry, or other related artforms.
  • Ensure the generator is full of gas each afternoon. Applicant must have access to a car during the months of July and August.
  • Assist in the deinstallation of the exhibit.
  • Keep track of visitor numbers and assist with a final report.

This is an opportunity for a young artist to develop skills around event planning, community outreach, and communications.  


Skills Required:

  • Ability to engage diverse audiences in discussion about contemporary art
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Event planning
  • Punctuality and reliability

Minimum Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in art, art history, indigenous studies, or museum and curatorial studies.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Andrew Stauffer at programs@rotarycentreforthearts.com

The RCA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from self-identified members of underserved communities as well as visible and invisible minority groups. We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. This job posting will close when the position is filled.

Duration: July 5 – August 27
Hours per week: 7.5 - 15
Salary: $25/hr
Application deadline: Friday, May 15, 2021


The Rotary Centre for the Arts (RCA) is seeking an instructor to teach a Summer Arts Blast class that is focused on hip-hop or jazz dance. The instructor will work with children and youth ages 5-12 for one or two blocks, each lasting an hour and fifteen minutes, every weekday from July 5 to August 27. The instructor will be tasked with planning and delivering their classes and will be supported by a Camp Counselor or youth volunteer.

Instructors will be responsible for leading classes of 10 – 17 children at our 1-day and 5-day camps. Each class block will include activities led by the instructor as well as some led by the Camp Counselors. Depending on registrations, we will have either one or two groups of children each day. Each class will be designed so that content is relevant to children and youth from diverse cultural backgrounds. The Art Camp Counsellors will inspire the children to learn more about their own cultural heritage and express themselves through performance art.

In addition to leading classes, responsibilities include maintaining program schedules; supervising breaks and transitions; ensuring the health and safety of participants and maintaining a safe and clean program site; 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; maintaining positive relationships and open communication with RCA staff members, participants, administration, and volunteers.


Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of dance and dance education. Preferable styles include hip-hop and jazz.
  • The ability to prepare and lead activities that are accessible to children aged 5 -12.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work with camp counselors who will be assisting you.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in dance, performing arts, or education
  • Preferred 3 years of related experience in an educational capacity working with children and/or youth. Applications with significant experience who do not have a bachelor’s degree will be considered.

The RCA follows health and safety guidelines for Covid-19 including requiring all adults to wear masks, temperature checks on campers, regular hand washing, maintaining physical distance, and increasing airflow when possible in classrooms.

All applicants must be willing to get a criminal background check.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Andrew Stauffer at programs@rotarycentreforthearts.com

The RCA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from self-identified members of underserved communities as well as visible and invisible minority groups. We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. This job posting will close when the position is filled.

Duration: June 21 – August 27, 2021
Hours per week: 35
Salary: $15.20/hour
Application deadline: Friday, May 28, 2021


The Rotary Centre for the Arts (RCA) is seeking two students or recent graduates of post-secondary institutions with a focus on visual or performing arts and/or education. These hires will act as Art Camp Counsellors to plan and deliver our Arts Blast summer camp program, targeted at children and youth aged 5-12.

Under the direction and supervision of the Community and Educational Programming Specialist, the Art Camp Counsellors will be tasked with planning and delivering the summer camps including designing visual and performing arts-based curriculum and activities from the end of June to the end of August 2021. The camp curriculum will be designed so that content is relevant to children and youth from diverse cultural backgrounds by tapping into diverse cultural heritages and assets from the Art Camp Counsellors. The Art Camp Counsellors will inspire the children to learn more about their own cultural heritage and express themselves through various forms of art.

Outcomes for the Art Camp Counsellors will be to gain meaningful work experience in researching and developing cultural content, as well as planning, developing, and delivering arts-based activities and camps, while working with others. It will also provide an opportunity for the summer job participants to conduct research on, and gain a deeper understanding of, their own cultural heritage/identity, and share it with younger camp participants in creative ways.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Last two weeks of June: conducting research and developing camp lesson plans, art-based activities, and learning materials that contain stories, values, and perspectives from diverse cultures.
  • July - August: acting as class assistant to professional teaching artists in dance, theatre, visual art, and music. Leading activities during portions of class block.
  • All summer long: assisting with administrative duties as assigned including producing rosters, name tags, and programs; maintaining program schedules; supervising breaks and transitions; maintaining attendance records and contacting families if children are absent; providing professional and engaging communication to families; ensuring the health and safety of participants and maintaining a safe and clean program site; 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 analysis by providing constructive and proactive feedback for program adjustments and improvements; maintaining positive relationships and open communication with RCA staff members, participants, administration, and volunteers; participating in program enhancements, including promotional events; and assuming any other duties as assigned by the RCA administration and programming.

The RCA follows health and safety guidelines for COVID-19 including requiring all adults to wear masks, temperature checks on campers, regular hand washing, maintaining physical distance, and increasing airflow when possible in classrooms.

All applicants must be willing to get a criminal background check.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Andrew Stauffer at programs@rotarycentreforthearts.com

The RCA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from self-identified members of underserved communities as well as visible and invisible minority groups. We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. This job posting will close when the position is filled.