EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art invites applications for the position of COMMUNITY OUTREACH ASSISTANT


The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art invites applications for the position of

Application Deadline: 3pm Wednesday April 29th, 2015
Interviews Conducted: Sunday April 30th, 2015


The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is a non-profit artist-run centre in Kelowna, BC. Our mandate is to support the development of innovative contemporary work by local, national and international emerging and mid-career artists. The Alternator operates two exhibition spaces, hosts an artist co-op program and facilitates a number of weekly and monthly community-based arts events.

Working with the gallery manager, the employee will participate in a range of arts based community outreach activities. The preferred applicant will have experience in the visual and/or media arts and preferably a familiarity with artist-run centres. He/she is a highly responsible team player with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and is able to demonstrate personal initiative and leadership within a collective environment.

Major responsibilities include: supporting the Alternator’s community outreach activities, assist in daily administrative duties including volunteer coordination, general exhibition installation and maintenance, and offer support to the gallery manager and Board of Directors.

Assets include:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• A familiarity with the Mac environment, including Word, and Excel, (In-Design, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator an asset but not necessary)
• Physical ability and knowledge to perform preparatory and installation work
• Ability to work with a team as well as independently

Remuneration: $13 per hour / 35 hours per week
Anticipated Start Date: May 8th, 2015

Please note: this position will require evening / weekend shifts.

To be elible you must:
• be a student between 15 and 30 years of age;
• have been registered as a full-time student 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 or permanent resident, or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (foreign students are not eligible); and
• be legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for two references to peter@alternatorgallery.com. Please write ‘Attn. Hiring Committee’ in the subject line. Include all documents in a single PDF titled COAAppFirstnameLastname.pdf

For information about the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, please visit www.alternatorcentre.com.

Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art
#103-421 Cawston Ave.
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 6Z1

Due to the expected high volume of applicants, we regret that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.