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Are you looking for an opportunity to work in one of Okanagan’s most recognized visual arts institutions?

You would be working with curators, exhibition technicians, educators, marketing specialists, accounting staff, and development personnel, to mention a few – all of whom are committed to achieving the Gallery’s programmes and mandates. We provide a stimulating and creative work environment.

Current Open Job Positions:


Job Title: Administration and Development Coordinator

Organization: Vernon Public Art Gallery

Start date of employment: May 1st 2024

Salary: Full time or Part time, $20-$22 / hour

Job description:

The VPAG is seeking a motivated individual to join the gallery as the Coordinator for Development and Administration. This role will provide administrative support and stewardship to areas of fund development, membership, volunteering, and general gallery operations. This position will work closely with all gallery departments to develop successful programs and foster strong relationships within the community.


· Manage regular gallery records and statistics (including internal reporting and reporting statistics with CADAC)

· Manage a database of gallery members, sponsors, and donors

· Assist with developing and delivering annual targets in areas of fundraising, sponsorship, and membership

· Assist with grant applications, donor cultivation, and communications

· Support fundraising events, appeals, and other initiatives

· Implement best practices for fundraising and volunteer activities

· Utilize Blackbaud eTapestry to run reports, queries, and manage selected communications

· Provide administrative support to other departments as necessary


· Relevant degree, diploma, or coursework in business, administration, policy, or arts and culture

· Able to work collaboratively with other gallery departments

· Able to exercise discretion and sound judgement when dealing with confidential matters

· Strong administrative and project management skills

· Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

· Excellent computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office, experience with Blackbaud eTapestry and the Square POS system is considered an asset

· Experience coordinating volunteers and small project teams an asset

· Experience with non-profit organization, fundraising, and working with a Board of Directors are considered assets

· Keen eye for detail and a drive to deliver results and exceed expectations

· Able to work flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Store discount
  • Vision care


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed


  • Secondary School (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Please fill out the form below to be considered for the Marketing and Events Coordinator position at the Vernon Public Art Gallery.

This job will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found.

Job Title: Gallery Ambassador

Location: Vernon, BC

Number of positions: 2

Start Date: May 31st 2024

End Date: August 29th 2024

Salary (per position): $19.00/Hourly 

Application deadline: May 7th, 2024

Job description: This is a temporary position for students who are looking to gain valuable experience in a variety of areas including project management, event planning, sponsorship solicitation, communications, networking, and financial management. This experience also exposes students to the operations and programming required to run a growing non-profit cultural organization.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Working under the supervision of the Executive Director, carry out event planning, execution and review.
  • Taking the lead role in the planning and implementation of summer activities including the Gallery’s wrap-up event, Riot on the Roof.
  • Update relevant social media sites and build on the audience that has already been developed through a combination of online engagement and the creation of Gallery activities
  • Tracking budget, statistics and event outcomes.
  • Expand the Gallery’s younger audience (teens/young adults) at established events, activities and exhibitions hosted by the Gallery.
  • Assist with the organization of VPAG’s annual Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts in July
  • Provide staff support in general operations


Some post-secondary coursework in any of the following are considered an asset: business, marketing, tourism, graphic design, sociology, fine arts, and communications.

To ensure Young Canada Works eligibility, all applicants must have been full time students during the last academic year and be returning to full time study in the fall of 2021. Confirmation of this requirement will be obtained during the interview process.


  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member
  • Planning, organization and time management skills
  • Research skills
  • Cash handling


  • Interacting with the general public
  • Knowledge of Arts and Culture and event management
  • Familiarity with the North Okanagan and Vernon is an asset
  • Proficient in the use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite,
  • Familiarity with Square Point-of-Sale system
  • Cloud-based organizational tools


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