Development and Outreach Specialist & Operations Coordinator, CAFKA

CAFKA – Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area invites innovative and community driven individuals with a passion for contemporary art in public spaces to join our collaborative and growing team.

Deadline: November 6, 2022
Expected Start Date: November 28, 2022

Operations Coordinator

Compensation Package: $30,000 – 35,000 part-time (flexible) salaried + extended health benefits, health spending account and 2 weeks’ vacation (24 – 28hrs per week, to be determined in conversation with successful candidate)

The Operations Coordinator supports all aspects of CAFKA operations, including the implementation of core strategic initiatives and organizational development. The position’s primary responsibilities include financial administration, oversight and reporting; human resources, volunteer, and membership administration and development; facilities management; as well as operational grant writing, development and marketing.

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Lucy Pullen, Recognize Everyone (2018). Photo: Ginger Whitney

Development and Outreach Specialist

Compensation package: $45,000 full-time salaried + extended benefits, health spending account and 2 weeks’ vacation.

CAFKA is seeking a full-time Development and Outreach Specialist to join our team. As an innovative and community driven individual, the incumbent will develop and implement strategies to forge meaningful connections with stakeholders at all levels in the community.

This Development and Outreach Specialist will lead community and volunteer relations; coordinate CAFKA’s individual and corporate membership program; conceptualize and deliver dynamic fundraising and development strategies; coordinate communications and outreach relating to these activities and develop lasting relationships in the community with various stakeholders including CAFKA’s members and volunteers. The incumbent will have the opportunity to use their creativity in the design and implementation of a variety of development and outreach initiatives in the short and long-term and will play a key communications role leading up to the next biennial in 2023.

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How to Apply:

Please review individual job descriptions for application requirements. Applications are due by November 6, 2022. We would prefer to receive applications electronically. Should you require accommodation at any time throughout the application process, please contact

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

CAFKA is committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression. We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our communities to apply, including those who identify as Indigenous, Black, people of colour, LGBTQIA2S+ individuals, people with disabilities, and members of equity seeking communities. CAFKA is guided by an anti-racism action plan and engages in an accountability audit annually.

About CAFKA:

As Ontario’s oldest public art forum, for 20 years CAFKA has supported a diverse spectrum of local, national and international artists in the presentation/dissemination of ground-breaking, contemporary, interactive and interventionist public artworks in Waterloo Region through biennial programming and special projects. As the only artist-driven visual arts organization in the region and a pillar within KW, CAFKA’s primarily free biennial program in unexpected public spaces expands contemporary art experiences outside gallery environments and positions them as critical and integral parts of community life—accessible to everyone. Through the biennial, lectures, tours, workshops and related special projects, CAFKA develops opportunities for people in the community and beyond to learn about contemporary art, and engage in discourse around issues of public and private space.


Caitlin Sutherland, Director