Learning and Community Engagement Curator, Vernon Public Art Gallery

Learning and Community Engagement Curator

Start Date: August 8th, 2022
Hours: 35 hours/week
Hourly rate: $19.00-21.50
Positions Available: 1 permanent full time
Application Deadline: July 20th, 2022
Contact: Kelsie Balehowsky at education@vernonpublicartgallery.com

Reporting to the Executive Director, the principal goal of the Learning and Community Engagement Curator is to achieve a standard of excellence in overall art education program development including public programs, school programs and community-based projects – initiatives that build understanding of art and its practices, by engaging visitors of all ages and experience levels, with the goal of growing VPAG’s audience participation.

The Curator of Learning & Community Engagement is responsible for devising and managing a visitor centered suite of public and educational programs to inspire and challenge audiences. The position builds meaningful relationships with diverse communities across the region, and considers how audiences will be best served, challenged, and represented by the public and educational programs offered at The Vernon Public Art Gallery.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • School Tour Programming
  • Family Programming
  • Community Engagement
  • Public Programs
  • Interpretation of Exhibitions
  • Administration
  • Other Duties


  • Post-secondary education in Fine Arts, Education, museum studies, or similar is desirable
  • Knowledge of the British Columbia Curriculum
  • Strong understanding of current art museum/gallery educational practices, theory and trends
  • Experience working in an art museum/gallery
  • Experience in public speaking
  • Experience working with students of all ages
  • Excellent organizational skills and capabilities to manage multiple priorities
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and database administrative skills
  • Possess experience in budget management
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to multi-task and work well as a team
  • Enjoys working with children and people in a social learning environment
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Flexible and organized
  • Maintains health and safety standards

Please email your cover letter and resume to Kelsie Balehowsky at education@vernonpublicartgallery.com quoting ‘Learning and Community Engagement Curator’

The Vernon Public Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer and thanks all applicants for their interest in the Gallery; only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Vernon Public Art Gallery
3228-31st Avenue, Vernon BC V1T 2H3