Two Employment Opportunities at Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area (CAFKA)

Employment Opportunities: Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area (CAFKA) is looking to grow its team by recruiting for the following opportunities:

Development and Outreach Coordinator

Compensation: $40,000 FTE salary + comprehensive benefits and 2 weeks’ vacation. This is a two-year contract to start, with a built-in progression to $45,000 year 2, and the intention to renew should milestones be met.
Application Deadline: September 12, 2022
Anticipated Start Date: October 3, 2022

Job Description:

CAFKA is seeking a full-time Development and Outreach Coordinator to join our team. This position 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 development 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. 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.

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Daniel Griffin Hunt, It’s the bits (2021), Installation view: Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener + Area (CAFKA), 2021. Photo: David Botros.

Request for Proposals: Graphic Designer

Compensation: $5,000-7,000 Freelance/Contract
Application Deadline: September 12, 2022

The purpose of this request for proposals is to solicit a graphic designer or firm to provide design services and branding for CAFKA’s next biennial exhibition in 2023 as well as the visual identity for the organization’s new website. The designer will develop a visual identity for the biennial based on the 2023 exhibition theme using artwork and through collaborative conversation with a selected biennial artist in addition to providing design and templates to support biennial communications throughout the year. This request for proposals is for the first phase of biennial identity and website design with the intent to continue to work with the selected candidate or team on additional assets leading up to and during the next biennial in June, 2023.

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How to Apply:

Please review individual job descriptions for application requirements. Applications are due by September 12, 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 Kitchener-Waterloo (KW) 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.

We are also recruiting Board and Committee Members! For more information, visit the Opportunities section of our website


Caitlin Sutherland, Director