Employment Opportunities

The Kitchener-Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports and values diversity in the workplace. We are committed to equity, diversity, accessibility and inclusiveness in our employment practices and warmly encourage applications from all qualified candidates and individuals from equity-seeking groups.

We are currently seeking qualified applicants for the following positions:

  • Education Coordination (Full-time)
  • Gallery Attendant (Part-time)


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Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Public Programs, the Education Coordinator is a self-motivated and energetic professional responsible for overseeing the Gallery’s education programs and specialized activities that are aligned with KWAG’s mission, vision and values.  As a member of the Public Programs team, the Education Coordinator will develop, deliver and evaluate the education programs offered by the Gallery. In addition, the Education Coordinator is responsible for developing and delivering the specialized programs to diverse audiences such as youth, seniors and persons with disabilities. The Education Coordinator plays a critical role supporting the Director of Public Programs in broadening the Gallery’s offerings, building capacity, fostering partnerships and creating more inclusive and accessible programs.

This is a full-time, salaried position.

Key Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Develops, delivers and evaluates the education programs and specialized activities offered at the Gallery
  • Oversees the administration of the education programs and specialized activities including scheduling and booking of programs
  • Works closely with the education budget to monitor subsidy tracking and invoicing for local school boards
  • Maintains contact lists and database for all programs and tour bookings
  • Responsible for curriculum development of education program for grades JK-12
  • Responsible for delivery of education programs on and off site
  • Schedules artist educators for program delivery when unavailable
  • Measures and evaluates education programs with emphasis on data analysis
  • Responsible for end-of-year school report to Director of Public Programs
  • Oversees and mentors co-op students and student interns
  • Develops and delivers Professional Development workshops and resources for educators
  • Ensures that website is current with all education program information
  • Responsible for coordinating the annual student exhibition, Expressions
  • Oversees the arrival and removal of student artwork for Expressions
  • Manages the installation of the student artwork for Expressions
  • Facilitates the Gallery’s Youth Council
  • Facilitates specialized programs for youth, seniors and persons with disabilities
  • Works collaboratively with the Public Programs team to develop new initiatives
  • Maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, artist educators, volunteers and public


Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related field; combination of background in education (Bachelor of Education) and visual arts required
  • Knowledge of current education field and practises
  • Experience developing arts education programs to support learning related to contemporary art exhibitions
  • Knowledge of Ontario curriculum and familiarity with school system
  • Teaching experience in formal/ non-formal environments working with a wide range of age groups and diverse audiences
  • Experience developing specialized programs including youth programs, seniors programs and programs for persons with disabilities
  • Excellent record keeping skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and customer skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and changing environment
  • Ability to work a varied schedule with expectation to work some evenings and weekends
  • Understanding in communicating and engaging with culturally diverse communities
  • Takes ownership of work, is proactive, and demonstrates initiative
  • Knowledge of the arts industry


Additional Requirements:

  • Administrative experience and comfort in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues as a collaborative team player
  • Demonstrates a polished and professional style with personal qualities of integrity, credibility and sound judgement
  • A creative and innovative thinker, resourceful in developing and executing exciting and inspired ideas and concepts to raise the Gallery’s profile
  • High-energy, positive and solution-oriented professional


Please send a resume and cover letter before February 21th, 2018 at 5:00 pm to:

Shelly Mitchell
Director of Finance & Administration
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
101 Queen Street North
Kitchener, ON  N2H 6P7

Email: smitchell@kwag.on.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest in the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery; however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Download the Education Coordination Job Description in PDF format.


Gallery Attendant

The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (KWAG) is seeking an enthusiastic, computer savvy candidate with exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, coupled with experience in customer service. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and an interest in the visual arts is a must. This is a part-time position with primarily evening and weekend shifts.

Job Description

Gallery attendants are the first face gallery patrons see as they enter our doors. In addition to establishing a welcoming atmosphere for visitors and providing first-rate customer service, attendants play an important administrative role by assisting Gallery staff with a variety of tasks.

The gallery attendant is directly accountable to and reports to the Visitor Services/Volunteer Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Receiving the public:

  • Greeting all visitors and offering information on exhibitions and programs
  • Answering a wide range of general questions from visitors, in person, by phone and email
  • Working with all staff on various administrative duties such as memberships, filing, record updating, marketing mail outs, education preparation and registrations for classes and gallery events
  • Working special events as required


Maintaining reception and gallery: 

  • Receiving and forwarding calls to staff
  • Receiving payments for registration, operating cash and issuing receipts according to policy
  • Maintaining lobby/reception tidiness, keeping area organized and arranging and replenishing public information and literature displays
  • Tidying and spot-cleaning front entrance and other public areas as required


Securing the gallery and its contents by:

  • Monitoring exhibition areas by video surveillance. advising visitors of gallery regulations when necessary ( no food and drink, no touching artwork, no unsupervised young children)
  • Patrolling all publicly accessible areas and recording any findings as necessary
  • Maintaining a log of events and messages pertaining to staff and public activity
  • Communicating security issues to supervisor
  • Accounting for works of art in exhibitions, equipment and furniture upon opening and closing the building and during regular rounds
  • Opening and closing procedures as specified


Working Conditions:

  • Part time flexible hours including evenings and weekends to meet schedule of public hours, programs and special events
  • Some light lifting, room set-up and take down required
  • General clerical duties are expected


Required Skills:

  • interpersonal and public relations skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks with regular interruptions
  • Previous experience or knowledge in the arts an asset
  • Previous retail or cash handling an asset
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook


Please send a resume and cover letter before February 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm to:

Shelly Mitchell
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
101 Queen Street North
Kitchener, ON  N2H 6P7

Email: smitchell@kwag.on.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest in the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery; however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Download the Gallery Attendant Job Description in PDF format.