Cool Arts Society

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Employment Opportunity

Art Educator

Cool Arts is seeking part time art educators to:

- Teach weekly classes Mondays and Wednesdays (two art classes and one ‘portfolio’ club);

- Lead and coordinate weekend workshops (two Saturdays/month on average), during the daytime;

- There will be the odd evening commitment (exhibition openings etc. or special event programming);

- Seek out art and exhibition opportunities and assist artists with applying;

- Meet at least quarterly with senior Artistic Programming staff to plan lessons, workshops and supply lists; 

- Work within the budget constraints of the organization re supplies etc.;

- Work collegially and respectfully with the artists, volunteers and co-workers. 

Cool Arts is small non-profit society: respectfulness, a sense of humour, and comfort with change and growth are recommended.

Commitment will be 8-16 hrs a week which will average to 12 hours/week over the course of a month. The art educator will work with other staff to deliver quality programming and to promote the work of Cool Arts Artists. All staff report to the Board of Directors. The position will be based at the Cool Arts’ studio in the Rotary Arts Center in downtown Kelowna. 

Applicants should hold their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, or similar experience, and have an active art practice and at least 2 of years of teaching experience. Experience working or being involved with people with developmental disability / diversabilities is an asset. Salary commensurate with experience.

Please forwards resumes in Word or PDF format when applying to: board@coolarts.ca. Deadline: Friday, September 14, 2018.

I only know that I do what I can to convey what I experience before nature and that most often, in order to succeed in conveying what I feel, I totally forget the most elementary rules of painting, if they exist that is.

- Claude Monet, 1912

The Cool Arts Society is a non-profit charitable organization that is dedicated to providing art opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities 


Cool Arts offers classes for transitioning adults in partnership with resource teachers in School District 23. Designed to be process oriented and experiential, all activities take place in a safe, student-centered environment where participants can make discoveries in art practice without distraction.


Cool Arts Society could not exist without the support of individuals; and local, provincial, and national granting agencies. 

You too could play a vital role in the vitality of our programming by donating time, funds, or much needed materials and equipment.

Featured Artists

Our current Featured Artist is Shane Cook, who has been with Cool Arts since 2004. His wildlife photography can currently be seen outside Studio 201 at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. 


About Us

Cool Arts finally found a permanent home in our eleventh year of operation thanks to generous support from Community Living British Columbia. Our society is located upstairs in Studio 201 in the Rotary Centre for the Arts in the heart of Kelowna's cultural district. Thank you so much to all of the organizations and individuals who have supported us since 2003. 


For the past few years, Cool Arts Society has hosted many fundraiser events. Our board members and other volunteers work tirelessly to bring an extraordinary experience to the guests of our events. The organization has also produced several series of greeting cards to supplement our fundraising efforts. All proceeds go towards the funding of the Cool Arts Society.


Over the past 14 years Cool Arts artists have shown their work as part of the group at various locations around Kelowna, BC.

One of the biggest accomplishments at Cool Arts was establishing We Are Artists, an exhibition the founder curated in collaboration with the Kelowna Art Gallery in 2009.

Membership Rates: 

Individual Membership.............. $20

Family Membership....................$30

Donations would gratefully be accepted at the following address:

Cool Arts Society

201 - 421 Cawston Avenue

Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 6Z1


 Our Location:

#201 Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave.
421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1