Job Opening

Arts Council Executive Director

The Penticton & District Community Arts Council is seeking an energetic and outgoing individual for a part-time position as Executive Director, through to September 2017 (with a possibility that the position may be renewed at that time). Reporting to the Board of Directors, you will be responsible for administration and operation of the Arts Council office, seeking out funding opportunities, marketing, event planning, financial planning and reporting. Excellent communication skills, grant writing, non-profit reporting, and promotion experience required. Expertise with computer office programs, social media and a strong arts background preferred. This is a salaried position, based on 25 hours per week – daily schedule may vary, depending on workload. Salary is in the range of $2,000 to $2,400 per month, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please drop off cover letter and resume to the Arts Council office,
Tuesday through Friday 10am – 4pm at 220 Manor Park Avenue, Penticton
By fax 250-492-7969
Or email:

Deadline for applications is 4pm
Friday, August 19, 2016

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Friends of The Arts

The Penticton & District Community Arts Council is about to celebrate its 55th birthday! To celebrate we are kicking off our “200 Friends of the Arts” campaign. We are hoping to have 200 organizations and or individuals donate $100 each to reach our goal!

The Penticton Arts Council, housed in the Leir House, has been advocating for community arts and culture in Penticton and District area since 1960. Many of our prominent arts organizations have been with the Council for many years: Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton Concert Band, Penticton Kiwanis Music & Dance Festival, Penticton Academy of Music, Many Hats Theatre Group, Penticton Concert Society, Okanagan Symphony, and the Federation of Canadian Artists to name a few.

In 2014, we launched the first Arts Awards. This is an annual celebration in February recognizing award winners for their outstanding achievement. The arts awards serve to underline the importance of the arts in our communities, and to recognize individuals and organizations for their significant contributions and for exceptional support of arts and culture in the Penticton and District area. We are pleased to tell you that we had over 250 attending our 1st and 2nd Arts Awards!

We appreciate all the support we receive from our community yet we continue to face many challenges when it comes to funding, which is what makes everything we do possible. Please consider being one of our
“200 Friends of the Arts” and make a minimum $100 donation to the Penticton Arts Council so that we can continue to deliver the support needed to help community arts and culture thrive in Penticton.

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Leir House Gardens Art & More Under The Trees

Leir House Gardens Evening ART & Entertainment Market will be held at the Leir House grounds

Dates June 26, July 17, August 21, September TBA

The market will run from 4pm- 8pm Hope to see you there.

Sign up for the 2016 season at the Leir House during office hours .

Email Sharon at for more information
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Mission Statement

The Mission of Penticton & District Community Arts Council is to increase and broaden opportunities for the public enjoyment of and participation in cultural activities, while working closely with all levels of government to address the cultural needs of the Community.