Compensation package: $45,000-$50,000 full-time salaried + extended benefits, health spending account and 2 weeks’ vacation.  
Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Job Description:

CAFKA is seeking a full-time Development and Outreach Specialist to join our team. 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.  

This Development and Outreach Specialist 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 design and implementation 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.

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We're currently recruiting board and committee members! As the only artist-run centre in the region dedicated to visual arts, we need your help bringing thought-provoking, contemporary art to the community. This is an exciting juncture for CAFKA as we embark on our next chapter after 20 years of operations and work towards our next biennial exhibition in June, 2023!

We are looking for energetic and engaged individuals to fill the following board positions: the executive position of Treasurer as well as a  Governance Chair. 

We are also recruiting members for the following committees: Marketing; Fundraising and Development; Special Events; and Education.  

Questions? Interested in working with us? Reach out to: board @ cafka.org!

Prospective Board members should have some (or several) of the following general qualifications: 

  • Capacity to contribute time, energy, and resources to CAFKA
  • Leadership in the non-profit sector (board experience)
  • A passion for contemporary art and culture
  • Strategic thinking
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills
  • Strong community ties
  • Have a connection to the Waterloo Region 


Serve a 3-year term (renewable to a max of 6 years) 

Attend monthly meetings - up to 10 meetings per year 

Sit on one committee (fundraising, marketing, programming, governance, finance, installation, education, special events) 

Work with staff to develop and implement best practices/ policies 

Participate in fundraising and arranging sponsorships 

Activation of personal and professional networks 

Oversee the financial health of the organization month-to-month and long-term 

Ability to mentor and support others, including staff and fellow Board members 

Attend and support CAFKA biennial and events 

Important notes:

Board membership is voluntary. Board members may not receive financial compensation or other benefit. CAFKA accepts applications for membership to its Board of Directors on an ongoing basis. This is a volunteer position holding a three-year term commitment. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age. 

To Apply:

Please send a confidential statement of interest along with your CV to board @ cafka.org

Or via regular mail: CAFKA - Studio #7, Globe Studios, 141 Whitney Place, Kitchener, ON N2G 2X8 CANADA For questions please call (519) 744-5123 or email cafka @ cafka.org

Applications are accepted year-round, with directors inducted officially at the Annual General Meeting.