Terms: Part-time Casual

Rate of Pay: $21 / hour
Start Date: February 2023
Work Location: Oakville, Ontario
Language of work: English / French

We are currently looking for a Part-time Art Instructor to join our team.

Nature and Scope of Position

Reporting to the Education Manager, the Art Instructor prepares and delivers a wide range of art-based activities to participants—children, youth, adults, and seniors—for Oakville Galleries’ camps, school programs, and community-based art programs. This is a part-time casual position with approximately 8-20 hours per week. Hours may include weekends and evenings.

The Art Instructor is typically stationed at Oakville Galleries’ Gairloch Gardens (1306 Lakeshore Road East) location or within school classroom settings within Halton Region.

COVID-19 personal protective equipment is provided to Summer Camp Staff. Masks and a minimum of two COVID-19 vaccines are required for all staff.

General Responsibilities

  • To prepare, lead and deliver instructional art classes in a variety of artistic mediums (painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, etc.) to meet the needs of all participants registered in the program;
  • Assisting in the research and development of appropriate arts programming for beginner and practicing artists, ensuring that art activities are safe, creative, and inclusive of all program participants;
  • Evaluating and revising program activities on an ongoing basis and upon program conclusion;
  • Initiate discussions about and lead tours of the exhibitions on view;
  • Attending regular training and evaluation meetings as scheduled;
  • Maintaining a positive and safe learning environment for all participants;

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Enrollment in, or completion of, a post-secondary program in Art History, Education, Visual and/or Media Arts, Museum Studies, or related discipline;
  • Relevant experience leading workshops with children, youth, adults, and/or seniors in formal or informal settings (school, gallery, museum, before/after school program, camp, workshop);
  • Familiar with a broad range of artistic techniques, practices, and materials with one or more of the following interests and/or skills: painting, drawing, illustration, printmaking, mixed media, etc;
  • Demonstrates a solid knowledge of, and a keen interest in, contemporary visual art;
  • Experience in developing lesson and activity plans;
  • A demonstrated interest in working with participants of all ages and backgrounds;
  • The ability to work independently and take ownership of all aspects of programming (set-up, clean-up, supply management);
  • The ability to be proactive in a team environment;
  • Flexibility to adapt instructional practices to diverse audiences;
  • Able to provide or willing to obtain a Criminal Background Check and/or Vulnerable Sector Screening;
  • Working proficiency in English (oral and written) is required. Proficiency in French (emphasis on oral proficiency) or additional languages is considered an asset;
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are considered an asset;
  • Standard First Aid + CPR C certification or willingness to obtain is considered an asset;

How to Apply
Application deadline: 13 February 2023, at 11:59 pm EST

We invite you to submit your cover letter and resume in a single PDF via email to [email protected]

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