Education Assistant
Job Details: Part-Time 4 days (24 hours) per week primarily between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We maintain a flexible schedule so your hours of work may be adjusted from time to time as is necessary to meet the needs of the organization. Salary: $23.08/hour plus 12 vacation days after probation period along with statutory holidays.
This hands-on position reports to and provides support to the the Education and Public Programs Coordinator in the operation and delivery of programs along with events at Homer Watson House & Gallery. This includes the role of Pottery Technician to ensure all maintenance and operations of the Pottery Studio to ensure successful clay programming occurs.
The ideal candidate should possess:

• Post-secondary education in fine arts and have a keen interest and background in working with all ages and inter-generational programs.

• Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal/personal skills are required, along with enthusiasm for fine art, a strong work ethic and attention to detail.
• Understanding ON school curriculum.
• Previous experience in an art gallery, museum, historic site, or public service/charitable organization. Previous experience in working in community settings.
• Experience in a Pottery Studio.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, superior organization skills, attention to detail and proficiency in MS Word and Excel is required.

Job Responsibilities:
• Act as the frontline contact person for Seasonal Art Camps, studio maintenance and materials, maintaining class lists, attendance, and up-to date Health Forms for all campers and other studio art programs (weekly and afterschoolnprograms, workshops, PA Day & March Break programs, Birthday Parties, Drop-in Programs, etc.).
• Assist with the implementation of special events such as Mother’s Day, Spirit Season, Culture Days, etc.
• Assist with preparation of attendance lists, instructors’ supply requests, program evaluations, etc.
• Develop and facilitate virtual programs in our virtual studio to be shared on YouTube Channel.
• Facilitate programming such as PA days, Birthday parties, school trips, Sunday Fun Days and intergenerational programs, etc.
• Assist with the promotion of programs to parents, schools and community groups.
• Assist with the organization of studio spaces as well as set up and take down of spaces.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications include:
• Diploma/Degree (BA / BFA/B.ED or ECE), specializing in one of the following areas: Art History, Museum Studies, Arts Management, Curatorial Studies, or Studio Arts. Post-Graduate Certificate in Cultural Studies, Museum Studies, Marketing would be considered an asset.
• Experience with art/cultural educational programs and working in a professional fine art gallery or museum.
• Experience in maintaining clean and safe pottery studios, in handling glazes and in operating Kilns
• Computer skills required include Word, Excel and Power Point. Canva and Social Media experience is considered an asset.
• Health and Safety training, First aid certification, with WHIMIS and Accessible Customer Service training considered an asset.
• High Five certificate would be considered an Asset.

Successful candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check, with vulnerable sector screening, dated within the last 30 days as a condition of employment. Letters of application should address the candidate’s expertise in the areas of teaching, professional work, and community service.

All applicants must be able to provide an electronic portfolio that demonstrates all of the above during the interview process.

Applications to be submitted as one document to: [email protected] by May 20, 2024 at 8:00 pm.

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