Application Deadline: Mar 17, 2023
Start Date: May 23, 2023
Hourly From: $20/hr To $20/hr
Region: Halton Region
Employee Benefits: Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization’s Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job’s focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Summer Jobs
Career Level: Entry level/ intern
Oakville Galleries is a not-for-profit contemporary art museum engaging communities throughout Oakville, and wider audiences regionally, nationally and internationally. Oakville Galleries is driven by a belief in the singular power of art and artists to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our communities and move us toward a better world.
Oakville Galleries is located on Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee. As an institution, Oakville Galleries recognizes the importance of establishing and maintaining meaningful and respectful relationships with the original inhabitants and keepers of the land, and we are grateful for the opportunity to operate on this territory.
SUMMER ART CAMP PROGRAM LEAD
Oakville Galleries is a not-for-profit contemporary art museum engaging communities
throughout Oakville, and wider audiences regionally, nationally, and internationally. Oakville
Galleries is driven by a belief in the singular power of art and artists to deepen our
understanding of ourselves and our communities and move us toward a better world. Currently
in two locations—one alongside a public library in downtown Oakville, and the other in a
lakeside mansion and park—, Oakville Galleries is easily accessible to more than 7 million
people who live in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).
COVID-19 personal protective equipment is provided to Summer Art Camp Staff. Masks and a
minimum of two COVID-19 vaccines are required for all staff.
We are currently looking for a Full-Time Contract Summer Art Camp Program Lead to join our
Nature and Scope of Position
Reporting to the Education Manager, the Summer Art Camp Program Lead plan, designs,
schedules, and delivers a wide range of visual art-based activities to children and youth ages 6 to
12 in Oakville Galleries’ summer art camps. The Summer Art Camp Program Lead will work from
Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily ahead of camp operations and
Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm during summer camp operating
hours. The Summer Art Camp Program Lead is working on-site at Oakville Galleries’ Gairloch
Gardens (1306 Lakeshore Road East) during the opening hours. They are a vital member of the
education team and serve as ambassadors of Oakville Galleries through their regular contact with
members of the public.
● Contribute to summer camp preparation, including designing and planning program
● Coordinating supplies and equipment, and piloting program activities;
● Lead children ages 6 to 12 in hands-on activities indoors and outdoors;
● Communicate with staff, parents, and children to ensure the safety, security, and
the efficiency of the camp;
● Maintain a safe and clean environment for camp participants;
● Assist with daily opening procedures and venue inspection;
● Evaluate and revise program activities on an ongoing basis and upon program conclusion.
The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:
● Is enrolled in a post-secondary program in Art History, Education, Visual and/or Media
Arts, Museum Studies, or a related discipline;
● Has experience teaching and supervising groups of children (ages 6-12) in a camp or
● Has experience in developing lesson and activity plans and a demonstrated interest in
working with children;
● Demonstrates a solid knowledge of and a keen interest in contemporary visual art;
● Is familiar with a broad range of artistic techniques, practices, and materials;
● Has strong organizational, planning, and leadership skills;
● Has the ability to work both independently and to be proactive in a team environment;
● Has demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
● has a working knowledge of macOS and Google Workspace environments;
● Able to provide or willing to obtain a Criminal Background Check and/or Vulnerable Sector
● Working proficiency in English (oral and written) is required. Proficiency Bilingualism in
French (English-French, emphasis on oral proficiency) or additional languages is
considered an asset.
● Standard First Aid + CPR C certification or willingness to obtain is considered an asset.
● A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle will be considered an asset.
The Summer Art Camp Program Lead position is dependent on funding from the Canadian
Heritage Young Canada Works program (YCW). Candidates for the position must:
● Be legally entitled to work in Canada;
● Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada
(unfortunately, non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting
permanent status are not eligible);
● Be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
● Intend to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2023.
How to Apply:
How to Apply
Application deadline: Friday, March 17, 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]
Oakville Galleries is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage applications from those
from equity-deserving communities. Please state in your application email any
accommodations you may require; we welcome the opportunity to discuss any
accommodations that candidates may require during the hiring process.
We thank all applicants for their interest and appreciate their understanding that only those
selected for an interview will be contacted.