• Program stream: Canada Summer Jobs
• Job title: Summer Programs Assistant
• Organization name: Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
• Job location: Kitchener, Ontario
• Length of assignment: 2023-06-26 to 2023-08-18 (Monday to Friday)
• Hourly wage: $15.50/hr for 35hrs a week
The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is Waterloo Region’s oldest, largest, and leading public art
gallery with a mission to connect people and ideas through art, focusing on the best of
contemporary culture.
The Gallery is looking to fill one position of Summer Programs Assistant to join our team of
creative individuals that facilitate the Gallery’s Summer programming. This is an exceptional
opportunity to gain hands–on experience in a cultural institution. The Summer Programs
Assistant will contribute to developing and delivering high-quality activities that foster creativity
and fine art skill-building for children participating in summer camps aged 7-13 years. The
Summer Programs Assistant will work closely with the Public Programs Coordinator and Artist
Educators to promote a positive and engaging environment for all summer camp participants.
Specific tasks include but are not limited to:
• Assisting with material management, including preparing studio supplies, tools, and
• Designing and implementing age and developmentally appropriate recreational activities for
campers during breaks
• Working collaboratively with Artist Educators to discuss project details, lesson plans, and
daily responsibilities;
• Helping participants develop an understanding of art working processes and acquire skills
and competences
• Greeting parents and children every morning and overseeing sign-in and sign-out by an
authorized adult at the end of each day
• Supervising and ensuring the safety and well-being of campers throughout the day
(including lunchtime, breaks and extended care hours)
• Planning for and overseeing the curation of weekly Friday afternoon camper exhibition
• Maintaining a weekly inventory of the studio and informing the Public Programs
Coordinator of required art supplies when needed
• Assisting with Summer Art Camp conclusion and evaluation (including studio inventory)

You could be our ideal candidate if you:
• Are currently enrolled in college or university program in the following areas: art history,
studio arts, cultural/museum studies, cultural management, or education, or related
• Are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (nonCanadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible)
• Are legally entitled to work in Canada
• Are between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
• Are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment
• Will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) or other Canada Summer jobs
position during the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) work assignment
• Have previous experience in the arts and culture sector and/or working with children
and youth
• Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills
• Are highly organized
• Are outgoing, energetic, and eager to lead a variety of camp activities and games
• Are proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
• Can provide a clear Criminal Reference Check (including vulnerable sector)
• Possess basic First Aid & CPR (an asset)
To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume by emailing
the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery’s Director of Finance and Administration, Jenna Winter,
[email protected], on or before 5:00pm on Monday May 15, 2023.
The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is committed to advancing anti-racism, equity, accessibility,
and inclusion. We value diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals,
including candidates from diverse cultures, racialized communities, all abilities, all sexual
identities and genders.

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