Summer Art Instructor

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Summer Art Instructor
  • Nom de l’organisme : Oakville Galleries
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Oakville, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-07-10 à 2017-09-06 (9 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 18,00 $

Oakville Galleries March 2017


Terms: Full-time contract

Start Date: 19 June 2017

End Date: 1 September 2017

Salary Level: $18/hour

Language of work: English

Oakville Galleries is a leading contemporary art museum that engages people with the questions that shape us as individuals, communities and cultures. The Galleries serves communities in Oakville, Halton Region and wider audiences nationally and internationally. We are currently looking for Summer Art Instructors to add to our dynamic education team.

Nature and Scope of Position

Reporting to the Education Officer, the Summer Art Instructors prepare and deliver a wide range of art-based activities to participants (ages 6 to 14) in Oakville Galleries’ summer camps.

General Responsibilities and Functions

• Contribute to summer camp preparation, including finalizing program lesson plans, coordinating supplies and equipment, and piloting program activities;

• Lead children ages 6 to 14 in hands-on art-making activities indoors and outdoors throughout the summer;

• Communicate with staff, parents and children to ensure the safety, security and efficiency of the camp;

• Maintain a safe and clean environment for camp participants;

• Lead post-camp childcare;

• Evaluate and revise program activities on an ongoing basis and upon program conclusion.


The ideal candidate:

• is enrolled in a post-secondary program in Art History, Art Education, Visual and/or Media Arts, Museum Studies or a related discipline;

• has experience teaching and supervising groups of children (ages 6-14) in a camp and/or educational setting;

• 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 experience in developing lesson and activity plans and a demonstrated interest in working with children;

• has strong organizational, planning and leadership skills;

• has an ability to work both independently and to be pro-active in a team environment;

• is responsible, hard-working, enthusiastic, and dynamic;

• has demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Additional training/experience in recreation, early childhood education, film/video production, music and/or theatre will be looked upon highly. A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle will be considered an asset.

The Summer Art Instructor 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 2017.

Application deadline: 1 May 2017. Please submit cover letter and resume to

Oakville Galleries is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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