Terms: Part-time occasional
Start Date: TBD
Salary Level: Between $15/hour to $30/hour
Languages of work: English and French

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. We are currently looking for a Bilingual Art Instructor to add to our dynamic education team.

Nature and Scope of Position

Reporting to the Manager of Education and Outreach, the Bilingual Art Instructor prepares and delivers a wide range of visual art-based activities in English and French to seniors, adults, youth, children, and Pre-K learners in Oakville Galleries' school programs, art classes and programs in the community. The wage for the position varies from $15/hour to $30/hour, depending on the program being delivered. Hours include some evenings and weekends.

General Responsibilities and Functions

  • Contribute to art class program preparation, including finalizing program lesson plans, coordinating supplies and equipment, and piloting program activities;
  • Engage children and youth ages 6 to 14 in hands-on art activities on-site at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens during PA Day workshops, Saturday art classes and March Break camps;
  • Deliver curriculum-based education programs to elementary and secondary students, both on-site and in the classroom, based on provided lesson plans;
  • Participate in the development and delivery of programs off-site for various community groups including seniors, adults living with disabilities, babies and toddlers accompanied by parents/guardians, youth and new generation Canadians in alternative spaces including libraries, community centres, seniors' residences, gardens, etc;
  • Evaluate and revise program activities on an ongoing basis and upon program conclusion;
  • Participate in regular training and evaluation meetings as scheduled;
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment for participants;
  • Report on and submit documentation of all program activities to the Manager of Education and Outreach in a timely manner.

The ideal candidate:

  • is fluent in written and spoken English and French;
  • is a graduate of 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 and youth (ages 0 to 18 years) 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, youth, adults and seniors;
  • has strong organizational, planning and leadership skills;
  • has an ability to work both independently and to be proactive in a team environment;
  • is responsible, hard-working, enthusiastic and dynamic;
  • has demonstrated exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

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

Application deadline

Thursday 6 September 2018 at 5:00 pm. Please submit your cover letter and resume to educationjobs@oakvillegalleries.com.

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