Oakville Galleries is seeking motivated, art-loving students for volunteer placements in our Summer Art Camps for children ages 6 to 14. These placements will offer a fun and rewarding work experience at one of Canada's leading contemporary art museums. Participants will receive a letter of reference upon successful completion of their hours.

2019 Summer Art Camp Details

  • Camps run throughout July and August at our lakeside studios in Gairloch Gardens.
  • Volunteers should be prepared to commit to a full week of 7 hour days (9:00 am to 4:00 pm) for at least one week.

General Responsibilities

  • Assist art instructors with the delivery of indoor and outdoor art activities for children and youth;
  • Mentor young artists, develop leadership skills and serve as a role model;
  • Assist camp staff with the supervision of campers during breaks;
  • Help prepare example art projects and set up materials and supplies for each day's program;
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment for all participants;
  • Ensure facilities are left clean and organized at the end of every day;
  • Keep art materials organized and return supplies to their proper storage areas.

The ideal candidate:

  • has completed at least two secondary school art courses and/or has an interest in visual art;
  • has experience working with children ages 6 to 10;
  • is familiar with a range of artistic techniques and materials;
  • is responsible, hard-working, enthusiastic, and dynamic.

How To Apply

Students should contact Oakville Galleries with a brief message explaining why they want to volunteer. Successful applicants will be called for a short training session. Students must be at least 15 years of age or have completed Grade 10 to participate.

For more information and to submit your application, contact:
Erica Mogentale, Education Officer