Adult Art Instructors, City of Toronto, Scarborough District

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre. Photo: Andrea Cnudde

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, operated by the City of Toronto, Arts Services, delivers high-quality, inclusive arts programming, events and services, in collaboration with partners, artists and arts organizations that serve diverse communities outside of Toronto’s core, including seasonal programs that meaningfully engage children and/or youth in creative expression, and arts-based skill building and learning.

Adult Art Instructors are currently being recruited to instruct programs at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre. Artists with expertise in Pottery, Sculpture, Drawing & Painting, Mixed Media, Fibre Arts/Weaving, and Jewellery, with experience teaching adults, are invited to apply.

Deadline to apply: July 14, 2022

Applications are accepted online only through the above link.

Painting class at Cedar Ridge. Photo: Karen Harkins

Job Type: Temporary, Part-time
Hourly Rate: $27.38
Number of Positions: 5
Season: Summer; Fall; Spring; Winter
Start Date: TBD
Posting End Date: July 14, 2022

Adult Instructor Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes, implements, instructs and evaluates program session for advanced level arts programs for adults in a specified medium (including but not limited to Pottery, Sculpture, Drawing & Painting, Mixed Media, Fibre Arts/Weaving, Jewellery).
  • Provides in-studio demonstrations on various aspects and techniques in the specified medium appropriate to the skill level of the class.
  • Provide professional level individual critiques and leads class discussions to advance independent study and progress in the genre or medium.
  • Demonstrates and teaches students regarding tool use, equipment and technical aspects related to the art program.
  • Educates students on Health & Safety procedures to be followed in studio arts specific to the medium.
  • Advertise and promote the program in conjunction with manager.

Please see the full list of responsibilities here.

Adult Instructor Qualifications:

  • Considerable teaching experience in a related field or art discipline at the adult level.
  • Extensive technical knowledge and experience related to the specified medium including studio experience.
  • Degree or Diploma in the specified medium OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety practices in relation to working in the studio arts and specified medium.
  • Portfolio required.
  • Occasional weekend and evening work as required including occasional work at special events and exhibits.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification preferred.
  • A Police Reference Check will be required as a condition of employment for this position.
  • You possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario’s Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD). This is a mandatory course that will be provided to you at no cost upon obtaining a conditional offer of employment. You will be provided with course dates and details at that time.

Kim Lee Kho exhibition at Cedar Ridge Gallery. Photo: Andrea Cnudde

Note: All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Accommodation: If you are an individual who requires accommodation, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, to apply for this position, please email us at, quoting the Requisition ID and the job title. The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.

Vulnerable Sector Check: One of the requirements for working with children and vulnerable adults is applicants providing the results of a Vulnerable Sector Check. Please see the postings for additional information.