Artist Instructor and Student Job Opportunities at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

Summer Camp Artist Instructor (independent contractor position)

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is seeking friendly, energetic artists to instruct Summer Camp art activities. Art Instructors should have a general familiarity with most art mediums, and preferably a specialty they excel at & have extensive knowledge in (ex. painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, collage, mixed media, etc). The period of employment would be scheduled within our Summer term, between July 4 to September 2, 2022. Depending on the instructor’s skills sets, availability and the needs of the camp, they would be scheduled anywhere from 1 – 3 weeks.

VAC Summer campers spend the day making art and developing their visual literacy indoors, and playing and exploring nature as an artistic inspiration outdoors (weather permitting). Our camps are fun, interactive, engaging and are taught by a team of art educators supported by camp staff and volunteers.

Position Summary
Wage: $30.00/hr
Hours: 24 hours per week (daily: 9 – 4, Monday to Thursday)
Start date and End date: depending on week(s) assigned

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instruct and supervise VAC Summer campers
  • Develop and implement exciting, engaging projects and lessons for VAC Summer camp programming, incorporating the assigned week’s theme (ie. Space, Animals, Robots, Superheroes, etc)
  • Meet with the Education Coordinator to coordinate programming plans and evaluate the success of projects and classes
  • Provide detailed class outlines, material lists, class descriptions to the Education Coordinator
  • Perform demonstrations for the class on technique and process
  • Providing one-on-one care to campers during their art-making, articulating feedback and encouragement
  • Directing volunteers & co-op students in order for space & programs to be run efficiently
  • Managing the class well, so that students are completing their projects in a timely manner for morning & afternoon breaks, lunch and end of day
  • Keep work areas clean and safe
  • Art supplies are used frugally, properly cared for and put away in their appropriate places
  • Provide sufficient notice to the Education Coordinator if unable to teach a scheduled class

Qualifications:

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in teaching and working in an artistic practice
  • Ability to teach various methods and practices to a wide range of age groups (specifically, ages 5 – 13)

Full guidelines: www.vac.ca/careers

Email applications to:
Rebecca Reynolds, Education Coordinator at education@vac.ca
Deadline: May 13, 2022


Young Canada Works: Student opportunities

  • Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Summer Art Camp Director

13-week positions
Starts: Monday, June 6, 2022
Ends: Friday, September 2, 2022
Wage: $16.00/hr for 37.5 hrs/wk

Calling all recent/current students, the VAC is seeking friendly, energetic, and organized individuals interested in gaining valuable experience in arts education and community. Working in a creative and vibrant setting, the Summer Art Camp Director will manage and coordinate all summer educational programs. The Community Engagement Coordinator will coordinate all outreach and public program events. Responsibilities include leading daily administrative tasks, which include: planning, coordination, and management of staff, volunteers, materials, and programs. Both positions consist of a research component. The candidates will work with the Curator of Exhibitions and Education Coordinator to develop exhibition-related programming and activities for campers.

The successful candidates will work closely with staff and professional artists while fulfilling the VAC’s mandate. Candidates should be pursuing post-secondary education in Fine Arts or a related field and returning to full-time studies in the Fall. Ideal candidates will have experience working with diverse audiences, excellent interpersonal skills, and a knowledge of a variety of studio art materials and techniques. First Aid Training and a Valid Driver’s License is also an asset.

Candidate Profile:

  • Currently pursuing full-time university studies in visual arts, art history, arts management, education, or a related field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking and presentation experience
  • Ability to multitask, work well independently and within a team
  • Ability to understand arts programming objectives and lead a team to deliver high-quality arts experiences
  • Experience working within an educational and/or creative setting
  • Experience working with children and the public
  • An enthusiastic and energetic communication style
  • Strong customer service, organization and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work all thirteen (13) weeks is mandatory

Full guidelines: www.vac.ca/careers

Email applications to:
Rebecca Reynolds, Education Coordinator at education@vac.ca
Deadline: May 6, 2022

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Accessibility:
The VAC is a partially accessible venue with an accessible washroom. The front entrance can be accessed by a ramp and an outward-opening door (please note that we do not have an automatic door opener). Accessible parking is available on site. For any special assistance or queries about the venue, please call or email us. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Address:
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, 143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville, Ontario, L1C 2H9
Email: communications@vac.ca | Phone: (905)-623-5831 ext. 1
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