Arts Animators: March Break Respite Camp, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital; Smart Centres Creative Arts March Break Camp, 2022

Creative Arts March Break Respite Camp – March 13-17, 2023

Salary: $23-25/hour
Number of Openings: 3 Visual Artists, 1 Musician, 1 Rest and Relaxation

The Creative Arts March Break Respite Camp is a day camp for children and youth with physical disabilities and developmental delays. Participants will interact and play through music, visual art, movement and drama. The goal of the program is to enable participants to have fun through creative, sensory and social experiences and to provide respite relief to families during the March Break school holiday (March 13-17, 2023). Successful candidates must be flexible to participate in training and meetings starting in February 10, 2023 after business hours or on weekends. An additional, mandatory full-team training session is being held on Saturday, March 4, 2023 (afternoon) and a full prep day on Sat. March 11, 2023.

Key Responsibilities:

Visual Arts

  • To lead Visual Arts with a partner
  • To plan and deliver visual art activities with the artistic team to accommodate diverse needs of participants

Musician

  • To lead the Music and Movement activity area with a partner
  • To plan and deliver music and movement activities with the artistic team to accommodate diverse needs of participants

Rest and Relaxation

  • To lead the Rest and Relaxation activity area with a partner
  • To plan and deliver rest and relaxation activities with the artistic team to accommodate diverse needs of participants

All Arts Animators

  • Demonstrate ability to enable creativity of others
  • To work with an integrated group of children and youth using various forms of visual arts, e.g. clay, sculpture, painting, etc.
  • Contribute to planning meetings/initiate/develop program of activities for the week
  • Assist safe participation of clients
  • Supervise lunch/break times of clients as needed
  • Collaborate with program staff, volunteers and families
  • Work as a team member, with Care Team and Artistic Team, in order to ensure programming goals are met
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Visual Arts

  • BFA or college diploma/certificate in the arts/drama or equivalent
  • Preferred education & experience in visual arts techniques and training/skills related to children and youth with developmental and acquired disabilities
  • Additional related skill set such as music an asset
  • Minimum of one-year experience in the practice of visual arts facilitation; 1:1 and group facilitation
  • CPR HS (Heart Saver) Must be obtained prior to first day of employment

Musician

  • BFA or college diploma/certificate in music or equivalent
  • Preferred education & experience music techniques and training/skills related to children and youth with developmental and acquired disabilities
  • Additional related skill set such as drama, visual arts an asset
  • Minimum of one-year experience in the practice of music facilitation; 1:1 and group facilitation

Rest and Relaxation

  • BFA or college diploma/certificate in recreation, rest and relaxation or equivalent
  • Preferred education & experience rest and relaxation techniques and training/skills related to children and youth with developmental and acquired disabilities
  • Additional related skill set such as drama, visual arts an asset
  • Minimum of one-year experience in the practice of recreation, rest and relaxation facilitation; 1:1 and group facilitation

Job Expectations:

  • Demonstrated expertise in planning, implementing and evaluating visual arts programs
  • Demonstrated ability to encourage full participation in activity area
  • Must be flexible, have the ability to assess the needs of individuals and quickly respond to needs
  • Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with staff/clients/families
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to efficiently manage working hours
  • Sound judgment, communication and ability to work independently at times
  • Ability to lift, transfer, position, & feed participants ages 4 to 21 independently if needed and with support

Application Deadline: January 20, 2023

All interested candidates are invited to submit their application online

About the Organization

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth with disabilities, medical complexity, illness and injury. Holland Bloorview is a top 40 Canadian research hospital that is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and serves over 7,500 families annually. Providing both inpatient and outpatient services, Holland Bloorview is renowned for its expertise in partnering with clients and families to provide exceptional care and is the only organization to ever achieve 100 per cent in three successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada. Holland Bloorview is a fully accessible venue.

Holland Bloorview has won numerous awards including Greater Toronto’s Top Employers, Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures. We offer an inspiring, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth.

Holland Bloorview is committed to fostering a climate of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. This commitment is central to, and mutually supportive of, our research excellence mandate. We welcome and respect the diversity of all members of our community and we support an inclusive culture for our clients, families, research scientists, staff, participants, trainees, volunteers, trustees, and partners. We welcome applications from Black individuals and other racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2SA+ persons, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas within our community. Holland Bloorview is committed to fair assessment of a candidate’s abilities, and consideration for diversity of thought, method, and experience, including non-traditional career paths.

Please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting humanresources@hollandbloorview.ca or 416-425-6220.