Instructional Associate, Faculty of Arts, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Instructional Associate, Faculty of Arts

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
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Job Overview: Instructional Associate
Reporting to the Administrative Coordinator, Faculty of Arts, this position assists the Faculty of Arts with overall course delivery in designated departments by assuming responsibility for instruction, student guidance and assessment (including safety quiz marking and participation in the studio component of any course). In addition to instructing students on studio procedures and the use of studio equipment, the Instructional Associate researches, conduct experiments, and introduces new materials, equipment, and procedures to advance the program. The Fine Arts Instructional Associate’s work may support any program or course offered by the relevant department(s).

Education and Experience
Bachelor of Fine Arts or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Knowledge of the course content, studio equipment, and supplies currently used in the program.
  • Knowledge of the techniques and safety aspects involved with areas of supervision which could include woodworking, metalworking, mold making, ceramics, photography, digital media, print making, painting, and drawing, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to use studios and provide demonstrations in a studio setting and develop explanations and procedures related to course content. Ability to demonstrate studio techniques.
  • A working knowledge of the operation and routine maintenance of studio equipment involved with areas of supervision which could include woodworking, metalworking, mold making, ceramics, photography, digital media, print making, etc.
  • Studio supervision and teaching experience. Be able to demonstrate studio techniques and have practical experience in these. Proven related teaching experience is an asset.
  • Ability to develop and deliver a safety lecture and testing program for fine arts students.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with active involvement in the local art community.

This position will provide studio and lab support for the Photography portfolio.

Hourly rate: $29.59

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