Employment Opportunity: Senior/Master Visual Art Instructor
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
Job Posting: Senior/Master Visual Art Instructor
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) is a new, unique multi-purpose recreation, arts and culture facility located in Oakville, Ontario. QEPCCC offers many drop-in and registered recreational, cultural and aquatic programs, including a new studio drop-in program and studio membership pilot program. QEPCCC is currently looking for art instructors to teach Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 programs.
Job Designation: Senior/Master Visual Art Instructor
Department: Recreation and Culture - Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
Salary Range: $17.42 - $26.39 hourly
Temporary: Part-time hours vary for individual course offerings, starting October 2012
This position provides instructional art classes at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre in a variety of mediums to children, youth and adults in a studio art environment. The successful applicant must be an independent, reliable individual able to work with minimal supervision and expected to assist in developing curriculum.
• Preparing, leading and delivering visual art, design and contemporary craft classes to meet the needs of all participants registered in the program
• Assisting with research and development of appropriate arts programming for beginner and practicing artists, ensuring that art activities are safe, creative, and inclusive of all program participants
• Providing a positive learning and recreational experience for all participants
• To support Town department objectives and mandate
• Enrollment in or completion of a post-secondary program in Visual Arts or a related discipline
• Demonstrated abilities and a strong knowledge of contemporary visual art, design and/or craft
• Familiar with a broad range of artistic techniques, practices and materials with one or more of the following interests/skills: painting, drawing, illustration, ceramics (pottery, hand building, clay sculpture), wood working (furniture design, carving), mixed media, fibre (knitting, crocheting, embroidery, sewing), graphic design (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), web design, digital arts (video editing, digital photography, sound and music recording, digital animation)
• Experience developing lesson and activity plans
• Previous teaching experience in an educational setting
• Strong organizational, planning, time management and leadership skills
• Ability to be flexible and adapt instructional practices to diverse audiences
• Ability to work independently
• Successful candidates, who are new hires and/or who have not performed in this position previously will be required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check dated within the last 30 days as a condition of employment.
Letters of application should address the candidate's expertise in the areas of teaching, professional work, and community service.
Refer to the Parks Recreation & Culture Guide Fall2012/Winter2013 Program guide for children, youth and adult art programs.
Applications will be accepted on-line at www.oakville.ca in the current opportunities section no later than midnight on September 5, 2012
We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Queen Elizabeth Community and Cultural Centre, Recreation and Culture, Town of Oakville
2303 Bridge Road, Oakville Ontario
Categories: Employment Opportunities